Best Dealerships to Work for
Houston , TX
Overall Rank for 2014: 10
General manager: Irfan Siddiqui
Full-time employees: 60
2013 new-vehicle sales: 1,453, up 27%
Cool perk: Managers make sure employees have a normal five-day workweek so they can be focused when they are at work.
Siddiqui on changes in response to staff requests: "We changed the way we order Saturday lunches. It sounds minor, but we ask everyone for their dietary preferences from all departments and order accordingly and still manage to keep it under budget. It makes them feel appreciated and shows we care.
"We changed our policy of turning deals to other salespeople. Instead, our sales managers personally take turns with every customer regardless of if they are buying or not. Salespeople feel more confident and are not afraid of losing half deals; they will without hesitation ask me to take a turn on their deals knowing that we will do everything possible to sell a car."