AutoTrader Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
190 Reviews

3.3
190 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • At one time you could make great money, work from home, cool parties, great product (in 12 reviews)

  • Work/life balance highly encouraged (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is gone since they have taken away things, like telecommuting (in 12 reviews)

  • Excessive meetings from upper management to lower level employees (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Great

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

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great parent company and benefits

    Cons

    Management is all white guys. Company doesn't value each department the same when deciding on bonus or stock options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    This is a great place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Flexibility
    Great Pay, Benefits
    Great products

    Cons

    Every job has cons. One man's ceiling is another man's floor. I didn't really experience anything negative that doesn't come with any job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the innovation!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company Number One in the Industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Advertising Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Rewarded for hard work. Excellent Training. Excellent Products

    Cons

    Pay is going down. Not sure why. Products and stress going up, harder to service dealers than ever. Not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the value and time necessary for retention of accounts and products in more saturated markets and compensate accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Specialist  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best in work environment,training,compensation,benefits, etc...

    Cons

    Company lost interest in Hispanic Market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-take targeting Hispanic Market with more support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Consultant  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Internet Consultant in Detroit, MI

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great company-leader in their field-great marketing and advertising campaigns

    Cons

    hard to say anything negative about thsi company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with lots of Perks

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Career Development, Benefits, Company Culture, Community Service

    Cons

    The environment is very fast pacing and constantly changing.

    Recommends
  10.  

    A good company that value employees and community service

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    • 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 for 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
  11.  

    strong engineering culture

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    • 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 for more than a 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

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