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  1. "Salary Review"

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    Current Employee - Audi Sales in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Audi Sales in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation Policy, Company events

    Cons

    Management could give a rats behind about you

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your salespeople!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's just not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Porsche Technician in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Porsche Technician in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Collection full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and the ability to fly under the radar when you want to underperform.

    Cons

    The biggest concern in the place is the lack of ethics in the shop. To many people are being fed or just straight up steeling work. If you are not capable of fixing cars you will get fed services and get raises. If you take on difficult cars it will hurt you paycheck and no one cares (except to keep giving you more difficult cars). Management are mostly yes men and promoted to their level of incomptenece. The only thing management cares about is hitting their numbers at what ever the cost. It's just a bad environment.

    Advice to Management

    Theirreally needs to be a massive shift in how you think about employees and your business in genral.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "For your own health - stay away"

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    Former Employee - Shop Supervisor in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Shop Supervisor in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Collection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best reason to work here are the benefits. Now after I left they've added more but that's only because people were literally fleeing from this place.

    Cons

    Let's start with the facility. There's 2 toilets in the shop for 100 men and it's always occupied. The bathroom has never been cleaned. There's a booger on the wall since I've started 3 years ago and I'm sure it's still there. The bathroom floor is covered in mold. The bathroom doesn't have an air extractor so it always smells like crap. The basement is infested with roaches. You will step on a roach with every step you take and the basement is immense. (Porters, if the windows of the customer car is down, check for roaches before getting in.) The shop is guaranteed to give you respiratory problems in the long run. The extractors seem to not work properly and car fumes linger around more than they should. Techs smoke anywhere in the shop even though they have a designated smoking area in the shop for them. The wash is all moldy. At other facilities they are nice and clean, like everything and everyone in this building, it's neglected and there's mold on the floors and walls everywhere. You will slip and fall walking through the wash area because of how moldy and slippery it is. Working here is not great. You don't have support from the manager. You're just another number to them. The environment in this place will have you feeling stressed, miserable, tired, overwhelmed and even depressed once you start asking yourself how you ended up in that crap hole. It will take a toll on your mental health. Management apologized that my job sucks. That should say it all. Stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not pleasant very demanding and not in a good way. Working hours are a bit off during the weekend."

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    Former Employee - Concierge/Call Center Representative in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Concierge/Call Center Representative in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Collection full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits! yearly increase in hourly pay, vacation, sick pay days, a lot of activities within the company

    Cons

    There was a script for everything. Women had to look like dolls, speak a certain way, walk a certain way and even dress a certain way that will attract the attention of men.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the employees complains. Some of the employees are not happy and feel like the walk on egg shells. Women that do like the attention are not comfortable wearing tight dresses and skirts and selling their appearances in return to compliments from older men.


  5. "Disappointing place."

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    Current Employee - Shop Parker in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Shop Parker in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Collection part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -You get benefits with a part-time job.
    -Corporate events.
    -Driving exotic cars.

    Cons

    -Under paid.
    -Exploited.
    -Management is not reliable.
    -Terrible work environment and conditions.
    -There's no motivation to do anything.
    -Stressful environment.
    -Upper management treats you poorly.

    Advice to Management

    These issues need to be addressed.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Just like in life, full of ups and downs."

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    Former Employee - Auto Technician in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Auto Technician in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Collection full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid parking (after 3 years), good vacation time, clean, good pay (but read Cons), friendly people (sort of).

    Cons

    If you want to move up in the automotive field, look somewhere else. This company is known for hiring from the outside instead of promoting from within. Also with this company, and from other dealerships, they will give the easy, good paying work to the new techs while the more difficult jobs go to the techs with more experience. You would think this makes sense, but it leveled the amount of money that everyone made and created a lot of shop drama. The more money you made per hour, the less hours you were going to make. So in the 7 total years I worked there (left once and came back), I made $18 more than when I started. But my overall pay at the end of the year never changed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your technicians, who actually make money for the business instead of others who just collect the paycheck.

    The Collection Response

    Oct 28, 2013 – Director of Human Resources

    Dear Auto Technician - I am very sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience at THE COLLECTION. When a valued employee feels we have not exceeded their expectations, it is highly ... More


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