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Copart Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
144 Reviews
2.8
144 Reviews
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Everything they promised only faster...

    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work environment in the Corporate office is fast paced and the people seem nice to work with. Environment is very modern (no cubicles, adjustable desks and open floorplan) which took a little getting used to but not bad. I particularly enjoy the team atmosphere and it seems like management tries to keep the employees informed. Benefits are much better than my previous job.

    Cons

    Pace can be a bit tough to get used to at first--very fast paced environment and not a lot of down time. Vacation benefits not as rich as my previous employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating but don't forget that new employees don't know much about the business....lots of acronyms can be confusing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Rudderless ship

    • 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

    Co-workers are great people to work with.

    Cons

    Listed in the section below to Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-engage your people. Your getting too big too fast and and the ball is being dropped everywhere. You are no longer the leader in technology - so what do you have to stay ahead of the competition - nothing. You have many dissatisfied employees and don't have a clue what is being said behind closed doors. You promote customer service yet hire a bunch of unethical people to run CDS, you can't have it both ways. You put the yards in a very difficult situation of having to deal with these clowns. You may want to rethink transparency with your sellers. You promise the world and expect the yards to deal with it when the you have many flawed programs and policies. You create your own problems letting customers into your day to day business. You may want to open your eyes, the subhaul issue has been spreading across the country for some time. Contrary to what you believe subhaulers aren't all stupid and they aren't a dime a dozen. Nobody is going to keep working for you just because your Copart. For once try being proactive with something/anything, trying to fix everything on a case by case basis may save a few dollars up front but, it will cost you down the road. There are too many issues to address in this forum like Yard Security issues, space issues, no goals or objectives going into month four of the current fiscal year, GM review process, ever changing bonus plan, and disorganization at the corporate level like I have never seen before. For God's sake open your eyes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Copart Response

    Dec 2, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for your input. Based upon your statements in the "Advice to Management" section it is clear you have more concerns and I would be happy to set aside some time to meet with you to discuss ... More

  10.  

    Good Internship Experience

    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Copart as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very helpful engineers bring you up to speed.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

  11.  

    Excellent Experience, growth potential limited

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Receiver in White Plains, MD
    Current Employee - Inventory Receiver in White Plains, MD

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

    Pros

    Great hours, excellent benefits decent pay

    Cons

    Growth potential very limited. Some downtime

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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