Auto Trader UK Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    AWESOME organisation where people are truly encouraged and empowered to make a DIFFERENCE!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hugely talented, driven and friendly people everywhere you look around! - Fantastically fast paced, full of energy, ideas and where change to improve is a constant - Incredibly high focus on customers and staff - Massive opportunity and career projection - A company that truly believes in and embodies its great values!...and..to top it all off, GREAT premises with great facilities in two FANTASTIC cities like Manchester and London with a BRILLIANT atmosphere!

    Cons

    I can honestly say that I haven't found any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! - The values you've instilled, the open communication, the leadership style, the focus you place on your staff and customers, the non-hierarchical environment you've created + how you make individuals feel valued is absolutely WORLD CLASS and incredibly difficult to achieve so - WELL DONE and keep on doing what you're doing!

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Apr 8, 2015Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for your detailed review and sharing your excitement about working with us. We have great plans for our future and your kind of enthusiasm is just what our customers and colleagues need.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Politics Politics Politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Can't we be a meritocracy?

    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

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

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    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

    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

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  5. Where are we going?

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    We'll established brand 40 years old

    Cons

    Nobody in my team knows where we are going.

    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

  6. 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 a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, industry leading, cutting edge.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain a life out of work.

    Advice to Management

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

  8. OK but limited promotion opportunity

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong product range and reputation

    Cons

    Very limited scope for advancement

  9. Fast paced, exciting, proud to be a part of it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a business that is recognised by everyone makes you want to do a great job

    Cons

    Losing a lot of great people some due to choice, some due to faces no longer fitting, some due to ever changing restructures

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep losing experienced people and having the attitude that there is better blood out there just because of new office locations

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Apr 14, 2015Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about working with us. Our business is ever evolving but our people are always the most important asset. We really appreciate your feedback and we ... More

  10. Helpful (2)

    Friendly, relaxed and evolving organisation with visionary leadership team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced, continually adapting organisation with clear vision for the future. Casual office environment to work in, where the people are the most important asset.

    Cons

    Reduced focus in advanced analytics, and potential risk of lower Auto Trader client satisfaction as a result.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Feb 25, 2015Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're really fast paced and adaptable and its great you're enjoying working in this type of culture. Our people our amazing and they very much are ... More

  11. Helpful (2)

    I have gained invaluable information and had lots of fun while being here

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    Current Employee - Graduate Java Dev in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Java Dev in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great colleges, great Tech, awesome offices, highly invested in agile development

    Cons

    To be honest i cant think of anything right now.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Feb 23, 2015Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. As one of our Graduates you are key to the future of our business and it is great to hear you are enjoying working with us.

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