Auto Trader UK

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Auto Trader UK Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
39 Reviews
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Auto Trader UK Chief Executive Officer Trevor Mather
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  1. Featured Review

     

    A great company to work for

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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

    Pros

    Each week is different at Auto Trader. I know that by the close of play each day, I will have seen something different or experienced a new way of thinking. I look forward to coming to work to see what I'll learn next.
    The offices are new and innovative, where else can you hold a team meeting round an Audi Quattro (its red) or be surrounded by a spiral of Mini’s!

    The people here are amazing; passionate, welcoming, friendly and live the values. Our values aren’t complex, flashy or take an hour to explain, they are clear, honest and sum up perfectly how we work together with our customers and people.
    Opportunities to grow and develop are great; you feel empowered in your role, a specialist when working in agile teams and supported when you take the next step in your career journey with Auto Trader.

    The benefits are handpicked to give you the best range available. I can pick and mix a personalised benefit portfolio based on my lifestyle choices and each year the range gets better.

    Cons

    None really however it is a fast paced company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Feb 18, 2015Head of Resourcing

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. No week is the same indeed as our business is evolving and constantly trying to improve the experiences of our customers and our ... More

  2.  

    Politics Politics Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 a 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

  3.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 a 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

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  5.  

    Where are we going?

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    • 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 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

  6.  

    Everything perfect except Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  8.  

    OK but limited promotion opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly, relaxed and evolving organisation with visionary leadership team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    To be honest i cant think of anything right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great values, great people

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are definitely the highlight of the job, passionate about their work but also fun people to be around. New Manchester offices have a nice atmosphere with some great facilities (Some greenery wouldn't go amiss though!) and it's great to be in the city. I feel there's a lot of opportunity for growth, be it in my current team or in a new one, and offsite training can also be provided

    Cons

    Cafeteria was promised to be subsidised however this did not happen and complaints seem to have fallen on deaf ears
    Cost of travel has unfortunately increased threefold due to Manchester move; extra mileage and no longer free car parking (Accompanied by longer travel times :/ )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up great events like the employee conference and general demeanour. Some city center orientated benefits would be great and also juice machines for the kitchens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Auto Trader UK Response

    Jan 24, 2015Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about working with us. The passion of our people is what makes us a great business and we have some exciting plans for 2015 and our employee ... More

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