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Penske Automotive Group
Toyota of Bedford
Bedford , OH
Overall Rank for 2014: 93
General manager: Mike Burns
Full-time employees: 85
2013 new-vehicle sales: 1,571, up 10%
Cool perk: Halloween costume and pumpkin-carving contests
Burns on showing employees that they are valued: "Toyota of Bedford holds staff events which are purely designed to get our people together and have fun.
"Every level of management also meets with the employees who report to them, informally, on a regular basis.
"The open-door policy in this store is well-known and often used, and the respect between employees is consistent at all levels, regardless of position or tenure."
Burns on a change in response to staff requests: "We recognized a need for ongoing feedback from our employees and formed a committee which includes members of every department. The committee comes up with suggestions about future fun activities and employee engagement."