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STAY AWAY FROM COPART!!!!!!!

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Former Employee - Automotive Purchasing Agent  in  Fairfield, CA
Former Employee - Automotive Purchasing Agent in Fairfield, CA

I worked at Copart full-time for more than a year

Pros

They have multiple locations and have been in business for a long time.

Cons

Copart the company is a crap whole. Their prices are some of the lowest out there and the only reason why the buy vehicles is because they take advantage of people when they are most desperate. Vehicles they sell on auction sell way below wholesale prices.

As a Vehicle Purchasing Agent the best way to describe this position is they over promise and under deliver. The current purchasing team is full of agents who were recruited using improper taxctics. (Ex. They show you old paycheck stubs of employees who made 75-125k a year. What you don't know is the average purchasing agent makes about 40k. ). They recruited many people away from VERY good jobs, and the entire team is distraught that they came to work for Copart. Many are leaving and those still in this position are job searching on the side.

When the program started you could make 60+k but after many bad decisions the position has now changed and you become a glorified CS agent. They have combined 3 roles into one and you are over worked and under paid.

The CEO and Upper Management are just a bunch of yard dogs who were in the right place at the right time. They have no idea what they are doing and took a purchasing program that used to Profit 2 Million a year, and thrown it into despair and they are now losing 500k-1 Million a year on the program. There was a reason why the Director or Copart Direct left the company in the Fall of 2011. I now view Copart as the worst mistake in my Professional Career and I am still recovering from this mistake.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Advice to management? Fire them all and start over....

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Structure and Culture nightmare

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    Current Employee - General Manager Trainee  in  New England, WV
    Current Employee - General Manager Trainee in New England, WV

    I have been working at Copart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No Weekends, time goes by quickly

    Cons

    Weak culture and poor morale; Regional manager is a clone trying too hard to be in the boys club. Should have stayed a secretary...Company has strong operational programs in place however are very weak on training. Rely on weak asst. managers that know how to do the tasks but can not explain and train properly; GM hides in office avoiding customers; arrives late every day and leaves early...lead by example! Waited daily after 8:00am for someone to show up with keys to get in, unless RM was in town, then they were on time....Majority of people are afraid to make a mistake because management thrives on pointing out errors. GM stated company is not what it once was, told me i should have looked elsewhere for employment if i wanted to be happy....LOL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RM Look harder at your teams...rug is being pulled out from under you and you cant see it....just because the P&L looks OK, don't assume everything really is...If you only knew

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing!

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Fairfield, CA

    I worked at Copart

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Copart was the people, the family environment and the challenges.

    Cons

    Change in leadership mentality has brought about outsourcing and the elimination of jobs. While it makes good business sense in some cases, every case should be carefully analyzed before making the decision. Don't outsource for the sake of outsourcing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of the company. Willis lived by these words. You would do better to follow his example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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