Mini of Stevens Creek/AutoNation
Santa Clara , CA
Overall Rank for 2013: 67
General manager: James Cheatham
Full-time employees: 55
2012 new-vehicle sales: 1,214, up 27%
Benefit highlight: Monthly cookouts in which the managers cook for and serve the employees. During lunch, the general manager gathers everyone around, restates the dealership's mission, discusses progress and thanks everyone.
Cool perk: Dealership is pet friendly and has raised money for the local Humane Society.
Cheatham on opportunities for advancement: "We've had two porters take advantage of our mentoring program. One was promoted to a parts and accessories sales position, and the other was promoted to service loaner fleet coordinator."