Find companies:
Advance Auto Parts
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
1,515 reviews

Advance Auto Parts Employee Reviews

Company Attributes

  • Job Work/Life Balance
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Management
  • Job Culture
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Management needs an over haul
Mobile Pro Delivery Driver/Sales (Former Employee), Clinton, MAMay 4, 2015
Pros: In this store, nothing.
Cons: Bad management. Hires family and friends to cover for him
One bad apple may not ruin the company, but it is ruining this particular store in Clinton Ma. It's sad that it's allowed to continue.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun and laid back environment.
Mobile Parts Pro (Current Employee), Morehead, KYMay 3, 2015
Hardest part of the job is that many customers expect you to know everything there is about a vehicle. Other than that, a rather nice place to work.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Over micro managing, nonsensical conflicting policies
Retail Parts Pro/2nd assistant manager (Former Employee), West Haven, CTMay 3, 2015
Pros: lax time clock, training units actually provide important automotive knowlege
Cons: Poor management, bonuses extremely difficult to achieve, local demographics are not factored into daily sales goals, horrible health benefits
I was hired at an assistant manager position because of previous job experience, however it seemed difficult to advance withing the company. Most people I witnessed advance did so because of friendship above performance. I was payed well but it seemed anyone below me had a hard time getting hours and most worked for minimum wage. Advance Auto Parts put an "automatic write up" system in place where if certain goals were not met a computer generated a write up, which could result in termination. This computer based system is a very cold manner to run a business. Employees may have strengths – more... that the numbers in a computer do not reflect resulting in hard working employees receiving write ups where as a human manager might pardon some weaknesses because of said strengths. The delivery trucks were fitted with GPS tracking devices that also generated write ups for a multitude of reasons, making it frightening to even get behind the wheel because a slip up in your driving technique might result in your termination. Finally the GMs and DMs seemed very lax in handling customer and employee issues, or ignoring obvious problems because no one feels like solving them. For instance I worked in a high theft store, but everyday for hours a day there are only 2 employees on the schedule, so if one person is handling a task at the back of the store and the other is helping a customer, the entire store is up for grabs. Large boxed items were known to disappear on a regular basis. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
good place to work upper management issues
Commercial Parts Pro/retail parts pro (Current Employee), sumiton alabamaMay 3, 2015
Pros: discounts and vacation
Cons: odd hours and upper management
major upper management issues. Magment has lost touch with the retail world completely, causing major issues in communication with day to day operations
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not recommended, Find a better part-time/Job
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Homestead, FloridaMay 2, 2015
Pros: no lunch, not even your 10min brake
Cons: Bad management, No teamwork, low cosideration for customer real needs
This job involves a lot of micromanagement as well as low pay and dead end outcome. everyone is a manager and assistant manager, but you. the only way you move up in position and in chump change raise is if you are liked by the GM or Asst Mng. you have to work like a slave for a lousy 8$ Hr and once you have years of working then only then maybe you might advance to a higher position and a poor raise. I am pretty sure there is a lot of 8$ hrs paying jobs out there, but do yourself a favor a find something better in pay and respect yourself. No one here will and lets not forget everyone is chewing each others head off just to make sales in which you do don't even get anything at the end, its just a way to put pressure on you and make constant Threats for you to meet their quota if not u get fired. Its all about money here and not the customer. just out to get e'm
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Helpful
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Johnstown, PAApril 30, 2015
Pros: great enviroment
Cons: slow employee advancement
The people i worked with back in 2009 are probably long gone, but they were very knowledgeable about parts, and guiding the customer to the proper tools, and hardware to get the job done right
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not a great place to work
Delivery Driver (Former Employee), Leavenworth, KSApril 30, 2015
I worked for this company for about 7 months, the management was very irresponsible in teaching the workers on what to do work on during down time. I was told upon hire the only thing I had to work on was delivering parts to shops in town on time. Other workers caused borderline harrassment behaviors.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to get started
Manager position as Retail Parts Pro (Current Employee), Stokesdale NcApril 30, 2015
Advance is a great place to get retail experience but to me it is not a career. There just isn't enough money involved to be able to have a family
