Kot Auto Group Careers and Employment
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- CEOJohn Kot
- Company size201 to 500
- IndustryMotor Vehicle Dealers
- Headquarters1638 Cary Rd Kelowna, BC...
The Kot Auto Group is a family-run automotive group that has been operating in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Okanagan since 2011. The company encourages growth from within and values its employees and the vendors it does business with.
As a fast-growing family-run automotive company on the West Coast of the country, Kot Auto Group's locations stretches from Kelowna, Penticton, Victoria, Nanaimo, all the way to Maple Ridge, B.C.
John Kot, the Founder & President, started his journey in the automotive industry selling cars at the age of 17, working during the harvest off season in Weyburn, SK. He found he was much better at the automotive industry than he was farming, and therefore continued down that path! He started selling cars at Barber Motors, and his small-town attitude has stayed with him. John married his High School sweetheart Trina at the age of 19. She has become instrumental in the growth of the company over the years.
John had several senior management positions over the 17 years he worked in Edmonton. In 2010 he moved with his family to the Okanagan, acquiring the family's first dealership, Kelowna Hyundai in November of 2011! Throughout the growth of Kot Auto Group, John has been proud to be able to put family first and build a family-owned and operated business he can be proud of.
True to the company's ethos, John and Trina's eldest son, Brandon, acts as the General Manager at Victoria Hyundai, Woodgrove Chrysler and the Vice-President for the group. Jordan, the second son, is the General Manager at Kelowna Kia, Buy Direct Truck Centre, and the Vice-President of the group. Janessa, the only daughter, is the Director of Finance for the whole group.
We have a great working atmosphere here. Co-workers and colleagues are very friendly and get along well. Initiative & Effort are recognised and rewarded.
I enjoy coming to work every day at Kelowna Hyundai. The management and ownership is constantly present. The expectations are high and if a commitment is made lots can be learned. The work environment is competitive and has room for advancement.
Good environment and great opportunities - long period of mentorship and always able to ask for help from Management and other stores in the group...
If you are looking for a fun, team orientated, exciting and rewarding job, look no further. This team is a blast to work with. We have a massive data base and have served the community for 10+ years. I wouldn't consider working anywhere else!
I've been employed by the Kot Auto group for close to 3 years now, but 4 total at Kelowna Kia. After KAG acquired Kelowna Kia, we were all a little nervous how the new management would be, but I stuck it out and couldn't be happier. A typical day for me is connecting with clients who are in the market for a new vehicle, prospecting for potential customers and building long-lasting relationships with a personal touch. Many days work does not feel like work, as I get along with everyone here, and we'll go out for dinner or drinks often, the culture is unmatched. The hardest part is just the overall time required, but compared to other well-paid professionals, it's very reasonable, you're compensated well. Management here has fostered a winning culture and a great environment to work in that makes the work-day feel much shorter than it is. I'd highly recommend finding a position within the company.
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