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Auto Trader UK Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Really lovely company!

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK

    Pros

    - Friendly, helpful and driven staff
    - Great enabling culture which allows employees voices to be heard
    - Fab induction programme for employees at department and organisational level
    - Every employee really is valued and allowed to participate in things
    - People actually want others and the company to succeed
    - Open plan offices so departments actually get to know each other and it avoids silo working

    Cons

    Can't really think of any disadvantages to working here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Dec 12, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Many thanks for taking the time to share your review. There is a lot of effort and creativity that has been put into our new induction programme and we are glad you enjoyed it.

  2.  

    Best decision I made

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic attitude to staff
    Invest heavily in staff training and well being.
    Culture is very collaborative and progressive.
    New offices are brilliant.
    Everything in place to help you achieve better results.

    Cons

    Progression can be seen as bottle necked.
    That is about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Dec 5, 2014Resourcing Partner

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share your experiences. It's great to know how much you value the investment we make into training and development. I'm sure the L&D team ... More

  3.  

    14 years..........and still love working here

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

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - The culture and environment is amazing.
    - People are genuinely valued and listened to.
    - Really powerful company values that staff believe in.
    - People are passionate about the work they do.

    Cons

    can't really think of any. Can sometimes be a little too 'fast paced'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Nov 21, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. We all feel really lucky working in an amazing environment and with such great people. The pace can sometimes be fast but as you say everyone's ... More

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  5.  

    Everything Sounds About Right

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Developer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Developer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Auto Trader has a great culture and amazing offices. Everyone I've worked with has been genuine and talented at their job - I love my team. The offices really are good and are clearly designed around working in an agile way. There's a lot of talk about making sure that we do the right thing, instead of just what's easiest or fastest to get a product out of the door. To a developer, this kind of culture is key.

    Cons

    There is a gulf between business areas - a definite feeling of 'them and us'. This is well represented by the difference in cultures between floors. There is also a lot of talk about company values by management but I'm not convinced everybody on the shop floor buys into them on a day-to-day basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Knowing the company values and actively working towards them are two hugely different things. Events like the Green Man induction are so important in actually making the values work. More needs to be done on a more regular basis to make sure that everyone sees how the values actually apply and can be used on a day-to-day basis. The induction is great, but what's the next step after that? And what can be done for people who've been working here for years so that they can really 'get' the values too?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Nov 14, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We all love the offices in Manchester and looking forward to our new office in London opening very soon. Our Values are important to our long term ... More

  6.  

    Great environment to learn with great opportunities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move around the business.
    Great environment to learn.
    Flat management structure, anyone is at most 3 levels away from the CEO.
    Great company induction.
    Lots of in house courses for self development.
    Environment where asking questions is encouraged, nobody will ever look down on you.
    Everyone gets the opportunity to get involved with the recruitment process.

    Cons

    Until surrounding offices/hotels/shops are finished the local area is a bit of a building site. This is short term though and will eventually be an amazing area!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Nov 14, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for your review and highlighting the reasons that make Auto Trader such a great place to work. It is a great thing that Manchester is growing but the building work can be a disruption ... More

  7.  

    Great Values Driven Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The working environment is excellent, with great people all very passionate about what they do! There is plenty of support for personal development as long as you drive it yourself. There have been some real positive changes recently, with the company really listening to what employees think and want.

    Cons

    It is a demanding environment, and things move rapidly, so you always need to be on top of things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is good, but sometimes it is too much too quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Nov 14, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about working with us. We are constantly evolving and try to improve things and that of course comes with its challenges. But as you said working ... More

  8.  

    Fast paced and fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Advisor in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Amazing office
    - Amazing people in the team - lots of talent and dedication
    - Fabulous equipment
    - Dynamic
    - A great set of Values
    - Passion and collaboration is evident in everyone at all levels

    Cons

    - Things can get a little too manic at times..... but this keeps you on your toes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A holiday on your birthday would be nice :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Nov 10, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Many thanks for your review. Our people make Auto Trader such an amazing place to work and our new offices really help as well. Great suggestion about the extra holiday on your birthday, we will pass ... More

  9.  

    Awesome place to work but hold onto your hats because we live and breathe change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am now in my 16th year at Auto Trader and it feels like a family rather than just a place to work. There are some incredibly talented people here, particularly, but not only, in Product and Technology who are always really helpful. Introduction of the "core values" has been very positive. If you fit the culture we can teach you anything - even how to play pool in our amazing offices. The opportunities to move around into different areas are huge as "change" is the companies middle name, but it is this ability to respond to massive change that has made the company such a huge success and a brilliant place to work. Great benefits. Very flexible. Don't want to ever work anywhere else.

    Cons

    If you don't do change - don't come and work for us.
    If you don't like our core values - don't come and work for us.
    If you don't want to work hard (but get well rewarded) and aren't prepared to go the extra mile when it's needed - don't come and work for us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Openness, fairness and honesty to the staff is great - never change that ethos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Nov 6, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. You provide a great perspective from having been working with us for so many years and having been part of our successful transition to becoming ... More

  10.  

    Amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have never worked in (or heard of) a company that lives it's values as Auto Trader does. The culture here is amazing and our offices are too. AT expect a lot from their employees but what you get back is magical! :o)

    Cons

    Whilst there is great departmental company & comms, communication between business areas could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to promote our employer brand. People need to know how good it is to work here. We have done some great work on this since moving to Manchester but think we can do more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Oct 10, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you so much for your review. We all love the new offices in Manchester , they really represent our culture and values! We agree we need to do more to strengthen our Employer Brand so we got ... More

  11.  

    Love working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great offices and working environment. Lean working practises. Clear strategy that is well communicated. Very clever, talented people who are passionate about what they do

    Cons

    Hard to think of any really - the company values closely match my own, the leadership team are great and their are loads of opportunities for personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Oct 9, 2014Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to review your time at Auto Trader. Our new offices are amazing and its great to hear that you're enjoying working here and alongside our talented employees. We will ... More

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