Service Technician (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – August 2, 2018
As a tech in the back, you don't get recognized for the work you have to put in to get paid. The company has let a few good employees walk to different jobs because they wont pay the techs a good wage.
Bill Marsh Motors should really look into a traditional pay plan, as most of the employees live paycheck to paycheck and they stretch out the pay dates to 2 times a month. GO BACK TO 2 TIMES A MONTH. As the regions 2nd largest employer they can handle doing it this way, the SERRA group pays their employees every week!
Manager (Current Employee) – Michigan – August 3, 2018
Great Place To Work. Learning something new every day. Great People, great products. Great local family owned and oriented company. The only dealership in Traverse City that is locally owned and operated.
Sales Administrator (Current Employee) – Bill Marsh Price Point – July 31, 2018
Most people see Bill Marsh Auto as "just another car dealership" but we are so much more than that! There are people from all walks of life that work here that makes this such an inclusive place to work. I couldn't be more proud to be a Bill Marsh employee; this truly is a GREAT place to work. The most important thing for me as a full-time working mother is to make sure that my work life doesn't take over my personal life and Bill Marsh is a company that understands that having a healthy home life is key to having a healthy work life.
Anyone that is looking to take a different direction with their career should definitely consider working for this company.
Marketing Director (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – July 31, 2018
Successful sales career for 5 years and found my co-workers and managers to be friendly and engaging. In Management for 13 years and have found my peers to be top-notch and the owners to be smart, progressive and directed. Fun to be part of our manufacturer partners.
Master Service Technician (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – April 20, 2018
Typical day at work was face paced when during the summer months and slowed down in the winter. The delegation of work to the mechanics seemed a bit unfair, but was mostly due to the incompetence of assigned service writers. Management was friendly and did job well. Hardest part was interacting with a few disgruntled employees and dealing with the slow season. Learned that its best not to vent to fellow employees and friends about work when the parts manager is listening in the corner, just shut up and do your job.
Quick Lube Service Manager (Former Employee) – Traverse City, Michigan – March 12, 2018
Fun but usually stressful place to work. Interactions with customers are mostly positive. The company has a good culture of excellence and partakes in continual training. Sometimes its difficult to feel there is a path for advancement and it can feel like an arduous daily grind.
Detailer/Porter (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – December 1, 2017
New sales manager doesn’t have the correct mindset and is a minion to the dealership manager who has no idea what they are doing. Higher ups let continuous not good cleaning jobs pass through to the customers, then they complain because it’s dirty. The detailed there is a slob who should not be cleaning other people’s cars.
Oil Technician (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – November 23, 2017
Management is poor, lack of direction, owners don't care about what goes on. The good employees are chased off and less experienced people are brought in. Someone who is more qualified and willing to work and is only paid 10$ an hour is tossed aside for someone who doesn't have certifications and gets paid 15$ an hour. The place is a revolving door and it will always be that way. Unless you have knee pads and are willing to be the managers best friend you won't last.
Express Service Manager (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – November 12, 2017
Having a good work ethic and personal traits will get you moved up the chain, but the pay doesn't always reflect the job duties so some employees will not work hard or care if they aren't paid like the should be.
Collections Representative (Former Employee) – Saginaw, MI – July 17, 2017
you are there from open to close however on a daily basis you never know when you get to leave because if there is a last minute sale everyone has to stay which can lead to 3 extra hours daily. The overtime is good however its at the spur of the moment, last minute which makes it impossible to schedule family and a life around it.. Management has no qualms with firing someone and wont give a reason for it. They would rather fire you than discuss a problem with you. Insurance is the worst I have ever seen
pay, FT work
Insurance, co workers, management, last minute OT, expectations
Assistant Finance Manager (Former Employee) – Saginaw, MI – July 17, 2017
Worked at the JD Byrider in Saginaw which is owned by Bill Marsh. It was the worst year of my life. Management treats you awful no respect and always degrading you. I was so happy when I left and I would never recommend anyone to work here or to purchase a vehicle here.
A good stepping stone but don't plan on a career here.
Sales (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – July 10, 2017
Bill Sr was the founder and a very innovated thinker. The brothers now own the company and have somewhat similar ideas.
When you start employment here it is very welcoming. However, the longer you are here, the more drama you see. Some departments are a revolving door. They don't utilize skill set in their employees. There are quite a few employees that don't have to follow the rules. There are a handful of slackers that don't encounter consequences. They have some management that excell at their position and others that should not be in their position of leading employees and making decisions.
There appears to be shiny object syndrome in decision making. The company is continually making new decisions; opening, closing, reorganizing and relocating some part of the company. This can be a good thing at times but I feel the decisions are not always thoroughly thought out and valuable workers are the casualty. They have a director that is deceitful and less than honest to employees. As long as your not under his umbrella, you should be okay. I have seen them let go some outstanding employees with many years on the job without a second thought. Good work ethic and loyalty doesn't factor in when they are eliminating employees. Security is not a pro with this company.
Pay can be decent. Insurance is not worth it if you have to use it. There are a lot of great people to work with. If your looking for employment for a year or two, this could be a good fit. If your looking for a career, I highly recommend looking elsewhere.
Some of the management team, health insurance and job security.
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Traverse City, MI – June 20, 2017
I enjoyed working with all of the people at Bill Marsh Auto Group. Very fun place and great training. I wasn't impressed with how little they do give their employees for pay and anniversaries. However, even the highest boss will give you so much respect and that is something that is truly hard to find.
Internet Manager (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – April 27, 2017
Our department was setup and then shut down in the matter of 2 years. They seem to hire and fire different media and sales lead companies regularly, sometimes every few months. They really seem lost and disconnected from the market and just keep trying new things all the time to see it if works. The shotgun approach of firing at as wide a range as possible to see if anything sticks and hits it's mark is not good for the company. It also seemed like they are constantly in a state of restructure with moving offices, departments, buildings, etc. They always have some new and exciting thing happening until it fails and they come up with the next one. This company is struggling with finding itself and the employees are the ones left trying to clean up after management. Some of us even paid with our jobs and livelihoods because they can't figure out what to do.
Assist customers (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – October 6, 2015
Bill Marsh Auto group uses the unique one price no haggling pricing mode. customers really enjoy the fact that they are going to get the same price on a vehicle as the next person. true value to the customers. People drive in from many miles away just to purchase vehicles because they know they are going to be taken care of.