Copart

ww2.copart.com

Copart Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
147 Reviews
2.7
147 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jay Adair
16 Ratings

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)

  • Good benefits and diverse working conditions, and job security (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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    CONGRATULATIONS COPART ON BEING NAMED #1 ON DELOITTE'S "EXCEPTIONAL 100" LIST!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Copart

    Pros

    Really proud to be working for Copart --Deloitte has recognized what Copart's employees have known for some time now--that Copart is exceptional and a solid place to work and do business. If you are looking for a financially sound, fast-paced place to work and be recognized for your contributions to the company's success, you should check out Copart.

    Cons

    Expectations are high and this is not a place to kick back and relax.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Workloads are extremely high

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Copart

    Pros

    I like my work due to my coworkers. There is a team atmosphere and the pay is good. Also like the location.

    Cons

    They would rather over work their current staff than hire in additional employees. Time off is difficult due to staffing and one person out creates a lot more work for the coworkers. Management doesn't really care and prefers quantity over quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are unprofessional and do not have any training in regards to dealing with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Copart Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President Human Resources

    Upon reading your feedback I have asked our Regional HR Manager in your area to look into your concerns.

    While there are times in our business where employees may be asked to work extended hours
    ... More

  3.  

    On a bullet train to burnout

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Okay pay for managers. (Not so great when weighted against the overall stress levels and hours you put in) 401K match and ESPP are good programs.

    Cons

    -- little work/life balance for managers (3 AM false alarm call? Up and at 'em!! Vacation? Realistically you'll be able to take 3 days a year or so.)
    -- Goals and metrics by which you are measured and evaluated are a constantly moving target and generally not communicated until you're several months into the fiscal year.
    -- The staffing model is so outdated and unrealistic that any absence, illness, or even employee vacation means everyone has to go from high pace to frantic pace if there's to be any hope of getting everything done within the timeframes required. Which leaves managers tied to their facility 50-60 hours/week.
    -- Little job security for managers. It's made very clear if you don't dance to the music...they'll find some other monkey.
    -- Top heavy...seem to be more corporate administrators than ops employees. All the while ops employees run themselves ragged.
    -- no perspective. Enormous, multi million dollar mistakes at the corporate level are all part of the rich tapestry of the academic journey that will ultimate broaden experience and learning. Whereas even the smallest mistakes at the operations level are the worst thing that's ever happened in the history of the universe and you might be the most worthless human being to take up space on this or any planet.
     -- it's a completely different company today than even 5 years ago. It's all about knee jerk reactions to isolated incidents while ignoring large, systemic issues. The "company culture" is nothing more than a masquerade to create a facade of a healthy, happy work environment with satisfied employees. In reality, it is a fear based culture based on brow beating and negative reinforcement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back in touch. Really try to understand what you're asking people to accomplish with limited/outdated/ cumbersome resources and a nearly pathological eye on the bottom line. Or just keep creating and naming six figure salaried Directors....maybe that'll work!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Work Hard.. Play Hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Copart full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Copart is a very stable company that has a ton of opportunities to make an impact on the productivity and profitability of the company. The company has gone through several several strategy changes recently and as a result there were some unplanned layoffs. This has affected the morale of the personnel, but kudos to the management team for learning from the mistakes and taking accountability.

    Cons

    Need to embrace new comers and learn from the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent about decisions.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome Opportunity

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

    I have been working at Copart full-time

    Pros

    The company provides excellent opportunity for those willing to work hard. If you take care of the company the company will take are of you. Senior management allows opportunity for advancement for top performers who show loyalty, dedication, and the skills needed to do the job.

    Cons

    Tough goals but that's not really a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected to the field. take the time to really learn what it takes to deliver the services offered. This may mean increased staffing could be needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Family company not so much anymore

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing peers to work with although many are fearful for their jobs and this is weighing down the positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Copart was touted as a family owned company but isn't so much any longer. After many changes in senior management the company is being run more by Indians who are clueless to the way the company should be. Morale is down tremendously and people are fearful for their jobs due to so many losing their jobs. Benefits are not where they should be especially vacation and PTO time and no ability to work from home periodically as company motto is all employees should be in office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the company back as a family owned environment and listen to the what you're employees are saying. Most are fearful to really say what they are thinking but lots being said behind closed doors that is not flattering to some senior management. Copart can become that great place to work again but changes are necessary at the top level especially in technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Copart Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President Human Resources

    Thank you for your input! Shortly after your review posted we announced a change to the Company's vacation policy based upon market research and employee feedback. From a benefits plan perspective ... More

  8.  

    n/a

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work schedule and no holidays or weekends

    Cons

    the quarterly review can be quite stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  9.  

    Hard work and long hours are never appreciated

    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay is on time, it is very low and unstable and fluctuate time to time though.

    Cons

    If you are attractive female you have the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the hard work of your employees and when an employee reach out to you do not blame that back as a liar.

    Copart Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. We spend a great deal of time and effort seeking to attract and retain top talent into our Company, regardless of gender, race, or disability.

    From your comments, it
    ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The good the bad the ugly

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

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

    Pros

    A monkey could do it. Easy to advance or coast. Great and horrible all at the same time. It is what you make of it.

    Cons

    A monkey could do it. Just read the reviews. Don't come here if your motivated, innovative or inspired to contribute. Lots of spinning your wheels and talking but no doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read your reviews on Glassdoor. Some honest and unfiltered opinions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Copart Response

    Dec 2, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    I noticed that you listed yourself as a current employee, and as such I take particular interest in your comments that you feel someone who is motivated, innovative, or inspired to contribute would ... More

  11.  

    Two let go

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

    I worked at Copart

    Pros

    None at all not from me not know

    Cons

    Not able to fit in. Too unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen watch observe then correct. No more bandaid fix. Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Copart Response

    Dec 2, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for your review. I was disappointed to read that you felt unable to fit in and that the workplace was "too unprofessional". I'd like to learn more about why you feel that the workplace was ... More

Work at Copart? Share Your Experiences

Copart

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.