Advance Auto Parts

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Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
820 Reviews
2.9
820 Reviews
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Advance Auto Parts CEO and Director Darren R. Jackson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you know nothing about cars you can learn a lot (in 15 reviews)

  • Team members working together to make a great environment (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't seem to show enough appreciation for store employees (in 69 reviews)

  • Detached upper management who would rather use fear through sharklike district managers than encouragement (in 28 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    they treat their employees more than fair and they also have one heck of a benefits package not to mention excellent opportunities for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    I personally don't consider this a bad thing but with the constant growth and change with the success of the company comes new things to learn and train on weekly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Solid employer with set expectations at every position.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Norfolk, VA (US)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Advance is the largest automotive parts retailer in the world. That allows a lot of room for growth in a great deal of directions as far as a career path.

    Cons

    Starting out with the company will set you at a low end of the pay scale. There is no room for not meeting set expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to follow the path you are on. The company direction is great and I will continue to follow and hopefully one day lead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Fired because of maternity leave

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Flexible hours not willing to work with you

    Cons

    Management communication was not good

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Message from upper mgmt was consistent and attainable.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning about your vehicle and interaction with people.

    Cons

    Too much, "thats not my job" attitude from associates. Ghost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set standards and stick to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Is a ok company but not a good pay unless your corporate.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of auto training, and knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Benefits are super expensive and suck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hated to leave

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA (US)

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    Had a great team atmosphere; heavily involved in community programs locally and nationally. Good pay and benefits, including discounted stock purchase plan. Very casual work environment. My department had great leadership.

    Cons

    Communications lacking. Multiple levels of management seemed to dilute the message-- hard to communicate a consistent message across 70,000 employees. Very capable IT department but burdened by Many projects.
    HR not as responsive as they should be: Even internal applicants were often not informed of status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start with HR: Individually and collectively there are lots of great and capable people but they do not seem to understand the importance of keeping business partners informed. To me, this group should be the Most communicative but everyone just shakes their head and says "well, that's HR..."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    World of difference than other parts houses

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, awesome/intuitive mnagement, tons of freedom, extreme discounts and deals, plentiful education and knowledge, rapid raises and promotions

    Cons

    None for me so far, ive worked at a variety of stores in this chain but theyre all great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work on being human and not corporate robots.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Laid back culture - good for long haul

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Process/Project Engineer in Roanoke, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Process/Project Engineer in Roanoke, VA (US)

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Laid Back Culture, Bonuses

    Cons

    Things just drag along some times due to the laid back culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the acquisition strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    General Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, opportunities for growth, many locations to work at, decent support staff...

    Cons

    Low pay unless your in Management, overworked at times (especially at end of year)...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One point is to promote within and listen to the stores. Upper Senior management may think they know what's best for the entire company, but each store has different needs and has its own structure that needs to bend and twist the rules to make the site successful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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