2015 Best Dealerships to Work For
 

'You take care of the client, so I take care of you'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Tommy Baker, owner of Baker Motor Co. of Charleston Inc., says his formula for success and keeping employees happy and productive is very simple. “I tell my people, 'You take care of the client so I take care of you.'”
MESSAGE RECEIVED

Winning dealerships work hard to ensure clear, open communications

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
One common feature of the stores on this year's list of the 100 Best Dealerships To Work For is great employee communication.

How the best dealerships surpass the good

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
By numerous measures, this year's 100 Best Dealerships To Work For surpass, in worker satisfaction and engagement, those dealerships that applied but...

Employees determine the customer's experience

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
In determining this year's Best Dealerships To Work For list, we surveyed more than 62,000 employees from over 740 dealerships to find out what they...

Shuffling the ranks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
With more dealerships competing to be named among the Best Dealerships To Work For, this year's list shows a considerable shuffling of who ranks...

Great perks by the Golden Gate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Jaguar-Land Rover-Volvo Marin, which does a brisk business supplying vehicles to the wealthy lovers of the great outdoors, also offers regular doses...

Store's success grows from Yark's culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Yark Automotive Group has a simple philosophy that extends to its seven stores, including Yark Alfa Romeo Fiat: hire the best people you can, treat...

Flexible schedules aim to keep stores strong

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
The automotive retail sector is gradually embracing a more flexible workweek.

Giving thought to giving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Finding a strategy for managing charitable giving is one of the most challenging tasks for those who already have their hands full selling and...

Creative compensation motivates staffers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Some of this year's Best Dealerships To Work For are crafting creative compensation plans to attract, retain and motivate employees.

Hiring nurse practitioner helped slash costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
To cut down on expensive emergency-room visits by employees' dependents, Don Chalmers Ford hired a nurse practitioner to run a clinic for the...

COOL PERKS

Best Dealerships To Work For serve up games, food, fun and even a chief happiness officer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Dealerships on this year's Best Dealerships To Work For list offer fun perks that range from generous to quirky.

Better boots on the ground and other attire advantages

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Audi Bedford is helping its employees put their best foot forward.

How dealerships turn green into green

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
It's common for dealerships to be active in local charities. Many pursue environmental initiatives.

The best dealerships take care of their own

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Several dealerships on this year's list of the Best Dealerships To Work For help employees during times of need.

When an open-door policy isn't enough

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
At the Best Dealerships To Work For, management goes far beyond the traditional but passive open-door policy.

FUN & FUNDRAISING

Best Dealerships To Work For photo contest

8:31 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
The Best Dealerships To Work For honorees submitted photos that show their community involvement.

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Motivation? Take me out to the (minor league) ballgame

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Taking the team out to the ballgame is a popular theme among dealerships on this year's Best Dealerships To Work For list.

