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The culture has changed

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Well compensated, more to sell as company has grown through acquisition

Cons

Was a sales through service model, now sell, sell, sell and see what sticks. More micromanagement in last year

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on getting the car shoppers more engaged by upgrading the website, an engaged shopper = happy dealer clients follow company values, not just lip service.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. A wildly successful 15 year old startup on its way to maturity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Full of passionate people working on many exciting projects for a growing profitable company. There are real opportunities to use your entrepreneurial spirit to forge new solutions.
    Fast paced
    If you like change, priorities shift often.

    Cons

    The company has kept its startup feel...some places, and is two steps forward - one step back in maturity in others. Like reorgs? You'll get them often.
    Fast paced
    If you don't like change, priorities shift often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Map career paths and include a managerial path and a technical path. The best technical people do not make the best management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Great at first

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    Former Employee - Advertising Consultant
    Former Employee - Advertising Consultant

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time

    Pros

    Home Office, Flexibility, Decent Pay

    Cons

    High pressure sales. If you miss your quota be prepared to be contacted by HR. Cancellations count against your paycheck and goals, even if the dealership has gone out of business. Success is based on your territory and how long it's been left unattended. Limited number of prospects, selling to the same dealers over and over again. Opportunities eventually tap out. Autotrader has a solid product mix that has priced itself out of the market. Competitors offering just as effective or better digital advertising at lower prices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Success matrix needs to be change. Recognize maintaining business is much more valuable than recycling money month to month from the same dealers over and over again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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