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Reviews for carquest autoparts

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.18
Support from management
3.09
Teamwork
3.50
Freedom to work independently
3.45
Internal Communication
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.09
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.92
Challenging Work
3.73
Inclusive / Diverse
3.73

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.36
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.55
Career Development
2.73
Overall compensation for your work
2.73
Company Image
3.45
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.10
Workplace Safety
3.75
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 5 of 12 reviews Parking in 7 of 12 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 3 of 12 reviews Stock or equity options in 7 of 12 reviews 401(k) in 9 of 12 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 3 of 12 reviews Tuition assistance in 1 of 12 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 3 of 12 reviews 401(k) Match in 8 of 12 reviews Flexible spending account in 4 of 12 reviews Paid time off in 9 of 12 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 11 of 12 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 12 reviews Life insurance in 11 of 12 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 6 of 12 reviews Employee discounts in 12 of 12 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 12 reviews Employee events in 2 of 12 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 10.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • better pay and bonus system-more career paths also will encourage loyalty

What I like about the company

been here 17 plus years through 2 takeovers-relatively stable

What I dislike about the company

pay is sorely lagging-bonus structure needs to be returned to old ways to encourage performance

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    carquest autoparts
  • City
    San Diego
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • HR needs to be more hands on. They should be more helpful to take care of their employees and not just blow them off

What I like about the company

It is overall a very good company to work for

What I dislike about the company

HR is not very helpful. Numerous times I have tried to get some corrections made and was unable to do so.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Carquest Auto Parts
  • City
    Baton Rouge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 03.Oct 2016
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Nothing

What I dislike about the company

Unfair

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CARQUEST Auto Parts
  • City
    Pomona
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 19.Mar 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • None

What I like about the company

Great place to work

What I dislike about the company

None

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Carquest auto parts
  • City
    Biddeford
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 20.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • take better care of your employees and they will take better care of the customers.

What I dislike about the company

once you are capped out in your pay, the only opportunity for a raise is to move to "sales". No one that I know of has ever gone from being a driver to a manager or assistant manager.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Carquest Auto Parts of Fredericksburg
  • City
    Fredericksburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

Great upper management to work with and to grow with in the company

Teamwork

Yes most of all the employees work good together

Suggestions for improvement

  • Don't know I left after two months when advance auto took over

What I like about the company

Great place to work for great hours and great benefits makes you feel your part of a team

What I dislike about the company

When advance auto parts bought them out

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Car Quest Auto Parts
  • City
    Bakersfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 16.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Freedom to work independently

The company was sold to advance auto parts in July 013 , was going downhill around 010, then in 013 Advance auto parts bought then Advance Auto Parts got rid of the Cq staff and brought there people in to run the stores if they didn't close the Cq stores

Suggestions for improvement

  • The company was sold so they are closing most of the CARQUEST stores , some Cq stores are going to be converted to advance stores

What I like about the company

At first when I started in 06 all was well

What I dislike about the company

2 years after I started they brought in auto zone people making decisions and all went down after that

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Car Quest Auto Parts
  • City
    Appleton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered
  • 15.Dec 2015
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Commercial driven customers

What I dislike about the company

Part time workers not enough full time positions

Teamwork
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Carquest Auto Parts
  • City
    Baton Rouge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 25.Nov 2015
  • Employee

What I dislike about the company

No chance for advancement

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Carquest Auto Parts
  • City
    Huntsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 12.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • better training, stricter hiring guidelines for drivers, more emphasis on safety on the road & monitoring employee "downtime". making sure employees carry an equal load & not one or two picking up the slack of the others due to excessive breaks.

What I like about the company

they haven't fired me yet

What I dislike about the company

no room for moving up unless you can relocate and deal with more stress

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Carquest Auto Parts of Fredericksburg
  • City
    Fredericksburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered