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Old 10-04-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default Who works at Patrick Subaru?

I saw an advertisement saying they are hiring so I put in my resume just to see what would happen. Unfortunately, I have no experience as a sales representative. But, I have always held retail jobs if that means anything! I figured if the right person came along they'd be willing to offer the training. I didn't write about my passion/interest for the Subaru brand because I don't want to sound like a dreamer, haha.

Well, if any of you are or were employed their I'm curious to know how you like or even dislike it.

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Old 10-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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I was hired b/c I worked with them on Scoobies for Boobies '08 and they they liked me.

They hired non-sales guys when I was working there. If they like you, they will train you.

I enjoyed working there. Wasn't the industry I wanted a career in.

Good luck!
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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I don't want to make a career out of it either. But, the job is definitely something interesting that I'd like to do while attending college. Most companies are looking for full time employees and it's hard to make over 32 hours as a student. Also, I don't have the strongest resume for the job at only 19 years old and lacking experience in that area.

I was asked by a local stealership who specializes in Subaru's to work for them because I knew more about the cars than the sales man. But, I couldn't bring myself to sell cars that I know are worthless, abused, and just plain crap. So I turned down the position. They spend so much money on paint when the real problem is the head gasket, valve stem seals, differential, spark plugs, etc.... Every car I happen to stop by and check on their lot has a wet differential, blows white smoke on startup, wet oil pan, no timing belt info, weak clutch, etc... And yet they all have new paint and detailed inside and out. Well I guess looks sell.

Where I work now pays great for the hours/type of work but their isn't room to make much more than where I'm at. I usually average $25/hour and sometimes up to $50+per hour (salaried) but at the end of the week I'm still only making $320-350 (before taxes) depending on the work load. Hopefully Patrick comes through and gives me a call!

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
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Your schedule isn't dealer sales friendly if your a student. Just putting it out there.

Maybe BDC would be something to consider, too.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:19 AM   #5
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All my classes are at 4pm 3 days a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays. It's not the greatest schedule but I think it could be worked out. BDC wouldn't be bad and I'd get my foot in the door!
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:11 AM   #6
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...I was asked by a local stealership...
I hope they don't have anyone on these forums because dealerships don't like being called stealerships.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #7
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You'd understand if you knew the place I'm talking about lol. Look up Sullivan's Auto Sales in Sturbridge, MA. Patrick on the other hand... I've pretty good things about them more recently. I had a friend who tried buying an STi there 1.5 years ago and he claimed to have a bad experience with the sales rep but other than that, everyone I know who has shopped their has liked it. I'm more familiar with their Saab/VW dealership in Auburn. I know the service manager well.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:02 PM   #8
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Do you like long hours?
Do you have questionable morals?
Do you have a few snazzy suits?
Do you like making money?
Do you do well in a cut-throat environment?
Do you know squat about cars?

If you answered 'no' to five or all the above questions, you'd make a lousy car salesman.
If you answered 'yes' to 2-3 questions, you'd be a lousy car salesman for 2 months, then you'd be an unemployed car salesman.
If you answered 'yes' to 4-5 questions, you'd be a good car salesman.
If you answered 'yes' to all the above, you'd be a great car salesman.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:32 PM   #9
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Do you like long hours?
Do you have questionable morals?
Do you have a few snazzy suits?
Do you like making money?
Do you do well in a cut-throat environment?
Do you know squat about cars?

If you answered 'no' to five or all the above questions, you'd make a lousy car salesman.
If you answered 'yes' to 2-3 questions, you'd be a lousy car salesman for 2 months, then you'd be an unemployed car salesman.
If you answered 'yes' to 4-5 questions, you'd be a good car salesman.
If you answered 'yes' to all the above, you'd be a great car salesman.
No, no, no, yes, yes, yes.
I think I'd do decent at a dealership. At least well enough to stay employed. If fired you just walk cross the street and work for the neighboring dealership haha. My honesty may get in the way of selling cars is what my family says. I should try where I bought my car. I went to school with the owners daughter and church with the finance manager. They were very casual and easy going ob me but, I knew exactly what I wanted so the they didn't even try to show me anything else but, they did let me test the 08 WRX on the lot haha.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:35 AM   #10
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^ I'm the Office Manager for Patrick Subaru and I love it here! Honestly, dealerships get a bad rap no matter what - someone is always unhappy about something. Having worked for a few diff dealers in this area I can say that the Sales people here aren't cut throat or wearing snazzy suits. They are real people with real lives and are for the most part are good people. I think the Patrick's are great to work for and I have no complaints, also my husband is a tech here and he has no complaints either.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:49 PM   #11
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I loved the sales and service staff. The office staff was a bunch of bitches.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:58 PM   #12
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not any worse than that hooker Sarah in the BDC
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:15 PM   #13
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Where's patrick subaru?
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:41 PM   #14
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not any worse than that hooker Sarah in the BDC
I never had a thing with employees. Lisa is top hooker. Heather is a close 2nd.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:53 PM   #15
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Where's patrick subaru?
Shrewsbury/Worcester area?
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:39 PM   #16
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Help me out with an office job there if anything opens up, I work in retail now and it kinda bites! Sales probably won't be my niche but I'd give it go with everything I've got if the opportunity comes up!

You girls seem to enjoy your job haha. Thanks for the input about the place. I'll be sure to send a message over when I'm looking for my next Subie!
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:18 PM   #17
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Do you like long hours?
Do you have questionable morals?
Do you have a few snazzy suits?
Do you like making money?
Do you do well in a cut-throat environment?
Do you know squat about cars?

If you answered 'no' to five or all the above questions, you'd make a lousy car salesman.
If you answered 'yes' to 2-3 questions, you'd be a lousy car salesman for 2 months, then you'd be an unemployed car salesman.
If you answered 'yes' to 4-5 questions, you'd be a good car salesman.
If you answered 'yes' to all the above, you'd be a great car salesman.
That's a bunch of crap. Snazzy suits are old school. Catch up, man.....



I was just at Patrick over the weekend buying parts. We have the wife's car serviced there too. I've had no issues with them at all.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:52 PM   #18
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All the dealerships I've recently been to I've seen their sales reps dress like the employes of certain retail stores like American Eagle, Hollister, etc... (minus the flip-flops lol) when I was car shopping. Suits are starting to become less popular at car lots, probably because they can be intimidating to some buyers and a more casual dress code makes buyers feel more comfortable.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #19
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I work at Balise in warwick, we used to have a bad rep for our shady management but 6 months ago they cleaned house hired a new gm and gsm and fi manager. Also they hired a new bdc manager "this guy" haha. but yeah the hours are tough the pay is decent and the people we have here are friendly professional and in the 5 months most of us have been together we have become a family. Another way to check a dealers rep is to go on dealerrater.com and see what people are saying about them.

Lastly no one wears tacky suits anymore its all business casual.
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