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Genuine Parts Reviews

Updated 11 May 2017
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  • Upper management can be very picky and bully's if they don't get their way (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours low pay and company doesn't care about work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "outside sales representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Arlington, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Arlington, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity, benefits, advancement, continuing training and certification, teamwork inviroment and continues growth.

    Cons

    I don't know of any downsides.

    Advice to Management

    If the ability to manage sales, profit, expenses and customer satisfaction then I am a excellent candidate for consideration.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most team members are exceptional. Pay is slightly above average. Company is very successful and has steady growth. Several learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Management is blind and proceeds forward despite logic. Not enough employees to complete the workloads. To many contractors. Almost all training is OJT and scoffed at when you ask for more training. All manager feel that they are in charge of any employees and give orders as if in the military.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire FTEs and less contractors that don't care about anything than completing their contract. Consult your team before making commitments that you can't keep and take responsibility for your choices instead of blaming team members.


  3. "csr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benefits, flexibility, stability, no other pros

    Cons

    salary, location, no other cons


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  5. "Stability"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    GPC is great for candidates who are interested in a long term employment with an evolving progressive career growth.

    Cons

    The company is not as aggressive as most IT environments which fosters excessively long term tenure in one position.

    Advice to Management

    Make career growth a priority.


  6. "Would not recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The processes for managing the company are solid at the top, and management knows how to run the ongoing business. The new CEO just steps in and steers the ship. This theory remains until the market changes or new outside forces come into play that require change.

    The NAPA brand, part of Genuine Parts, is well known, and runs a great distribution operation and is world class and leading edge in that area. Working in a NAPA DC is great way to learn how to run a distribution business.

    Cons

    The company is stable now but has a hard time embracing change, and change is greatly needed. If top management continues to run the business as it has in the past, it will continue to degrade. Politics at the highest of levels are brutal and tolerated by management. The company shouldn't be managed by ego, it should be managed by values.

    Many have been at the company their entire careers, so outside of distribution, best practices are not in place.

    Most top managers come from the field, so opportunities for advancement for those who have not worked in the field are limited, and it is clear that advancement is tough without field experience. The culture is outdated and though they are trying, old customs that are foreign to younger folks are still commonplace.

    Though there are individuals who would like to see more diversity, the value of diversity is not understood across the organization. Generally, if you can make it a year then you will be able to make it at the company. There are expectations of behavior and unspoken rules that you'll have to pick up on fast to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Develop an employee satisfaction program and implement a plan to create a healthy culture. Communicate beyond a quarterly meeting (which is a good meeting...) Step out of your ivory tower and talk to people without fear of repercussions. Build a culture of trust rather than a top management clique. Identify and handle issues quickly. Embrace diversity. Identify those who do not embrace diversity and teach them the value of it.


  7. "Worst Employer Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Duluth, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Duluth, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I dont have any pros for this place not one

    Cons

    Time and Attendance Policy is Asinine
    Cheap
    Inadequate Training
    if they call you for an interview please dont go
    they might not anyway they are sending all jobs overseas

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the upper management that is taking up space on your cap, get better trainers and you can hire better employees


  8. "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior AIX/Unix Administrator in Acworth, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior AIX/Unix Administrator in Acworth, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great - there was one individual brought in that soured the entire team. That one person was the reason I left.

    Cons

    Pay is below what other companies in Atlanta offer

    Advice to Management

    If one person is ruining a perfect team dynamic maybe that one person should go.


  9. "Corporate Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Very nice people and working enviornment

    Cons

    Very traditional/conservative feel which may not be a con for some

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "HR Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and awesome employees

    Cons

    Work many hours due to meetings


  11. "Report Analyst / Continue Process Improvements"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employees stay with the company and the company offers that type of stability.

    Cons

    It's all about auto parts so there was a glass ceiling for the majority of the female employees. It was obvious to all genders.


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