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Poor management and extreme cronyism

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Former Employee - DB Contractor  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - DB Contractor in Atlanta, GA

I worked at AutoTrader as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Good coworkers
Nice office spaces
Good location

Cons

Management is weak and most of the time protected by friends that got them the job.
No incentive to stay
Half the people don't come to work consistently

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Set your expectations to those outside of the company. Work on yourself, you a not better than the people you manage!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Glacially slow to change

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary and benefits, lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Despite being a dot com, the pace of change is not what you'd expect. Re-orgs were the answer to communication and collaboration problems, rather than outlining clear strategies. Chip, the CEO, is a nice guy, but he's in the weeds on things and nobody who stands up to him lasts long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chip - get some people in upper management who are willing to tell you the unvarnished truth and be open to it. Too many of your direct reports are incapable or unwilling to disagree with you.

    Approves of CEO
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    Oddly Quiet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good employees are constantly recognized and rewarded.
    Great hours (8:30 AM - 5:30 PM)

    Cons

    Working in a regional offices often makes me feel forgotten. The environment is drab with generic office decor while the HQ is a cool, lively, and unique environment.
    It's oddly quiet. There are times where the only sound that you here is the tapping on keyboards for minutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the people out in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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