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Volkswagen of Kearny Mesa

San Diego

#2 100 List Ranking

General manager

Steven Taylor

Full-time employees

65

2016 new-vehicle sales

1,009, down 11%

2016 used-vehicle sales

682, up 0.9%

Taylor on showing employees they are valued

"Once a month, we have employee appreciation day where we do such things as a barbecue, food trucks, ice cream truck. Once every two weeks, I will take three employees out to a nice lunch to get better acquainted."

Taylor on keeping employees engaged

"Constantly asking questions on what we as managers can do to help make them more proficient."

Taylor on a successful healthy living program

"Group 1 announced a great new benefit called My Life Check provided free of charge by our association with the American Heart Association. You complete a brief online survey and are provided with important information that can help you become more healthy."

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