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Copart Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
144 Reviews
2.8
144 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's your average 8-5 job but yeah you do overtime during the busy season just like any employee would (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits and diverse working conditions, and job security (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is absolutely clueless about how to successfully run a used car purchasing program (in 9 reviews)

  • Sometimes there are long hours, but that's to be expected in just about any job (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Family company not so much anymore

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

    I have been working at Copart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing peers to work with although many are fearful for their jobs and this is weighing down the positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Copart was touted as a family owned company but isn't so much any longer. After many changes in senior management the company is being run more by Indians who are clueless to the way the company should be. Morale is down tremendously and people are fearful for their jobs due to so many losing their jobs. Benefits are not where they should be especially vacation and PTO time and no ability to work from home periodically as company motto is all employees should be in office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the company back as a family owned environment and listen to the what you're employees are saying. Most are fearful to really say what they are thinking but lots being said behind closed doors that is not flattering to some senior management. Copart can become that great place to work again but changes are necessary at the top level especially in technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Two let go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Copart

    Pros

    None at all not from me not know

    Cons

    Not able to fit in. Too unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen watch observe then correct. No more bandaid fix. Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Copart Response

    Dec 2, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for your review. I was disappointed to read that you felt unable to fit in and that the workplace was "too unprofessional". I'd like to learn more about why you feel that the workplace was ... More

  3.  

    Rudderless ship

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

    I have been working at Copart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great people to work with.

    Cons

    Listed in the section below to Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-engage your people. Your getting too big too fast and and the ball is being dropped everywhere. You are no longer the leader in technology - so what do you have to stay ahead of the competition - nothing. You have many dissatisfied employees and don't have a clue what is being said behind closed doors. You promote customer service yet hire a bunch of unethical people to run CDS, you can't have it both ways. You put the yards in a very difficult situation of having to deal with these clowns. You may want to rethink transparency with your sellers. You promise the world and expect the yards to deal with it when the you have many flawed programs and policies. You create your own problems letting customers into your day to day business. You may want to open your eyes, the subhaul issue has been spreading across the country for some time. Contrary to what you believe subhaulers aren't all stupid and they aren't a dime a dozen. Nobody is going to keep working for you just because your Copart. For once try being proactive with something/anything, trying to fix everything on a case by case basis may save a few dollars up front but, it will cost you down the road. There are too many issues to address in this forum like Yard Security issues, space issues, no goals or objectives going into month four of the current fiscal year, GM review process, ever changing bonus plan, and disorganization at the corporate level like I have never seen before. For God's sake open your eyes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Copart Response

    Dec 2, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for your input. Based upon your statements in the "Advice to Management" section it is clear you have more concerns and I would be happy to set aside some time to meet with you to discuss ... More

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    ERP implementation timeline unrealistic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA

    I worked at Copart (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid IT work group. Good business model.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of ERP conversion. Layoff of the wrong people at the wrong time.
    Disappointing benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who are/will be doing the actually work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company to own stock in, poor place to work with little structure at corporate level & top down leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA

    I worked at Copart full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a strong business with solid growth potential and the ability to expand globally. It is a recession proof business as well. There is a fast pace and decisions are taken quickly - no big committees, just sr. leadership buy in and you can go. The leadership really knows their business from top to bottom which is refreshing - no business school execs at Copart - they can drive a loader!

    Cons

    Compensation is poor, bonus is not structured and based on sr. leadership's mood about you, all decisions are taken by President and CEO, there is not trust or delegation - even small expenses require presidential approval. There is no planning framework or strategy as leadership runs the place by the seat of their pants and changes directions quickly and not always wisely. There is a good ol boys club atmosphere and if you can get in that club you can make a bunch of money - but its a tough club to crack and only a very few of the top insiders get there - those guys make tons of money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some better planning, share the wealth with a structured bonus program and profit sharing. It's a good company to own stock in and it wouldn't take much to make it a great place to work - take the effort to do so guys!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Review of Copart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst

    I worked at Copart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mon-Fri 8-5, Large cubicles at corporate offices, however their are yard positions available that I am not to familiar with.

    Cons

    Fairly frugal in the compensation, and raises. Insurance is too expensive. Terrible communications between departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not great. Very hectic and unorganized group.

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

    I have been working at Copart as a contractor

    Pros

    You won't be bored. Very busy.

    Cons

    Unorganized; chaotic; no clear directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Copart Response

    Apr 14, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for your review--we certainly do have a fast-paced workplace. I noticed you indicated you were currently working with us as a contractor and I would be very interested in meeting to discuss ... More

  9.  

    Interesting industry & Managament

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Copart full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great founding story. opportunities if you are a hardworker, good stepping stone to launch your career in management if you work it right.

    Cons

    pay is very average, benefits are average, leadership is sketchy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your success was built on the backs of your employees, listen to and value your people in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Copart Response

    Apr 1, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for your review--I appreciate your comments about Copart having opportunities for hard workers and our being a place to begin your career in management. I also noticed you indicated that you ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Whirlwind

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Fairfield, CA

    I worked at Copart full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. However the department I was in, was a new venture for Copart. This company holds auctions all over the world for vehicles. They are best known for insurance salvage vehicles. They also get clear title vehicles and even some clean classic cars.You must be a licensed dealer or get one to broker the deal for you. They charge a $25 one time membership fee and require a deposit to bid.

    Cons

    They dipped into trying to acquire salvage cars from Hurricane Katrina. They had a call center built to bring in more business for COPART. This department was very unorganized and expectations was unrealistic. Management was more concerned with numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sad to say due to the lack of proper training and concern. The entire department were laid off. Only two employees who came in from another department, were offered a transferred to a sister company out of state.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Copart Response

    Apr 10, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    In mid-2013 the Company did acquire a business which included a call center and relocated call center services to the new facility resulting in the consolidation of a number of small, satellite call ... More

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard dirty outside work cleaning cars

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Yard Agent in New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Yard Agent in New Braunfels, TX

    I worked at Copart full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None, it a dead end job

    Cons

    management hard to work with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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