2013 Best Dealerships to Work For
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Dealers look beyond auto industry for staffers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Dan Kurtz often browses in cellphone stores --- but not for phones. As the technology in vehicles advances, Kurtz, executive manager of Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights, Ill., needs to hire tech-savvy salespeople.
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More small dealerships make this year's list
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

This year's list of the 100 Best Dealerships To Work For has more small dealerships than last year's list: 42 this year, up from 31 in 2012. The number of large dealershi ...

 

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Stores are in the running for employee health
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

To 16 Porsche of Beachwood employees, a marathon is more than a 14-hour workday. Those employees entered the full marathon, half-marathon or 10-kilometer run when the Cle ...

 

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What makes dealership employees want to go above and beyond?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

At the Best Dealerships To Work For, employees are engaged. Engaged employees go the extra mile. They feel a personal stake in their company's success. They don't just pu ...

 

28 dealerships repeat on this year's list
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Here are this year's repeat dealerships, those that qualified as the Best Dealerships To Work For this year and in 2012. It's a surprisingly short list: just 28 stores. ...

 

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Revamped culture pays off for Warren Henry Infiniti
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Larry Zinn's four years of overhauling the culture at Warren Henry Infiniti in Miami into a pleasant, fast-paced and transparent workplace is paying dividends. Warren Hen ...

 

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At Yark dealerships, family time comes first
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

At Yark Automotive Group, family time often takes precedence over selling cars. New employees at the company, which operates six dealerships in Toledo, Ohio, are told to ...

 

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Want committed employees? Treat them well, employee survey says
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

In the automotive sales world, drivers are potential customers. In my world of workplace research, drivers have a completely different meaning. ...

 

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This year's No. 1 dealership is 'not just a place to work'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

When an employee at Friendship Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram of Bristol needed help paying for a medical procedure, other dealership employees stepped up to help her cover the ...

 

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Oregon store focuses on family-centered culture
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Josh Christenson, a lot attendant at Capitol Cadillac-Chevrolet-Subaru in Salem, Ore., wants to become a firefighter and emergency medical technician. He needs flexible h ...

 

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Once hired, many never leave Jaguar store
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Darren Henry Jaguar in Miami has been Mike Berger's sole employer for his entire adult life. Berger's father worked at the dealership, and helped his high school son land ...

 

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And in this corner, the defending champion
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

It's tough to be the defending champion. Mike Cuzzo, general manager of Jaguar Plano in Plano, Texas, used being No. 1 as a rallying cry for his troops after the dealersh ...

 

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At Subaru store, leaders are grown from within
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Patriot Subaru in Saco, Maine, has its own culture, to say the least. There is a gym in the basement and an organic garden out back. You see recycling bins, not trash can ...

 

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These stores relieve staffers' aches and pains
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Les Lutz doesn't mind if his employees lie down on the job every now and then. And if they cop a few Z's in the process, well, that's OK, too. In fact, the owner of Extre ...

 

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Dealer: Happy workers mean happy customers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Dealer Brian Kelly firmly believes that good will flows downhill. It's the underlying philosophy at each of his eight dealerships in Massachusetts. It's also the reason t ...

 

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At Baker Motor Co., training is key to growth
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Tommy Baker, an ex-Marine and graduate of The Citadel military college, is big on training. The CEO and founder of Baker Motor Co. says his 250 employees at 11 franchises ...

 

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Promoting from within is key for Mini store
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Mini of Peabody in suburban Boston believes in moving employees up the ladder. Its top four managers started in entry positions. "The company is good at promoting from wi ...

 

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Indiana Honda dealer's commitment to diversity attracts female employees
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Julie Janssen manages Internet operations and marketing at Terry Lee Honda near Indianapolis. She also is a mother of four. Fortunately for Janssen, her job offers a flex ...

 

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Texas dealership steers clear of long workweeks
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

Upon retiring from the Army after tours in Iraq and Germany, Greg Milner was looking for a job that would allow him to spend more time with his family. And he found one a ...

 

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The schoolteacher who became Cadillac Kate
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

The challenges, and rewards, of finding and recruiting women for work in dealerships are not new. Consider the case of "Cadillac Kate" Sullivan. Sullivan, 63, was a schoo ...

 

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Some stores see being pet-friendly as a plus
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17

The Saco, Maine, dealership is one of a handful of dog-friendly stores around the country. The job titles on the store's Web site for Colby, Subie and Licorice aren't pos ...

 

 
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