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Low salary and hard to get ahead

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Autonotive Consultant  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
Current Employee - Autonotive Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

I have been working at AutoNation full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great discounts on cars and other products and services

Cons

Low Salary and benefits on the weak side

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Positive Overall with Some Drawbacks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Generally great group of IT people to work with who have solid skills and knowledge. Benefits are good, and management has shown its commitment to employees by paying bonuses missed in a down year in a following good year. Location is attractive, and the views from the top floors are a plus. There is no cafeteria on site however and the food nearby is generally expensive and subpar.

    Cons

    Requirements gathering and sign-off process is very weak, leading to lots of confusion over the project life cycle. Also, business sponsors are usually not forced to stick to initial commitments. Staff is asked to work on many things at once, with load balance usually coming as an afterthought. Compensation is average, and hours can be excessive at times. Also, the org structure is so flat it leaves little room for management opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation and/or career advancement opportunities so that top staff doesn't go elsewhere.

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

    Regretful I took the job after one week

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    Former Employee - SSC  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - SSC in Irving, TX (US)

    I worked at AutoNation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Okay pay.....not much more I can say...

    Cons

    I haven't worked for alot of companies, but this is by far the worst. When I started in Check Processing, there were people leaving on a monthly basis for a while.. soon it was a revolving door, people coming and leaving. During the interview they make the place out to be such a great company.. Forbes 500 doesn't mean crap for employees...

    First let me say if you are looking to add any experience to your resume.... HERE IS NOT THE PLACE!

    PTO- after 1 year you get 2 weeks. This included ANY time you take off other than holidays (if you have the luxury of getting them off .. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only guaranteed ones). There is no sick time, no vacation time, no personal time - - STRAIGHT TWO WEEKS PAID TIME OFF. SOunds like alot, until you come back from being sick for two days and you are FORCED to use your PTO.. Have a doctors appointment that had you out half of the day? Expect for 4 hours to be taken from your PTO. I think they do this, so when you finally want to take a weeks vacation in the middle of the year, you've used it all because they've MADE YOU use it for sick time and late days. Oh and you have to use 5 days the first 6 months of the year and 5 days the last six... some departments are leniant when it comes to usuage... but THEY WILL ALL MAKE YOU USE IT WHEN YOU DONT WANT TO!!!

    At the SSC in Irving, it sometimes felt like a sweat shop. Some departments are overloaded with work, with minimal pay, while other departments make decent pay plus bonuses and work maybe two weeks out of a month.

    If you are one to brown nose, you can get far at the SSC. Too bad your only choices are lead and supervisor. There is no room for growth and really nothing to add to your resume. Dont think you will go to the SSC and gain experience in anything but data entry. Thats all that place is.

    For as big as this company is, you would think they would reward their employees for such hard work. THEY DONT. Health insurance premiums are high. IF you get a raise it's usually below a quarter. For lead positions, they expect alot more work for usually a dollar more.

    Everything about this company revolves around numbers. How many checks can you cut, how many deals can you enter, how many vehicles can you stock. And if you cant do it, they will just replace you with the next. You are just a number there.

    If you are in DESPERATE need for a job - - go for it... otherwise, go with your gut. They are desperate for people because people are constantly leaving them.

    I wish i had gone with my gut and turned this place down like I did during my second interview... THEY CALLED ME BACK to offer me what i wanted - - not knowing they had a hard time keeping people.

    STAY AWAY FROM HERE - -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation for your employees... Maybe if you let them know you recognize their hard work. maybe you will have a better time of keeping them.

    Also, pay isnt bad, nor is it great. But to be such a large company, the least you can offer are better benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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