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Neo Sweatshop

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT

I worked at Dealer.com full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

This is a great starting point if you're new to tech. The company has some tech cache (having recently been sold), which can add leverage when you're applying to other jobs in the field if Dealer.com is on your resume.

If you treat it like a stepping stone: get it, get skills, get out.

Cons

There's a focus on scalability that makes it feel like an assembly line sweatshop. The tasks are pretty routine after the first 3 months, so once you get the hang of it, you'll be simultaneously bored and overworked.

I've been in meetings where managers/HR have acknowledged a "burn and churn" model to hiring: it's expected that folks will stay come in wide-eyed after hearing about gym classes and organic cafes, hit "reality" when they realize the job is routine and mediocre, then burn out and exit within 3 years.

There's a significant amount of nerd bro-ing out. Like the other reviewers state, there's definitely the impression that there's a hard-partying in crowd that can accelerate your career growth if you massage the right egos.

Do some research to note the lack of women in senior management positions.

Salaries are low, but management understands there's a lack of VT tech jobs, so they have a monopoly on the VT job market, allowing them to keep wages lower than standards.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less bros in power. Less vanity positions for incompetent early employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Greedy Sr Management who are amazing liars

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    Former Employee - Engineering Department Employee in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Engineering Department Employee in Burlington, VT

    I worked at Dealer.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Got sold to Dealer Track - maybe

    Cons

    If you like to work smart and hard this is not the place for you.
    Leadership is rude and often unprofessional
    No consideration for quality work but if you work late and party with leaders, you are going places.
    Work space is noisy, desks small and conference rooms scarce. On top of it the new building leaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some real professionals - your VPs, C levels have no experience outside dealer. They are ruining the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't Believe the Hype

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dealer.com full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of nice people that work here who are very smart and want to succeed.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. If you are ambitious, be ready to have your manager constantly put you down and treat you like he does the toilet after beef burger day in the cafe every other Wednesday. You'll find you are constantly told one thing one day, and another the next. No transparency, lots of lying. There is always talk about being the best at what we do but when people take the time to make sure things are done right they are asked why the number about is low. They value quantity over quality and send out inferior products to clients then wonder why they are always having to save key accounts. Let's not forget the pay is barely livable. Dealer.com has done a wonderful job selling the public that doesn't work here, and the local media that it is the best place on earth, but if the media was actually allowed to ask a real employee what they think (we aren't allowed to speak to local media, must refer all work related stuff to PR), they might find that this place isn't anything close to what they think it is in terms of worker satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat. There are too many middle managers who are way passed their expiration date, who are rude and unprofessional and take advantage of the fact that they were around in "the good old days". You have a lot of young and talented people who work here, and because some management is afraid of people showing ambition, these people are stifled and become alienated, and ultimately are going to leave. This isn't what you founded your company to be. There are so many great ideas and ways Dealer.com can be even better and you have nobody speaking up because it actually hurts their career growth because of bitter and vindictive managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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