Sales Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 14, 2017
GPC really is a great company but you will need to put your personal life on hold to be promoted. I have been promoted/relocated 3 times so the upward mobility is there for the company but you need to mke sacrifices. Currently I work 65 hours a week with customer events and putting together sales meetings and my family pays the price. Pay Is a little below average for he industry but benefits are very good. I enjoyed my years with the company but am close to where I am ready to move on.
Expense Accounts. Company Car, great customers, challenging
Great jobbers to work with but upper management has no clue as to what's going on in the work force
Under hood rep for gpc (Former Employee) – Knoxville TN – July 30, 2017
As an under hood rep for GPC we had very little upper management direction, and we're expected to have unreasonable results. If you achieved your results, which I did three out of four years they would nit pick the way you did it. Average compensation, unrealistic work hours and no help to achieve your goals.
Customer Service Payroll Specialist (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 26, 2017
Good company family oriented work environment. Benefits could be a lot better, more vacation days, medical is very high for a family. Management needs work, some can be unprofessional, but there are those I love as well.
Order Puller/Stocker (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – July 18, 2017
I enjoy position I held with employer I was an order puller. The job required a lot of walking and occasionally heavy lifting of parts.The warehouse was dusty. The employer provide break room with a/c and games and television to relax.
Warehouse Laborer (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – July 11, 2017
My day would start out by unloading trucks using a pallet jack and if the back of the truck was super messy then I would go get my manager and show them . We always had to be on our toes working in a warehouse . The hardest was running sum of the tools having to use . The most enjoyable part of the job making friends .
It was a pretty nice place to work, with great people
Mainframe Developer (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA 30071 – June 23, 2017
The people and management were friendly and caring. I was able to increase my knowledge of z/VSE JCL and VM/CMS. In addition, I learned what a versatile utility SYNCSORT was. The biggest challenge was the lack of adequate documentation of the mainframe applications.
I did enjoy some of the social events, like birthday parties each month, as well as some of the wellness programs and food trucks on Friday.
Older, conservative business culture with promotion opportunities
Division Manager of Inventory Modeling (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – June 20, 2017
GPC is an old school company that is a good place to get your foot in the door as a trainee as there are many promotion opportunities. However, if you are looking for a modern, hip company this probably isn't the place for you. Also, the management is probably 90+% male.
District Sales Manager - Undercar (Former Employee) – South Plainfield, NJ – June 14, 2017
Good company very structured and professional. Benefits package is comparable to most large company's. The wok experience I had as a Manufacturers rep. was very rewarding but also very strenuous because of the territory side, other than that awesome company.
AP Specialist (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – June 11, 2017
I started as a contractor and was quickly brought on permanently. All in all, I knew this environment was a trip. I resigned and moved on to another position outside NAPA.
The people you work with are cool, but as you can guess about any production environment or one with so many associates, there are many clicks. You're the newbie so you learn to adapt or move on when your assignment ends. There are people who have been with APAR for decades, yes decades. That's a good thing, but most of the veterans are very unhappy.
The location is convenient since the bulk of the employees live in or are right near Gwinnett county. They are very rigid in terms of attendance, your lunch, etc. Be mindful of that. It was much too rigid for what I'm accustomed to, but again, for the time you're there working, just learn to adapt.
Flex schedule was a huge plus, credit union
Very rigid. You must learn to adapt to their environment fast
Inventory Payables Specialist (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – June 8, 2017
The Change of management and job functions can be slightly frustrating. This Happening once in a while an associate can maintain their course of study accuracy professionalism as well as daily functions. When your job description and management changes consistently, an associate can find that very hard to maintain. Now change is good in a dept growing and expanding that is actually a great benefit for any dept. However there is a burnout zone a dept can come upon if these things come about on a regular. By the time the dept has learn the current changes and making a smooth transitions into the new procedures and functions, adapting to new Management, here comes the meetings that has changed.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – ‘Aiea, HI – June 1, 2017
To start the day you grab a log specific to the vehicle you drive, then go through a check list for the day to insure safety. During the day is when we take parts to customers and do the driving around. If the day is slow, thats when we help with pulling orders or putting away parts we just received.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – May 30, 2017
This company was fairly decent to work for. The pay was fair as well as the benefits. There was a time when most of the employees were there for almost if not 20yrs. Now its a bunch of outsiders who want to flex their muscle. The day is routine and the hours were great. Even though my experience there wasn't the greatest I have few bad things to say about them.
District Sales Manager - Dedicated representative (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 27, 2017
The aftermarket parts segment is in a current state of war with too many players chasing the large number of dollars to be gained. GPC is embedded in an established format the has needs for change given current sales climate.
Distribution Center Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – May 25, 2017
Typical day includes an early morning kickoff to establish the plan and objectives. These NAPA folks are hard working and very focused on meeting all objectives. Their corporate financials and stock value reflect this strong work ethic. I learned there are great rewards after the intense work - as long as goals are met. Most difficult part of this role are the larger customers who tend to gain lots of attention up the chain. The culture is fun and very competitive, where individuals are rewarded when their teams are successful.
The best part of the job is the excellent benefits, free clothing, free tickets to many local sporting events, the excellent employee discounts and having the most confident and well-trained parts people!
Very objective-driven environment where "your numbers" are key to your success.
Packer/Checker (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 19, 2017
My typical day at Napa Auto Parts was I would prepare pallets at the checkline and build pallets to store locations. Reconcile stores and when I hit 100% I would load the pallet into the trailer. Management was fairly good and the work place culture was friendly and at times fun. The hardest part of the job was pulling heavy pallets and handling damaged batteries. I've learned that working as a team and getting products to there stores fast is good for business. My most enjoyable part of the job is getting my job done early, cleaning and stocking for the rest of the day.