Cobalt
3.6 of 5 275 reviews
www.cobalt.com Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cobalt Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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3.6 275 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Cobalt President and CEO John W. P. Holt

John W. P. Holt

(216 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Technology for Automotive driven by great people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSuch a great group of people to work with and a culture that makes work fun. If there is a problem that needs to be addressed, its always hands on deck until it gets resolved.

    ConsSmall teams require lots of work for everyone and resources are always tight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAccelerate the continuous improvement plans and keep refining the approach to always lead the industry!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid company with plenty of opportunity and growth potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are amazing, management "gets it," and the culture inspires ideas and a healthy work encironment

    ConsCan't think of any...the weather in Seattle? EVERYONE (inlcuding the CEO) works out of cubes which can take a little getting used to, but at lease we're all in the same boat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt times, take a step back and look at the big picture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Very Best Place to Work!

    Retail Consulting Manager (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsPeople, culture and management support are the very best in the industry.

    ConsMore Town Halls Meetings to share information.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent work environment, unlimited growth opportunities

    Account Advocate (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsTeam-oriented atmosphere, Well supported by Management, Great employee programs to keep morale high while meeting deadlines.

    ConsYou work with lots of talented people, getting recognition can be tough. A little more cross departmental teaming would help with understanding each other's roles better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to support the client facing departments and they will reward you with loyalty and quality work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working here has been wonderfully refreshing.

    Director-Retail Operations Consulting (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsNothing is good or bad until you can compare it to something else. Having been a part of a number of mergers and acquisitions, I've been pleasantly surprised by this organization and am always impressed by their creativity, focus on growth and innovation, integrity and core values. The leadership embraces values that are easy to rally behind and genuinely support.

    ConsAs a large organization, there is allot of activity and many strong performers. Embrace the diversity and talent and you'll grow but it's not a good environment for the timid or those lacking drive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue good communication of expectations, vision and values...live the example you wish all others to follow and keep creating an atmosphere where people can succeed and grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cobalt is the best company to work for in Seattle!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsCollaborative & professional environment
    Great team
    Exceptional Service and solid product offering that drive value
    Innovative

    ConsThere aren't any that this company doesn't overcome by focusing on people, product, technology and process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with your focus on the customer experience and innovation - it is outstanding.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dynamic, fun, fast-paced environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are many good, smart, and talented people here who really seem to care about what they do and are fun to work with. Focus is on getting things done vs. politicking. Every individual has an opportunity to make an impact and career growth opportunities are there for those who work hard and reach for their goals. The company still has a start-up feel despite the ADP acquisition. The office and location is great and the benefits are solid.

    ConsChange is a constant, so those who like a steady state should look elsewhere. Self-starters will be most successful here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Still under a year with the company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat balance between concern for employee happiness & well-being and corporate results. Lots of internal talent, ability to interact with bright, committed team-mates with diverse background and skill-set

    ConsRelationships with parent companies (manufacturers) tend to impede efforts and results for direct customers (dealerships). Sometimes, still chasing the wrong performance indicators as industry changes

    Advice to Senior Managementnot enough experience to know yet, only have experience in one department, with one manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A fast-paced challenging environment with good people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsThe people, always has been the best thing about Cobalt, probably always will be. In addition an opportunity to innovate, play in many spaces, and take on roles that are multi-faceted rather than narrow cogs in a wheel.

    ConsCobalt could do more to proactivley recognize and develop top talent, particularly getting more women into senior leadership roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company I've worked for

    Web Design Specialist II (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsI was hired at the beginning of a growth spurt for the company. That was over 5 years ago and the place doesn't stop growing; and with that growth comes opportunity. I have never worked in a more team oriented company where everyone wants you to succeed because it will help them succeed, a simple notion that many companies don't seem to foster well.

    ConsLousy vending machines (content wise)... they had a good company doing them but switched a while back. At least there's Uwajimaya across the street.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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