Autobytel Reviews

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Autobytel President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey H. Coats
Jeffrey H. Coats
8 Ratings
  • A good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Fun collaborative environment, work with smart people who are passionate about creating great products. Flexible work schedule, generous bonus, breakfast on Fridays, Holiday meals, and frequent employee events.


    Offices are in an older building, however we are close to John Wayne Airport which is nice.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management is doing a fantastic job.

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    Territory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Autobytel in March 2010.


    A basic review of my resume with emphasis on length of time with each of my previous employers and my reason for leaving. Then questions regarding experience, knowledge, and skills in the industry and the market in question. Finally an explanation of why I would be a good fit and what I could bring to the company and the job.

    Reasons for Declining

    My research regarding Autobytel found four instances since 2006 that the top management in the company had been terminated and replaced. Public financial information revealed that the company has been unprofitable since 2006 and has lost money every year since then. Top management employment churn with losses exceeding revenues is not an environment to bet your career future on. There are far too many other companies to go to work for that can provide a much better career path than misery!

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Headquarters Irvine, CA
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Public (ABTL)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Autobytel puts cars on the information superhighway. Using the Autobytel's network of websites, a potential car buyer can complete an online request form for the desired new or used car. The form is forwarded to local auto dealers and manufacturers, who contact the shopper within 24 hours. Autobytel generates most of its revenue through lead referral fees it charges dealers and manufacturers (car buyers pay no fees). However, the company also operates advertising-driven websites such as (Internet car buying), (vehicle data), ... More

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