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not a very good company to share ideas with on improvement
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Connellsville, PAApril 29, 2015
Pros: none
Cons: Health ins., dental
Company has a strong turn over in employment, most work for a year or less,and those who stay longer, do not get recognized for any accomplishments that are made within your stores unless you are one of the elite group.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Different everyday
Customer Service (Former Employee), Chittenango, NYApril 27, 2015
enjoy talking with customers
helping customers
communicating with a wide variety of people everyday at haf the pace of walmart
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun Fast paced work environment
Customer Service & Sales Associate (Current Employee), Schenectady, NYApril 26, 2015
Very busy. Customer orientated. Fun helping customers fix their problems. Perform routine inventory. The hardest part is when it gets so busy it is overwhelming and customers get very annoyed.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fun place to work with nice people
Auto parts sales (Former Employee), North Chicago, ILApril 24, 2015
Pros: the people
Cons: haveing to stay under 40 hrs a week
sometimes fast pace others time slow. the people were fun to work for. the most enjoyable part was helping people. I did not wont to go.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Place to Learn
Sales/Parts Associate (Former Employee), Queens, NYApril 23, 2015
I used the parts database to help customers on a daily basis. I was also responsible for monitoring inventory logs and recording daily transactions at the end of the day. The most difficult part of the job was the lack of flexibility in scheduling. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the customers.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It's a job
Delivery Driver (Current Employee), Summerville, SCApril 22, 2015
I basically just deliver parts. Commercial customers call the store or make a online purchase. I pull the parts from the selves and deliver them to the customers in a safe and timely manner. On days that we get inventory I help the sales associates in the store to stock the items where they belong on the floor, in the hard parts area or in back stock.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Reliable Job
sales associate (Current Employee), PennsgroveApril 21, 2015
Most managers are great with helping any problems you have. Pay is decent enough. Most co-workers are great and make the job fun.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Decent place to work
Salesperson (Current Employee), Gates, NYApril 21, 2015
Pros: Discounts on car parts and in store products
Good environment to work in. Easily learn a lot of automotive parts knowledge. Not to much advancement at this job. A typical day at work consists of helping customers locate what they need on the sales-floor while giving your opinion / experience with certain products, using the computer system or book catalogs to find parts that the customer may need and show them pictures / descriptions of the part including the price, diagnosing customers vehicles and testing their car batteries / alternators and starters as well as checking for codes with the OBDII scanner with check engine lights, inventory checks and ordering parts from other locations or second sourcing parts from sister companies, maintaining a clean store by vacuuming rugs / front facing products on the floor / moping the hard floor and keeping parts behind the counter organized on shelves.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Oh okay job...
retail parts pro (Former Employee), houstonApril 21, 2015
Pros: free lunches flexible hours 401k
Cons: healthcare expensive
Not organized . To much favoritism they pay? Very low.. being company for 2 years expected advance management position never got..
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great people to work with.
key holder, retail parts pro. (Current Employee), Denver, NCApril 21, 2015
Pros: 20% discount on parts.
Cons: Schedules
Typical day at work consist of stocking the selves, plannograms, Call backs, keeping the store clean, answering the phones while selling. Store managers are great people to work with as are the co-workers,
The most enjoyable part of the job is the relationships made with the customers.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Micro managers
General Store Manager (Former Employee), south bendApril 21, 2015
Pros: Health Benifits
Cons: schedule
horrible place to work, micromanage every little thing you could think of. Don't care about their people anymore just profit. No job security at management positions.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
nice place to work
retail parts pro (Current Employee), Rochester, NYApril 20, 2015
Pros: half hour lunch
Cons: breaks
day at work learning experience learned how to prepare cars theres some good management the coworkers are fun to work with the hardest part is writing a schedule most i like about job is different things everyday.

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (Advance) operates within the United States automotive aftermarket industry, which includes replacement – Read more

Advance Auto Parts Salaries

General Manager
$45,000 per year
Store Manager
$42,000 per year
Sales Associate
$8.50 per hour
Assistant Manager
$28,000 per year
Delivery Driver
$8.32 per hour

Advance Auto Parts Photos

Advance Auto Parts
picture of the store
We Love our Customer and Their Cars!