Named one of Automotive News' Best Dealerships to Work For
For the fifth year in a row, DCH Montclair Acura has been named one of the “Best Dealerships to Work For” in the U.S. by Automotive News.
“The employees are very excited when this comes around every year; it’s something they take pride in,” said Tim Hlavenka, General Manager for the store.
This is the eighth year that Automotive News has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify dealerships in the U.S. that have excelled in creating great places to work. The program measured workplace satisfaction and talent retention through a confidential survey of employers and employees.
“Employee retention over the years has allowed us to create a true family atmosphere,” said Hlavenka. “With that, everyone really enjoys coming to work every day.”
Employing 65 local residents in sales, service and support, DCH Montclair Acura is part of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD)—the third largest automotive retailer in the U.S. and part of the Fortune 500 (#265 in 2019).
“Each dealership has its own unique way of establishing a positive culture,” said Bryan DeBoer, Lithia Motors, Inc. President and CEO.
That culture at DCH Montclair Acura includes ample incentives, work-life flexibility, opportunities for growth, and a fun environment.
“About a year ago, we all sat as a team to discuss how we can be flexible and offer less hours,” said Hlavenka. “We basically allowed the team to write their own schedule, keeping coverage requirements in mind. The team loved being a part of this exercise.”
In addition to being named one of the “Best Dealerships to Work For,” DCH Montclair Acura has won Precision Team Awards (2016-2018), Council of Excellence Awards (2013-2018), and a 2019 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer Award.