Autozone support non-profit organizations, particularly the Memphis arts community. The company also support United Way organization where they provide a contribution based on the number of stores located in their service area. The company also introduced AutoZone’s Matching Program, where in the company match their employee’s contributions to eligible non-profit organizations.
AutoZone also gives importance to the environment where they take it seriously to protect the environment. Each of their stores recycle millions of used lead batteries every year. At their distribution center, they recycle tons of cardboard just enough to save hundreds of trees. The company’s transportation fleet reduced gallons of fuel and related emission to keep the air clean.
At AutoZone, they put their customers first and care about their people.
Autozone was founded by J.R. ‘Pitt’ Hyde III, when he received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and he joined Malone & Hyde Inc., which is a wholesale food company that distributes food items to independent grocers. He developed the retailing division of Malone & Hyde wherein he started a drug store and extended to include a sporting goods store. Pitt saw the need for an automotive parts store so he created Auto Shack in 1979. They opened their first store in Forrest City, Arkansas. Doc Crain was assigned as the first store manager for Auto Shack. In 1984, Auto Shack became the first auto parts retailer with a quality control program for its parts. In the same year, the company has more than 190 stores in 13 states. In 1986, Pitt served the company as the Chairman and CEO. In 1988, Auto Shack changed its name to AutoZone and the first AutoZone store was in Oklahoma. In the same year, AutoZone has a total of more than 450 stores in 16 states. AutoZone began trading on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol AZO. In 1995, AutoZone opened its 1,000th store located in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1997, Pitt retired as chairman and CEO and was replaced by John Adams as the new Chairman and CEO of the same year. In 2007, Bill Rhodes became the President and CEO of AutoZone taking over William Rhodes III. In 2012, AutoZone opened its 5,000th store in Wasilia, Alaska.
Warehouse Jobs At AutoZone
As a warehouse worker, you will be responsible in accurately stocking, pulling for all merchandise via a computer system for delivery to all AutoZone stores. You must be able to use safe lifting movements or techniques and move loads of up to 50lbs.
Sr Data Analyst
As the senior data analyst, you will be responsible for working with the Enterprise Data Architects to ensure that the warehouse environment coordinate with the AutoZone information strategy.
DC Transportation Advisor
You will manage the daily operations of the specific departments and ensure efficient interaction between departments to have smooth transitions between shifts.
Sr Risk Management Analyst
You will be responsible in researching and analyzing trends over all three risk management lines. You will create queries to recover information for maintaining and automating recurring reporting.
Benefit of Working at AutoZone
AutoZone provides a competitive benefit to all their employees. Some of the benefits include: Free annual physicals, limited medical health plan, dental, vision, wellness reward dollars, reimbursement for completing a weight watchers program and smoking cessation program, life insurance, short term disability, 401k plan retirement, stock purchase plan, employee assistance program, paid holidays, adoption assistance, and tuition assistance program.