For the third consecutive year, Park Place Dealerships is honored to be named in the Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places To Work. With more than 1400 members, Park Place took the number 4 spot in the large company category for the second year in a row, up from the number 5 spot in 2010.
This year’s field included 276 companies who agreed to participate, with surveys being sent to more than 120,000 employees. The results of those surveys make up the scoring system for the Top 100 list, and give great insight as to what it is like to work for each company on the list.
Park Place Dealerships is built upon a foundation of dedicated and talented members, who strive every day to work as a team, serving our clients and helping the organization grow as a whole.
If you are looking for an exciting career with a great team of devoted individuals in one of the top companies to work for in the DFW area, browse our current job listings on our careers site at Jobs.ParkPlaceTexas.com!
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On Wednesday October 17th, 2012, during an evening ceremony at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago, Automotive news announced the rankings for their “100 Best Dealerships To Work For.” We are honored to say that not only was Park Place on that list, but Park Place Jaguar Plano landed at number one!
Since welcoming the Jaguar Plano dealership into the Park Place family, there have been drastic changes in the way the dealership looks, feels, and most importantly, how it operates. As you walk through the dealership, you will meet an incredible team of Park Place Members who are devoted to serving our clients with the utmost in care and integrity, with a focus on our continuous goal of being “Experts in Excellence”. Everyone knows that there are a lot of moving parts to make a client’s experience outstanding, from the moment they pick up the phone to talk with us or walk into the dealership, to the time they leave with a smile, and this award is an astounding testament to the fact that providing an excellent experience cannot be achieved without stringent hiring practices, training, and guidance that allows a team to work as a whole towards a common goal.
To be known as the number one dealership to work for in the country is truly an amazing accomplishment for us and we are thankful for the team that helps us achieve it every day. In the words of Park Place Dealerships’ Founder and Chairman, Kenneth Schnitzer, “You can have the prettiest buildings in the world and the best cars in the world, but if you don’t have people who are knowledgeable and well trained to deliver outstanding client service, then you’re wasting your time.”
We are so proud to receive this recognition, and hope that you will visit us at Park Place Jaguar Plano to see for yourself how special a dealership experience can truly be.
For more information about Automotive News’ “100 Best Dealerships To Work For”, you can read about the award at the Automotive News website.Comments
Only Local Dealership to be Recognized
PLANO, TX (July 16, 2012) – Park Place Jaguar Plano earned the distinction of being named one of the Best Dealerships to Work For by Automotive News in 2012. Automotive News partnered with Best Companies Group to identify 100 dealerships in the U.S. and Canada that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. The program measured workplace satisfaction through a confidential survey of employers and employees.
“This recognition reinforces our commitment to hire and train individuals who enjoy being a part of a bigger team who ultimately provide the client with a great experience,” said Jordan Case, president of Park Place Jaguar Plano. “Our members have created a culture that is one-of-a-kind and centers around teamwork and strong leadership.”
The list of the 2012 Best Dealerships to Work For was published in the July 9 issue of Automotive News. The top 100 dealerships will be ranked and revealed at the Best Dealerships to Work For program and gala awards dinner on Oct. 17, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago.
For complete information about the Best Dealerships to Work For from Automotive News visit www.autonews.com/bestdealerships.
Looking to join a great team and work at one of the Top 100 Best Dealerships to Work For? Check out our careers page and get started! http://jobs.parkplacetexas.com/
Park Place Dealerships is seeking interns for the summer following a successful inaugural year with its internship program. As part of the company’s effort to recruit students, Park Place headed to area college campuses such as Baylor, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Dallas, and University of North Texas to find interns.
Currently, Park Place is looking for candidates who would be interested in sales, service, finance, IT, training, accounting, and marketing. The program is designed to provide students with meaningful work experiences, on the job training and ongoing personal development.
“Our primary objective at Park Place is to ensure an extraordinary experience for our clients,” said Kurt Vanous, human resource brand manager at Park Place. “Through our internship program, we can teach students the importance of building relationships and the fundamentals of working on a team for the sole benefit of making the client purchase or sales experience the best it can be.”
The ideal candidates are confident, passionate people looking to grow and succeed with one of the most successful organizations in Dallas/Fort Worth. All candidates must currently be enrolled in college and working towards a degree program.
Farah Ellenbogen, marketing intern from UTD began her internship with Park Place Motorcars Dallas last summer and has continued working with the company. “I was looking for a well-rounded internship experience that allowed me to work on a variety of projects and have some autonomy,” said Ellenbogen. “Park Place offered just that. I was given the chance to take ownership of projects and really get some great hands-on experience. My internship at Park Place has given me the opportunity to hone the skills that I needed to begin my professional career. “
To apply for an internship, please contact Kurt Vanous at firstname.lastname@example.org.Comments
Park Place Dealerships have now twice been named one of Dallas Top 100 places to work - and for good reason: we’ve got the most innovative jobs in the automotive industry. The automotive industry is constantly buzzing with new developments and fantastical technology, and at the forefront of these advancements, is Lexus. There’s no denying it – all one needs to do is take a look at the 2013 Lexus GS to see that our brands, and our vehicles are more advanced than ever. To support the rapidly changing technical options available to our clients on the vehicles – and also to help educate and assist the client in maximizing these new features Park Place Lexus has developed a new position called the Vehicle Technology Specialist (VTS).
