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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales @ Speedway"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Sales in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends

    Pros

    Family owned business who treats employees well. For a job requiring no college education the pay is definitely above average.

    Cons

    Even though the pay is nice, they are slow on yearly evaluations for pay raises. The work at times becomes very routine.

    Advice to Management

    If at all possible give opportunities to move around the job and offer more opportunity to move up within the company.


  2. "Warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Speedway Motors (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay range was reasonable and they offered consistent pay increases every year. The hours were not restricted and maintaining a full time status was easy.

    Cons

    The warehouse equipment and data management systems were outdated and barely functional. The inventory organization system was difficult to understand and led to large quantities of stock being misplaced. Company workflow standards were enforced against everyone equally regardless of what they were working on, so somebody packaging and shipping engines was expected to meet the same quota as the person shipping t-shirts.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to listen to their employee suggestions and not dismiss them outright, find compromises. Invest in the equipment and systems used, it's not saving money if you lose hours every week because of server outages, or broken conveyers. And finally, stop treating your employees as expendable and they may actually WANT to stick around.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Large company with small company mentality"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Speedway Motors (More than a year)

    Pros

    In the aftermarket automotive industry

    Cons

    Lousy Pay
    Horrible Management
    Less than desirable benefits package

    Advice to Management

    Take car of your employees first


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work but frustrating ownership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phone Sales in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Phone Sales in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun people work there, ok pay, huge and loyal customer base that treats their salesmen with respect when ordering parts

    Cons

    ok pay, upper management is difficult to work with, taught to be very impersonal with customers, money means everything to the point of being rude to customers

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees with respect, change your training to benefit the customers and not the owners pocket book, don't distance yourself from your employees


  6. "Working at Speedway"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Speedway Motors part-time

    Pros

    They paid a competitive wage

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about Speedway.


  7. "Would not recommend anyone to work here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse
    Current Employee - Warehouse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Speedway Motors part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get free shirts sometimes
    There is some pretty cool people that work here

    Cons

    Management is horrible, non experienced, and non caring about the employees
    Never know when you'll be off for the day.
    Management always says that they'll take ideas and feedback for making it a better work place but when you give your input they treat you like you're stupid.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and stop trying to screw them over every chance you get.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "THEY MEAN WELL, BUT MAYBE THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO WELL"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Speedway Motors full-time

    Pros

    A family run business, but it has grown, and no longer feels "homey". Chances to travel if you know hot rods or race cars intimately. You get to meet some pretty cool people and sell toys to folks. Pay is good for many of the employees' education level.

    Cons

    Can be a dead end for certain people. Management is disconnected from the workers. The HR department runs the show, and that's too bad. Bill Smith and his wife are gone now, and the special place they created is evaporating quickly. Good knowledgeable folks are disappearing and being replaced with corporate brain dead robots, reading scripts and saying "yes". Health insurance cost negates a decent salary. Constant turn over from college staff, it gets old old old.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to grow the mushroom too quickly or the stem will collapse. Recognize fat, and know who your muscle is and try to listen to them. Let men be men, not neutered drones. Go back and look at the genius of Bill Smith and pay attention to the details. Try not to micro manage people's lives so much. it's annoying, and will drive away talent.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Casual dress, a few friendly people in crowd, someone always knows what's wrong with your car

    Cons

    Some management is gossipy and rude, pay is low with very little pay raise, owner isn't willing to change or grow, took a lot of whining and complaining to get any sort of computer/software upgrades, some departments are over staffed and others under staffed, some departments don't even have the proper equipment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A company on the rise."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nearly unlimited opportunity for smart, hardworking and driven people. As long as you don't mind doing it for the pay you started at.

    Cons

    A little slow to recognize the value of some assets until they are making due without them.

    Advice to Management

    More trust and empowerment in employees goes a long way toward padding your bottom line.