AutoTrader Interview Questions in Atlanta, GA

Updated Jul 29, 2014
Updated Jul 29, 2014
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  1.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at AutoTrader.

    Interview Details

    Started as a contractor so my experience may be different from someone who started as a permanent employee. Phone screen was with the recruiter. I had to send in some samples of my work. Then it was an onsite interview with 2 peers and the hiring manager. Very casual interview. Each interviewer has their own style. I brought my portfolio as requested but they didn't bring it up. So I offered to show them a few things and they were pleased. Allow time to find parking, figure out how to get in and where to do, check in with security and get settled in. They were fairly quick in providing feedback about how the interview went.

    Interview Questions
    • "Will you commute to far north Fulton County?" was asked repeatedly even though I told the recruited I had to be near 285. That was frustrating, but in the end they were flexible about which location I worked at when I started.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AutoTrader in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got contacted by a recruiter through my school. Asked a few questions and then weeks later a position opened up. Set up an in person STAR interview. Asked some expected questions such as "Tell me about yourself" and after describing some projects "What did you learn?" Then began to ask personality questions "What do you do for fun?" to try and see if they would enjoy working with you. It was very professional and rather quick, maybe 30 mins.

    Interview Questions
    • The personality questions. I was told it was a STAR interview so I had an idea of what I was going to say about my resume, but didn't expect these. So I just talked about what I enjoy and who I am.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate because it was an internship.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AutoTrader.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is run by HR. Each department has an HR representative. They handle the screening, set up, and execution of the process. HR does a very thorough, professional job. You must enter all your resume data into their online system. It's a pain after you've gone to all the trouble of creating a .DOC, but it is what it is. Not unusual for these days. You go through one or two phone interviews, then two on-site sessions where you may see four or five individuals by the end of the day. Drug screening, criminal and financial histories are checked.

    Interview Questions
    • Depends on what you're going for. I didn't encounter anything weird.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation. The offer was much better than I was doing at the time. I didn't push much.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director, Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AutoTrader.

    Interview Details

    Typical STAR format. Phone screen with HR and most often second interview will be with two managers (minimum). Often a third interview will follow with higher title within reporting structure.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Easy but company will not budge on additional vacation days.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AutoTrader.

    Interview Details

    Worked through a recruiter... VERY professional interview where I was asked relevant questions. The company gave me a very good impression.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dunwoody, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dunwoody, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AutoTrader in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a staffing agency. They set up a phone interview with the manager and another team member. The questions were very basic about what type of work was I currently doing. The interview was very relaxed and straight forward.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were difficult for me since I knew how to communicate what I do   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Recruiting agency had already establishe a pay rate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Digital Media Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at AutoTrader in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Did not apply for any related job. Contacted by recruiter by phone. Recruiter interviewed me over the phone to confirm experience/skill level and schedule an in office interview. Interview in three parts: panel, written test, flash skills test. Panel interview had two supervisors and a level two and lasted 30 mins or so. Questions were STAR format (situation, task, action, result) so they wanted you to focus on specific events in your work history. Test had 10 simple actionscript questions. Skills test was 45 mins and they ask you to create a flash banner ad. ActionScript animation or demonstration of skill highly recommended.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are pretty straightforward. I did not have an example for a situation where I had made a mistake and had taken action to correct it.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    interviewed at AutoTrader in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was promoted from the position of Operations Manager. Worked in the company 10 years and progresses up through the corporation over that period of time. Applioed for positions and interviewed with the hiring managers of each department.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me why I should hire you for this position?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AutoTrader in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very in depth. I met with several people over the course of 1 day. They perform behavioral interviews so be prepared to speak from your experiences and not just answer yes or no questions. Additionally they have a very fun and free culture, but don't let them trip you up during the interview process by making you feel too comfortable. They are looking for you to drop your guard, maintain your professionalism and all your proper interviewing techniques and training.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision, what steps you took and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AutoTrader in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter found my resume/profile online via LinkedIn and initially reached out via email.

    Once we went over my background and basic skills, we set up three 1:1 interviews with different members of the other departments with whom I would be working. Smart questions were asked by each interviewer, but nothing "sneaky" or trying to put me on the defensive in any way.

    Second round of interviews was not needed.

    Salary RANGE expectations were discussed with the recruiter on the initial phone screen to ensure neither one of us was wasting the other's time.

    Offer was actually made by the hiring manager followed up by a written offer from recruiting. Drug and Background checks performed after offer was completed.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you hanled a tough situation is a previous job.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Know your own marketability (using this glassdoor.com site is great) is key.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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