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Copart Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.5 115 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Copart CEO Willis J. Johnson

Willis J. Johnson

(7 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's your average 8-5 job but yeah you do overtime during the busy season just like any employee would(in 7 reviews)

  • Copart is virtually a recession proof job, as long as people drive cars(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is absolutely clueless about how to successfully run a used car purchasing program(in 9 reviews)

  • Sometimes there are long hours, but that's to be expected in just about any job(in 8 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Hard dirty outside work cleaning cars

    Yard Agent (Former Employee) New Braunfels, TX

    ProsNone, it a dead end job

    Consmanagement hard to work with

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Change Centric With No Change Management Leadership

    General Manager (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsGood solid company and growth. It used to be a lot better place to work. Stability and career growth.

    ConsThe Company changes goals in the middle of a review period and hold you accountable for the change mid-year. Goals are unrealistic. Staffing model is too low for the expectations of a facility. They reduce staffing with the same amount of workload, with no technology changes to fill the gaps. Managers are expected to work over 60 hours a week to fill the staffing gaps to reach company goals. No work/life balance if you want to be successful at Copart.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on Change Management. Don't forget that Customer Service is internal as well. The answer can not allow be work harder. The company is not fun any more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Focused on profits and not customers

    Title Clerk/Dispatcher (Former Employee)

    ProsExpectations are extremely well defined. Everything you do is based on an automated audit score, so as long as you have high audit scores, you will do fine as an employee.

    ConsTheir expectations are unrealistic, and at times, managers expect employees to fudge on paperwork / computer system in order to pass audit scores. Also, the only customer service they care about is to the insurance companies and not to the buyers (whom are in the office most often).

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like humans and stick up for them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mostly pleasant,small lcompany feel

    Data Enter Coordinator (Current Employee) Fairfield, CA

    ProsJust the right amount of people

    ConsDistance to job,pay not enough

    Advice to Senior ManagementKisten to the people who really run the company,the employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not fun to work at

    Yard Agent (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsOkay benefits, can't think of anything good only bad ones

    ConsWork their employees way out of line just to meet deadline. Low pay for this kind of work. They never understand only a person can do so much. 1 hour receiving just ridiculous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy give advice when they never understand

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dishonest Junkyard taking advantage of everyone they can to make a buck

    Buyer (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsBe very careful. they will take adavantage if they can.

    ConsThey take every part off a car that they can make money off of and which cannot be seen in the photos. They sell the good tires and replace them with bald. Take out the feil and steel the spare tires. They make the photos appear as if no damage so online sales are fradulent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDishonesty eventually will catch up with you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big Dysfunctional Junkyard Playing in the Open Market

    Dealer Services (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsPay on time and say the right things.
    Financials are strong.
    Benefits appear to be adequate.
    If you don't mind working in an environment that caters to salvage employees and salvage customers...
    Big Eaters at the local facilities always have food available.
    People wreck their cars; there is a steady stream of revenue.
    Alcohol and Tobacco friendly!

    ConsKey employees at the yard level lack KSAs to competently perform in other industries.
    No support for dealer services or any customer not named "Big Insurance Company."
    Customer service is non-existent for the aforementioned.
    Unskilled, untrained, and uneducated personnel are making business decisions that affect revenue.
    Disgruntled yard workers undermine field personnel.
    Salvage yards are in less than desirable neighborhoods.
    Less desirable neighborhoods mean cheaper local labor pool to recruit from.
    Employees and Customers steal parts from other customers auction vehicles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement a more comprehensive vetting process for your regional sales managers. Implement policy on employees dating vendors and fellow employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosa life learning experience, and you will learn about what are you capable of doing.

    Conslong hours..10-12 hours day minimum

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very unstressfull career move that improved my quality of life.

    Automotive Inspector (Current Employee) Colton, CA

    ProsGreat company to work for, upward mobility is there for the choosing.

    ConsI haven't found any yet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the employee forum more to your advantage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Out of their Depth and Amateurish, but Strong Financials Mask It

    IT Management (Former Employee)

    ProsFair pay, lots of work, constant change. Ambitious. Stable financially. Forced relocation to Dallas might be a plus for some.

    ConsPolitics, zero accountability, goals often don't make sense. Staff not valued. Zero trust. Inability to deliver. Tendency to selectively copy larger companies without any understanding of the impact. All major IT initiatives over the last several years have been disastrous. Lots of outsourcing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of the short term focus on making the financials look pretty, focus on a good product, strong teams and building a great company. Unless you're trying to sell the company, gutting it is going to leave you vulnerable in the future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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