Pros: benefits, healthcare, wellness programs, 401k match, contests, free lunch, bonuses
Cons: work-life balance, short lunch breaks, after hours work
Typical work day has steady work from start to finish. Opening has reports to generate to track MTD metrics, distributing and contacting new leads, and then submitting sales contracts. The best part is working with customers and making the sale. This is ongoing no matter how much development needs to be accomplished or inventory that needs to be managed or new reports your Market manager requires. Multi tasking and time management is a strong quality from sales managers at drivetime. I have learned a great deal of management experience, corporate politics, time management, team development, and working through adversity. The hardest part is work-life balance. You miss out on a lot of family and friend's events. It is a retail job, so the doors don't close on time if there are customers still in house. Even though it is a large company, each dealership only has 7 to 15 employees. The smaller stores run short staffed with little support and long hours for manager and little opportunities to utilize well earned PTO. I always enjoyed the environment because I was able to create the work environment I enjoyed, by keeping high energy on the floor, fun attitude and staffing the store with the right people.