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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Webuyanycar.com USA full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    * There is a lot of opportunity here, but you have to be the right person for the job to succeed. The company is newer (nearly a startup) and, as such, more work is required at every level than at a similar large company. You don't have a team of 10 people to split the work of one person's job.

    * The tradeoff is the responsibility gained, opportunity for rapid advancement, and ability to revolutionize an entire industry. There is no way I would be responsible for a huge chunk of this business at my age in any large company. Most companies in the automotive industry require 5+ years of experience to manage a branch, probably more to manage a branch alone if such an opportunity even exists elsewhere.

    * If you do well at the branch level, you will eventually move up, as the company hasn't expanded past 7 states yet. We promote from within in the operations department, as we are the only business of our type in the US; no one outside our company has the ideal experience to manage our branch managers.

    * Starting out, you manage the entire branch by yourself and learn to run a business from the ground up. You alone are responsible for profitability, goal-setting and achievement, local marketing, and most other facets of the business. The majority of negative posters here were not ready for that. It can be overwhelming. Our "entry-level" management trainee position is a pretty quick progression to branch manager, which requires rapid development of skills that are well beyond entry-level.

    * You will have opportunities to train others and manage an entire area (city metro area) when the opportunity arises with expansion. That is basically senior management, and all of our current area managers started as management trainees or branch managers and got there in 1-3 years. A lot of our current managers, and those who join up prior to nationwide expansion will probably get very rich here.

    Cons

    * There is a communication problem here, and we're all at fault. It occurs from the top down, from the bottom up, and especially between departments. Sometimes the company communicates goals and changes as if there are thousands of employees here. The company is much smaller than that, and can do better. Sometimes employees communicate a lot more complaints than solutions. We have to solve, rather than blame. I have personally brought this up and the company is committed to working out the kinks. As operations employees, we have to be committed to doing the same. In defense of us all, we're the only business in the country that I'm aware of that is operating this business model to scale. There are going to be some issues - we're all relatively new at this.

    * Expansion doesn't happen as fast as any of us would like it to, but that is expected. We're getting there faster now than ever before.

    * Days can be very long at times, but if you enjoy what you do here, you will realize the value of your time investment.

    * Running the entire branch or an area by yourself is difficult and requires you to wear a variety of hats. It can be intimidating for managers who are getting their first taste of being in charge. It's not easy and requires an entrepreneur's mindset.

    * It's a small company, so the rewards come with growth, not immediately. Waiting for that next promotion has taken patience, but we're growing more rapidly now than at any time since our inception.

    Advice to Management

    * Profitability is key, and must continue to be our focus. We're there and ready to expand, so keep fighting the good fight and revolutionizing the automotive industry.

    * Communicate our values more regularly so no one begins to act in a way that is unethical, gets caught and fired, and comes on glassdoor to blame the company for something they perceived to be part of their job.

    * Make sure employees know that they are not only encouraged to communicate problems, but to solve them. Complaints can get the discussion rolling, which is positive, but efficient solutions can tackle the problem. These often come from the field. Make sure employees see something done about their ideas. Even if the idea is a "bad idea" (of negative value to the company), the resulting discussion with the employee should educate them as to why, which is of positive value to the company and the employee.

    * Good and experienced branch managers have a wealth of information that can only be earned by the day-to-day management of a successful branch. Keep them, and the operations department, informed of all decisions. Allow branch-level input whenever feasible. Branch managers are the employees whose workflow is altered the most by changes made at the corporate level, because they are the ones tasked with making it happen.

    * Keep the focus on the customer, just as it is now, through the expansion process. I have never been more satisfied with my work and what I can do for others than I am here. Webuyanycar.com is going to be the premier destination for customers to sell their vehicles nationwide, just as it is now in our branches from New Jersey to Atlanta!


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    Pretty easy interview except that the manager couldn't put down his computer for 5 minutes. Couldn't even give me his time for the interview, rude and unprofessional. He sat there and typed the whole time after he asked me to answer a few questions. I should of known what a joke the place would after the joke of an interview.

Webuyanycar.com USA Awards & Accolades

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High Flyers Award, Trustpilot US, 2015

Additional Info

Website www.webuyanycar.com
Headquarters Media, PA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2011
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors CarMax, CarSense

As one of the world's leading used car buyers and a family-owned business in operation since 1951, we have a long-standing reputation for satisfied clients as a result of our superior customer service and more-than-fair deals when providing your car valuation and paying you cash for your used car.

We established the webuyanycar.com car buying service in 2005 and since have... More

Mission: To offer our customers a fast, safe, and fair way to sell their vehicle while providing our employees with a fun and rewarding place to work

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