Automotive News compiled their third annual list of the 100 Best Dealerships to Work For in the United States and Canada, and for the third year in a row, four Niello dealerships have been recognized with this honor. With over 23,000 dealerships in North America, that is quite an accomplishment. 11 dealerships were chosen to represent California this year, an increase from last year’s 8, marking The Niello Company once again as a great place to work.
Under the leadership of Matt Phelan (General Manager), Niello Audi returned for a second year in a row. Jaguar / Land Rover Sacramento, winner of the inaugural award in 2012, returned this year under the direction of Richard Farler (General Manager). Niello Porsche, who ranked #8 in the top 100 the first year (the only California dealership to break the top 10), is now led by Todd English (General Manager) and has received this recognition every year since inception, along with Land Rover Rocklin, led by Eric Niello (General Manager). These four Niello dealerships were also the only Sacramento dealerships to make the list. Past winners also include Niello Volkswagen and Niello BMW Elk Grove, for a total of six Niello dealerships receiving this recognition over the last three years.
The list identifies dealerships that excel in workplace satisfaction, talent retention and fair treatment of employees. Automotive News works with the Best Companies Group to conduct assessments and work off questionnaires completed by participating employers and their employees. Earlier in the year, the Best Companies Groupemailed Niello employees an Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey, which asked questions about organizational leadership, planning, culture, communications, work environment, supervisor relationship, training and development resources, pay and benefits, and overall employment experience. “What does this organization do that makes it a place where people would want to work?” and “What can this organization do to increase your satisfaction and productivity as an employee?” were asked as well.
According to Automotive News, “this was a tremendously competitive year with a record number of participants,” with competition rising every year, “thus being named to the list is an important distinction.”
A list of the 100 Best Dealerships To Work For was published in Automotive News on July 7th. On October 15th, the top dealerships’ ranking will be revealed at the Best Dealerships To Work For gala awards dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, with their October 20th issue profiling all of this year’s top rated dealerships.