Fun Job and it plays right into me going to an automotive school
Driver/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – September 2, 2015
It's a fun place to work and I am learning a little about cars, I just want to do more with the NASCAR and automotive indrustry. I would like to stay at Advance Auto Parts but I need a better paying job because I am about to move out of my parents house fopr the first time.
I get to drive but I dont have to driver my personal car
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Harrisonburg, VA – February 16, 2018
I enjoyed everyone I worked with and for. I enjoyed going to work everyday and checking in all of the special orders for our customers that were delivered overnight. The manager that hired me was friendly and fair. He would praise you if you did a good job. But he would talk with you if your work performance was not as expected. Once a quarter, we had an employee appreciation lunch.
Things changed when a new manager came to the store. Quite a few people quit.
Manager, Key Holder (Former Employee) – Montgomery, NY – February 16, 2018
Working for Advance Auto Parts had it's ups and downs but overall the employees I was able to work with are very good people. I never had any difficult times working here as the hours do not overwork you and the duties at hand were not grueling activities. I did enjoy the on hand learning about the automotive business. Being able to interact with different customers everyday really helped me expand my knowledge and experience for dealing with various situations. One of the more difficult tasks that has to be completed at Advance is putting away merchandise when the truck comes in. It was very easy to understand the cash handling system and management duties which I constantly tried to learn new ways to further my advancement potential. I was also able to learn more about myself as I was given more responsibility/tasks that I found I am able to do way more and I have a motivated drive to make myself better everyday.
close to home, fun empoyees, easy going atmosphere
SALES PERSONAL (Current Employee) – Washington, MO – February 15, 2018
Fun place to work and learn keeps you on your a game and the team is always driving for success always have good sales every month witch is good small take to get the customer talking and to let them know we are looking out for them
Sales Manager (RPP) (Former Employee) – Spanish Lake, MO – February 15, 2018
Supervised 3 managers and 13 employees. Ensured that customer service was provided to the highest standards. Merchandised the store weekly as new product was added to the inventory and new sales cycles began. Improved and maintained employee morale. Assisted customers with technical issues Thinking Outside the Box for solutions. Completed all reports and evaluations. Analyzed reports and audits to help improve sales and productivity. Addressed customer inquiries and resolved complaints. Directed and supervised employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking and reconciling cash receipts.
Lack of specific commercial parts sales hinders this company.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Apple Valley, MN – February 15, 2018
Management is a follow and see what happens culture. Lack of experienced leadership hurts this company more than anything else. This company needs to take a market leadership position, but lacks the experience to do so.
average workplace. a lot of physical work at a pay that should be better
Asst. Manager (Former Employee) – Biddeford, ME – February 15, 2018
i worked for advance on and off for about 7 years. i worked for many different stores. it is like any box store. sales is their priority, period. the benefits for full time employees are basic and you must pay for them. store managers are under powered and payed way more than anyone else. my experience shows that each store is ran different. it all seems to depend on whether or not the district manager is any good at their job. i have seen good and bad store and district managers. in conclussion, it's just a regular and basic job that should pay more for all the physical labor required and of course the headache of retail. commercial was ok.
each store is ran different so you could have a great manager or a horrible one, low pay for the work, sales numbers are priority, skeleton crew
Commercial Parts Pro (Former Employee) – Grand Junction, CO – February 14, 2018
Job started out really good. After about a year we noticed a change in the direction AAP wanted to go. They wanted cheap labor causing poor customer service. Turn commercial into a retail world. Company force feeds you their values but practices none of them. Don't waste your time unless you enjoy being a number and not a person. They are failing as a company.
Sales associate/ Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Smyrna, DE – February 12, 2018
Work was typically slow, except when delivering to commercial accounts. I learned a lot about automotive car parts and different vehicles. Management always treated me fairly. Hardest part was when the days were slow, they seemed to go by slower. Most enjoyable part was working with great coworkers and getting to work in an automotive store.
Manager (Current Employee) – Ogden, UT – February 12, 2018
Advance Auto Parts is a fun and competitive job. I enjoy coming in every day and helping customers solve their auto issues. Advance takes care of their employees by offering competitive pay and great benefits.