Advance Auto Parts

  www.advanceautoparts.com
  www.advanceautoparts.com

Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
736 Reviews
2.8
736 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Advance Auto Parts CEO and Director Darren R. Jackson
Darren R. Jackson
433 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Amazing.....!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company Used to be a Much Better Place to Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Lexington, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Lexington, KY (US)

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the store you work at you will either love it or hate it. The store that I worked at was great, management, everyone. The company also like to promote within, except the district managers. Before they fired all the other managers in the district and replaced them with former managers from Best Buy it was an awesome part time job. I worked here all through college and had a good time, decent money for a part time job.

    Cons

    With new management, hours dropped, we were short staffed, and were expected to sell way to much. There was an unrealistic amount of training videos to watch with the less than 40 hours a week that is considered full time. The one thing I hated about working here was when people had unrealistic expectations of you when they bought something. Some people would get mad because we wouldn't put a light bulb in for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees, higher wages, and better hours for full time workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Advance is a decent place, but management from DM to AGM need to be more professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales, MVR, Key Holder in Charleston, WV (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales, MVR, Key Holder in Charleston, WV (US)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are great for someone looking for a part time job to either make additional ends meet, or just to have some extra cash.
    Overall day to day operations are normal.

    Cons

    GM shows favoritism for employees that are basically "the managers pet". GM would rather point finger to non essential employees over holding key employees to higher levels that their title holds the accountable for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your GM's better. Show no difference between your day and night shift crews. Stop stereo typing the tasks, for example taking the trash out is the night crews job. If the trash can is full, or the restroom needs to be cleaned and a team member during the day has free time, then do it. We are a team, stop treating the day crew differently from the night crew, we all are working toward the same goal, make the company profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company objectives, bad management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    I enjoyed helping customers find the parts they needed for their car(s). The other employees were pleasurable to work with.

    Cons

    The job was stressful, as there was often a language barrier (the area featured many Spanish-speaking people and I only speak English).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better managers who actually care about their job.

  6.  

    Good place to advance with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager On Duty in Rocky Mount, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Manager On Duty in Rocky Mount, NC (US)

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work schedule based on your needs.
    Open communication.
    Great place to advance.

    Cons

    The hours are not consistent sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unappreciative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you have experience, the POS and parts lookup systems are basic so a transition won't be difficult. Many locations to work at.

    Cons

    Was told by a district manager that "...this company isn't for you" because I had many years of management experience and parts knowledge. "If you want to get paid for your experience and knowledge then this company isn't for you." I knew then the reason for the vast underpayment of the staff and why the staff was adequate at best...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the few companies that I worked for that even part time people don't earn ANY vacation time. Pay people based on their experience and merits and you will receive a better quality employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have had much better employers then Advance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the employees in the store are basically good hard working people.

    Cons

    Middle Management is by far the worse in my 25 year career! Nothing even close.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Alright place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Eldorado (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Eldorado (Argentina)

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great customers. Has its moments

    Cons

    Low pay. Long hours with little time off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Future Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for upward movement if your planning to start a career here. Company looks to challenge their team members to grow in their specialties and improve on their weak points.

    Cons

    Some restrictions with running the business as you wish from a GM perspective, 50 hour per week salary can be tough at times. Vacation time is capped at a certain point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is moving in a positive direction to be more interactive and collaborative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Key Holder

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Great experience building for first time managment.

    Cons

    The long hours and small pay.

Advance Auto Parts Photos

batter up!
View if the store
Front Counter

+ Add Photo

Work at Advance Auto Parts? Share Your Experiences

Advance Auto Parts

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.