Carbone Auto Group
Troy , NY
Overall Rank for 2016:100
Rank based on Dealership size (Medium):40
Carbone Auto Group (acquired by Lithia Motors in September)
2015 new-vehicle sales
1,442, up 33%
2015 used-vehicle sales
841, up 18%
Comprehensive wellness program. The Boomerang fitness device employees use pairs to the web-based Sonic Boom Wellness program platform to track activity including meals, exercise, sleep and other habits. The dealership offers a significant discount on a yearly gym membership that includes classes and personal training -- the $325 membership costs employees $50.
CEO Enessa Carbone on showing employees they are valued
"We make it a priority to show our appreciation for our employees in every way possible. From lavish holiday parties, family picnics, holiday giveaways, employee of the quarter and employee of the year programs, and even giving gifts to our employees who remain loyal throughout the years, our employees are handsomely rewarded. When an employee hits a milestone anniversary, they are rewarded based on their tenure. Employees are entitled to rewards ranging from gift certificates for dinner at local establishments, travel vouchers and even Rolex watches."
Alex Carbone on keeping employees engaged
"We make it a point to know our employees by name and treat them as family throughout the organization, from senior management to co-workers. It gives them a sense of ownership and accountability. We not only have a strong open-door policy throughout the company, we give our employees a voice. When employees feel like they are heard, they can focus on meeting and exceeding goals."