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Friendship Hyundai of Johnson City
Johnson City , TN
Overall Rank for 2014: 39
Dealer: Mitch Walters
Full-time employees: 48
2013 new-vehicle sales: 545, up 20%
Cool perk: Friendship pays a portion of employees' gym memberships and also reimburses them for the cost of tobacco cessation or weight loss programs. The Friendship Fitness Clubs program pays for employees to be engaged in physical activities such as basketball, football, softball, golf, rock climbing and water rafting.
General Manager Dustin Walters on recruiting and retaining college graduates: "Friendship is flexible with our college students' schedules and realizes how important education is. Friendship has a tuition assistance program that helps pay a portion of our college students' fees -- young and old college students are always encouraged to continue their education. Friendship always pays considerably above minimum wage, and raises are given often to college students. We would love to keep them in the Friendship family forever."
Walters on showing employees that they are valued: "Employees of the month earn a parking spot by the front door for an entire month along with dinner with the owner and me."