Company wanted us to grow the business without having the proper tools. We struggled with inventory and delivery drivers while being asked to increases sales. I always gave 100+% and tried to help with issue but was a job for two people. They down sized the company on August 23 2019 and let 10+ Regional Commercial Directors go without notice. Enjoyed the daily interaction with the Sales Reps and being out on the road with each of them visiting and trying to grow the sales with each of the customers. Built some strong ties all over the New England market and continue to keep in touch with many of these accounts.
Offers no training, no concern for working conditions from the corporate level. Area director of the Memphis area was dishonest and HR is not helpful when resolving issues. They actually terminated an employee while out on a work related injury. Repeatedly denied Worker’s Comp claims. Failed to pay salaried employees. As a former store manager I would not recommend this employer.
Good place to work, but changes in the automotive business are driving uncertainty and making it challenging to compete with competitors. A diversified company involved with all 3 phases of automotive business
I enjoyed the work I did at Icahn Automotive Group. My opinion is that the management team is spending too much time trying to justify why company performance is not meeting expectations and making knee-jerk adjustments to try and demonstrate that action is being taken to address the absence of performance. However, management is not addressing the root cause. A clash of cultures is currently underway. The company is still trying to determine which culture will be the prevailing culture. A large percentage of the company is a carousel that is constantly churning. Turnover is pretty high. There is an air that people are resources only and do not exist beyond the bottom line.
Pros : camaraderie, sales, fun environment. Cool spiffs from vendors
Cons : 55 calls a week makes people to become liers and mediocrity starts bumming. In order to be realistic any autoparts company needs to keep the weekly calls at 40 and make sure they are meaningful. Area directors and upper management is focused in retail and not commercial.
The work environment is fast-paced and most managers lead with integrity. The company offers a good benefits package and starting pay - if you're a manager. Starting pay for full-time employees is a different story - not sufficing for the cost of living in this city or state for that reason. Overall, company pay and treatment of its human resources have changed since being taken over by Carl Icahn.