Customer Representative (Former Employee) – Indio, CA – June 10, 2014
loved it learned a lot in the machine shop, always ready to teach me when i ask and the computer training, was the bomb great lol. management did a good job for its employees. friendly co-workers great friends.health care was good .but. lol turned for the worst when we went to part time.
Good place to work. Company had ESOP program/stock options.
Manager (Former Employee) – Albany, GA – July 17, 2017
Best job I ever had. Able to put up money for my retirement down the road. The Sloan family took care of there teammates. Held a couple of mgmt jobs with CQ. Moved for 4 years to Ocala Florida to help build a group of stores back 15 years ago
Had accompany vehicle/credit card most of my career here
Privately owned company kept it from being able to compete in its later years
Parts Driver (Former Employee) – Florida – June 28, 2017
The position started out ok, but as time went on I grew frustrated by the driving in traffic all day. I was told there was a chance to move into the office taking parts orders form customers, but that never happened
Purchased by Advance Auto and the transition has been bungled since the beginning. 4 years later and they still haven't finished. Company could do really well there are some incredible employees but upper management seems to have no vision.
Counter Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 6, 2017
Arrive at 7:30, management at each store was great, co-workers also. Enjoyed the job and helping customers. But corporate started becoming more uncaring about the customers that had kept the stores going.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Eau Claire, WI – May 24, 2017
Lots of internal and corporate support. Started with a great customer base. Lots of manufacturer support and sales promotion to grow the business. Learned a lot about automotive paints, Ignition and diagnostics equipment.
Parts Delivery Driver / Merchandiser (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – May 24, 2017
I was a Parts Delivery Driver, Plus Inventory Control associate, It Was fun Fot to Meet Alot of People through Our Commercial Customers Clientale, I got to Learn All the Parts in our store, Especially when I would check in Our truck inventory...It was A Great experience.
Sales team driver (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – May 21, 2017
The first job i ever had, pretty much deliver drive and interact with cool customers and clients along the way. Can be a busy day sometimes, but the work environment and the people on the same level as you are all fun to get along with. Pay is fair for what its worth.
as a sales person your day is all about helping customers to get all the they need or are looking for to get there project done. the first time around and get it done right. You maybe asked by the management team to do other jobs when your not with a customer.
Parts Associate (Former Employee) – 6520 backlick road – May 9, 2017
Lack of management, healthcare is expensive, pay isnt bad, expected to do more with less employees. long hours. told to work shifts or else. my store had no assistant managers for 1+ years leaving only the store manager and hes very overworked and expected employees to pick up the extra slack left by not having 2 assistant managers like the other carquest locations. Carquest/Advance is not a horrible company to work for but if you get hired at a bad store your only option is to transfer to another one with more room for growth. I would work for this company again but i'd be very stern in negotiations. Full time means they can schedule whenever they want, regardless of reasonable hours of unavailability. Part time employees get no health benefits and only slightly more flexibility in hours of availability. Company will have you doing higher up jobs for years before a pay raise or promotion.
Counter sales (Former Employee) – Friendship, WI – April 27, 2017
I got to talk to customers and help them find things in the store or order the right part from DC. The best was learning how to mix paint! I did get to do a lot of computer work but that was my second favorite thing