The company overall is a great company to work for. The industry is not and the company had to change to compete.
Lease and Sales Advisor (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 3 July 2012
A typical day would consist of calling clients interested in new or Pre Owned cars. Following up with clients in portfolio and keeping ahead of their lease maturities and the road forward is a daily duty. Meeting with new clients and going over financial options that best suit their needs and colaborating with our financila institution on programs is another one of my daily duties. I have gathered extensive knowledge in how to structure financials to fit within the institution`s guidelines. I work with a fairly young crowd and for the most part, co-workers that are passionate about the product. The hardest part of my position is "down time". The slow times are not easy as I need to be busy. The most enjoyable part of my position is to have a happy client, someone that absolutely trust you and seeing the smile on their face is priceless.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – London, ON – 18 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!
The busiest day is on Saturday. Not enough coverage/support/flexibility for the reception staff.
Lot Attendant/ (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 28 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.