Advance Auto Parts
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Working At Advance Auto Parts

One Team with One Purpose: Passion for Customers … Passion for Yes!

How employees describe working at Advance Auto Parts

management incompetence. unethical behavior of store manager and 2 previous store managers.

Posted 14 days ago

The general manager is great to work for. The assistant manager needs to go. She calls employees names ( bitch, lazy, stupid, etc) if she doesn’t like you she gives you shit hours. Only the ones she likes get good hours and time off. She is rude to customers as wel

Review from Sales Dept · Posted 16 days ago

over all positive i like my job

Posted 19 days ago

Culture of bullying. Huge amount of keadership turnover, especually in corporate functions (Finance and HR).

Posted 20 days ago

Go somewhere that pays their employees properly.

Posted 22 days ago
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What it's like to work at Advance Auto Parts

  • Advance Auto Parts employees generally work 8.6 hrs a day
  • Employees at Advance Auto Parts report the work pace is comfortably fast
  • On a typical day, employees at Advance Auto Parts have 0 meetings
  • 75% of Advance Auto Parts employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
  • Advance Auto Parts employees most often take 0-10 paid vacation and sick days each year
  • 44% of Advance Auto Parts employees report they are happy with their work life balance
  • Advance Auto Parts employees never get valuable feedback on how to improve at work
  • 55% of Advance Auto Parts employees call their work environment positive

Q&A With Advance Auto Parts Employees

Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Top Employee Response

    Does advance auto e-verify in Louisiana? There seems to be a misspelling on my birth certificate and that might come bag as flag. Does anyone work as hiring manager there and know?

  • When I was hired in 2015 I took a mandatory drug test and a background check. Currently, these are not required.

  • When I was hired in April 2015, there was both a drug and background test - now there is not any testing.

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Asked to the Sales Department at Advance Auto Parts

  • skills to sit back and be yelled at on the store floor by your manager and not do nothing.

  • The ability to convince people to buy stuff they really don't need. The ability to avoid completing any of the floor processes and stay camped out at the best placed register.

  • Customer friendly and aggressive

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Asked to the Sales Department at Advance Auto Parts

  • Top Employee Response

    Most employees quit, primarily for better paying jobs or would rather be unemployed than suffer abuse for entry level pay.

  • Never heard of one at any of my sales district stores - employee turn over keeps the stores chronically understaffed.

  • This situation has never occurred - we are chronically understaffed.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Going home at the end of my shift.

  • Meeting local residents - making friendships with commercial accounts.

  • Interacting with positive customers and co-workers.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • For full timers - good.

  • Decent - despite the low hourly wage.

  • None that I am aware of. Those who have vacation time just put in for it randomly.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Wanted something to do outside of my home after retiring and extra 'mad' money. Needed to go full time to provide medical benefits for my wife. These needs both no longer exist. Staying on because I need dental work

  • Spent my entire career in the auto service field - it is my comfort zone. Like to interact with people and get a sense that I am helping someone.

  • Needed supplemental income, then needed affordable medical coverage for my wife. This situation now no longer exists - I no longer need this employment.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Uneven - determined by floor traffic and incoming phone calls - heavily dependent on the weather. Currently, with the store so understaffed, it is stressful.

  • Customer driven - depends on floor traffic - seriously hectic - then dead.

  • Varies - some days slow, other days hectic.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Pretty much non-existent - its mostly sink or swim.

  • It's mostly peer training. If one is assigned to a concerned peer - it can be very good. I try, when I am assisting a new hire, to highlight pitfalls.

  • Unaware of an internship program.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Medical, sick and vacation leave, life insurance (for full time employees), dental, and vision (all employees).

  • Dental and Vision are a bargain - medical not too shabby either. For full time we get sick, holiday, and vacation pay. Life insurance and disability are also provided.

  • As a full time employee, I get sick days, vacation days, holiday pay (though not necessarily the day itself off), and medical benefits.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • With misgiving

  • Its a job - I get paid. Depends on who my co-workers are on any given day.

  • Ambivalent

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Very - they are desperate for bodies

  • Very - I can fill any position as required.

  • I feel very secure - I try my best at all times and can fill several job descriptions.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Currently, very little other than male/female

  • Mostly Caucasian males - with two female coworkers. This is more a result of applicants who are almost exclusively Caucasian males.

  • Very little - mainly Caucasian males apply

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • black pants advance auto shirt

  • Company uniform.

  • Company shirts, black pants and socks, black shoes

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Asked to the Sales Department at Advance Auto Parts

  • Nothing that pertains to the treatment you receive working there

  • What hours can you work.

  • Very subtle psychological and the multiple choice answers are very narrowly framed

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Asked to the Sales Department at Advance Auto Parts

  • Currently, there are only three and we are all very stressed.

  • Understaffed and under managed

  • About what one would expect at a barely above minimum wage environment.

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Asked to the Sales Department at Advance Auto Parts

  • Top Employee Response

    Unable to tell - my pay has not changed significantly in nearly 4 years. Management's main concern appears to be avoiding working after 4 PM on weekdays, after noon on Saturdays and never on Sundays and Holidays.

  • By willingness to work undesirable hours, i.e., Friday 4 PM to Sunday close and holidays. By meeting daily sales goals.

  • Have no idea - have never received any feed back other than an occasional 'atta boy' - no change in my pay check.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Top Employee Response

    A very torturous, time consuming, and mostly useless process.

  • Incredibly poorly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stonewall - delay - put one on endless hold - etc

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Do not know that one exists. Cannot log on the company website from home - only the GM has that access.

  • There is no work at home policy. I would like to be able to take the online training courses at home - even on my own time.

  • There is none that I am aware of.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Most anything clean and neat - its a low paying job and most stores are understaffed.

  • Doesn't matter - all of the stores are desperate for bodies to fill slots because of the low pay

  • Business casual.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Top Employee Response

    About the lack of pay increases

  • That pay (compensation) would not keep pace with price increases (inflation).

  • How constrained the atmosphere is by corporate

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Minimal - a chair and a desk in a corner

  • A corner in the back with a shelf providing a third wall - not private.

  • Absolute bare minimum - a desk and chair in a corner

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • The most qualified get an offer to advance.

  • They tend to reward reliable, trustworthy, and capable employees.

  • Don't really know.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Know how to game the insane online application interview.

  • Learn how to 'game' the online application process.

  • Have a valid driver's license and clear driving record - pass the online applications.

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Top Employee Response

    black pants advance auto shirt

  • Polo black

  • Company shirt - black pants, socks, shoes

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Asked to all employees at Advance Auto Parts

  • Top Employee Response

    Only two positions are available - manager and assistant manager and are usually filled from outside.

  • Not hard, there is a swiftly revolving door of come and go coworkers - although there are very few positions to get promoted into.

  • Promoting up inside the store isn't too bad. However GM will be the highest most will be able to achieve. DM and above are mostly brought in from outside the company. Call any store and talk to the GM and ask if their DM promoted up within AAP.

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