Fun Job and it plays right into me going to an automotive school
Driver/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – September 2, 2015
It's a fun place to work and I am learning a little about cars, I just want to do more with the NASCAR and automotive indrustry. I would like to stay at Advance Auto Parts but I need a better paying job because I am about to move out of my parents house fopr the first time.
I get to drive but I dont have to driver my personal car
Key Holder Manager/Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – November 15, 2018
If you aren't upper management, then you don't matter! The disrespect from the district manager is unreal..why would ANYONE compare employees who work hard daily to monkeys..! If you get overtime you could potentially be written up or fired! No real advancement unless you do a lot of butt kissing. Would NOT recommend ANYONE to work here..
Being able to solve customer problems
Upper management, pay that you can't live off of, and no family time.
Asst. General Manager/General Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 15, 2018
After working there for quite some time, I moved up quite a bit, I loved my job and my staff. Unfortunately they don't look into the back rounds of their hired outside people. I was paired with a racist Manager after being passed up for the promotion i worked hard for. Ended my working relationship with Advance and resulted in a law suit. The HR department really hands things poorly, even after giving substantial Proof to prove the hearsay.
Upper management and HR don't really get anything done.
General Warehouse Employee (Former Employee) – Kutztown, PA – November 15, 2018
Have to be a Team player or a Leader .Job is a very fast paced environment and throat cutter heavy lifting Not only drive equipment but lift car batteries ,oil on boxes,rotors on pallets .Besides it being unsafe job and extremely heavy the pay is very low and their is No Appreciation
Could be better if not for pressure to upsell everything.
counter person (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – November 14, 2018
I had to deal with the public that needed repairs for their automobile.Tensions could be,at times,high. Overall,the company was alright to work for.I had good and bad management that I worked under. Co-workers were for the most part,average.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Vero Beach, FL – November 14, 2018
Obvious favoritism at the store scale, it gets neglected by upper management. All the company cares about is hitting weekly numbers. You constantly get nagged about not selling monthly items although you are constantly offering. There really isnt alot if room to move up.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Lehigh Acres, FL – November 13, 2018
I lived my job at advance. I grew with the company. All the way from pt time, to general manager in less than 2 years. The bonus was great and had the support of my dm for the most part. This was between 2005 and 2011. Fellow co-workers say that it is not the same workplace as when I was there
Management Assistant (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – November 12, 2018
Management staff never knew what end was up went thur about 4 different leaders and they would talk about firing someone and the person they were firing would be the last to know days later ridiculous what kind of leader tells team members that are not in management before the management staff knows. I put my 2 weeks notice in after they fired a leader of management that was one of the nice and hardest working employee with the company. I guess hard work,dependable and reliable team members were not what they were looks for. I found out later that the reason why they fired this individual was because they didn’t meet there sales quota for 1 month. You get assigned a certain number of dollars that you have to meet in a month if you work there 40 hours a week your sales goal is usually somewhere around $1000-1400 a day and if at the end of the month you don’t reach it you could be fired. Even if you gave 15 years to the company.
Retail Parts Pro (Former Employee) – Smyrna, TN – November 12, 2018
This is a great company to work for. The benefits are not the best for medical but super awesome dental and vision coverage. Employee hours are always cut towards the end of the year like most companies.
An all right place to work. For some, it may work out as a career with the right timing and luck. For others it is just another retail job.
Parts Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Brunswick, GA – November 10, 2018
Definitely more of a boys club type job at most stores but if you stay long enough you become part of the club. Can become a work family. After three years here I have made a number of connections through customers, employees, and the shops we service in our area. A great job if you enjoy meeting people and learning something new almost every day.
Get to meet people, interesting job, get to learn new things, good vacation after 1 year
Always in a rush, can be very disorganized, managers/customers will put blame on you for things you didnt do/had no control over
I started here at the age of 18 and think it was a great place to start working at. I did learn a lot and was able to work my way up to assistant manager quite quickly. Unfortunately, a district manager hired in two family members from outside the company and promoted them to store managers at our store and the next nearest location. This made me feel like my time working up the ladder had been wasted so I chose to advance my career with another employer.
Sales and Driver (Former Employee) – Cypress, TX – November 9, 2018
While I enjoyed assisting customers, I did not like the favortism shown to new employees and current staff. Not every advance was like this.
I overall enjoyed my experience. I just don't like being the one stuck with all the work while everyone sits on their cell phones all day. I was there for 6 months and the new hires, which were hot women didn't have to do a thing.
I felt racially discriminated as well. Anyway. This place is good if you need a job quick. No drug test and no Background.
Sales Calls to Commercial repair shops, market parts and equipment along with weekly specials. Also develop memberships for an exclusive program. Learned to work with SalesForce, engine management seminars. Store personnel very good for most part, management gets the most out people for the least . Stretches available hours and manpower logistics for commercial delivery and labor. Promising delivery for what we don't have . Working with existing customers and the development of new business.
took away company vehicle & phone for monetary compensation that wasn't enough.
Driver/Delivery (Former Employee) – La Crosse, WI – November 8, 2018
The manager was the most stupid person i ever worked with in my life.Friendship was more important than be honest. Had to leave because the female manager and a male worker had a great friendship. She only took his word for the truth.