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AutoTrader Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
202 Reviews
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202 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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    One of the best companies I've worked for

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    People and environment are great. Fun projects to work on.

    Cons

    As with anywhere, there are some people and some departments that experience turmoil. I find that it's less here than at other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Gain more focus as you have been over the past year. Slow down the number of changes taking place as that makes people nervous. At least be a little more transparent with changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work! Wish my contract didn't end!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Media Design Level I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Design Level I in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AutoTrader as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    18th floor window seats are amazing, Food was great! Very creative environment.

    Cons

    Not much to say there, but I wish my contract didn't end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    High energy, lively people, interesting products, top-notch marketing

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

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment and people who are very productive with minimal politics.
    Great perks, good salary, bonus structure, excellent benefits, 401k match, pension plan, employee discounts, covered parking, cafeteria, onsite fitness center, community service opportunities
    Interesting business - everyone can relate to automobiles in some way (performance, feel, look, value, image, financial, economy, fuel economy, etc.)

    Cons

    There was a time period where there was a fear of layoffs. That was a hard time but it seems like they are well over the hump from the time when the industry took a hit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the original creative energy going as you grow and acquire other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company with lots of Perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Career Development, Benefits, Company Culture, Community Service

    Cons

    The environment is very fast pacing and constantly changing.

    Recommends
  7.  

    A good company that value employees and community service

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

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

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunities if you are having the right skill-sets. Continue grow and making profit with low competitions on the market.

    Cons

    Many changes in the recent years including top executives changes, business unites re-aliments. The changes are inevitable and maybe it's works out to be best for the business as a whole.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    strong engineering culture

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

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    lots of highly talented people

    Cons

    laid off, revenue based on advertising dollars too tied to recessions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop restructuring and moving employee's desks around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Incredible company to work for!

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

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow in the company. Great training opportunities. Good pay and amazing benefits. AutoTrader also cares about giving back to the community and encourage the employees to take time from work to help others.
    I have never been in such a great company! I mean, where else do you have video games, pool tables, etc in your break rooms?

    Cons

    They don't employee in Europe!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Listening to your employees and keep improving!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dunwoody, GA

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Autotrader has a very fun office, great people to work with, and were always looking for better technology to use in their systems. They treat their software people very well, and allow flexibility in work hours and work from home options when they can.

    Cons

    Some days, you will have to spend more time in meetings than doing real work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but learn Scrum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great experience

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

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    management has open door policy. ceo interacts with staff on a regular basis. very laid back environment all together. autotrader really takes care of their employees. great perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Management as a whole is good. I just happened to be assigned to a bad manager. Every one was scared of her because of how she did business in the department she was over. Nonetheless she no longer works there so I'm sure everyone that stayed during her tenure exclaimed Hallelujah when she made her exit!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue treating your employees the way you do!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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