Openlane Reviews

Updated May 6, 2015
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  1. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Openlane full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work

    Cons

    Technology is mature and no much to learn


  2. business analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Openlane full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Openlane was a great experience. I made a lot of friends there and the engineering/development team is top notch and extremely knowledgeable of how a engineering team should function. Everyone is extremely helpful. Peter Kelly (CEO) would stop by and talk to you about what is going on. Michael Brigg (CarsArrive CEO) is a great guy and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Ever since ADESA acquired Openlane things have change. Just noticed a lot of Openlane employees jumping ship and to a competitor. Hopefully ADESA can bring things together and steer everyone in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Your employee will take you to new height. Please take care of them and in return they will do wonders and make you proud.


  3. Dedicated, helpful, experienced associates.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Openlane

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A fun, professional, energetic place to work. Teamwork is promoted and all associates are extremely helpful towards newly hired employees. Good training. Pay structures are very competitive in the industry.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities if one is not willing to relocate to other areas of the company. "Use it or lose it" vacation policy is counterproductive for the business, especially at year end.


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    Company is no longer what it once was!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Openlane full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    None anymore, company is heading in the wrong direction thanks to some of their "managers", if that's what I can call them!

    Cons

    I worked for Openlane/Carsarrive for a little over 4 years and I must say when I first started there the management team was so much better than was it is now. Back when I first started they could care less about how many calls you made or how many emails you sent in a day, all that mattered was getting cars moved and in a timely matter! Now they want you to document every singe call, email, fax, assigned load and so on and can care less about moving cars. Since they were bought out it has gone down hill which is a shame because they were a great company to work for at one time. I do have to say that the CEO of Carsarrive, Michael Briggs, is probably the best CEO I have ever worked for, he is the most down to earth CEO I have ever meet and it's a shame he has managers "working" for him that don't know how to treat people and as far as I'm concerned don't know how to manager either. They treat their employees like slaves while they sit on the web shopping for shoes or reading about sports. It's truly a thankless job and unless you are part of the "in crowed" advancement will NOT happen!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your management team and pay close attention to some of the ones that are just there to collect a check, I can tell you there is one there now that has made that statement multiple times to multiple different employees, she has NO business working for such a great CEO like Michael Briggs!!!!


  6. Great company to work for. Awesome people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Openlane

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, Had a great time working at Openlane

    Cons

    None. Great place to work at and amazing people depending what team you work for.


  7. Good company to work for...

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    Current Employee - Receivables Clerk
    Current Employee - Receivables Clerk

    I have been working at Openlane full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally speaking they have a laid back attitude. They offer a nice amount of PTO. There's a decent amount of opportunity to transfer to new positions within the company and it's often encouraged. The company really tries to provide a quality service to the customers. Makes you feel good representing that kind of integrity.

    Cons

    At times you'll feel like another cog in the machine and not really recognized. As such, though there's a lot of opportunity to transfer to new areas many of the moves appear to be lateral opposed to progressive steps.


  8. Satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Build and Release Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Build and Release Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Openlane full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    great colleagues and any body can bea reachable for help

    Cons

    pay is not competative compared to industry standards

    Advice to Management

    Please give competative salary


  9. Software engineering

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Openlane full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and flexible working hours

    Cons

    All new technology works outsourcing
    Less and less people in the bay area office

    Advice to Management

    Don't make openlane be another blackberry


  10. Great former startup that has already executed its exit strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Openlane

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company values creativity (within limits) and teamwork. A good place to develop yourself as a software developer. Not as ego-oriented as most young companies.

    Cons

    The company's best days are behind it now that it has been sold. It was battered badly by the recession and is a shadow of what it once was. Once offered good pay and a positive outlook; then the belt-tightening started and it's been the same ever since.


  11. Openlane is a good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Build and Release Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Build and Release Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Openlane full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    good colleuges generally helping and nice working environment where people dont create obstacles and try to help ech other

    Cons

    The pay packages is not that great



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