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Think you have what it takes to be part of the team here at Palmen?  We’re interested in candidates who are motivated, courteous, and able to perform in an exciting, fast-paced environment. We’re always seeking qualified people to join the team!

We are currently looking for:

If you have experience in the auto industry, that’s great, but we’re always willing to train the right highly motivated individuals who we think would be a good fit with us here at Palmen. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll be happy to consider your application.

 

What We Stand For at Palmen Auto Stores

Our Mission:  

At Palmen, we enthusiastically strive to give total support to all of our customers and employees. With a professional attitude, we create an atmosphere of respect, loyalty, and complete satisfaction. We take the responsibility to create continuous growth and improvement that proves beneficial to all that come through our doors!

Our Core Values:

1.       Integrity:  the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness and transparency

2.       Teamwork:  the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient.

3.       Customer Service Excellence:  Attend to our Customers with a smile, with urgency, and empathy.

4.       Commitment to Personal and Team Growth.

5.       Legacy:  Palmen has a history of taking great care of SE WI Automotive Needs for more than 80 years.

Employee

Why do our employees choose to come to work every day at Palmen? Don't just take our word for it.

Here's what a few of our valued staff members have to say...


Employee

“I realized years ago that our passion for our business and exceptional customer relationship management at The Palmen Auto Stores is centered around our employees. Quite frankly one can’t happen without the other. As you read the testimonials from people that have been here years or even more recently hired, you’ll see the flavor of who we are. It’s exciting to continue to lead such a dedicated, loyal, and high-performance group.”

Andy Palmen
Owner

"I joined Palmen two years ago at 21 years old. Coming from phone sales, I didn’t really know what to expect selling automobiles. My experience with this organization is nothing but a blessing. Managers who coach you to be the best you can be, coworkers that challenge you to push harder, and an owner that truly cares about each and every one of his employees and customers. I’m proud to work for an organization that allows me to grow and has put their faith in me as I pursue a position in Finance."

Kai Tellez
Sales Representative, Palmen Buick GMC Cadillac

"My journey started back in 2012 as a sales associate. I never thought of turning car sales into my forever career, but one day everything clicked. I put in hard work, and a lot of extra hours. 6 years into my selling career, I was approached by my managers and was offered a manager position in the finance department. Hesitant to make the jump, I’m sure glad I did. I’ve always saw myself as a leader, and someone who could be approached with issues or questions. Now I look back after 7 years of being a part of the Palmen team, and I love where my path took me."

Matthew Gastaldi
Business Manager, Palmen of Racine

"For someone who had zero automotive experience aside from working and restoring collectible cars with my father as a young girl; I never dreamt this is the journey I would be living! I started at Palmen Motors back in 2002 as the Service Receptionist and am currently the Warranty Administrator and Service BDC Manager.  I gradually sought after more responsibility and my manager was able to give me responsibilities. Unbeknown to me at that time that this would lead into an automotive journey full of adventures and positions! With each position I have gained an abundant amount of knowledge regarding the automotive industry and the overall dealership operations. Palmen Motors has provided me opportunities that other companies may not have offered me. Palmen Motors recognizes their employees and for that I am truly appreciative for the opportunities that they have rewarded me with!"

Courtney Fournier
Warranty Administrator & BDC Manager, Palmen Motors Campus

"My career started 17 years ago as an Auto Technician, and due to hard work, dedication, and the opportunity that Palmen offers, I am currently the Assistant Parts Manager. Because of the team atmosphere and support offered here at Palmen along with the knowledge that I gained along the way, transitioning between positions and growing with the company has been smooth and rewarding. With the experience over the years, I have been able to develop my analytical and problem solving skills and I am proud to say it has become one of my biggest strengths! Palmen is all about going above and beyond for our customers and it is a joy to work for a company that prioritizes Customers! I am looking forward to the years to come!"

Erik Cook
Assistant Parts Manager, Palmen Buick GMC Cadillac

"After working as a car detail porter during high school, the management team and I decided it was time for me to join the sales team. The transition was easy because, from a young age, my goal was always to help people any way I could. I have ben serving the Kenosha community for more than 34 years in the Automotive Industry! Palmen has given me the inventory, the facility, and opportunity to become a high volume sales consultant. I don’t want to simply sell guests a vehicle; I want to guide them through a very important and exciting purchase. What brings me the most joy is selling generations fo families throughout the years."

Dan Salisbury
Sales Representative, Palmen Buick GMC Cadillac

"I have been with Palmen Motors for 15 unparalleled years. I started my career in 2004, as a sales and lease consultant. Little did I know that with hard work, dedication, and professionalism I would be promoted first to the Assistant Sales Manager of the Alfa Romeo & Fiat Studio, but very shortly thereafter (and currently) the New Car Sales Manager for the rest of our FCA Brands (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram)! I am deeply appreciative of my opportunity to be a part of such an influential team and look forward for the future with Palmen Motors!"

Franco Chiappetta
Sales Manager, Palmen Motors Campus

"After earning my BFA, discovering a career in the automotive industry was unexpected. My automotive journey started in 2009, but my automotive adventure started in 2013 upon joining the Palmen Automotive Group in Racine. Starting as a one-man show in the Business Development Center, in 2017 my department and role expanded to Business Development Manager / Internet Sales Director. Our Business Development Center is now a three-employee operation with a like-minded team continually looking for ways to set ourselves apart from the automotive norm ~ all made possible through the inextinguishable support of upper management. Critical thinking is embraced! My short-list of appreciation ranges from being able to use my creativity daily, interacting with people from all walks of life, and the exceptional work-life balance offered by the Palmen Automotive Group in Racine."

Tonya Tatro
Business Development Manager / Internet Sales Director, Palmen of Racine

"After having been unemployed with millions of others at that time, I honestly came to Palmen in Racine to sell cars in August of 2010 thinking it was only going to be a stepping stone between careers, which is how things actually ended up. There is definitely a family atmosphere here, where I feel valued and appreciated every day. How many places are there where the GM thanks you every single day as you are leaving? This is also bolstered by the fact that four and a half years later, obviously remembering from only my initial interview that my background included stints in both operations and customer service, I was offered two new positions that I was told were created with me in mind, Customer Relations Mgr. and Courtesy Transportation Mgr. So yes, coming to work at Palmen was a stepping stone, but luckily ended up being one within the same walls and under the same roof, where I feel like an important contributor each and every day."

James Brinkman
Customer Relations Mgr. and Courtesy Transportation Mgr., Palmen of Racine

"I started at Palmen Motors when I was a junior in high school, working in our detailing department. As a lifelong car enthusiast, I began to express interest in automotive sales as I neared the end of my senior year. Palmen helped train and prepare me so I would have the resources to become successful at my new career. The Palmen team has supported me all the way through the process. I now have a job that I enjoy and I am presented new opportunities on a day-to-day basis to help me grow my career here at Palmen!"

Breck Kennedy
Sales Representative, Palmen Motors Campus

Benefits & Perks

Medical, Dental, and Vision

Continuous Improvement Training

Opportunity For Growth

Life and Short-Term Disability

401(K) with Match

Paid Vacation

Paid Holidays

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We are a huge supporter of the community! Some of our charitable partnerships include:

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