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Phoenix , AZ
Overall Rank for 2014: 89
Brands: Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter
Dealer: Werner Schumacher
Full-time employees: 166
2013 new-vehicle sales: 2,278, up 19%
Cool perk: Sales department closes at 7 p.m.
General Manager Kevin Steele on recruiting college graduates: "One of our initiatives this year was look at our entry-level wages, and in many cases, we increased those wages 20 to 30 percent in order to expand our attraction to college graduates."
Steele on change in response to staff requests: "Some employees mentioned in an internal survey that they would like to be eligible for the Mercedes-Benz Master Lease Program. This was not a program the dealership participated in for various reasons, however, it was important to our employees to be able to take advantage of lease offers through Mercedes-Benz with this program if they become master certified. So we now pay a certain amount monthly toward lease payments of certain cars in our fleet so our employees can participate in this program."