- Oreillys auto parts22.Jan 2018
Suggestions for improvement
- Offer more incentive and pay to help keep employees around.
It started with a father and son – Charles Francis “C.F.” and Charles H. “Chub” O’Reilly. Together they had the courage and confidence to venture out on their own. Along with 11 others who shared the same desire to offer great customer service and auto parts availability, the doors of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. opened on Dec. 2, 1957.
During our early years, we focused on sales and slow and steady growth. At the end of our first year, sales totaled $700,000, and by 1961 volume reached $1.3 million. For the first seven years of operation, there was one store in Springfield, MO, until the second opened in July 1964. In March 1975, annual sales volume rose to $7 million and a 52,000 square-foot facility was built in Springfield for the O’Reilly/Ozark warehouse operation. By that time, the company had nine stores, all located in southwest Missouri.
The long range plans and stability of the company were solidified by a public offering of company stock in April 1993. Since that time, the Company has grown through new store and distribution center openings, as well as numerous mergers and acquisitions. O'Reilly currently operates stores in 47 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, and distribution centers in 27 locations.
Dramatic changes in technology, inventory control, facilities, and sheer size mark the O’Reilly growth and success story. But, it is our spirit of teamwork - how important it was then and how important it remains - that drives our performance. The company's values and culture that started with the original 13 employee/owners remain evident and strong as we expand and develop Team O’Reilly.
At O’Reilly Auto Parts, we place great value on our team members and the importance of working as a team to drive our company’s success. All full time team members are eligible for a benefits package that is designed to offer convenience and security to our team members and their families.
Medical - O’Reilly offers multiple medical plans with varying contribution rates, deductible amounts, co-insurance or co-pay amounts.
Dental - O’Reilly offers two dental plans to eligible team members. Preventative services are covered at 100% on both plans.
Vision - O’Reilly team members may choose between two vision plans, both offering a nationwide network of providers. Covered services are exams, glasses, and contacts.
Life Insurance - After meeting eligibility requirements, full time team members are provided with a company paid life insurance plan and have the option of purchasing additional term life coverage or Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage for themselves and their dependents.
Disability - Short term and long term disability plans are available to offset lost income due to an accident or illness.
Accident & Critical Care Insurance - Accident and critical care insurance is available to provide lump sum cash benefits as a result of experiencing a covered accident or critical illness.
401(k) Savings Plan - O’Reilly offers a 401(k) plan with company match.
Stock Purchase Plan - Team members may elect to purchase O’Reilly stock at a discounted price per share.
Employee Assistance Program - O’Reilly team members may seek services from the employee assistance program for a variety of personal needs including but not limited to counseling, legal, and financial assistance.
Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are available during the annual open enrollment.
Team Member Purchase Discounts - O’Reilly team members may purchase products sold by the company at a special discount. Discounts vary depending on the product.
Wellness - Throughout the year O’Reilly offers a variety of programs to help our team members improve their overall wellness.
Entitlements - Full time O’Reilly team members will be awarded vacation, sick and personal time based upon their years of services.
Holiday Pay - Eligible team members will receive six paid holidays plus a floating holiday each year.
Payroll Direct Deposit - Team members have the option to be paid through direct deposit or pay card.
Legal Services - Team members may elect to enroll in a legal services plan that provides access to a nationwide network of attorneys to assist with matters such as wills, bankruptcy, traffic tickets, divorces and much more.
Identity Theft Protection - O’Reilly also offers an Identity Theft plan that will monitor your credit and identify possible fraudulent activity.
O’Reilly Automotive intends to be the dominant supplier of auto parts in our market areas by offering our retail customers, professional installers, and jobbers the best combination of price and quality provided, along with the highest possible service level.
In order to accomplish this mission, O’Reilly will provide a benefit and compensation plan that will attract and keep the kind of people that will enable the company to reach its goals of growth and success.
O’Reilly Auto Parts intends to be the automotive aftermarket industry leader, and we realize that this goal can only be accomplished with the help of our team members. A philosophy has evolved within O’Reilly with regard to how team members are treated and how they treat others. We call this our “O’Reilly Culture” and it can be summed up by the following business philosophy:
The O’Reilly Culture...Our COMMITMENT to Our Customers and Our Team Members.
WE are ENTHUSIASTIC, HARDWORKING PROFESSIONALS who are DEDICATED to TEAMWORK, SAFETY, and EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. We will practice EXPENSE CONTROL while setting an example of RESPECT, HONESTY, and a WIN-WIN ATTITUDE in everything we do.
O’Reilly is full of successful career stories - people who started in entry level positions and with training, hard work, and dedication have moved up the career ladder. O’Reilly believes in a strong promote-from-within philosophy, encouraging you to grow your career along with the organization.
Our CEO, like a lot of O’Reilly leaders, started with the company on the ground floor. We have something not all companies can brag about - leaders who know the ins and outs of the company from having worked virtually every job.
We continue to be one of the fastest-growing companies in our industry with lots of opportunities for individual growth. Whether you are looking for a career path to run a store, manage a distribution center team, or climb the corporate ladder, O’Reilly has the opportunities you are searching for.
I work 7:30am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday with no weekends. I don't take lunches because they are a waste of my time. The company let me do it.