Park Palace Dealerships
Park Place Lexus Grapevine
Grapevine , TX
Overall Rank for 2013: 81
Dealer: Kenneth Schnitzer
Full-time employees: 199
2012 new-vehicle sales: 2,279, up 10%
Benefit highlight: Master Lease Program recognizes Lexus Master Certified employees by providing $400 a month, minus taxes, toward the lease of a new or used Lexus through Lexus Financial Services. Lexus contributes $200 and Park Place Lexus Grapevine matches the amount.
Cool perk: Annual awards dinner includes music, food and prizes.
General Manger Gary Venner on opportunities for advancement: "We have had several valets promoted to client-facing positions. We have an assistant service manager training class, and have had six people who took the class promoted to that position. We have not hired an assistant service manager from outside in three years -- all came from this class."
Sherry Miller, human resources vice president, on ensuring that employees are paid fairly: "HR does pay reviews so we have a scale by position of low/medium/high."