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Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

I worked at Cars.com full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

This is a great stable company who's future looks to be bright with the right future execution.

Cons

There are alot of people who want to throw around there opinions and ideas and then most good ideas get overshadow by higher ups in senior management.

Advice to Management

never colse the open door policy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cars.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This organization allows you the opportunity to make anything you want for yourself. I've worked for Cars.com for over 8 years, and the access I've had to mentors, conferences and the level of training, specific to your role, or simply something you'd like to learn more about, is available to all employees and top notch.
    Every senior leader, from the President down, works in an open environment, no offices...they don't hide behind closed doors. If you have a concern to share, or simply want to seek out advice from industry leaders, the senior leadership team from all divisions make themselves available to every employee.
    Company culture is often talked about, but Cars takes it to an entirely new level. Team outings, rec leagues, offsite team building, in-office Friday "Last Friday" events are fun and encouraged by all.
    Having the newest technology, clean, well taken care of office facilities, as well as being located in the heart of downtown Chicago (if you work at HQ) are often overlooked but play a huge role in the long-term view of employment. Many Sales team members work from home, and Cars offers the best technology and communication tools to keep them informed and able to do their job away from the office setting.

    Cons

    As the company matures, (it's nearly 15 years old) there have been shifts in how decisions are made, and because of the company culture, it can seem at times that too many people have a say in what or how things should get done, which can lead to delays in progress.
    While a conservative and steady approach has successfully driven Cars.com through the dot-com bubble, as well as the economic recession, these past few years have proven to be a time in the online automotive space to be very aggressive, and Cars.com has missed out on some key opportunities to be leaders in the space due to "analysis paralysis".

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the open access and opportunity given to all employees.
    Be aware that many HQ employees rarely get out and interact with dealer clients and thought leaders in the online automotive space; this can lead to a very academic approach to problem solving versus applied knowledge.
    Get more creative with your creative. To be brutally honest, the marketing budget has grown, yet the quality has declined. You can't please everyone, but there are more creative methods and messaging that will appeal to users, dealer clients and other critical stakeholders.

  2. I love Cars.com

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cars.com full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Managers that truly care about your advancement. Excellent work/life balance and ability to work from home on a regular basis. Cars.com makes everything fun with numerous team building events, happy hours and lunch socials.

    Cons

    There are several entry level teams that really make you feel like you are stuck in high school. Along with highly motivated individuals, there are a handful that seem to be at Cars.com only to have fun and make friends. Don't get me wrong, friends are great, but they seem to take advantage of the culture, which can be frustrating.

    I think the culture may vary depending on what team you are on. Also, management may vary. Some managers are great, other managers are hired because they are best buds with a director.

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