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Careers at Giles Automotive

Are you ready to drive toward a career in one of the fastest growing industries? Apply today to join our team.

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Building a Legacy

We are a fun and energetic company with a clear mission: “To be ‘a vehicle’ that improves the lives of our employees, our customers and our community.”

This is more than a fancy saying or bumper sticker, this is our purpose it’s our way of life. It is seen in how we hire, train, and promote our employees.  It’s also seen in how we carry ourselves in the Acadiana community.  You can be assured to be welcomed into a culture of quality people who understand their “why.”  Our mission is critical in helping you to develop a career path so you can continue to grow and find your purpose with our organization.

One of the ways we measure our culture, employees, and job fit is by seeing everything through the lens of our core values.  Our selection process is always guided by these handful of values.

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Giles Core Values

  • Holds oneself to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and sincerity.
  • A continuous drive for excellence and self-improvement.

  • Is dependable & takes full responsibility for one’s area of influence.

  • A professional team-player that deeply respects others.

  • Possesses a strong desire to serve our community, our customers and each other.

  • Exudes a strong positive attitude.

 We invite you to contact us to learn and explore everything we have to offer.

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Company Awards


  • Giles Automotive is ranked #1 on the Best Automotive Companies to work for in Lafayette list.  (Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.)
  • Out of 16,000 dealers, Bob Giles was named Time Magazine’s 2022 Dealer of the Year. The most prestigious honor in the auto industry.

  • Giles Automotive has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has been an accredited business with the BBB since 1982.

  • Giles Automotive was the only Acadiana Dealer to be recognized with not just one but two J.D. Power Dealer of Excellence Awards at our Volvo & Subaru locations.


Community Partnership

We were recently awarded the Better Business Bureau’s “Good Neighbor Award” which is for a business and its employees who play a significant role in the support of programs and services to the community. 

Our goal is to strategically position Giles Automotive as a recognized, community partner. We build meaningful and lasting relationships with individuals and organizations in the community. At current, Mr. Robert Giles serves the Acadiana community and has done so for the past 30 years.

Giles Automotive’s Community Involvement Effort: Hunters for the Hungry; Acadiana Community Heroes & The 60-Minute Miracle; Lafayette Education Foundation; Hurricane Relief; Dreams Come True of Louisiana; Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana; Acadiana Animal Aid; Acadiana Outreach Center; Pay it Forward Campaign; St. Landry Church Fire Relief; Errands for Seniors during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Giles: The Community Around Us

Our History

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Giles Automotive, Inc. was founded in March of 1982 by Robert E. Giles, Robert L. Giles, Jr. and Perry M. Giles. The Giles Family has a long history in the automotive business. Robert L. Giles, Sr. had organized a used car business in the twenties and in 1938 organized Southern Motor Company, a Packard franchise, which evolved into the present finance, rental and leasing company known as Autorent.

In 1970 Robert L. Giles, Jr. and Perry M. Giles purchased a Volkswagen dealership in Texas City, Texas. In 1974 Giles Volkswagen of Texas City purchased the Volvo franchise to compliment the Volkswagen line.

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In 1980 the Giles family was offered an opportunity for a Volkswagen dealership in Lafayette, Louisiana. After countless hours of research into the economy and growth potential of the area, it was decided that Lafayette would be a good location for another Giles dealership. It was also determined that Porsche and Audi would be excellent products for the area, and an agreement was reached with VWOA to represent all three lines in the Lafayette area. Construction began thereafter and the doors opened in March of 1982.

Since 1982, Giles Automotive, Inc. has evolved to be one of the leading auto dealers in this area, and now sells Volvo, Subaru and Nissan cars and trucks. Additionally, we have expanded our business to include a Nissan point in Opelousas.

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The goal of Giles Automotive is to continue to be the top automobile dealer in the area, and to gain and hold the loyalty and respect of our customers by providing and delivering products and services of the greatest possible value.

It is our philosophy to manage efficiently and effectively in such a way to promote openness and candor of communication. We hope that you will enjoy being a member of our team, and join with us in pursuit of our goals.

Together we can honor our obligations to society both as individuals and as a corporation by being an economic, intellectual, and social asset.


Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance

401k with Yearly Employer Contributions

Paid Vacation

Christmas & Vacation Bonuses for those in Our Sales Departments