Transamerican Auto Parts Reviews

Updated 14 May 2020

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2.9
52%
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20%
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Transamerican Auto Parts President Craig Scanlon (no image)
Craig Scanlon
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company to work for, it has a true family feel to it(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, amazing people and a fun place to work(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "The upper management is afraid of spending(in 5 reviews)

  • "There are no Windows at the Compton office but hey, the doors are wide enough to let you get up and walk out or around the building for some fresh air(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Always changing"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cat Man Team Member in Compton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transamerican Auto Parts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay was very competitive compared to other similar businesses in the area

    Cons

    Parent company is failing 4 Wheel Parts

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting Observation"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transamerican Auto Parts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There have been no reviews posted in nearly a year. Why is that?

    Cons

    Welcome to Corporate America... 18 months and three major layoffs. Sad.


  3. "Great Leadership"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transamerican Auto Parts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    company will continue to grow.

    Cons

    With growth will come changes.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible Brand with positive change happening"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Compton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transamerican Auto Parts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Polaris industries now supporting the brand (Professional leadership, new business development, investment in new tools, hiring higher level of talent to help support teams, developing training and procedures to create efficiencies) Marketing of brand - WOW you should see what we are doing, print, radio, special events, social media, sponsored athletes, and more! Culture - Fun environment, surrounded by those that love the lifestyle. Business Casual, laid back but professional. (Cool events happening in Compton office)

    Cons

    Change - Some are running towards it, some are running away from it Culture - Outdated process (Improvement as happening Compton location - Not the most ideal location for corporate headquarters and building needs some updating , however there have been some upgrades completed to building

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Constantly changing usually not for the better"

    2.0
     

    I worked at Transamerican Auto Parts

    Pros

    Great customers, wide variety of products

    Cons

    Nobody can accurately tell you how the commission plan works. Pay plans are always changing. Absolutely no morals. Very unprofessional work environment

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  6. "Not sure yet"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Transamerican Auto Parts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, cool stuff to see.

    Cons

    Lazy and unorganized management.

    Transamerican Auto Parts Response

    March 26, 2019Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We pride ourselves on hiring the best possible talent, and make every effort to provide them with guided, mentor-style management.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "This Location Needs To Be Investigated"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Red Deer, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transamerican Auto Parts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The RRSP plan is decent

    Cons

    • Drinking on the drop by store managers • Excessive drinking and drug abuse in the shop during, and after store hours (staff and customers could get severely injured or killed) • The managers will sabotage your work to create reasons for write-ups • They regularly forgo provincial and federal laws to screw over the employees • The manager's motto is "take their money first, then worry about getting the parts" • Managers sell and steel warranty parts for their personal benefit • They will threaten your job to force you to work overtime

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away From Dealer Services International Division"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Transamerican Auto Parts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Excellent employee purchase program, but then again, you're also paying to customize your own vehicle, in hopes that it will promote their products and services. - Does allow for better than average work / life balance. - Excellent 401K program.

    Cons

    - Changing targets for hitting commission payments. - Inability to be price competitive in certain markets. - Parent company owns several brands. Account Execs often find themselves competing with vendors who purchase from Transamerican Wholesale at rates cheaper than if buying internally. - Very poor management at regional and national levels. - Very negative environment which trickles down from top of the organization. - Either prosper in a market that thrives, or starve in a smaller market that may not be open to the products and services offered by DSI. - If you interview with this company, they will show you phenomenal earnings numbers based on reps who are in very strong markets. Actual numbers will not be consistent numbers they will show you. - Often change course of what is the "new focus". They will pump up a promo or program and beat everyone up on it daily, then abandon it as if it never existed. - Very accusatory environment. Almost a feeling of "You're never doing enough".

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Communications and Sub-Par Managers"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Compton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transamerican Auto Parts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    401K, Medical & Sick Pay

    Cons

    Pathetic communications and even worse managers. Ton's of wasted money spent on non-professional payroll.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Compton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Transamerican Auto Parts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment. I have the freedom to do my job without getting hounded by a boss.

    Cons

    Very unsettling feeling working here. Since the Polaris buyout/merger, many jobs have been axed.

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