The VTS will provide front-line support to clients with complex technology questions or concerns with their Lexus. In addition, the VTS would also be responsible for ongoing training and support for dealership members regarding current, new, and future Lexus products and technologies. The VTS is truly a unique position – and one that only an Expert in Excellence could occupy considering the additional requirements of the position:
- Maintains a high degree of product and technical knowledge, including information about all Lexus products, resources, features, benefits, applications and competitive vehicle technology and reviews.
- Maintains a collection of technology information and resources to assist in explanations
- Creates and maintains FAQ guide for clients
- Follows up with clients to ensure understanding and anticipate additional technology needs
- Maintains all certification requirements
- Assists with car displays and marketing events by greeting clients and sharing product information
Of course, the main goal of any position at Park Place is to support the team, and ensure an enjoyable purchase and ownership experience for the client. This new position will achieve both of these goals. It will also allow for fast, efficient resolution of client inquiries regarding vehicle technology or concerns. It’ll also allow the member to spend enough time with the client to properly troubleshoot any vehicle technology and vehicle system features.
Most of the time, when a client schedules a service appointment because of a technology related issue, it’s because the client doesn’t have a clear understanding of all the functionality or the feature of product. When this happens, it not only becomes an inconvenience for the client (because they have to bring their vehicle in for service and even possibly leave it overnight, which can be a hassle). Most of the technology issues so far have been Bluetooth phone or Navigation system related, and can often be fixed or set up within a few minutes.
With this new position, the client can schedule directly with the VTS, who will work directly with the client. If it’s not broken, and in most cases, the VTS can show the client what is causing the concern and how to prevent it from happening in the future. It is Park Place Lexus’ “personal concierge” service for each client.
Another nice perk, for our clients, is that if clients that are waiting in the client lounge would like a refresher course on how some of the features on their vehicle work, we have a technology center set up so we can provide tutorials via iPads and TV monitors. From the tech center we can also keep clients up to date on the status of their vehicle while it’s in service.
So far, only Park Place Lexus Grapevine has had the opportunity to find the perfect VTS, and that candidate was Greg Milner, who is a five-year sales veteran with Park Place Lexus. Greg has been married to his wife, Karin for 21 years and they have one son, Curtis. Greg is retired from the U.S. Army, and resided in Germany for seven years, where he met his wife, and also where his son was born. Greg holds a Technology Degree from Pierce College in Washington. Greg likes working on his 1960 Austin Healey 3000 (no Bluetooth or GPS there!) and helping his son fix the cars he wrecks.
Park Place Motorcars in Dallas, Motorcars Grapevine and Motorcars Ft. Worth, as well as Park Place Porsche in Dallas recognized outstanding members including “Member of the Year” in several departments as well as “Coach of the Year”, “Dealership Support Member of the Year” and other awards and recognition a couple of weeks ago at a celebration at Medieval Times in Dallas. Members and Award recipients were treated to an exclusive dinner and night of jousting and chivalry as General Managers and President Neil Grossman honored attendees and spotlight members recognized for outstanding performance during 2011 at this annual celebration of ongoing excellence. Congratulations, winners!
Park Place Motorcars Dallas is pleased to celebrate thirty years of service this month with seven of our members. Lengthy careers like these are few and far between in the automotive industry; and are becoming increasingly scarce in nearly every other business as work demographics have changed over the last three decades.
We like that at Park Place, we’re ‘old school’ and like that when a member does come on board – they’ve got a great chance of one day being a 30 year member like these guys. They were honored at a special luncheon and given special gifts to thank them for their many years of dedication to Park Place, Mercedes-Benz, and our clients.
Five of the group hail from fixed operations, another from sales, and one in a support position.
Pictured, Left to right – back row then front:
Tim Spencer – Jan. 17, 1980, 32 years
Garrick Bousquet – Jan. 4, 1982, 30 years
Stan McCuistion – June 1, 1981, 30 years
Gary Redding – July 17, 1979, 32 years
Cleon Jeffrey – Dec. 18, 1979, 32 years
Travis Upshaw – July 5, 1973, 38 years
Roby Terrill – July 7, 1980, 31 years
The Dallas Morning News has named Park Place Dealerships among the Top 100 Places to Work in Dallas. This is the second year in a row Park Place has been named to the list in the large company category. In 2011 Park Place ranked 4th in the large company category, up one spot from 5th in 2010.
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Congratulations are in order – once again – to Park Place Dealerships for ranking #4 in the category of Large Company on the Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places To Work for the Dallas/Ft. Worth area! We’re thrilled to have achieved this recognition for the second year in a row! We take great pride in how we do business, and we are growing and shining more each year. Find your new career at Park Place Dealerships!Comments
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