Want to work for the Best of Madison? How about the People’s Choice – Best Place to Work? Zimbrick has earned both. Our first “Best of Madison” award came in 1993, and we haven’t looked back since. We also won Every Automotive Category and Best Place to Work in the Madison.com People’s Choice Awards in 2021. Helping people with their automotive needs is our mission and we are always looking for great people. Our story began in 1965 when our founder, John Zimbrick, purchased a Buick franchise at the corner of Park and Regent Streets in Madison, Wisconsin. John built his dealership around a philosophy he called “Loving Care Service" and the rest is history. Today the Zimbrick family of dealerships has grown to 16 new car franchises. We have 20 service locations throughout Dane County and an additional store in Milwaukee. We also have 3 award winning Body Shops. If you’re looking for: • Steady work flow • Paid training – Zimbrick, Manufacturer and ASE • A Team environment with room to grow your skills • Stability – Zimbrick has been family owned & growing since 1965 • Opportunity for Advancement – all positions are posted internally. • State of the art tools & equipment • A great reputation Zimbrick is the place. People rely on Zimbrick for safe and reliable transportation. We deliver by staying true to our six core values: • Integrity • Outstanding customer service • Continuous improvement • Care, concern, and respect for employees • Responsible individual initiative • Strong relationships with our business partners and communities Join the Zimbrick Family. Our employees love working here, some of them have been with us for 30+ years. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits program including 401k, health and dental, profit sharing, continuous training, vacation time, paid holidays and tool purchase programs, and tuition reimbursement.
Heated but no A/C. We keep the shop doors open in the summer for air flow and also have large fans
We are a smaller dealership. We currently have 2 Service Advisors and 3 Technicians that all work together.
Shop hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm. A normal shift is 7:00am-3:30pm or 8:00am-4:30pm
All special equipment from MINI are provided but not individual tools. New employees are eligible for a tool bonus.
We have a breakroom with a full size refrigerator, 3 microwaves, tables and chairs for seating and a TV.
We have 7 bays, and 1 alignment rack.
We average about 270 ROs per month.
We order parts daily and pre order parts for upcoming appointments. We often have common parts in stock but, if we do not have a part in stock we will order it for the next day or when is convenient for the customer to come back for the repair.
Employees are eligible to work on their personal vehicles on select days of the week.
Yes! Zimbrick offers training and education for technicians. Each manufacturer offers different training, but we are proactive when it comes to sending our technicians to training.
We love to promote from within! Many of our current employees advanced from entry level positions. Everyone that is hired has a career path laid out for them depending on what their hopes and aspirations are in our industry. Advancement is endless for the right employee.
We deliver what we call "Start, stop, continues" twice a year. It's a simplified version of a performance review where we let you know what you should stop doing, start doing, and continue doing. In addition, we have monthly touch points where technicians will meet with their service manager/director. Working on goals for the next month, and discussing if goals were hit from the previous month on the main talking points.
Safety is a priority at our shops. Safety training is provided as needed, individually and as a group. Our shop layout has been planned based on safety and efficiency, to make work as smooth as possible for our staff.
On-the-job training is provided so younger techs can learn from seasoned techs in our team-oriented shop. Our technicians have a wide variety of skillsets to work on a variety of auto makes and models,
Zimbrick has been a family-owned business with strong ties to the local community since our founder, John Zimbrick, purchased the Buick franchise more than 50 years go. Mr. Zimbrick understood the importance to giving back and the power it has to bring positive, measurable change to the communities in which we operate and live in. – An act Mr. Zimbrick refers to as "paying our civic rent." Fast forward half a century, and we continue to pay that civic rent forward through in-kind and financial donations, employee volunteerism, enduring nonprofit partnerships and much more. Zimbrick is proud to be recognized as one of the top 5 givers in Dane County.
In partnership with Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship programs, AYES is designed to help young people jumpstart their automotive careers, prepping them for entry-level career positions. Many students begin working with Zimbrick service departments as an apprentice. In addition, Madison College provides the resources for students to achieve their goals. This foundation, which Zimbrick is proud to support, grants scholarships that make higher education attainable for students
Growing, improving processes, adding more technicians to the team as our business grows.
We have applications on our website that take typically 10-15 minutes to complete. https://www.zimbrick.com/careers.html
Yes. Discussion includes work history, what the candidate is looking for, likes/dislikes, and what their goals are.
We have 3 parts of our in-person interviews: - Discussing the vision and strategy of our company along with Zimbrick values. - Finding out about the candidate's work background, training, skills, and tools - Speaking with the candidate more about the role and answering questions they may have
We do require a motor vehicle record check to be run before extending an offer of employment.
No, we do not perform a skill assessment before hiring.
Less than one week.
We try to get candidates through the hiring process is as quick as possible. Some this will depend on when they can get their motor vehicle record check completed.
