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Used Car Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CA12 July 2013
A day at BMW starts out with me going into my inventory log to see what vehicle are still in stock and how many days they are in inventory. Then, I proceed to the accounting screen to see how much each vehicle has costed the dealership to make sure that is does not put us in the negative for profits. After, I login to the pricing screen to adjust prices properly to attract the consumers with the best service and prices around. Finally, depending on what day of the week I log into the auction sites to preview vehicles and do research to make sure the cost is low to be able to provide my manager with the proper information so that there is profit for the dealership after service is done. Working here I have learned proper time management, multi-tasker, efficient, fast, detail oriented, and budget efficient. It is nice leaving a company where management always ask you will you ever come back. Management at BMW really knows how to work with employees when stuck, or need the proper guidelines when seeming lost. My coworkers are the best part of the dealership because they make coming to work that much exciting. They are all energized and ready to work as a team when needing the help. The hardest part of the job is the long summer heat waves when I am outside adjusting inventory prices.
Pros
Great environment, fast pace, efficient, great hours, great knowledge
Cons
Hot summers outside
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Receptionist (Former Employee) –  London, ON18 April 2018
I enjoyed my time at BMW. My training was not ideal. I joined the team during a dealership renovation. My schedule was changed to include Saturday's after 5 months. I wasn't asked. Just told I was now on the Saturday schedule. That didn't work for me and my family. I stayed and worked a few Saturday's for them until they hired a new receptionist. Then, I worked casual hours and on call thru the summer months to help them out. They hired and trained a new person and she walked out on them. So,I stayed for a few more weeks until they re-hired yet another girl. I finished my position after that.

The management team were great to work with. I appreciated their efforts to keep me on staff.

They needed a fulltime receptionist to work a schedule that included every Saturday. I had accepted the position for Mon to Fri (with the understanding that I would be available to cover vacation time that included a Saturday shift - once in a while) I don't think it was handled very professionally or properly. But they did make an effort to arrange an alternative work arrangement. Until they were settled.

It was otherwise a very good experience. Nice cars!
Pros
Fun enviroment.
Cons
The busiest day is on Saturday. Not enough coverage/support/flexibility for the reception staff.
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Bad place to work
Lot Attendant/ (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC28 February 2018
Being a lot attendant at BMW was terrible, I highly reccomend not to work here. You get treated like your worth nothing. Tasks you have to do in a typical day to what you get paid for isnt worth it. Management is terrible, they could care less about you.
Pros
Look at nice cars
Cons
long hours, bad management, bad pay
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