Saturday, April 2, 2016

O'Reilly Auto Parts, Driving Towards Diversity and Success


O'ReillyAuto Parts, which began as O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., was founded in 1957 by a father-and-son team, C.F. and Chub O’Reilly, together with 11 other people who shared their vision of offering great customer service and auto parts availability.

They opened their 1st store in Springfield, MO, and for the next 7 years, they worked hard, focusing on sales and slow and steady growth. In fact, just after their first year of operation, the company achieved a total sales of $700,000, and by 1961, business was really great with sales reaching $1.3 million. Then in July 1965, a second store opened, and by 1975, the company proudly had 9 stores, with annual sales of $7 million.

That was just the start of O'Reilly's journey to success, and all because of the spirit of teamwork which has been from the company's humble beginning to the present, an essential ingredient in their drive to performance. The values instilled by the founders remain evident in the company's work ethics which is firmly grounded on their mission:
to be the dominant supplier of auto parts in our market areas by offering our retail customers, professional installers, and jobbers the best combination of price and quality provided, along with the highest possible service level.

O'Reilly Culture: this is the company's work philosophy that guides how each of them – as a team member – are treated and how they treat others as well. The O’Reilly Culture...Our COMMITMENT to Our Customers and Our Team Members.
Thus, the company continues to grow and succeed in today's market, have gone through changes brought about by technology, inventory control, facilities, and sheer size.

And with its sheer size alone, one wonders how O'Reilly has managed to keep growing successfully. Diversity and Inclusion. O'Reilly Auto Parts is committed to these twin values, and their over 68,000 team members strongly reflect the diverse communities they work in and serve.

In addition, O'Reilly's team members grow not only preofessionally, but personally as well, as they learn to interact with people from other cultures, within the workplace and outside, acknowledging each is different as well as similar in other aspects, too.

It's indeed true that one's perspectives and horizon expand, when one learns something new each day from diverse minds, and one goes beyond being biased nor prejudiced. Hence , O'Reilly people are so motivated they only give their best to their work. As we build diversity, not only can we foster productive interactions and agreements, but it also allows us to construct bridges to trust, respect, and understanding across cultures and within a multicultural workplace.

More so, as the company sees to it that their people are well compensated with attractive renumeration and benefits, and even parttime workers have some benefits to enjoy. The company also believes in promoting from within; hence, once a highly qualified individual decides to join O'Reilly's dynamic workforce, one can be sure he/she will reach the top, as long as one continues to live by O'Reilly's work philosophy and corporate values.

If you want to flourish your career with this great, stable, inclusive company, check out O'Reilly Auto Parts' job opportunities through this link.