We hope a candidate is interviewing the shop as much as we are interviewing the candidate - both sides should believe it's a good fit. We are seeking to create the best shop environment anyone has worked in, and want you to be confident in working for our company.
This level technician is a person with mechanical knowledge and has some experience. With guidance this level technician can handle most jobs. We purposely start this level technician on an hourly pay rate instead of flat rate. We want to stress quality work over speed. An hourly technician does not get the incentive increase. Our goal is to get all technicians onto the flat rate system in one year or less. We track everyone's time as if they were on flat rate and we can easily see when the time is right to switch over. Also a pay increase happens when going from hourly to flat rate. Hourly technicians are typically limited to 40 hours per week.
At this level you can work on just about everything and diagnose vehicles no matter the issue. A technician at this level would have completed many hours of manufacturer and/or product training along with logged many hours in the shop. An experienced flat rate technician is typically the person who is training others, not the one being trained. Everyone needs help sometimes, and as a team we all contribute ideas if needed. This level of technician is typically a leader in the shop and operates without much guidance. How much you earn is up to you. If you put in the time and work hard there are no limits on earnings.
This level technician is a person with mechanical knowledge and has little experience. With guidance this level technician can handle basic jobs. We purposely start this level technician on an hourly pay rate instead of flat rate. We want to stress quality work over speed. Our goal is to get this level tech to the next level in one year or less.
|Health Insurance||Offered||Because the Company is dedicated to the health and welfare of you and your family, a comprehensive, quality insurance program is available. Zimbrick offers a choice of multiple health plans that are designed to meet the varying needs of employees who are at different stages of their lives. Zimbrick pays a portion of the premium, with the employee paying the remainder of the premium through payroll deduction. The plan includes prescription drug coverage.|
|Dental Insurance||Offered||Zimbrick offers Delta Dental Insurance. Zimbrick pays a portion of the premium, with the employee paying the remainder of the premium through payroll deduction. The Dental Benefit Plan provides a comprehensive program to ensure the dental health of you and your family. Preventive care is covered at 100%. Other services are available with deductible and co-insurance.|
|Vision Insurance||Offered||Zimbrick offers a Delta Vision insurance. Employees are offered vision insurance on a self-pay basis. The benefit will provide a comprehensive program to ensure the vision health of you and your family. Coverage provides for an annual eye exam as well as an allowance for glasses and contact lenses.|
|Retirement Plan||Offered||Zimbrick offers a combined 401(k), Roth 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan that allows employees to save for their retirement during their career. 401(k) and Roth 401(k) Plan. Investment education and materials are available through R. W. Baird. Enrollment seminars and annual education sessions are conducted to help employees plan for retirement. These sessions are open to all employees and participation is on a voluntary basis.|
|Sick Leave||Offered||Personal days are to provide regular, full-time employees with flexible paid time off from work and may be used at the employee's discretion. Regular, full-time employees will receive five (5) personal days upon hire.|
|Vacation||Offered||Regular, full-time employees are given one week of vacation upon hire but they are not eligible for paid vacation until they have worked 90 days of continuous employment. All regular, full-time employees are eligible for vacation based on their years of service as indicated below: If you have been employed for: You are eligible for: 90 days 40 hours (5 days) One full year 80 hours (10 days) Three full years 88 hours (11 days) Four full years 96 hours (12 days) Five full years, but less than eight years 120 hours (15 days) Eight full years 144 hours (18 days) Ten full years 160 hours (20 days) Fifteen full years 200 hours (25 days)|
|Paid Holidays||Offered||All regular, full-time employees are eligible for holiday pay from their date of hire. Holiday Schedule: New Year’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Day Christmas Day|
|ST / LT Disability||Offered||Zimbrick provides short-term disability insurance to eligible employees at no cost. Disability insurance is designed to provide you with partial income replacement should you become partially or totally disabled and are unable to perform the essential functions of your job. The policy covers non-work related injuries or illnesses, including pregnancy.|
|Life Insurance||Offered||Zimbrick provides $20,000 of life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage to eligible employees at no cost. This insurance is payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death, in accordance with the policy. Life Insurance Buy-Up Eligible employees are offered the opportunity to buy additional life insurance for themselves, spouses and/or dependents of a self-pay basis.|
|Uniforms||Offered||Zimbrick provides employee uniforms.|
|Other||Offered||Service/Parts Discounts: All employees of Zimbrick are eligible to receive a special discount on any parts or services purchased from Zimbrick for their personal vehicles. A personal vehicle is one that is titled in the name of the employee and/or the spouse. Shop Privileges: The Company offers certain service department employees an opportunity to work on their personal vehicle in the service department of the store where they work as a regular employee. Vehicle Purchase Program We are proud of the vehicles we sell and want to give our employees an opportunity to own them. A full-time, regular employee may purchase a vehicle at a preferred price not available to the general public. The vehicle purchase discount is available only to employees for their personal use. Proof of ownership may be required for personally owned vehicles.|