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Hendrick Automotive Group
Chapel Hill , NC
Overall Rank for 2014: 78
General manager: Joshua Vaughn
Full-time employees: 77
2013 new-vehicle sales: 616, up 17%
Cool perk: Monthly raffles for free tickets to local collegiate and professional sporting events, concerts, comedy shows and Broadway series plays and musicals.
Vaughn on showing employees that they are valued: "This year, we had all employees and their significant others to my house for a celebration evening where I cooked for them. A home-cooked meal really shows the love.
"Also, we do all kinds of fun events throughout the year outside of work, such as driving race cars at the track, a boating day on the lake and shooting sporting clays."
Vaughn on a change in response to staff requests: "At our employees' request, we are now making specific team ambassadors both CPR and [automated external defibrillator] certified. Performance has already had one employee save another's life this year."