Large Dealerships
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AutoNation Ford Gulf FreewayHouston,Texas
AutoNation Ford Gulf Freeway

Dealership Group: AutoNation, Inc.

General Manager: Tania Eubanks

Full-time employees: 115

2014 new-vehicle sales: 2,997, up 7.3%

2014 used-vehicle sales: 1,878, up 8.9%

Cool perk: AutoNation associate night at local sporting events. Each associate may bring his or her family and enjoy an evening watching their local professional or semiprofessional team.

Employee benefit: The sales team has a "sell a car and pick a day off" program that allows for employees to have better control of their own schedules and better plan their business.

Eubanks on a change made in response to staff request: "The salespeople and service advisers wanted to be empowered to make decisions that will benefit the customer. Now, every salesperson and adviser has the power to spend up to $150 without management approval to make a customer happy. This has helped us create a more positive experience for the customers and also release some of the pressure that the salespeople and advisers have."