You might be asking yourself, "Why should I consider working at a car dealership at all?"
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) are industry leaders who focus on producing the next generation of automotive vehicles. These are the groups you read about in the paper—building autonomous vehicles, reducing greenhouse emissions, and changing the world.
OEMs also have dealerships all over the country. You're probably familiar with most, if not all, of the major OEMs making cars today: Subaru, Volvo, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, are just a few brands you can work for where you live now. Because these dealerships are well established, they're able to offer their employees great benefits, the latest technology, and so much more.
Check out these three specific reasons why you should consider working for an OEM first when you're finished with your education.
Reason #1: OEMs offer higher pay and better benefits.
Due to their size, OEMs offer technicians the best rates in the industry. OEMs often offer salaries $20,000 higher than the industry average, PLUS healthcare coverage and retirement benefits. On top of this, most OEM dealerships also offer incentives and workday perks, such as monetary bonuses, rewards, and free lunch.
Reason #2: You'll get a first look at the latest technology.
Since OEMs are the brands producing new automotive technology, their dealerships and technicians are the first to get access to it. Dealership automotive technicians not only get to see new technology up close before anyone else does, but they're also trained to understand how it works.
Reason #3: Work on your favorite vehicles – anywhere!
Dealerships offer you the unique opportunity to specialize in a specific brand, which means automotive technicians know more about their favorite cars than anyone else. On top of this, dealerships are located throughout the country, so automotive technicians can move anywhere in the country and keep their job, without having to retrain or learn how the shop works.
To learn more about working for an OEM, visit our Why OEM page.