Cartelligent

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A fun place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sausalito, CA

I have been working at Cartelligent

Pros

Cartelligent is a really great place to work, and though growing, still has the feel of a small company and the image of a small local business. It is a great place to show up to every day, and people get along well and support eachother. It definitely helps if you enjoy cars, because you talk abou 'em every day, non stop, and have to be somewhat excited to do so.
For a capable multitasker and self starter, you can really succeed in this position.

Cons

It is tied to the auto industry, so definitely has busy times and really slow times -- you absolutely need to be able to adjust to the changes in the job when this happens. Though there is support, most of one's productivity relies on how quickly they are able to work and manage their workload to move it effeciently, and likely wouldn't work for someone who isn't willing to put in the time to grow their own business to a comfortable level.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A wonderful learning experience but not a company you can grow with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sausalito, CA

    I worked at Cartelligent

    Pros

    For me, I really enjoyed my colleagues. For a sales environment, it was very supportive and not overly competitive. If you like cars, which I do, it made work more enjoyable. You have potential to make really good money if you can handle a lot of clients.

    Cons

    CEO does not know how to pass the reigns to management. This leads to too much micromanaging which resulted an inefficient use of management and AE's time. AE's were incorrectly typecast on what type of leads they could handle leading to favoritism of certain AE's. Seniority didn't mean much in terms of getting more or even better quality leads than newer AE's. Management wasn't very good at recognizing milestones or praising AE's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more respect and appreciation to your employees. Be appreciative of those who have been in the company for a long time. Micromanaging is detrimental to AE's who have a proven track record of selling and closing.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mass layoffs October 2012

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cartelligent (less than an year)

    Pros

    I recommend using this service as a client, but do your own homework on the market value of both your new and used car. A good amount of the staff is generally good natured and personable. Several former employees have landed good jobs in the industry. Cartelligent is an OK place to get your stripes as a salesperson if you like cars, but don't want to work at a dealership.

    Cons

    There are only a handful of ways for Cartelligent to make money. Unlike a dealership that has new and used car sales departments, a finance department, and a service department, this auto broker is only dealing in new and used cars.

    In 2012, Cartelligent took on sizeable debt, undertook an aggressive expansion mid-year, the expenses of this expansion were underestimated, therefore many cost cuts and layoffs were a result.

    These underlying issues were not transparent to the staff. Those who were layed off recieved no severance, some had only been there a matter of weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ratio of managers to employees is out of proportion. Cartelligent is a top heavy organization. Expanding to LA instead of fleshing out the local market was one example of the strategic missteps that plague Cartelligent. Next time Cartelligent wants to expand, they should have a clear and sustainable plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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