Mike Shaw Automotive Group
Honda of Slidell
Slidell , LA
Overall Rank for 2013: 32
Dealer: Mike Shaw
Full-time employees: 37
2012 new-vehicle sales: 713, up 38%
Benefit highlight: Tickets to cultural and sporting events and dinner for employee and spouse are given for merit service.
Cool perk: Annual crawfish boil with all employees. Lunch that day is 250 pounds of spicy Louisiana crawfish, potatoes, sausage and corn.
General Manager Ken Lobert on showing employees that they are valued: "The first Friday of every month we have an afternoon gathering where we buy ice cream and a birthday cake for all employees and celebrate those whose birthday is that month. We pass out anniversary cards with a handwritten note by the dealer principal to those who celebrate their employment anniversary that month. Each card contains one gold dollar to signify each year of employment. We hand out door prizes and announce the employee of the month as selected by the other employees. The employee of the month receives a $50 gift card, preferred parking for the coming month, a complimentary vehicle detail and a plaque."