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AutoNation Reviews

Updated 13 December 2014
Updated 13 December 2014
232 Reviews
3.7
232 Reviews
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Cons
  • We do work long hours; however that is to be expected in the Automotive Industry (in 19 reviews)

  • Change the pay plan to screw the salespeople (even more (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great income potential, but too much down time

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great earning potential if you are good at following up with customers and don't mind being pushy.

    Cons

    Way too much downtime, and the schedule is awful. Expect to work every single weekend, and most holidays. Some stores require sales associates to work "bells" twice per week, which means you open the store and stay until closing (typically 11 hours). If you do not sell, you do not get paid. Any draw that you receive is promptly taken out of your next commission check. Beware female sales associates: this field is dominated by males and there is strong potential that you will not be treated fairly. Thick skin is a must. Foul language at meetings seems to be acceptable to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all associates fairly. If employee "A" is reprimanded for performance or poor customer survey, then hold employee "B" accountable for the same issues. Period.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Good company never worked any where better.

    Cons

    Hours are tough but the money is solid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hours kill you, depending on the store it may not be worth it. Great training though

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work as a sales consultant for autonation Nissan. I have to admit , autonation has the most extensive training I have ever seen. They teach you how to make money on car deals, but still make it fair for the customer. It's great for someone that is new to the business . They are also a bit more open about time off than other dealerships(vantuyl, etc)

    Cons

    Depending in who is running the store, a lot of times things aren't explained for you. The training is good for the actual sale process, but as far as ins and outs... This are things that need to be learned specific for the dealership. When I started, all the desk managers expected you to know how to do everything. When you didn't, you would get yelled at in front of everyone(including the customer. One time I had a desk manager get up and leave when I was trying to get a price menu because I didn't know the dealer ads on the car. This would have been fine, except another manager said that everything is already loaded in the computer.

    So much inconsistency.
    Again this is only specific to my store.

    Also autonation only pays 1-5% on the back end. Van Tuyl pays 15%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control your temper. Don't act like every question is such an inconvenience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Easy job

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    Former Employee - Car Porter/Lot Attendant in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Car Porter/Lot Attendant in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you're into cars, as a car porter you can drive any you wish that's on the lot. Not too strenuous and easy to learn the ins and outs of the job.

    Cons

    Evening/night shift can drag on if there's no one there buying a vehicle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The Company is only concerned about results, not the people who have given their life to career there.

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    Former Employee - MB of Pembroke Pines in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)
    Former Employee - MB of Pembroke Pines in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company with tremendous rescourses

    Cons

    More concerned about the results than the people who have dedicated their life career for the company.
    Past results do not matter, only what you did for them now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your most important asset, your people!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Welcoming employees & great internship experience

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I worked at AutoNation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Welcoming people, excellent location in downtown Ft Lauderdale, gave me lots of freedom to shape projects and pick what I wanted to work on (I was the only summer intern in the Marketing department)

    Cons

    Internship lacked structure, sometimes there wasn't any work to do, office structure is very siloed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Leadership offers no direction at the regional level.

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Within the industry benefits are decent.

    Cons

    All they care about are profit margins, people are "replaceable"
    No proper compensation review system in place - you can forget about COLA (raises)
    HR is a joke - they are puppets in managers hands and offer little help to solve issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your managers and employees, they want to be heard and appreciated. Invest in a leadership program for your staff and improve communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment, but...

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. The company really takes care of the employees. Other peers are very friendly. Every Friday they provide breakfast, plus they're always free food somewhere throughout the week.

    Cons

    After a month of being in the company... In my department, no review on current projects or previous ones when I jumped on board, I felt a sense of loss. It took a week to get server access. STILL to this day I do not have all the adequate programs installed to my computer for me to work properly, cannot bother the boss too much about it or she'll get upset, senior employee does not like to work, instead throws all work my way while they're in social media. Very disorganized, some people like to take the long way to get things done, instead of working smarter and not harder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Should be Autonation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Very solid training in all departments, but there is no allowances for deviation based on the human factor as a retail environment.

    Cons

    Absolute disconnect between HR/corporate management and the employees

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lousy Company To Work For

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to test drive nice cars.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. I worked for this company for almost two years as a sales associate working an average of 60 hours a week and made an average of $1,200 a month. I sold over a hundred new and used vehicals for them and was paid a commission of only $100 on most of those sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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