Compare Autotrader vs Cars.com BETA

See how working at Autotrader vs. Cars.com compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Autotrader vs. Cars.com. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Autotrader

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Cars.com

Employee Ratings

  • Cars.com scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 446 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 512 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.8
Career Opportunities
3.6
Cars.com employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Autotrader employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Cars.com employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Autotrader employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
4.4
Cars.com employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Autotrader employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.4
Senior Management
3.7
Cars.com employees rated their Senior Management 1.3 higher than Autotrader employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
4.0
Cars.com employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Autotrader employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Autotrader Ceo Sandy Schwartz
65%
65%Sandy Schwartz
CEO Approval
Cars.com Ceo Alex Vetter
86%
86%Alex Vetter
Cars.com employees rated their CEO Approval 21% higher than Autotrader employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Cars.com employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 23% higher than Autotrader employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
40%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Cars.com employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Autotrader employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Cars.com has 286 more total submitted salaries than Autotrader.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager12 Salaries
$52,903/yr
Manager9 Salaries
$117,358/yr
Customer Service Representative8 Salaries
$39,038/yr
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Account Manager62 Salaries
$44,312/yr
Director17 Salaries
$160,191/yr
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$39,908/yr

What Employees Say

  • Cars.com had 68 more reviews than Autotrader that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Autotrader had 11 more reviews than Cars.com that mentioned "Dealers" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 37 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 34 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 102 reviews)
"Great people"(in 40 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Dealers"(in 31 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
"Dealers"(in 20 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 18 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - Consumer Support Representative

I have been working at Autotrader for less than a year

Pros

Great team Supportive supervisors They appreciate their workers Work from home Set hours but flexible if needed

Cons

None I’m still a contractor so benefits and pay would be better if converted to FTE

Advice to Management

Keep it up

"Great company"Sep 30, 2021

Current Employee - Business Development Representative

I have been working at Cars.com full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Absolutely love working at Cars.com. A great atmosphere, great leadership, and a fun environment.

Cons

No cons right now for Cars.com

Job Postings

Autotrader has 71 more recently posted open jobs than Cars.com.