Group 1 Automotive Employee Reviews

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Great Enviroment
Buyer (Former Employee) –  BrazilJuly 17, 2018
Great Company .
Excellent co-workers,
Excellent Salary
Flexible time to work
Good CEOs and Managers
Health insurance
Vacation
Organization
Respect and ethic,
Pros
Great Company
Cons
Nothing
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Great company
Internet Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 16, 2018
Great people to work for. Very professional. Very dependable company to work for. Great benefits. Great hours. Fun atmosphere, always looked forward to coming into work.
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Too corporate to function
Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Grapevine, TXJuly 11, 2018
This company is so formal about their generic training, for most positions you'll be sent to training in Houston for three days, everything you're told is the opposite of what actually occurs on a day to day operation. You get three different ways your suppose to do something (manufacturer, Manager and Group 1). It all depends on who is there and watching. The teamwork at my location was so horrible that I did not trust any of my coworkers to not throw me under the bus to make themselves look better. Really had to watch your back. Work life balance was horrendous. They do this 4 day work week schedule where you have to cram everything into those days and you're still held accountable for anything that goes on while you're off, most of the time you will have to come in to work on your day off for at least an hour or two. The only awesome part of that schedule is you get 5 days off in a row each month and the schedule is released a year out so you don't really need to use vacation time. The pay was great but at the end of the day I ended up realizing no amount of money is worth the amount of stress this place creates.
Pros
Pay, generous amount of time off
Cons
management, business model, stress, no teamwork.
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Would not recommend
Technician (Former Employee) –  Lubbock, TXJuly 9, 2018
Cut throat work environment. Work load not distributed fairly, way too much favoritism.
Penalize the most qualified and experienced technicians and feed the ones that can diagnose or are buddies with management.
Pros
None come to mind
Cons
Health care costs too high, hostile working environment
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3.0
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Job security with no growth
Payroll Administrator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 3, 2018
Group 1 auto is a good company to work for if you want job security with no career advancement. I initially signed on to work for Group 1 because they mentioned growth, which is something i was looking for. First year and a half I saw that. When new management came, everything just halted.
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Temp help
Administrative Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 27, 2018
5 days a week, 40 hours
Temp help
No benefits
Change in management
good atmosphere
Nice people
Good salary
Good location
Hard worker
No paid days off
Learned alot
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Do not get sucked in by this company!!!!
Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Beaumont, TXJune 16, 2018
You are worked to death, your family suffers, your health declines and you certainly aren’t paid enough!! Management is awful and untrustworthy, this is managers all the way to the top including corporate!! Management does nothing and corporate does nothing. They play favorites and they get you out, transferring you without your consent all because of other coworkers that management doesn’t have a backbone on how to control. They treat the good employees horribly and force them out. No training, no organization, no authority. When you do leave they mess you over on your pay and your benefits. I’ve never been around so many snakes as with this company. Never again!! Don’t waste your time with corporate or HR.....they lie and do nothing to fix the problems. Employees feel they can’t say anything because nothing changes. And HR will tell everything to everyone, there’s no trust!!
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None
Cons
Everything
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Words cant even describe..if I could give zero stars, I would
Payroll Lead (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 16, 2018
Where do you begin? This place is HORRIBLE!! Accounting department is a joke! It's all a bunch of cliques. The accounting manager and the accounting director were not only daily smoking partners but they had a relationship! It was obvious. Everyone at the SBS hates it! DO NOT WORK HERE!!
Cons
Horrible experience, horrible management, unfair behavior and treatment, no training, favoritism
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Strict work environment
Service Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 12, 2018
I really would not prefer to comment.However everyone has a different outlook on their experience. You would have to apply and go through the hiring process and training to get a better prospective.
Pros
Bonus
Cons
Expensive healthplans
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There are no words
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cedar Park, TXJune 10, 2018
Was at Nissan for almost a yr. At one point I LOVED my job...until I saw nothing but favoritism. Not even opened a yr and already had new management. Rude and disrespectful people, no communication, employees are all sleeping around and immature. .its childish.
And if you aren't careful, they'll ruin your credit if you try and purchase a car.
Pros
Lunch provided on weekends
Cons
Management, to many hrs, rude and disrespectful
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Lexus should be ashamed
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 4, 2018
It is the highest volume luxury dealership in the city of Houston month after month, so that means it should be an awesome place to work, right? Wrong. Corporate doesn't allow a pay plan that makes it worth the drive. The days are long and some complain about that here, but obviously don't understand the car business. You know that when you get involved. If you don't you're not a very educated person. The pay is terrible though. You really do have to get 12-15 cars out the door, which is hard when foot traffic is low. The managers there are sharp, and most are easy to work with, but that doesn't compensate for the time vs compensation lack. It's too bad that Lexus allows a dealership to compensate their staff so poorly. The turn over rate of sales people is outrageous. If you want good people, you have to offer good pay.
Pros
Good managers with opportunity to get into management as well
Cons
Pay
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Horrible for pay, fairness,moral. Not family oriented
Service Advisor/Writer (Former Employee) –  Diberville, MSMay 29, 2018
I worked there 3 1/2 years. You are just a number and when profit drops then they cut your pay. They always choke training down your throat but no one has any skills for their job title. They push out the ones with tenure and bring in people with no skills for less pay. Survey scores is all they want because it affects their stocks. You are just a number. This is a last ditch effort job. Or hire in, train and get out.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Stay Away
sales (Former Employee) –  El Paso, TXMay 25, 2018
Terrible Management, poor work life balance, and the pay is terrible. Management has their favorites and if your one of the lucky few you'll be okay, otherwise you'll hate your job.
Pros
none
Cons
pay, benefits, work life balance, managment
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Bad Company
CDC Agent (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 24, 2018
management is sleazy, no room for growth, too many turnovers, no gratitude to employees, training sucks, brainless schedulers, unfair promotions, no organization
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Stay away- you have been warned
Service Advisor/Writer (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLMay 11, 2018
DO NOT WORK HERE> YOU WILL REGRET IT. The management does not care about you. They tell you one thing to get you in the door and do another. Pay sucks, management is self serving, you will work long hours and have no life and they do not care. Not worth it. Have you ever noticed that most dealerships always have service advisor positions available. WHY? Because the job sucks, the stress they put on them is unbelievable and the hours required give you no chance to have a life.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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produtive and fast pace
Finance and Insurance Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 29, 2018
Meet and greet the customers, pre screen the customers. Get to know them briefly. Obtain and submit personal info to the banks. Get them approve. nice place to work.
Pros
fast pce
Cons
long hours
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If you are an admin you won't get paid your worth
Human Resource Assistant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 12, 2018
Was there 5 years without recieving an increase, was not considered a revenue producing position, yet was constantly putting in increases for management and those friendly with management. It was frustrating especially since my manager was incognito for 4 yrs and I ran the area I was in.
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Do not work here.
Accounting Department Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 12, 2018
Long hours are worked with no recognition only to start the next week and do it all over again. Managers are antagonistic. They either like you or they don't. If they do not they will find a reason to have you terminated. Reasons will make no sense but they will be favored because of their title. No raises are given. I only received 2 promotion raises in the 4 years I was there and they were not much.
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Fast-Paced Job
Billing and Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 10, 2018
This job is very fast-paced. Does require overtime. Advancement opportunities are very few. Working in teams was fun and having dinners catered on the first end of month day was also pretty good.
Pros
Teamwork, free dinner
Cons
Pay, advancement
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Great place to start as an intern
Finance Intern (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 2, 2018
I interned here for two summers and it was a great way to gain professional experience while in high school. My managers were there to make sure I was developing professionally and intellectually.
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