Advance Auto Parts Inc. Layoffs

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Advance is Walmart of customer service

Customer made a comment the other day after about 15 minutes waiting to pay for a quart of oil. Advance is just like Walmart all of these cash registers but yet only one person waiting on customers and yall don't even have a self checkout. I said... read more

No Help = Lost Sales

How can a DM continue to cut help but then ask why we are losing sales? Oh because he is another genius that Advance hired that has never run a store in his life but he knows it all.

Free parts delivery

Advance has already lost so many commercial customers the only way they could make a comeback would be to offer free parts delivered yesterday with lifetime warranties and cases of brake clean , quarts of brake fluid, and cases of Coolant included as... read more

No future

There is no future plans. Add CEO who knows Chips. cuts people. Only a matter of time before this company folds. NAPA is stronger and better parts. Delivery is slow. Wait for it. Wait for it. Customer walks.

Time to go

Advance Auto Parts does not care about people. Time to look. Do not get stuck waiting for a lie to unfold.

AAP never cared about commercial business

Advance has never cared about commercial business and never will. They are perfectly content selling Betty Boop keychains and Tinkerbell floormats because they can make 1000% on them. Since the buyout, all AAP has done is completely destroy the CQ... read more

Special Pay Program

Heard the CQ cams are being paid as much as 2.5 X the base pay as entry level cams. Why the discrepancy for the same job???

CARQUEST Pride vs. Advance

Ever notice how the people that came from CARQUEST speak about their former company with pride? Those guys had careers and did whatever necessary to be successful and attain goals, yet have fun in the process. Their annual turnover rate was never... read more

CQ locations

All CQ locations will be closed as leases expire. The PC term is “consolidated”but the end result is the same. The CQ customers overall do not transition to an AAP location and the sales are lost to competitors. This has and will continue nationwide.

Raleigh Offices

Looks like the Raleigh offices are moving to another location in the Raleigh area. Either the lease is up and the Sloan’s will not renew, but more likely the continuation of eliminating all people and places formerly associated with CQ/GPI. Maybe AAP... read more

New wave of Layoffs in Raleigh

Several long-time, high-quality CQ employees were let go on Friday and a few others quit. So much for knowledgeable teammates on the professional team.

Worldquest in Houston

Anyone know if it is officially open? I don't live anywhere near Houston, just curious how things are going there.

How many people are looking for another job?

Curious to learn how many people are already looking for a new job outside of AAP? The situation has become so bad that I can't imagine there are many employees who are actually happy with their jobs right now. Actually, I'm thinking everybody is so... read more

Time to reINVEST, too.

"While the S&P 500 rose 19% for the year, O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) ended 2017 almost 14% below where it started. AutoZone (AZO) fell 10%, and Advance Auto Parts (AAP) tanked 41%." "AutoZone is No. 1 in the number of stores with roughly 5,465... read more

Time to reinvent !

Hello, I retired as the owner of a successful retail distribution company several years ago. We generated millions of dollars in sales and supplied the large box stores with top notch service . I decided to come out of retirement and seek part time... read more

Another Pepsi-FritoLay exec?

Just when you think Mr. Potato Head has finally gotten the idea that delivering auto parts in a highly competitive environment to demanding customers that all expect hot-shot deliveries is NOT the same as delivering cartons of Doritos to a... read more

CPP 2018 Bonus plan?

Can anyone elaborate on what the 2018 CPP bonus plan is? Obviously it’s not on starting line and my CPP made bonus last period solely on DIFM sales, SPH was taken out of the equation. Well this period he has received 0 bonus communication even though... read more

Advance Frauds

Advance Frauds

advance all about stock

Advance has forgotten about its people and customers. it is all about wall street. Closing stores to come to make more money. CEO a millionaire, making money off poor.

Workers have had enough

The way Advance treats it's employees is as bad as any other low end retailer, no loyalty given, no loyalty gained. This company is scrambling to keep it's head above water by stepping on the heads of the working stiffs, and the workers have had... read more

Subprime 60 Day Late Worse than 2008-09

If the economy is "Booming!" why are more people defaulting on their car loans than at the worst of the recession? Hint: Because the economy is not booming, despite what the talking head on TV says. A credit bubble is not an economy, and now it's... read more

Commercial Account Managers

What a joke! They won't even go out and write a stock order for customers that are stocking dealers. Advance's definition of commercial business is supplying the local Quik Lube with a filter every now and then for an odd ball car that they don't... read more

Buying competition vs being competitive

Advance does a great job "buying" the competition vs being competitive thinking this is how to make more sales and be #1, however their inability to understand commercial business has taken its toll. Paying Billions of dollars to buy CARQUEST as a... read more

Advance buys CARQUEST

4 1/2 years into the purchase of CARQUEST and these MORONS still don't have a clue about the commercial business. They have turn the CARQUEST name into crap. All you got from DM'S up is a bunch of yes men who probably sit down when they go to the... read more

Innovation garage

That horseshit provides an in-depth look at the employee mindset at AAP. Employees are submitting retarded ideas. Corporate suits are worried sick over the newest acronym on the spreadsheet. Keep it simple, stupid. It all boils down to part... read more

Mississippi distribution center is closing

Is anybody surprised by the news that Mississippi distribution center is closing? I feel sorry for the nearly 300 folks who'll lose their jobs, but as AAP goes, this is now business as usual. It's more than clear that it's only a matter of time... read more

Low end employees

When a company is only willing to offer minimum wage part time positions, they are going to attract low end employees. Advance not doing back ground checks or drug tests anymore was a clear sign the company was only looking to save payroll dollars... read more

What's Up With This?

When emailing earlier I noticed something weird. After the persons email address is has their title, well, I noticed that there are now GM, GM I, GM II, and GM III designations. What does that mean? I would assume it's tied to pay grade but why make... read more

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