There are newer employer reviews for Kelley Blue Book
There are newer employer reviews for Kelley Blue Book

See Most Recent

Review

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

I worked at Kelley Blue Book full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Good place for meeting some friendly people.

Cons

Too many cooks sometimes makes it hard to work.

reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. Great Company in Irvine, CA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Kelley Blue Book as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open Door Policy from Analyst to Sr. Manager, Directors and Executives.
    Very Fun and Exciting place to work, loved the company's diverse cultures and the people.

    Cons

    Some people are working there for time pass, need to motivate employees and strengthen their work values, a job is for creating a better world for the society!

    Advice to Management

    More employee Trainings is always better! :)

  2. Helpful (2)

    Kelly Blue Book Was a Great Place Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Kelley Blue Book full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance and very smart people, for now.

    Cons

    Very heavy top-down management from parent company in Atlanta.

    Advice to Management

    KBB has a great history and culture, but the biggest mistake they did was letting AutoTrader acquire them. In the past year and half since its acquisition, AutoTrader has sent its people in to fill as many vacancies as possible and instituted many top-down decisions that are resulting in a rapid change to the KBB culture.

    KBB is rapidly moving from a fast-paced, get it done quickly approach to one of endless documents and presentations. You could really thrive in the old environment. Really sad that is slowly going away. Many people are already leaving, and with them a wealth of talent and knowledge. Benefits and work/life balance were good, but I expect that to change too. The old KBB will be missed.

    Advice to management - Let the spirit of KBB continue! Promote from within KBB, not just send people from Atlanta to fill all of our vacancies. Trust the KBB team to do the right thing. Stop second guessing every little thing that KBB does.

There are newer employer reviews for Kelley Blue Book
There are newer employer reviews for Kelley Blue Book

See Most Recent

Work at Kelley Blue Book? Share Your Experiences

Kelley Blue Book

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.