AutoNation Acura Gulf Freeway
League City , TX
Overall Rank for 2013:68
General manager: Randy Buisson
Full-time employees: 37
2012 new-vehicle sales: 645, up 34%
Benefit highlight: Each quarter, the Answer the Call Award recognizes employees for efforts that exceed their responsibilities. A monetary award is included.Cool perk:
Every year, the dealership participates in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's MDA Lock-Up to raise money for a child to be able to attend MDA camp for one month. The general manager agrees to be locked behind bars until the dealership raises enough money.
Buisson on changes in response to staff requests: "In the past, when our dealership won awards such as Dealership of Distinction from Acura we would have lunch brought in and we would eat in the showroom and celebrate our success. We wanted something that everyone's family could enjoy, so for the past few years we have had a party at my house with all the employees and their families on a Sunday. We cook hamburgers and crawfish, swim and have a DJ. Everyone looks forward to this every year."
Buisson on recruiting: "We participate in RecruitMilitary career fairs to attract veteran candidates. In addition, we host on-site job fairs at the dealership and have begun to recruit at universities and colleges to attract candidates outside the auto industry for sales jobs."