Xcite Automotive Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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8 Ratings
  1. "Slave to AutoNation"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xcite Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    freetime, free carwashes, free 2nd phone

    Cons

    no support, accounts treat reps HORRIBLE

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  2. "Not what you think"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Field Representative in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Xcite Automotive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working pretty much alone. In good weather, it's good. In nad weather, it's horrible.

    Cons

    Local lead was a bully. No empathy what so ever a d was constantly calling and badgering. The job is VERY physical. Working hard is just fine, but pushing employees beyond thier limits, is cruel. You are totally exhausted at the end of the day and can't do anything, but shower and go to bed when done. You better be in your 30's, and full of energy to do this job. And the dealerships were ok, but the corporate people with the demands, have no idea what it's like in the field.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Job. AVOID"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Lot Technician in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xcite Automotive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I got to drive some cool cars

    Cons

    Unbelievably bad work environment. Insurmountable work load is compounded by horrible management. Pay is also lower than advertised. I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone.

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  4. "Good but not the best"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Photographer 

    I worked at Xcite Automotive part-time

    Pros

    decent hours, cool cars, good people

    Cons

    drive time, not great pay, some dealerships can be difficult

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xcite Automotive full-time

    Pros

    No pros! If I could give this company 0 stars I would!

    Cons

    Everything about this company is absolutely horrible, from management down to co-workers. Will work you like a slave, and never compensate you for the work you do. Do not work here! There are no career advancement opportunities, and everything they tell you is a lie. Most unprofessional company I have worked for, was treated really poorly. Co-workers talk about you behind your back and I would never go back to working for this company.

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  6. "STAY FAR AWAY!!!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xcite Automotive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No pros, just an endless list of cons and disappointment.

    Cons

    They milk you for all that you got and never compensate you. Everything they tell you is a lie. Everyone talks smack about everyone. And a lot of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment that went under the table. Cannot believe they are still in business, what a horrid place to work at. I'd rather work at a fast food place the rest of my life with compassionate people than ever step foot in such a toxic work environment like Xcite. They are racists, sexists, and always have the urge for putting others down. Sucks how people get stuck working there thinking that anyone actually cares about their well-being... -10/10

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  7. "God starter company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xcite Automotive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Monday to Friday, very flexible.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Working outside constantly.

  8. "Never get anywhere"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Photographer 

    I worked at Xcite Automotive full-time

    Pros

    You might shoot some cool cars once in a while

    Cons

    Everything, never get a raise, you actually do a lot and deal with a lot for the pay rate. You literally never become much more than your position and will be stuck there for years

  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Poor Brand Values, Lacks Diversity + Organization"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xcite Automotive full-time

    Pros

    A. Many of your colleagues are actually good people, who are easy/great to work with B. They have some systems that are helpful: A sort of in- house Facebook and the Expensify system is easy to use C. Nice company equipment like a phone and the branded merch

    Cons

    A. VERY bad benefits package: over a 100$ PER paycheck for coverage as an individual and only 5 days PTO (generally unheard of) and poor rates for reimbursement as it pertains to per diem, public transport, etc. B. NO diversity whatsoever at the corporate level, the entire C-Suite is 30 to 40 something white men and women and/or people of color are only seen in support roles such as HR and accounting. Huge bummer. This does NOT include the actual owner of the company-- he and his family are truly a super nice people and is very hands-off, as it pertains to actual operations at the company, it seems. C. Terrible communication-- we get it, it's a tough time for everyone across the globe due to COVID but their communication surrounding the layoffs and resuming work was incredibly disingenuous and often late/delayed. Have you seen the outpouring of leaders on LinkedIn who are actively apologetic about laying off their workforce and proactively helping their former teams find connections, get new/more work, etc. Nothing of the sort from leadership at Xcite. I held these grievances prior to the layoffs and they were exacerbated by the way things were handled ie. VERY POORLY. D. Severely lacks basic organizational structure, protocols, onboarding processes, etc. How is it that there is no formalized training process for people who aren't photographers? No org chart, no hierarchy or performance management system. Seems like they're consistently going through a re-brand but the execution is not prioritized-- always waiting on access to something, to be trained on something, to engage in a roll out of some product or software. I could go on but I think these give you a good idea of the ubiquitous issues throughout the organization

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  10. "Best Job Ever"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xcite Automotive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, great hours and a lot of great cars.

    Cons

    Can be hot on certain days.

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