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Careers at Giles Automotive

Explore a rewarding career at Giles Automotive - competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and advancement opportunities await. View openings and apply now below!

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Company History

Giles Automotive, Inc., established in March 1982 by Robert E. Giles, Robert L. Giles, Jr., and Perry M. Giles, boasts a rich automotive legacy. Rooted in a family history of automotive ventures, the Giles Family has been a significant presence in the industry since the nineteen twenties.

In 1970, Robert L. Giles, Jr. and Perry M. Giles acquired a Volkswagen dealership in Texas City, Texas, later expanding to include the Volvo franchise in 1974. In 1980, presented with an opportunity for a Volkswagen dealership in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Giles family conducted thorough research and identified Lafayette as an optimal location. This led to the establishment of Giles Automotive in Lafayette, featuring Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi lines.

Since its inception in 1982, Giles Automotive has grown into a prominent auto dealership, offering Volvo, Subaru, Nissan, and Hyundai vehicles. The business has also expanded to include a Nissan point in Opelousas and a Volvo point in El Paso. 

Our commitment at Giles Automotive is to maintain our standing as the premier automobile dealer in the region. We aim to earn and uphold the loyalty and respect of our customers and team members by delivering products, services and career opportunities of exceptional value.

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Our Culture

We're a vibrant and dynamic team on a mission: "To be 'a vehicle' that improves the lives of our employees, our customers, and our community."

This isn't just a catchy phrase; it's the essence of who we are and how we live. It reflects in our hiring, training, and promotion practices, as well as in our interactions within the Acadiana community. 

Joining us means becoming part of a culture where quality individuals understand their "why." Our mission is more than a statement; it's a commitment to help you forge a career path, fostering continuous growth and aligning with your purpose within our organization.

Integral to our culture are core values that serve as the lens through which we measure our culture, employees, and job fit. These values guide our selection process, ensuring alignment with our principles and creating a cohesive and purpose-driven work environment.

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Giles Core Values

  • ​​INTEGRITY: The highest standards of honesty, integrity, and sincerity
  • EXCELLENCE: A continuous drive for excellence and self-improvement

  • PROACTIVE RESPONSIBILITY: Dependable & proactively responsible for areas of influence.  

  • ONE TEAM: A professional team-player who deeply respects others

  • SERVICE: A strong desire to serve our community, our customers, and each other

  • ATTITUDE + HEART: Exudes a strong positive attitude & empathy toward others

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


Giles Gives Back

Giles Automotive is committed to making a positive impact in the local Acadiana and El Paso communities, recognizing the significance of supporting the areas where we live, educate our children, and operate our businesses. Through our initiative, Giles Gives Back, we actively engage in various community service projects, aiming not only to contribute directly but also to inspire fellow business owners to join in these efforts.

One of our ongoing contributions is our monthly Pay it Forward segment, where we strive to highlight and address the needs of our community members. Additionally, we have partnered with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana, Hunters for the Hungry, and Acadiana Animal Aid, making vehicle donations, providing essential equipment, and supporting causes that align with our values.

Understanding the importance of community safety, we have donated bulletproof vests and external defibrillator equipment to local police departments, furthering our commitment to the well-being of those who protect and serve our community. Moreover, we have extended our support to Dreams Come True of Louisiana, exemplifying our dedication to making dreams a reality for those in need.

At Giles Automotive, we believe in the power of collective action. We actively encourage our team members to participate in community service and empower them to identify current needs and charitable events. By fostering a culture of giving back, we aim to create a ripple effect that positively impacts the lives of our neighbors and strengthens the bonds within our community. Together, we strive to make a lasting difference, embodying the principle that businesses can be a force for good in the communities they call home.

Giles: The Community Around Us







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Paid Holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Paid Vacation

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Community Involvement Opportunities

Employee Discount Programs

Employee Recognition Programs

Career Path – Advancement Opportunities