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Helpful (2)

Glacially slow to change

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
Approves of CEO

I worked at Autotrader full-time (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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Autotrader

  1. Oddly Quiet

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (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 Management

    Don't forget the people out in the field.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Poor management and extreme cronyism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - DB Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - DB Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader as a contractor (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 Management

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


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