AutoTrader
3.1 of 5 175 reviews
www.autotrader.com Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Top of the industry and outstanding company, but not for everyone.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

Pros• Fast growing with existing advancements each year.
• Plenty of growth opportunity is most departments.
• Employee feedback matters.
• Plenty of industry and job related in-house courses and advancement programs.
• Most executives are accessible, involved and pleasant.
• The company is still new to being "BIG", so the family atmosphere is still there.
• Amazing benefits.
• Company loves and encourages "shadowing" and mentorships for career progressions.

Cons• Many of the "needed" internal technical changes take years to launch.
• Communication across departments is mediocre, so emergency/reactive solutions are abundant.
• While the higher levels of leadership are of very high quality, middle and lower leadership often lack general and technical knowledge of the "trades" their managing. This problem leaves unaddressed opportunities a struggle to pursue and constant distractions from ego conflicts.

Advice to Senior ManagementWithin the technical departments (such as IT, Design, CMS teams), employ and promote individuals that have high knowledge and interest in the respective trades. For those who are currently managing technical groups, without knowledge of said trades, provide and require them to learn more about these industries outside of AutoTrader.com through external courses and seminars. If needed, bring in an outside consultant that knows more about these industries to help [you] gain more clarity for potential candidates. The work of the team will suffer if the leader is without experience and passion for the subject matter.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

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


    Pros: Good pay and benefits that's all Cons: Mangers for forced to apply all the pressure they want… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    strong engineering culture

    User Interface Engineer (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

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


    Pros: lots of highly talented people Cons: laid off, revenue based on advertising dollars too tied to… Advice to Senior Management: stop restructuring and moving employee's desks around Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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