Penske Automotive Group
Lexus of Edison
Edison , NJ
Overall Rank for 2017: 6
Rank based on Dealership size (Medium): 4
2016 new-vehicle sales
1,449, down 5.5%
2016 used-vehicle sales
773, up 1.2%
DiMaio on showing employees they are valued
"Lexus of Edison has regular employee appreciation events such as bowling night, ice cream day and employee massage day. Management often rewards the team with group dinners at upscale restaurants when objectives are achieved. One of our biggest events is the annual Six Flags family trip. The company pays for the employee and their family to spend a day at the amusement park."
DiMaio on keeping employees engaged
"Management sets monthly goals for all employees. Spiffs and bonuses are offered on a monthly basis. The dealership names an employee of the month, and he/she is recognized internally and rewarded with a special parking space and prize. Ideas are encouraged to be shared with management and are often implemented, and employees are given recognition for a job well done. Lexus of Edison often promotes charity events along with customer appreciation events, which keep our employees motivated, engaged and customer-focused."
DiMaio on a successful healthy living program
"Penske Automotive promotes a healthy lifestyle by offering reduced cost on health benefits for participating employees. We also offer [a health savings account] program which provides our employees the ability to save money for health expenses tax-free. Every year, Lexus of Edison has a "biggest loser" contest, and the top three employees win a cash prize."
DiMaio on attracting employees
"We offer signing-bonus programs for certain positions. We regularly recruit entry-level employees who are fresh out of school. We provide free training on a dealer and manufacturer level. Penske Automotive Group offers full benefits, competitive pay, paid vacation time/holidays and a 401(k) program."