Yark Alfa Romeo-Fiat
Yark Automotive Group
Faulkner Subaru Mechanicsburg
The Faulkner Organization
Yark Subaru
Yark Automotive Group
Greg May Chevrolet
Greg May Auto Group
Faulkner Subaru - Harrisburg
The Faulkner Organization
Bergstrom Kia of Appleton
Bergstrom Automotive
Bergstrom Volkswagen of Oshkosh
Bergstrom Automotive
Bergstrom Kia of Oshkosh
Bergstrom Automotive
Planet Subaru
Fiat-Alfa Romeo of Austin
Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships
Kemna Auto Center
Kemna Auto Group
AutoNation Chevrolet Galleria
AutoNation, Inc.
Faulkner Hyundai
The Faulkner Organization
Prime Hyundai Saco
Prime Motor Group
Greg May Honda
Greg May Auto Group
Land Rover North Dade
Warren Henry Auto Group
Land Rover South Dade
Warren Henry Auto Group
Audi Turnersville
Penske Automotive Group
Acura of Rochester
Garber Automotive Group
Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines
Lithia Motors
Maguire Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram-Fiat
Maguire Family of Dealerships
AutoNation Buick-GMC West
AutoNation, Inc.
Dave Wright Nissan-Subaru
Porsche of North Houston
IndiGO Auto Group
Mini of Ontario
Penske Automotive Group
Land Rover Fort Lauderdale
AutoNation, Inc.
Niello Maserati-Fiat
The Niello Company
Faulkner Dodge-Ram
The Faulkner Organization
Yark BMW
Yark Automotive Group
Chevrolet of Fayetteville
Penske Automotive Group
Niello Porsche
The Niello Company
Porsche of Beachwood
Penske Automotive Group
Pritchard Auto Company
Pritchard Family Auto Stores
Yark Chevrolet
Yark Automotive Group
AutoNation Hyundai Corpus Christi
AutoNation, Inc.
Mini of Marin
Penske Automotive Group
Kelly Volkswagen
Kelly Automotive Group
AutoNation Acura Gulf Freeway
AutoNation, Inc.
Bergstrom Mini of the Fox Valley
Bergstrom Automotive
Carbone Subaru
Carbone Auto Group
Warren Henry Jaguar
Warren Henry Auto Group
Jaguar-Land Rover-Volvo Marin
Price Simms Auto Group
Patriot Subaru of Saco
Landers Chevrolet
Penske Automotive Group
Royal Palm Nissan
Penske Automotive Group
Terry Lee Honda
Terry Lee Companies
AutoNation Honda South Corpus Christi
AutoNation, Inc.
Friendship Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram of Bristol
The Friendship Family of Dealerships
Friendship Hyundai of Johnson City
The Friendship Family of Dealerships
Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise
Larry H. Miller Dealerships
Murphy Ford
Garber Chevrolet
Garber Automotive Group
Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield
Price Simms Auto Group
AutoNation Chevrolet Amarillo
AutoNation, Inc.
Jim Hudson Lexus
Jim Hudson Automotive Group
AutoNation Mitsubishi
AutoNation,Inc.
Bergstrom Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac of Oshkosh
Bergstrom Automotive
Kunes Country Ford-Lincoln of Delavan
Kunes Country Auto Group
Faulkner Nissan - Harrisburg
The Faulkner Organization
DCH Millburn Audi
DCH/Lithia Motors
Bergstrom Chevrolet of Milwaukee
Bergstrom Automotive
DCH Tustin Acura
DCH/Lithia Motors
Niello Mini
The Niello Company
Royal Palm Mazda
Penske Automotive Group
Prime Ford Saco
Prime Motor Group
Maguire Ford-Lincoln-Nissan
Maguire Family of Dealerships
Audi Bedford
Penske Automotive Group
Kunes Country Chevrolet-Cadillac of Delavan
Kunes Country Auto Group
DCH Montclair Acura
DCH/Lithia Motors
Garber Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram
Garber Automotive Group
Kelly Infiniti
Kelly Automotive Group
Kunes Country Ford of Antioch
Kunes Country Auto Group
Friendship Ford-Volvo of Bristol
The Friendship Family of Dealerships
Bergstrom Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram-Fiat of Kaukauna
Bergstrom Automotive
Doral Buick-GMC
Garber Automotive Group
Faulkner Honda
The Faulkner Organization
Landers Ford
Penske Automotive Group
Audi Mentor
Penske Automotive Group
Tri-Lakes Motors
RML Automotive
Mike Basil Toyota

Why employees love working for dealer Tommy Baker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015
Former Marine Tommy Baker has a simple message to his dealership employees: "You take care of the clients, and I'll take care of you."

Hillside Honda rewards: Paid vacations, Rolex watches, family atmosphere

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Thirty is a special number at Hillside Honda in New York City. Sales staffers who sell 30 rides a month get a $1,000 paid vacation and three extra days off. And 30-year employees receive an engraved Rolex timepiece.
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