Penske Automotive Group
Volkswagen North Scottsdale
Phoenix , AZ
Overall Rank for 2013: 47
General manager: Chris Powell
Full-time employees: 59
2012 new-vehicle sales: 936, up 14%
Benefit highlight: Free lunch on Saturdays
Cool perk: Employees may wear shorts and athletic shoes on hot weekends.
Powell on showing employees that they are valued: "Decisions are made with everyone's input and involvement. We have a transparent business model, sharing successes as well as challenges with our people. We spend time with everyone so we know what they have going on at work and outside of work."
Powell on changes in response to staff requests: "We added a second golf cart, new computers with bigger monitors and eliminated bell-to-bell shifts for sales."