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Sewell Automotive Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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J. Carl Sewell Jr.
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  • Long hours and a bad work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Very high standards and long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great family owned company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Great company if you are looking into the car business. Great support and training and the money is great if you apply yourself.

    Cons

    Work weekends, but pay is great if you work hard

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "CSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time

    Pros

    401k
    vacation
    Outings
    Family time
    Over time
    Easy work

    Cons

    Seniority
    No one listens
    Always on call
    Micro management

    Advice to Management

    Relax don't be so hard

  3. "Summer Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management
    Great Pay
    They want you to learn as much as possible and see if car sales is the right fit for you.
    They host several intern events throughout the summer, they are very fun and worthwhile.

    Cons

    Long hours, but I personally enjoyed long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  4. "Sewell Bodyshop Estimator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to make good money. Good benefits and training.

    Cons

    Hours are long, be prepared work 50+ hours a week


  5. "Car Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty dang good

    Cons

    Hours are the worst in the bizz


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best in the industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive full-time

    Pros

    High caliber people, proven processes, continuous education and development

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, work/life balance is poor, best of a dying breed

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to evolve to the new ways in which people want to buy things. The industry is changing and while the Texas market will undoubtedly hold out for a long time, Sewell will not be around for another 100 years if we don't differentiate ourselves at a more fundamental level than just being the best at a dying business model. Someone will eventually find a way to do what Amazon has done to retail to the car industry, and if you are not poised to compete immediately you will not be able to catch up.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive full-time

    Pros

    a great company to work for

    Cons

    Long hours and a bad work/life balance

  8. "Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive full-time

    Pros

    decent pay and big company perks

    Cons

    they can have their favorites and you will work very long hours


  9. "Acquisition Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time

    Pros

    The People and Atmosphere are the best of any company that I have been associated with.

    Cons

    Clearly defined roles and responsibilities!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing with excellence the "Customer For Life" way!


  10. "Service Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment for learning and growth

    Cons

    Management micro managing causing unrest among employees


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