Park Place Motorcars

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Park Place Motorcars Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
16 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once you work here, you won't work anywhere else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hands-down best training and growth opportunities, lots of camaraderie and team building get-togethers, catered lunches on Saturdays, management that is genuinely interested in your well being. Pay in sales is top notch, great benefits. Plenty of opportunity for paid time off; two weeks of vaca per year, every year (once you hit 10 years you get 3 weeks per year), sick pay, etc. Great discounts on vehicles.

    Cons

    Poor communication between sales and service departments. We're all on the same team. Let's communicate effectively. You'll get 6 paid holidays a year, including your birthday. Do not expect to have any vacation the last quarter of the year. Time off during this time period is strictly controlled and usually not accepted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome place to work, great people, and the best company party's

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service in Grapevine, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Service in Grapevine, TX (US)

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Park Place and Mercedes Benz pays you to lease a Car after working there for 3 years, Fun place to work, management is friendly, awesome benefits, 401K, Complimentary life insurance, always providing us with the tools we need, the newest technology at our finger tips, terrific training programs, most of the clients are nice, Park Place rented out medieval times twice, Cowboys Stadium twice, Ranger stadium four or five times, and six flags for company and family parties for employees.

    Cons

    Managers Sometimes take a long time to move people up mainly because no one ever quits. so it can be hard to move up. hard to trust the sales managers to give you the best employee deal when purchasing pre-owned or new cars. found it better just to purchase elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. and Sales don't pick out Your favorite employees to give better deals to when purchasing cars should be fair to all Employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Treated very well. The company really shows interest in employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loan Car Administrator in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Loan Car Administrator in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is all about making employees happy. They have an excellent HR department. There is a ton of internal promotions.

    Cons

    It is an extremely busy environment. Must be able to work on weekends if in service or sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Summer Intern for Park Place -- great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Park Place puts you through an EXCELLENT training program. Absolutely wonderful, efficient, and smart. And you're paid through it--a great perk for a college intern.
    -The pay is competitive. Not the highest I've ever seen for an intern but definitely higher than all my other internships.
    -They have internships in every category of the company.
    -It's clear they care about you and your own personal growth.
    -If you need something, be it a car to go to and from work, they will help you out.
    -Everyone is so nice! And people take the time to remember your name.

    Cons

    -I'm not sure if this is a con, but perhaps they care a little bit too much about your personal wants? They will go out of their way to give you work you want, but maybe too much of what you want.
    -Sometimes there was a lack of work to do--but this is normal for most internships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -If an intern doesn't know exactly what they want to do, try giving them a variety of different kinds of projects, etc.
    -Maybe an extra day here or there for us to explore different facets of the company. Or to see Park Place's other vendors, etc.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome place to work, with great people and great products!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Products, People, Customers, Services, Potential

    Cons

    Hours, Management, that's about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ease up on some of the rules for hours worked... sometimes family becomes a priority over a job.

  7.  

    sales

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation,company morals, different than your typical auto dealership

    Cons

    Long hours, little room for upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Experts in excellence? Not so much....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time

    Pros

    -Good pedigree
    -Well organized
    -Focus on continuous improvement for the customer
    -Modern

    Cons

    -Poor commission structure
    -No room for advancement
    -Poor management
    -No concern for employee welfare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more human look at the way you pay employees and perhaps you will retain more of them. It is evident that the company care for its clients, but the treatment of employees is sub par.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Bedford, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Bedford, TX (US)

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great values, great team work, it was just a really good place to have a career.

    Cons

    At this time I do not remember any cons that I can truthfully mention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good, fast paced job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Car Wash in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Car Wash in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place for high school and college students to work. Internships are available and upward movement is possible.

    Cons

    No flexible schedule and most employees work Saturdays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration employee input for smoother operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Automotive Technician

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars full-time

    Pros

    Great reputation in their market area
    Good benefits - health, 401k, etc.
    Very professional environment

    Cons

    No support from management - most client issues fall back on the techs, even if something related to their service advisor
    Management does consider any changes or suggestions that service department may have
    Technicians are required to be at work at all times during day, even though pay check does not require clocking in/out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your service techs
    Remember that the service departments keeps the lights on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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