ALLDATA Reviews in Elk Grove, CA

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
27 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you love technology, innovation, and working in a competitive environment - you need to be here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at ALLDATA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New suite of products including mobile apps! New building, easy going staff and management. Great place if you need little or no supervision and take complete ownership of your work. Really nice gym. Huge parking lot, no stressful downtown style BS parking. Generous 401k and flex time for some positions. Coffee, tea, water, fresh fruit is provided by management. Warning: if you are looking for a state type gig, you will not like it here, new management, staff, and company direction will push you to bring fire to the table daily.

    Cons

    Not impressed with health insurance benefits from AutoZone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too many negative people taking up space and resources. You know who they are, cut em some severance and give them the boot. These people drag morale and productivity to the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The worst employee atmosphere EVER!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at ALLDATA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The only good thing about working here is you have a J.O.B. They have some decent medical insurance, but nothing good beyond that. If you need a job desperately, then this will work for you. If you have a job, do not quit it to work for this company. It will be one of the worst decisions you ever make.

    Cons

    This place will micro manage you till you can't take the pressure anymore. They expect you to work 24/7/365. Imagine if you will, you are enjoying Christmas with your family and you get 2 to 3 emails about making sure you have some work set up for the following day. Go out and sell, sell, sell. They have absolutely no respect for family, holidays or vacation time. They do this EVERYDAY! I am not exagerating folks. There have a been a lot of people quiting this company in the last year. That should tell you something!
    You will never get a promotion at this company. All upper management is hired off the street, not from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has no idea what they are doing. As long as they get theirs, everyone else can just suffer. Although I heard on good authority they replaced the main cause of this companies problems, they didn't fire him, they just demoted him several levels and fired the guys below him. Amazing how some people fair thru the negitive issues they created.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Technical Support  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at ALLDATA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a job. It is a job. It is a job.

    Cons

    Horrible management. There is no direction and they are trying to copy Apple business model which is silly for the industry they are in. Town hall meetings were about how Apple does things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lies and more lies!!

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    Current Employee - Senior UI Developer  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Senior UI Developer in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at ALLDATA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Only weekends ..oh don't forger the crappy coffee and the tea ..

    Cons

    No room for growth.. Company is plunging down due to the lack of direction upper management has

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sugar coating the reviews .. Most of the good reviews come from probably the CEO family which makes this company a family business ( entire family is employ here)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best job experiences of my life have happened here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at ALLDATA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This company has long term stability and reasonable expectations. Management is improving over time and attrition rates are falling. There is still a familial culture in place, and long term employees are helpful and welcoming to new hires.

    Cons

    Compensation packages are on the low side of average. Parent company imposes cultural structure that is at times a poor fit for a technology company. There are too many meetings without formal agendas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute a profit sharing program that moves all the way down through the organization. Most of the retention this company enjoys is produced by people who fall below the threshold for bonuses and much of the new product development is produced and managed by people who fall below bonus thresholds. Re-study hourly versus salary rules and decisions, and treat all employees as though they are valued and respected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A dream that turned into a nightmare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at ALLDATA full-time

    Pros

    Many great people to work with. Reasonable pay and benefits. Nice facility.

    Cons

    A huge disconnect between senior managment and the rest of the company. An environment that causes a very high turnover rate in key technology positions and sales. No sick time for hourly employees. Lack of planning and executing has opened the door for competitors to gain market share and put the company's long term outlook at risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take action to restore credibility and trust between yourselves and the rest of the company. One step I would suggest would be to stop adding beliefs, cultural messages and slogans. AutoZone has a set of values that has served them well for many years. Why pretend to push the AutoZone culture and then add so much other cultural stuff that only applies to ALLDATA? This is not only sending a mixed message. It has added confusion and made employees shake their heads while trying to keep track of it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mixed Signals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at ALLDATA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generally a nice work environment, and most peers are willing to assist with any issues or questions as soon as they can.

    Cons

    Management seems untrustworthy. Some claim to bee company people, then the next month they're gone. Others that stay seem to be in it for themselves only, although they say otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and personalize ways to help us as employees, and us as a company rather than trying to wedge off-the-shelf "solutions" into our environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    No room for growth

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at ALLDATA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company with a clear record in the industry

    Cons

    Company doesn't have a clear direction for the future. Upper management spend hours in meetings and does not provide with clear direction for projects. Benefits are a joke. Alldata is ruled by Autozone so they don't offer to help you with benefits. Environment is hostile and lack of dynamic pace instead of worrying about improvement and putting the right people in the right place they are more worry about their retirement plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your marketing campaign. . There is not a real connection with customers, reading the latest book from the latest publisher from the latest technology icon doesn't make anyone an expert. More sensitive regarding sick days and holidays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at ALLDATA

    Pros

    Great newer facility to work in. IT Director was very personable and communicative. Held regular meetings including entire large division to keep ALL informed. Dedicated to agile methodologies and had great conferencing technology. Benefits were pretty good except zero vacation in first year. Company has a lot of very long term employees and a lot return to work there after leaving to work for other companies.

    Cons

    No vacation time in the first year. Parent co (Autozone) is extremely conservative and old school and it shows (e.g. Dress code and you have to wear a uniform shirt every Monday so you feel a connection with the Autozone retail workers - (roll eyes)). Telecommuting is not an option for anybody but higher level managers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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