How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at O'Reilly Auto Parts? What are the steps along the way?
It appeared to be going quickly. I was told they were hiring and accepting "defectors" from another auto parts chain, and to notify the manager as soon as I get my app in on line.
I already had one in that I was never contacted about, so I resubmitted and called the manager. He then said I needed to go through the reference process.
They make you submit three victims... er... references that have to be business associates: Manager/boss, supervisor, co-worker, client/customer, etc. They will send these people a 25-question survey that scrutinizes every aspect of your working skills and personality. They will then have to type out ways you can "improve your work performance," and to recollect three of your "strengths."
So not only do job seekers have to deal with ridiculous surveys, but we have to subject our prior bosses and co-workers to them as well.... as if they have the time to deal with this stuff. Asking them for a reference is one thing... because O'Rielly doesn't really tell you what your getting these people into. Sending them into a long survey forcing them to recollect every nuance about you is another.
Is this really necessary? Is this where job-seeking is going? I made the mistake of submitting former supervisors and bosses who are the type that have no problem answering a few questions when they can... but no way are they going to sit down and do an extensive survey and type an essay on one of the hundreds of employees they're dealing with. I doubt they got three questions in. Perhaps I could have selected other people had I known what was involved. The other finished it and sent it to me, showing me what he had to do.
So be sure that your references are aware and willing to sit down and do a long survey.
In the end, the excitement I felt at the new opportunity and the graciousness the manager briefly showed me turned to "we're moving on."
Well, thank you for making the place I was considering leaving look so much better.
So it’s been almost a year and met with numerous managers as I was applying for two unrelated positions in management. They are expanding in our area so it’s a matter of lining up all the talent to be rotated into those expansion positions.
What is the vacation policy like at O'Reilly Auto Parts? How many vacation days do you get per year?
It was good and I was up to 3 weeks vacation before I left
Sounds like a great place to work but a supervisor said right out of his mouth that you may work 30 hours one week but don't worry you will get your40 hours a week that the next week you will work 45 hours . Missing 10hours that 1st week is a big cut in your pay and those 5 hours overtime the next week does not even out by any means so discouraged now about wanting to go to work there
The management and underpaid employees, unappreciation to the hard working ones that stay with the company
Loved my job. To many chief's. Few Indians. Rules change depending on who's working. Daily. Ticket, no ticket. Lose decent employees because of Team members attitudes and teamwork not applied. Part pricing depends on who a PERSON talks too..RUSH PARTS TO CERTAIN CUSTOMERS USUALLY COMERCIAL EMPLOYEES FREINDS OR NOT. LOL!!!