Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Advance Auto Parts CEO and Director Darren R. Jackson
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Pros
  • If you know nothing about cars you can learn a lot (in 15 reviews)

  • Team members working together to make a great environment (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't seem to show enough appreciation for store employees (in 69 reviews)

  • Detached upper management who would rather use fear through sharklike district managers than encouragement (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Amazing.....!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great detailed information about auto parts, I ll be visiting you more frequently, here is
    very interesting information.

    Cons

    No Advice...because u dida great job in every work.

    Advice to Management

    PleasePostRegularly.............!

  2. Not bad as far as jobs go.

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Micromanagement is not as bad as other places.

    Cons

    Senior management are not realistic and should listen more to their GMs

    Advice to Management

    Your GMs connect with customers everyday and might have some good ideas to drive sales.

  3. Helpful (1)

    General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    Company provides uniforms from personnel "bank account" to purchase uniforms.

    Cons

    Parts ordering, inventory systems, sales tracking systems are not connected and awkward to manipulate.

    Advice to Management

    Develop efficient operating systems with concern to keypunches and smooth customer transactions.

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  5. Sell auto parts, restock, help customers with questions and sometimes deliver parts..

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    Current Employee - Sales Person in Tamaqua, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Person in Tamaqua, PA (US)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn about all the workings and parts to cars.

    Cons

    Part time is less hours. Must maintain a certain sales per hour while doing everything else.

    Advice to Management

    Separate sign in while doing everything but selling.

  6. General Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay after many years of tenure, Vacation policy is decent also.

    Cons

    Middle management is very inconsistent in many aspects. Does not relay expectations as they are different on a weekly basis. Attempts are made to micromanage however it is very inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Do not depend on middle management to relay new expectations, most are very poor communicators. Conference calls are very inefficient also.

  7. Great Company, Super Culture!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very action oriented. Good team synergy. Welcomes cross training and inter-departmental function. Lots of learning and training opportunities as well as advancement from within.

    Cons

    Must be part of the "in-crowd", easy to become alienated and isolated leading to negative atmosphere and reduced productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Need to foster more transparency to nurture individual consciousness, function and creativity. Discourage clique mentality which negatively effects esteem and productivity.

  8. parts pro

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    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Parker Highlands, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Parker Highlands, CO (US)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great crew to work with. They teach you how things are done the right way.

    Cons

    Location, not a lot of business

  9. Easy, but long hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy part-time job, the company provides adequate training in automotive systems for counter-persons'.

    Cons

    Long hours, no fixed schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling and training in Management Operations for General Managers/Assistant Managers. Instill better corporate culture.

  10. Good company, low pay

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    Former Employee - Sales Person
    Former Employee - Sales Person

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned more about cars than I already did. Gained some good experience dealing with a variety of different people with different needs.

    Cons

    The pay is almost embarrassing in relation to the amount of work and what they expect of us. The reason Advance is number 1 is because of it's customer service. Pay needs to be better.

  11. A great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time

    Pros

    The people and business ethics

    Cons

    there were no real cons as a part time employee

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