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Penske Automotive Group
Benton , AR
Overall Rank for 2014: 57
General manager: Tim Hall
Full-time employees: 53
2013 new-vehicle sales: 759, up 18%
Cool perk: Annual rally during which employees are recognized for their service. The event includes breakfast as well as opportunities to win prizes such as cash, TVs and iPads.
Hall on showing employees that they are valued: "We have created a dealer council with our employees. Council members are from all departments. The group meets once a month to discuss employee benefits and establish goals for departments and staff."
Hall on changes in response to staff requests: "The dealership will pay half of the employee's dues at a local health and fitness center. We also added a monthly meeting for all new employees and their family members where we answer questions about our organization, employee benefits and 401(k). The dealership has goals for each department, and when a department reaches a goal, the employees are treated to lunch or dinner. This has created a great work environment for each department."