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Albany, N.Y. – April 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that it ranked number one on the Top Workplaces 2015 report compiled by the Times-Union. This is the fourth consecutive year that Auto/Mate has received a Top Workplace award, and the first year that Auto/Mate has achieved the highest ranking in the mid-size business category in New York's greater capital region. In addition, Auto/Mate's President and CEO Mike Esposito received a special leadership award in the mid-size business category. Only one award is given to a leader in each category, a recognition that's decided based on feedback from thousands of employee surveys sent out by Workplace Dynamics, LLC.

 

"I'm thrilled we made it to the top of the list and truly honored by the leadership award. I don't take it for granted and will work hard to make sure Auto/Mate remains a Top Workplace," said Mike Esposito, President and CEO of Auto/Mate. "The employee feedback from the survey gives us great insight as to what we need to focus on to keep both our employees and customers happy."

 

Auto/Mate finished first among 20 companies with 125-499 employees. A total of fifty companies made the Top Workplaces list this year. The list is compiled annually by the Times-Union and by WorkplaceDynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Auto/Mate's top ranking was based on criteria combining employee feedback, benefits packages and corporate culture.

 

Auto/Mate’s exceptional benefits include:

  • Company events and outings
  • Involvement in and sponsorship of community events
  • Company sponsored wellness program with hosted speakers
  • Casual dress every day
  • Body/Shop employee gym
  • Employee discounts
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Company-wide contests and challenges (i.e. best-decorated cubicle award during the holidays)
  • Food trucks and hosted breakfasts and lunches on special occasions

 

Mike Esposito's special leadership award was based on employee responses to the Top Workplaces survey statement: “I have confidence in the leader of this company.” Employees were also asked "What does the leader of this company do well?" Anonymous comments received include “He is easy to talk to and shows appreciation for everyone’s hard work … which makes you feel important," and “He understands what it takes to get the company moving in a positive direction.”

 

Auto/Mate has also been named a Best Places to Work in New York’s Capital Region by the Albany Business Review journal for five years running; and has been honored as the "Highest Rated" DMS vendor and a "Top Rated" DMS vendor in the DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards.

 

Auto dealers interested in learning how to turn their dealership into a Top Workplace can send a request to have Esposito speak at their local ADA chapter or 20 Group by emailing media@automate.com. Esposito's presentation "How to Create Loyal Customers Without A Customer Loyalty Program" is a tutorial on how dealers can increase customer loyalty, revenue and attract top talent by creating a great work environment.

 

Job seekers interested in being part of the Top Workplace in the capital region can check out Auto/Mate's open positions at Auto/Mate.com/careers. Auto/Mate is currently accepting applications for software engineers and individuals with dealership experience to join its training and support teams.

 

About Auto/Mate

 

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is a leading provider of dealership management system (DMS) software to retail automotive dealerships, typically saving dealers thousands of dollars per month from their current provider. Our Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) is a user-friendly, feature-rich DMS in use by more than 1,100 auto dealers nationwide. Auto/Mate has received the DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

 

Auto/Mate’s employees have more than 940 years of combined experience working in franchised auto dealerships, the foundation of its “Designed By Car People For Car PeopleTM” slogan. Auto/Mate is committed to winning its customers’ business each and every month with no long-term contracts and free software upgrades. For more information follow us on Twitter @AutoMateDMS

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