Account manager- wholesale automotive parts (Former Employee), Corona, CA – September 29, 2014
Pros: no pros at this company.
Cons: many many cons.....see my review.
I am a 20+ year veteran in the aftermarket automotive accessory industry and I worked at Keystone Automotive Operations for a little over 1 year. I have never been lied to my face by an employer like I have at Keystone. Issues related to bonus pay and high demands to make 50+ out bound customer calls per day made for a very stressful and hostile work – more... place. These telemarketing tactics were ridiculous and we're no way to build customer relationships. Once I quit due to discrepancies in my pay I continued to fight for my back pay. I had to get the US Department of Labor involved to get my money and advise from a lawyer. They finally paid the money owed to me and explained it was an oversight on their part. I questioned the other 500 employees back pay at that time and got no reply. Beware of applying at Keystone Automotive, lies on top of promises on top of more lies. – less
Inside Sales Coordinator (Former Employee), Cullman, AL – September 20, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: poor management
Sales calls incoming/outgoing. Maintaining large accounts. Helping with shipping/receiving. Learning new product information. Making sure to sell the correct products to customer. Handling customer issues.
Jr. Financial Analyst (Former Employee), Medley, FL – July 29, 2014
Pros: they were great people to work with.
Cons: it was far from my house
I used to talked with a lot managers locations about their budgets. I learned how to work with Cognos. The managers were great. I enjoyed going to work because my coworkers were so nice. It was a very smooth type job. The hardest part of the job was the drive.
Delivery Drive/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Montgomery, AL – June 6, 2014
It was a great job laid back, really enjoyed working there, just wished they would have did some things differently but no job is perfect.. If I could I would go back & work for the company in a heart beat.
Hi-Lo Driver, (Former Employee), Greenville, MI – May 5, 2014
Pros: good people to work with, good learning experience.
Cons: no room for advancement, poor management decisions.
It could have been better if the shift managers were more competent and actually knew how to do their jobs. My managers were new at the time and when they made mistakes, they would put the blame on their workers and more often then not, the managers would be sitting in their office watching Football games or browsing Facebook while the ground crew was – more... out working. This is why they fail in my opinion because they were not doing their jobs to their full extent. The job it self was great, it was a good learning experience and you are constantly keeping active and learning new things. Another downside is there is really no room for advancement, they start you off at 9 an hour and if you do get promoted to manager, they give you benefits but no raise. At no point do you ever get a raise. I believe the guys working there should be paid more because their job is a lot more complicated then just sitting at a machine all day. – less
Delivery Supervisor was the worst supervisor I've ever had!
DELIVERY DRIVER (Former Employee), La Crosse, WI – April 17, 2014
If they would have fired the Delivery Supervisor that I had because of all his power trips, the job wasn't that bad. The hardest part of the job was working at 4 am and sometimes working until 10 pm, mostly because of bad weather. The best part of the job was only working Monday, Wednesday, and Friday if there wasn't bad weather.
My time spent here had it's ups and downs. I had a few co workers whom I felt were respectful and good employees. Then there were some who made the job more stressful. Lots of favoritism and unprofessional occurrences went on and I didn't mind as much until it started effecting my work and getting me yelled at. Wasn't worth the pay and the nonsense – more... that I had to deal with, but that's just me. – less
Route Driver (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – March 6, 2014
Cons: pretty much everything
Maybe it's changed, but Keystone in St. Louis was an awful place to work a few years ago. The management was horrible, and the route drivers were forced to do inventory in the warehouse WITHOUT PAY for one weekend each month.
Order Picker (Current Employee), Charlotte, NC – February 26, 2014
Pros: my co-workers are great
Cons: job can become overwhelming at times
My daily duties are split into three different task. I am responsible for pulling parts for walk-in customers, pulling parts for the outbound afternoon route drivers and replacing all returning parts from numerous department to the selves.
Delivery driver (Current Employee), USA, USA – February 1, 2014
Pros: fast paced, pay, great employees
Cons: workmans comp, early mornings
Backed into awning accidentally with two spotters on each side of truck. Not much damage done, just some decal pulled back off truck. Awning was fine. Worked the rest of the week just fine no problems. The following Monday (at the same store I hit awning) I fell off truck and severely sprained my right ankle. Ended up in er and numerous doctor offices. – more... Jumped through many hoops to receive hoops to receive workmans comp for days I could not work. Come to find out, they refused my workmans comp due to previous accident and said I should have never been on road in the first place. They had a whole week to penelize me for my accident, but decided to take action after my injury. I really got screwed. – less
Cluttered, dirty unkept warehouse with poor managment.
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee), Manchester, CT – January 27, 2014
Reinforced everything I knew not to do in personnel management. Company has poor interview process, leading to lazy workers, then does not act on disciplining. The hardest part of the job is inventorying the warehouse by using ladders. Most aisles are cluttered, not allowing order pickers to navigate. The most enjoyable part of the job is the moments – more... of joking with co-workers when the job allows. – less
Janitorial Worker (Former Employee), Huntington, IN – January 26, 2014
Pros: fun place, 3 long breaks, and fun people.
Cons: second shift
A typical day at work was fun, but demanding. I learned that you need to work faster than what was expected to make sure you had time left over, if needed. The management was awesome! The were easy to get along with as long as you did your job the way you were suppose to. My co-workers and I got along very well. They were very helpful from the day I – more... started, to my last day. The hardest part about my job was when i would run out of materials, so I would have to do what i could with what i had and figure out something for the rest. The most enjoyable part about my job is i could ask for more hours and usually got them. Once I proved to them that I could handle more, that's what I got. – less