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AutoTrader Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
211 Reviews
3.4
211 Reviews
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Pros
  • At one time you could make great money, work from home, cool parties, great product (in 12 reviews)

  • It is a fast paced company but allow for great work life balance (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance, multiple systems to work with that may not always talk to each other (in 16 reviews)

  • Excessive meetings from upper management to lower level employees (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Application Support Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader

    Pros

    Great work life balance. And great people to work with,

    Cons

    Poor middle management, that only have their own interest at heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs to be made more accountable on how they support junior staff members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Stressful at times but what job isnt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Lots of opportunities for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dealer Services Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Dealer Services Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader

    Pros

    Benefits, Compensation, office culture, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Things change so much that management is focused more towards project management and new initiatives than leadership responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs more time to focus on employee coaching and feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company has growing pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people, salary, benefits, bonuses always paid, leadership development is top notch.

    Cons

    Lots of changes with executive leadership. Clear strategy isn't seen. I expect that the company will work thru it. Favoritism and make dominated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity of thought is needed. Passive aggressive culture needs to go awaybb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    You would be pressed to find a company with a better work environment or compensation package.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Autotrader is a large company with multiple opportunities based in a wonderful city to raise a family

    Cons

    Your work experience will be based primarily on the type of manager you have which could be good or bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain honest/ protected feedback from direct reports. There are still some "old school managers" that go about their daily business that should not manage people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Felt like I was on "Survivor"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advertising Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Advertising Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at AutoTrader

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, good base pay and benefits, some of the people were really nice, industry leading company that was profitable and growing.

    Cons

    Micro management. Middle management is over valued and not necessary. Way too many changes and no sense of direction. Company was very arrogant about current status within the industry. They can throw a great party but couldn't take care of their employees woke life balance. Captive customers saw company as "necessary evil" and not a partner in their success. Customers knew company was most expensive option for digital marketing. The ROI just wasn't there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees closest to your customers vs over paid managers who are more interested in a promotion. Get back to the basics that made the company popular in the beginning. Beware of being seen as the "evil empire" of the automotive industry. Instead of random drug testing it should be mandatory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome people, great opportunity, constant change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, focus on employee development, private company with long term view

    Cons

    Change is constant, I have had half a dozen bosses in 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a change and stick with it for a while; fatigue is starting to encroach in the workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Incredible opportunities abound for high performers looking to roll up their sleeves, work hard and be appreciated!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autotrader takes care of it's employees first and foremost.
    Dedication, commitment, knowledge and skill are highly valued and innovation is highly encouraged at all levels.

    Cons

    Accountability is an opportunity for improvement. This is not the place where you will move up by just showing up to work and collecting a check, but some people have adopted a habit of coasting in their current roles.
    If you work hard and contribute you will be rewarded and have more opportunities to shine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is always a challenge in an organization this size. Keep working at it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Be Careful.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting company....they used to be known for their honesty....

    Cons

    Management....never think that they won't screw you over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell the truth...PLEASE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great culture and good perks!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company provides a lot of opportunity for community service. Building space is excellent.

    Cons

    Management feels disorganized at times. A growing company so expect changes but feel that changes can be handled better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more transparency in hitting our objectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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