UCS Auto and Cecil Atkission Chevrolet Complaint - UCS Auto Training and Atkission Chevrolet
UCS Auto supposedly has a "trainer" to teach eligible car salespeople how to sell cars. First, an ad is placed in the paper telling about how much money you can make and that positions are available in particular car dealerships such as Cecil Atkission GM dealership in Kerrville, TX. When you attend the seminar, the "trainer" will attempt to choose people he feels would be right for the company. However, when he offers these positions, it is necessary to pay a $629 fee. You have to sign a paper that states that you are only paying for training materials (which are definitely not worth $629). Everyone was given the chance to work for the company (or a similar company) unless, for instance, you failed the drug test. In that case, you didn't get your money back. As a teacher, I had planned to retire and work somewhere in the vicinity. The job seemed perfect and sounded quite lucrative. Before I gave them the money, I told them that I noticed there were no Buicks or Cadillacs on the lot. They assured me that by the time I retired (in one month) they would have them. No such thing did happen, and when I tried to get a refund, the owner nor UCS Auto would refund my money. So a caveat for the future: If you are wanting to sell cars, do not give the dealers nor a supposed training group such as UCS Auto any money. It is not worth the time, and it is certainly not worth the effort. By the way, as a car dealer in training, they will usually pay you a certain amount per month for two or maybe three months. If you sell any cars, you commission is deducted from the amount they have advanced you. The hours are long, and in most instances, you might make minimum wage. You have to do a lot of your own calling to friends and relations in order to try to sell cars. In fact, that's what they are counting on. If you do not sell a certain amount, then you are usually terminated. Yes, you do have successful salesmen, but they have spent a lot of time building a clientele base. If you are in a small town, it is crucial to do the same, or you won't survive. I have had to take a teaching position in another town, but at least it's not minimum wage!