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Why work here?

The Pohanka Family Of Dealerships is firmly entrenched in the Washington DC Metro, having roots in this area dating back to 1919, making it one of the oldest automobile dealerships in the nation! What started as a single service repair facility back then has grown to a family of 17 dealerships and 11 service centers throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Since 1919, five generations of the Pohanka family and our associates have provided our loyal customers a variety of easy ways to meet their transportation needs.

The Pohanka Automotive Group has won many awards including the Time Magazine National Quality Dealer Award, the Sports Illustrated AIADA All-Star Dealer Award for outstanding customer service, and commitment to the industry, the community and the nation; and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame. Pohanka is the only dealership group to have received all three of these awards. We're interested in helping your career and adding to your resume because we know that better employees lead to happier customers! Add to your experience, develop your skill set and realize your potential with our team.

Our Dealership

Pohanka Honda offers you an unparalleled experience in a new, state-of-the-art automotive complex in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Our presence along the Capital Beltway at exit 13 gives us the distinct advantage of being in one of the most easily accessible locations for hundreds of thousands of commuters who pass by us on a daily basis. And both our sales and service departments are open 7 days a week with extended service hours to accommodate our customer's busy schedules.

Our Mission Statement

1) Right the First Time

2) Make it Easy for the Customer

3) Make it Easy for the Team Member

4) Find a way to Do it Better, Faster & Cheaper Without Sacrificing Service

Our Culture

We want to help your career but we don't want your personal life to take a hit because of it. Daily life at Pohanka Honda is the best in the business and we're sure you'll see why. When you come to work for us, you can look forward to benefits and employee perks you can't find anywhere else!

We strive to be much more than a business. We are partners with our community and as an employee, you will get a chance to give back as well. We partner with many local organizations, charities and events with the goal of supporting our local community and the less fortunate.

Benefits

Healthcare

401k

Vision

Dental

Work/Life Balance

Life Insurance

The Pohanka Story

The Pohanka Automotive Group is one of the oldest automobile dealerships in the nation. Frank S. Pohanka was born in the Bronx in New York City. He ran away from home in his eighth grade year and found a job on a horse farm on Long Island. It wasn't long before this stable boy became a successful jockey, racing horses throughout North America. Eventually he could not 'keep weight' and then was faced with what to do with the rest of his life. Frank was mechanically inclined and went back to New York City, where he read every book on automobiles in the city library. He became a car mechanic and eventually was hired by General Motors as a service rep. GM transferred him to a factory-owned Chevrolet dealership located in downtown Washington DC.

In 1919 Frank Pohanka opened his first dealership at Ward Place, in N.W. Washington DC,where he sold and serviced Chevrolets. He quickly established a reputation as amaster mechanic and service consultant, and for thirty years called his company"Pohanka Service" to emphasize that fact. In 1923 Frank Pohanka moved his dealership to 1126 20th Street, N.W. and became an Oldsmobile dealer. He converted a movie theater into a three car showroom and converted a Civil War era livery stable into a repair shop. After his death in 1958, his son, John Pohanka, became the dealer, and in 1967 relocated the dealership to the suburbs in Marlow Heights, MD. He soon started acquiring more franchises and locations. Today, the Pohanka Automotive Group has locations in Marlow Heights, Maryland; Salisbury, Maryland; Chantilly, Virginia; and Fredericksburg, Virginia. We sell nine makes of vehicles, including Honda, Lexus, Acura, Hyundai, Nissan, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, and Mazda, and employ over 1,400 people. We also have eleven collision repair centers in the area.

Our Chairman, John Pohanka, is a former President of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). He was a founder and chairman of the National Institute for Service Excellence (ASE), which tests and certifies auto technicians nationally. He also founded and was the first chairman of the National Automobile Technicians Education Foundation, which evaluates and certifies automotive curricula in the country's vocational schools. Since 1919, four generations of the Pohanka family and our associates have provided our loyal customers a variety of easy ways to meet their transportation needs, including a wide selection of new and used cars; multiple innovative methods and sources of financing; advanced training and equipment in our service departments; state-of-art repair processes in our collision centers; and friendly, well-trained and professional personnel in all our locations. The Pohanka Automotive Group has won many awards including the Time Magazine National Quality Dealer Award, the Sports Illustrated AIADA All-Star Dealer Award for outstanding customer service, commitment to the industry, the community, and the nation; and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame. Pohanka is the only dealership group to have received all three of these awards. We look forward to serving all your automotive needs.

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