Autotrader Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Work from home, payed well in the past (in 12 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is not the greatest (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Advertising Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay is fair, lots of opportunity for advancement. Huge company so if you're not happy with your position, there are plenty of other opportunities within the group. Great team and morale all around.

    Cons

    One of the cons is also one of it's pros. Making your own schedule and being self disciplined can be difficult but if done right can make the job that much better. Sometimes the territory you are assigned may be far away from your home but not too bad.


  2. Data Analyst AutoTrader

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

    I worked at Autotrader full-time

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, .COM Company

    Cons

    Less statistical, more data pulling

    Advice to Management

    None to submit at the moment


  3. contractor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autotrader

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance
    Laid back environment
    The people I work and around my cubicle are cool

    Cons

    None really to report so far


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  5. Great place to grow!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autotrader

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

    Pros

    Great products that produce results. Ability to move up quickly if motivated and successful. Great pay potential, especially for those starting out.

    Cons

    Just growing pains, some inexperience in leadership roles which could lead to frustration for more seasoned sales professionals as newer team leaders grow into their roles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering opportunities for promotions and growth, great company to grow in. Look into differentiating more in how large and smaller markets are compensated.


  6. AutoTrader Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Autotrader full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    AutoTrader was overall a friendly working environment. Competitive salary, good benefits, lots of nice and talented people (though most don't work there anymore).

    Cons

    Years ago, Autotrader had a powerhouse UX team of 30+ people but you wouldn't have known it by looking at the website. Many talented people were held back by process and politics. You had to be comfortable taking orders.


  7. Operations Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time

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

    Pros

    They have Great Leadership, Great Internsip Program, Very open environment. I would definitely reccomend interning here it has been a great experience.

    Cons

    I haven't found any cons with working here and this is my second internship. It is all around a very enjoyable play to work.


  8. FInance/Accounting point of view

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are great benefits. The people are very friendly and helpful.
    Office environment is laid back. There are flexible work hours and depending on your department you have the option to work from home at times.

    Cons

    There are not too many cons I can think of but you have to take control of your career path.
    Otherwise you can get stuck doing the same role for too long.


  9. Nice company but a lot of politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autotrader

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company to work for. Relaxed culture. Flexible, work/life balance (depends on which department) you work in.

    Cons

    Politics and favoritism. Style of management needs much improvement!

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be given to those that deserve it not because of who you know. Also, I've seen and experienced a lot of people who are in lead, supervisory, and management roles that do NOT know how to manage people. Managing people and having people skills plays an important role in being a successful leader. Because of this I've seen good talent walk out the door.


  10. Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at Autotrader full-time

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

    Pros

    Great campus to include gym, cafe and arcade area.

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder. Managers play favorites.


  11. all good

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

    I worked at Autotrader

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

    Pros

    good company to work for.

    Cons

    no cons. Great company and good work culture.



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