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Careers at DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC

“We have nothing of higher value than our people”

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Building a Legacy

DeKalb Motor Company is one of the region’s best dealerships, serving DeKalb, Sycamore, and surrounding areas. Our team enjoys training programs, a fantastic culture and opportunities for advancement, which are company-wide focuses to help you grow both personally and professionally. We’re interested in helping your career and adding to your resume because we know that happy employees lead to happier customers!

DeKalb Motor Company is not a typical dealership because it was built on the beliefs that people always come before profit. As a result, our best-price policy, mission, brand promises, and values were implemented. It is apparent that people come first. That applies to both employees’ and customers.

If you’d like to join us, please take a look at our open positions on the Careers page and apply today!

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Community Partnership

At Dekalb Motor Company we are more than a business, we are partners in our community. Therefore, we support various local organizations in order to give back and better the community we serve. Some things we are proud to support:

  • DeKalb and Sycamore Athletics
  • We host a monthly first responder luncheon for our local firefighters, police officers, paramedics, etc…
  • Sycamore’s Pumpkin Festival
  • We host our Pre-Party and Turning Back Time Car Shows
  • We give back as much as possible to both hometown’s of DeKalb and Sycamore.
  • We support local small businesses as much as possible
  • And much, much more!
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Our History

We are very proud of our culture which largely comes from being a part of the Rydell Auto Group. The Rydell Auto Group was founded in 1954 and has grown into a group of 85 stores in 17 states! Our Founder, Leonard Rydell, had many strongly held business and personal philosophies that served him well. These philosophies, known as “Leonardism’s”, help guide us through our daily business and personal decisions. Some of our favorite “Leonardism’s” are…

“Never take advantage of a customer, even if you can.”
“Put yourself in a position to take care of as many people as possible.”
“Seek excellence, and the rest will follow.”


Rydell's Vision & Mission

Rydell’s Vision: To be so effective that we are able to be helpful to others.

Rydell’s Mission:

Industry Leader: Our goal is to be an industry leader in providing unmatched quality automotive products and services.

Meeting Needs: We will constantly strive to meet the changing needs of our customers. Our aim is to provide an atmosphere that encourages employee teamwork, integrity and excellence.

Constant Growth: Together we will set and continually improve sales, service and operational standards to ensure long-term market leadership and profitability.

Exceed Expectations: It is our mission to exceed our customers’ and employees’ expectations and maintain their loyalty for a lifetime.

Rydell’s Philosophy

The Rydell philosophy is based on five key areas that we believe are critical to business success:

  • Customer Enthusiasm
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Financial Performance
  • Market Effectiveness
  • Ongoing Improvement

Our philosophy holds that each area is of equal importance and we continually strive to reach a level of excellence in each area. However, in any planning or decision making process, or in any situation of seeming conflict or contradiction among the five critical areas, Customer Enthusiasm will always carry the most weight.

Rydell Values

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Honesty & Integrity

We believe that all decisions are to be made with integrity. Leadership is setting good examples for others to follow, expecting as much from yourself as from others.

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Individual Responsibility & Accountability

We believe that we are responsible to satisfy the needs of our customers for all our products and services. Individual accountability for our own performance and for the quality of our products will demonstrate to our customers that we are enthusiastic about them and really care.

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Unconditional Dedication to Excellence

We believe that there is no place for mediocrity and halfhearted efforts. We accept personal responsibility for overcoming obstacles and being the very best. We actively choose to excel in every aspect of our personal and professional lives.

Cooperation & Communication

Close mutual support of one another is a fundamental tenet of ours. We value open communication and encourage new ideas, realizing that teamwork produces a better employee work environment and enthusiastic customers and suppliers.

Our People

We have nothing of greater value than our people. We respect the uniqueness of every individual and believe that such an attitude will build a team of confident, creative members possessing a high degree of initiative, self-respect and self-discipline.

Ongoing Improvement

We believe in not accepting the status quo, in constant improvement, and in the value of ongoing education in any form. We believe in providing opportunity for personal, professional and organizational growth within our Company.

Being Good Community Citizens

We give willingly to and are actively involved in the support of our communities, because they provide us our success.

How We Care For Our Team

We will help you get up to speed once you join our team!

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and 401K Plan offered

Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay & Employee Discounts on products and services

Our people come first - Great opportunities to make your mark & effect change

Career Paths

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Cassie Rodriguez

Sales Consultant

Mrs Rodriguez is one of our bright stars in DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet. Cassie started in February of 2017 and has grown to be one of our strongest Sales Consultants. Of course there is always a hill to climb when it comes to joining a new field. Regardless of the little experience, she was given a chance to do Sales and has taken full advantage of the extensive training she was provided with here at DeKalb Sycamore. She has been Sales Consultant of the Month 3 times and continues to be among the Top 3 every month. Enjoys coming to work every day and helping whoever she can with finding the perfect car. A proud member of DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet and a prime example of being a success story within the dealership.

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Johnny Damian

BDC Representative

Mr. Damian started in December of 2015. He began his career in DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet as a Quick Lube employee. Due to some staff changes, he quickly went from being in the pit to being the Quick Lube Manager. Johnny had little to no experience with our system but quickly caught on with the training that was provided by the dealership. As the years went on the Quick Lube needed a change and Mr. Damian took a shot with the Business Development Center in Dekalb Sycamore Chevrolet. He was provided with all the training he needed to succeed in this field. It goes to show that as long as you believe in yourself and take advantage of the training that is provided you can develop and grow in any part of the dealership. That is a huge benefit working with us.

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John Rivera

Business Manager

Mr. John Rivera started working here at DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet as a Salesman on September 21st, 2018. John came in with experience for sales so he was able to take off very quickly here at DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet. Even though he had experience, he took advantage of the training programs that were available to him. John gained knowledge in all aspects of sales and has been given the chance to take his path to a whole other level. With his experience and knowledge he has gained and earned the position of Finance Manager. At any time, as long as you are dedicated and love what you do. There are many opportunities for you here at DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet.