Auto Trader UK

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Auto Trader UK Reviews

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

    Politics Politics Politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    We'll known brand makes lots of money so feel secure

    Cons

    The politics. People thrive by taking credit for others work, when will this get noticed? Can't trust what some of my colleagues say, everyone knows they say something different when others in the room. Been going on for too long now, about time it was sorted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't we be a meritocracy?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Oct 6, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Our well know brand is built on our strong values and creating an environment where everyone works well together. We are sorry to hear that you ... More

  2.  

    So much potential, but terribly flawed when you actually work for them.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Newton-le-Willows, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Developer in Newton-le-Willows, England (UK)

    I worked at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The technology and investment in training courses.
    Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Office politics and bullying.
    Arrogant staff who firmly believe they are a cut above the rest, when clearly they are far from it.
    Hire/fire nature.
    Lack of professionalism.
    Terrible work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and see for yourself what's happening instead of asking middle management who are part of the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Sep 24, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We really appreciate your feedback, at AutoTrader we take issues that you raised very seriously. We would welcome the opportunity to ... More

  3.  

    Where are we going?

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    We'll established brand 40 years old

    Cons

    Nobody in my team knows where we are going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Sep 24, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for your review. As you say, we are proud of our long heritage and we aim to be around for another successful 40 years. We would encourage you to speak to a member of the Operational ... More

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  5.  

    Everything perfect except Salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment, best place to relax, masters of agile, code quality very high, HR exemplary.

    Cons

    Salary is very low; implicit discrimination; Owners are very greedy for profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making office better won t help; high salary is needed to attract best talent.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A very busy place to work. More work than life balance.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional, industry leading, cutting edge.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain a life out of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of overall strategy, try to do much and end up poorly executing. The top 5 priorities for the year can't include everything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK but limited promotion opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales Executive in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Field Sales Executive in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong product range and reputation

    Cons

    Very limited scope for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great people-Love working here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time

    Pros

    Great office, great people with interesting work.
    AT really do invest in people and want them to develop their careers at AT as a whole. Work is always interesting and varied...but if you don't like a fast pace organisation with a lot of change then AT is not the place for you.

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits are competitive but could be improved.
    More collaboration is needed but AT are well on their way to achieving this
    AT offer some amazing career opportunities especially in P&T, Sales and Customer ops, smaller specialism are beginning to offer similar opportunities but are not quiet there yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Nov 14, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you are enjoying working with us. Collaboration is key and the new offices in Manchester and central London will bring us closer together and ... More

  9.  

    Positive experience, great benefits and company heading in the right direction

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    • 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

    Good benefits
    opportunities to learn, develop and grow
    brand leader
    exciting future ahead

    Cons

    Too many politics and game playing at higher level.
    Expected to work long hours - no work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Sep 24, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for your comments, your opinion is really valuable especially since you have a long career with us. We want to make sure that everyone at AutoTrader enjoys a good work life balance. We ... More

  10.  

    Best in the area with some great examples of culture and practice

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    • 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

    Pros

    There are lots of smart people to learn from. The new offices are amazing and really promote communication and collaboration. They are an incredibly stable employer so your job is safe. There is usually recognition of achievement and high performers do well.

    Cons

    Salaries are good but not competitive, especially for the Manchester area. Getting stuff done can be tricky as with size comes inertia. There are still too many silos although this is getting better. Unfortunately some low performers also do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality by making it clear that it is unacceptable to focus on artificial deadlines. Listen to your teams about what to work on and start to hold people accountable for their decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Sep 24, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and providing with a balanced view of your experience. The new offices are amazing indeed, having a meeting in a camper van always makes the day ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, interesting work, great offices and potential to progress

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Salary is competitive
    - Great people (lots of talent)
    - Great company values
    - Opportunity to learn
    - Potential for career progression
    - Good vision for the future

    Cons

    - Lots of teams so can be hard to get things done fast (this is being worked on)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Sep 24, 2014Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for your review and great to hear you are enjoying your role. Our values are important to everything that we do and we are passionate about developing our people so really pleased you feel ... More

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