ALLDATA

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3 people found this helpful  

Good company to work for

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA

I worked at ALLDATA

Pros

Great newer facility to work in. IT Director was very personable and communicative. Held regular meetings including entire large division to keep ALL informed. Dedicated to agile methodologies and had great conferencing technology. Benefits were pretty good except zero vacation in first year. Company has a lot of very long term employees and a lot return to work there after leaving to work for other companies.

Cons

No vacation time in the first year. Parent co (Autozone) is extremely conservative and old school and it shows (e.g. Dress code and you have to wear a uniform shirt every Monday so you feel a connection with the Autozone retail workers - (roll eyes)). Telecommuting is not an option for anybody but higher level managers.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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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 ALLDATA full-time

    Pros

    Tightly knit company. Executive management usually has the best intentions. The annual bonus can be quite nice (if you are at the right pay scale).

    Cons

    The people with the right qualifications are almost never assigned to work on what they are qualified for. The company lacks a clear vision where it wants to go both technically and market wise. Too many employees who have been with the company for 10-25 years and fear any opportunities to make visible decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outward to other companies to understand their procedures and best practices and compare/contrast to ALLDATA's. It's odd how we don't do the simplest things correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    I would not recommend to my worst enemy!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I worked at ALLDATA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with great field sales reps, however all of the good ones are leaving. Too many negative changes in every facet of job.

    Cons

    1. AutoZone must not be aware of ALLDATA’s lack of knowledge operating an outside sales force! If so surely they would fix it.
    2. Poor top level management
    3. Even worse mid-level management
    4. And yes it’s possible, even worse low level management
    5. Declining market, newer products do not function well, many customer cancellations just because they don’t like new product.
    6. Newest customers get best price, longer a customer stays, the more they pay.
    7. If you don’t like what’s going on, wait 5 minutes, it will change, and get worse.
    8. Ever worked for a company and some new policies were terrible, ALL new policies at ALLDATA are terrible and are one sided aimed to benefit company, and take away from employees.
    9. Management claims responsibility for poor results, but only in words, not in actions.
    10. New marketing products, SEO, Website, etc., completely screwed up, ridiculous time to put in place, make promises can’t keep, promise first page of google search, but won’t put in writing, high up front cost, high monthly cost.
    11. Horrible employee training
    12. Antiquated half working CRM system
    13. Unbelievable pressure to makes 100% + sales quota, even though company never hits same percentages.
    14. Sales reps always in fear of losing job, middle management threatens often
    15. And on and on and on…

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over with NEW management knowledgeable in operating an outside National Sales Force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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