Counter sales (Former Employee) – Mooresville, IN – February 7, 2014
A typical day involved ordering parts, taking phone calls, helping customers, and stocking shelves. I learned a lot about the automotive industry. The management was decent depending on where and whom you work for. Coworkers were also great depending on were you work. The job was fairly easy unless you have an oddball vehicle and you have to find the right part.
They focus on feeding employees free lunches rather than respecting them
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) – Middletown, DE 19709 – September 19, 2017
They took a valuable, productive company called Quaker City Motor Parts Co. whose employees were 25+ years and either let them go or pushed the remaining ones out. They promote undeserving associates who lack character and work ethics.
Very disrespectful company who treat dedicated employees poorly
Integrated Business Solutions Site Manager (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – September 17, 2017
They don;t care about their employees or customers, only their bottom line. They play favorites and don't recognize employees who do all the work. Once you are in a position, don't expect to move up. They would rather bring people in from outside the company than promote the people who have kept it running. The expect you to work 50 hours a week but don't pay overtime unless you make it to 50 hours. Management doesn't care about anyone but themselves.
Management, hours, recognition is non existent, no opportunity
Expense Payable Specialist (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – August 23, 2017
High productivity and friendly workplace environment; detail orient; enjoyable interaction between management and employees such as employee appreciation and holiday festivities; learning about other cultures due to the diversity at the workplace.
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.