Copart Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
123 Reviews
2.9
123 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)

  • 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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  1.  

    Great Opportunity, If You Appreciate It

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Copart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture of change and growth will either make you a strong and determined leader, or burnt out; the choice is yours.

    Associate involvement is huge.

    You can make a difference, just look up the stories of the founders and executives.

    Cons

    HR is inept.

    It is what you make it, so if you are lazy, bitter, or negative; you will fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard on what you do. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Copart doesn't sugar coat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager Trainee  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager Trainee in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    I really like working for Copart. I have been here for almost a year now and nothing has been a surprise to me. From the first conversation I had with a Copart recruit, they were very honest about the job. It's your average 8-5 job but yeah you do overtime during the busy season just like any employee would. The people I work with daily are good people they work hard. Employees get stressed and sometimes frustrated but that's any job and especially when a company such as us is growing.

    This job is a job you want when you want hard working employees, when you want a challenge, and when you want to embrace change.

    Cons

    Copart can be challenging because you have to be capable of wearing more than one hat. You don't just have one basic client/ customer. At Copart you have to please your sellers and your buyers. It can be stressful if you let it be. You have to enjoy what your doing because it will show through the quality of work your doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the employees.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Great Place to Grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Copart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good basic business training - I was brought in as a management trainee and given an opportunity to learn about every aspect of business in my training.

    Great growth opportunities - The company has and continues to grow; and Copart management have shown a commitment to promote deserving candidates from within.

    An empowered sense of ownership - One of the greatest things about being a manager at Copart is the sense of ownership in running my own facility. If you like to tackle new challenges daily, then this is a good place to be.

    The company is financially sound and continues to grow, so I would say there are very few places to pursue a career at this point.

    Cons

    The job can be challenging and is not definitely not for the timid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There could be improved communication and interaction between Corporate and the field to give employees a greater sense of belonging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Whirlwind

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative  in  Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Fairfield, CA

    I worked at Copart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for. However the department I was in, was a new venture for Copart. This company holds auctions all over the world for vehicles. They are best known for insurance salvage vehicles. They also get clear title vehicles and even some clean classic cars.You must be a licensed dealer or get one to broker the deal for you. They charge a $25 one time membership fee and require a deposit to bid.

    Cons

    They dipped into trying to acquire salvage cars from Hurricane Katrina. They had a call center built to bring in more business for COPART. This department was very unorganized and expectations was unrealistic. Management was more concerned with numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sad to say due to the lack of proper training and concern. The entire department were laid off. Only two employees who came in from another department, were offered a transferred to a sister company out of state.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Copart Response

    Apr 10, 2014Vice President Human Resources

    In mid-2013 the Company did acquire a business which included a call center and relocated call center services to the new facility resulting in the consolidation of a number of small, satellite call ... More

  6.  

    Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Yard Supervisor  in  Hurricane, WV
    Current Employee - Yard Supervisor in Hurricane, WV

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

    Pros

    What i like working at Copart is that its fast paced, not much down time ever, The salary pays more than most business' do. Its and 8-5. M-F, weekends off

    Cons

    Turn over can be high when GM's change, Not always appreciated for what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to show more appreciation for its lower staff.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your future is in your hands.

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

    I have been working at Copart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    ESOP, 401K, Good benefits, very stable company, great people, one big family

    Cons

    There is nothing at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what we're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked in the Human Resources department in the Fairfield, CA Headquarters. I had a very positive experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Fairfield, CA

    I worked at Copart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Copart has an amazing work environment, very nice, team oriented people. They are great at emphasizing life work balance.

    Cons

    WHile it's overall a great environment, it is a bit of a boys club. Also, they are no longer located in Fairfield, California. They have relocated their headquarters to Texas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to get out of the old school, boys club mentality.

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

    Great Place to Work

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    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    ESOP, 401K, Medical, good pay.

    Cons

    Communication needs improvement. IT department is very weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Correct communictaion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Change Centric With No Change Management Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - General Manager in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Copart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard dirty outside work cleaning cars

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Yard Agent  in  New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Yard Agent in New Braunfels, TX

    I worked at Copart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None, it a dead end job

    Cons

    management hard to work with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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