Autotrader Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Work from home, payed well in the past (in 12 reviews)

  • It is a fast paced company but allow for great work life balance (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is not the greatest (in 16 reviews)

  • Excessive meetings from upper management to lower level employees (in 14 reviews)

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  1. great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Dunwoody, GA

    I worked at Autotrader full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    long career company in this company

    Cons

    upper management could be better


  2. FInance/Accounting point of view

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are great benefits. The people are very friendly and helpful. Office environment is laid back. There are flexible work hours and depending on your department you have the option to work from home at times.

    Cons

    There are not too many cons I can think of but you have to take control of your career path. Otherwise you can get stuck doing the same role for too long.


  3. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Autotrader as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with hours. Great work life balance. A lot of opportunity for movement within the company. Also very LBGT and minority friendly, diversity is encouraged and adds a lot to keeping perspectives fresh

    Cons

    It's all online so you don't really see things through to completion since it's all in cyber space. And you spend 6 months working on something and by the time you're done, it's obsolete

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Second Class Citizens

    Former Contractor - Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Autotrader as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great employees. They treat their employees well and focus on work life balance, goal setting, and training. Very diverse environment and opportunity for advancement and personal growth.

    Cons

    I was a contractor and felt like contractors are treated like second class citizens with regard to the restrictions. Other than that everyone was really nice.


  6. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Autotrader

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This was a great company to work for. Pay is fair but a bit under market value. They do offer bonus and the benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    There wasn't enough work to really go around our department. Spent a lot of time not learning anything.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more direction to employees and encourage training and utilize technologies purchased


  7. Application Support Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Autotrader

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. And great people to work with,

    Cons

    Poor middle management, that only have their own interest at heart.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs to be made more accountable on how they support junior staff members.


  8. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Stressful at times but what job isnt

    Advice to Management

    Recognize more people


  9. Lots of opportunities for advancement.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dealer Services Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Dealer Services Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Autotrader

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Compensation, office culture, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Things change so much that management is focused more towards project management and new initiatives than leadership responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs more time to focus on employee coaching and feedback.


  10. Good company has growing pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, salary, benefits, bonuses always paid, leadership development is top notch.

    Cons

    Lots of changes with executive leadership. Clear strategy isn't seen. I expect that the company will work thru it. Favoritism and make dominated.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity of thought is needed. Passive aggressive culture needs to go awaybb


  11. Helpful (1)

    You would be pressed to find a company with a better work environment or compensation package.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Autotrader is a large company with multiple opportunities based in a wonderful city to raise a family

    Cons

    Your work experience will be based primarily on the type of manager you have which could be good or bad.

    Advice to Management

    Gain honest/ protected feedback from direct reports. There are still some "old school managers" that go about their daily business that should not manage people.



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