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DON'T BELIEVE ANY HYPE. A RESULT OF INTERNAL CAMPAIGN TO BOOST GLASSDOOR RATINGS JOIN AT YOUR OWN RISK. A CAREER BOMB!

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

I have been working at Auction.com, LLC full-time for more than a year

Pros

Industry and potential could be exciting, if under different leadership
Pay is above market, need to seduce others away before firing them a few months later
Strong talent, but regular revolving door as folks leave...either quit or fired!
Google investment, until they wisen up...

Cons

The company is a technology "wanna be" but don't have a clue. Executive leadership, whilesome have impressive pedigrees, is the worst I have experienced and a constant revoving door. CEO lacks formal education and has never run a technology company, rather a real estate person who made his money during the economic downturn of distressed properties. Disingenuous. His team are figure heads only, no one empowered because CEO calls all the shots, to include who he likes and doesn't like (at a complete whim I might add, no rationale, just decides he doesn't like you and wants you out.) President has never run a company, lots of costly mistakes, lack of focus, direction and strategy changes, poor alignment - all at employee's expense. Terminations and layoffs part of the culture, without rationale or a conscience. During the recruiting process, they say what they need to lure you away from a successful company/career, and just as quickly change direction, transfer you/fire you and leave you hanging, without remorse or a second thought. We have seen this over and over and it is hard to work for a company that can treat our peers so poorly. I just have lost all trust and confidence.

As a result, little respect, commitment and the good employees are looking for new jobs.

Seriously, this company doesn't have any integrity, doesn’t care about employees, we are completely expendable. Here today, bye bye tomorrow.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No more lip service, actions speak louder than words. Get CEO out of the way and hire professional, experienced executive management that have proven experience running and growing a company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bonus paid at 50%

    Current Employee - Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Auction.com, LLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some work life balance here

    Cons

    Google invests $$$ yet our bonuses were paid out at 50% and THEN we don't get paid our Q1 bonus on time. I have worked here for 5 years and this is the first time that I was paid out at 50%. Already staff morale is low, there is no communication regarding bonus payout until two days before, the company is spending tons of money on parties and celebrations yet cut out bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit telling your employees that they are the most important piece of the company and then not pay their bonus as expected.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional and uncertain. Avoid at all costs.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Leader in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Auction.com, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Real estate industry not yet disrupted by online commerce and technology so Auction.com stands out as a potential leader.

    2) Constant change. If you like an environment that's constantly changing -- basically on a daily basis -- this is the place for you. No two days, or no two minute's, are the same. You may have CEO #1 at the top of the morning, then a new CEO #2 practically by day's end. So if you seek constant change, this is an amazing place for you.

    Cons

    -- Senior leaders who fail in departments and verticals actually receive promotions upon finalization of failure, and are able to lead other departments after such failure. Senior leaders for example fail in one department --Consumer to Consumer -- then have the ability to be promoted to lead Commercial Department. Really confusing how this actually happens. Definitely not a pro.

    -- Multiple levels of redundancy in management. For example, one division might have 4 Directors, 10 Managers. Confusion is key and logic and reason don't get much value here. The more in redundancy the marrier! The CEO might become the Executive Vice President in a week's time. Then a week later he or she might become the Marketing Manager. A week later a Director. Then back to CEO. Redundancy and chaotic nature are really things you can rely on here.

    -- Founders of company are really clueless of what's happening and misguided by master delegation experts. Senior level managers like SVP are masters of delegation. They actually do no work themselve's. They make others do their work and then pretend work and results belong to them. CEO lets political motives push forward change instead of real insight, and effort, and so on. Quality people who are smart and know things are left to play Game of Thrones where every week a group, individual, or bloodline is killed off due to blind nature of top exec management and CEO.

    --High turnover rate. Everyone from CFO to Managers to Directors are working on a revolving door environment. This place resembles a startup but has been around longer than such. This company boasts about partnership with Google, but only if Google knew the chaos that really happens here. Ohoh!

    -- Company does not pay bonuses. No transparency for bonus in this regard. Bonus schedule changes from quarter to 6 months to annual then back to quarter than back to 6 months and is very confusing for workers who are counting on bonuses for livelihoods. Depending on the psychotic decision making of executive leaders on any given day the bonus pay schedule can vary to a high degree again leading to confusion and uncertainty even though employees are depending on bonus.

    -- Poor leadership. Everyone is scared to take a position on everything and anything. Because everyone is playing Game of Thrones and worried about being sacrificied they are scared of actually taking positions on any topic. Really poor leadership is the result - sometimes no leadership is the reality that everyone has to work with.

    -- Avoid. At. All. Costs. Go to a real able company. This place has years to go before it actually grows up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the politics. Let the leaders run the company. Stop the micro management. This company will fail otherwise. The political warfare should stop. Wake up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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