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Cox Automotive Overview

Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
2014
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our Cox Enterprises President and CEO Alex Taylor talks innovation and our positioning in mobility and the future of data and cars. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQkfB

    Disruption, Innovation and Authenticity

    CEO Alex Taylor's futuristic vision for Cox.

  • Meet Katie, Software Engineering Manager and our 8-year Cox Automotive team member for the Dealer . com brand. Learn how Katie grew her career by taking on a career change while at Cox that moved her family from coast to coast. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQMlO

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    In an era where every company hires tech talent, candidates are looking for companies with great managers, strong company culture and purpose. Katie Hammerschmidt, Software Engineering Manager at Cox Automotive, reflects on what it means to manage a team, solve problems and her personal growth story at Cox.

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Cox Automotive – Why Work For Us?


 

Our 34,000 employees are changing the game. Cox Automotive is the only company in the world that offers a complete set of solutions for the automotive industry. We put our entrepreneurial spirit to work to find the best solutions for our clients and we’ve built the strongest portfolio in the industry with more than 20 brands.

  • Autotrader leads the way in online car shopping, helping consumers decide what car to buy, where to buy and what deals are available.
  • Kelley Blue Book is the trusted resource for vehicle pricing and information.
  • Manheim is our live auction and digital remarketing leader in 11 countries across 5 continents.
  • Dealer.com is a premier digital marketing solution, offering personalized shopping and buying experiences through connected website platforms and more.
  • vAuto helps dealers with new and used vehicle inventory optimization and pricing.
  • Xtime provides end-to-end retention solutions for automotive retailers including online and mobile scheduling, text or email alerts and more


We’re about empowering people to build a better future for the next generation. At Cox Automotive, we are driven by the belief that every person in every role is an important and vital part of the Cox Automotive family. We offer tons of opportunities for growth and encourage our team members to be rock stars and aim for epic success.  Get a sense of our culture:

Innovation & new technology are our M.O.

You don’t go from owning a few newspapers to becoming a $20B company that’s leading the transformation of the automotive industry overnight. From the beginning, the heart and soul of Cox Automotive has been innovation and new technology.

Do the right thing. Always

We are committed to community, and doing good goes beyond the walls of our buildings. Through our numerous community partnerships, employee volunteer programs and sustainability efforts, we support causes our team members are passionate about, so we can make a positive impact where we live, work and play.

  

Lead by example

We thrive on what makes us different. Diversity & inclusion go together like PB&J. Alone they’re good, but together, they create something great. Among our 34,000+ team members, no two look or think the same and we prefer it that way.

Bring out the best in everyone

We make success a team sport and our people are MVPs. Our ultimate goal? To knock everything we do out of the park. Working together and celebrating together – that’s how we bring out the best in everyone.

 

Make a little music

We love where we work. There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. It’s a place where big ideas can come from anywhere, where diverse voices sing out and where inclusiveness, innovation and fun thrive. It’s where we make today count. Together.

Do it all in the spirit of cox

We wow our clients! We’re proud of our culture of serving our clients and communities, and of our determination that Cox Automotive should be a force for good in the world.

Join our team of rock stars today and search for the perfect career.

Cox Automotive is a place you want to work.
We touch 3 out of every 4 cars sold in the U.S. and Canada, and we are quickly expanding our influence around the world. We work with  innovative technology, in an agile environment that offers a ton of autonomy and freedom to invent.

We offer a wide range of tech careers, including:

  • Software Engineers
  • Software Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • UX Designers & Architects
  • QA Analysts
  • Software Test Engineers
  • Scrum Masters

We’re always looking for great minds and great spirits to join us

 

Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Tech Career at Cox Automotive

  1. We collaborate…always! Our groups work in an agile, team-friendly environment
  2. We’re encouraged to grow by learning new skills and new programming languages
  3. Our work-life balance is real. And it’s very much appreciated
  4. We care about the little things…. and the big things
  5. We have a say in how the products should work and how we build them 
  6. We’re all about innovation. Be prepared to create some amazing products here.
  7. We give back to our community.
  8. Ability to move around the brands to grow skills set and technology exposure.
  9. Opportunity to solve business challenges and influence data-driven decision-making.
  10. Working with a plethora of tools and data sources.

 

“When I used to serve a table of guests and perhaps made a few mistakes, I could easily adapt my method for the next group to have a better experience. This same model applies to how I encourage my team to work, to be agile and adapt easily to change and that’s how Cox Automotive works too.” – KC Baker, Software Engineering Manager

“When I think of Cox Automotive, I think of family. Cox Automotive allows this same luxury, to value the important things in life without the noise and without the hustle and bustle. There is something special about a large company with a small feel and there’s something even more special about the people within it.” – Sabrina Johnson, Software Engineering Manager


We are Diverse
Among our 34,000 team members, no two look or think the same—and that’s the way we like it. Our differences inspire greater creativity and innovation. We thrive on this diversity, and while we will always be working toward a more inclusive culture, we’re honored to have been named to Forbes magazine’s first-ever list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.

Our Women in Leadership
Landing a spot on the Women Tech Council’s 2018 Shatter List, which highlights 44 companies with inclusive cultures where women can contribute and succeed, Cox Automotive women are certainly succeeding. We boast multiple women among our top executives and our employee-led resource group is the driving force for increasing the population of women in the automotive and technology industry, further positioning ourselves as an employer of choice for women.  

 

Committed to Community
Together, we're working on a better tomorrow. Through our community partnerships, employee volunteer programs and sustainability efforts, we are making a positive impact in the places where we live and work. Our community efforts span charitable organizations including local food banks, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Special Olympics, and reducing waste through our eco-friendly practices.

Real work. Real responsibility. 
Real accountability.Internships: May – August
Co-Ops: fall, spring and summer, with year-round rotations

Our Internships and Co-Ops provide college students with practical work experience and tremendous personal growth. As part of our program, you’ll complete challenging business-critical projects alongside some of the most talented individuals in the Internet advertising and technology industries. Students are selected for their talent, skills and leadership potential. You’ll be given real work, held accountable for deliverables and expected to add value through high performance on business-critical projects. 

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Matthew Zerkus created and designed a preferred supplier scorecard to track contract service-level agreements for our suppliers.

“I had a great hands-on experience and networking opportunities. During my internship, I gained valuable project management knowledge by doing meaningful work to drive results for the company. My advice for incoming interns, is to come in with an open mind, don’t be afraid to ask questions and get your name out there! You wouldn’t have considered this internship if you didn’t see yourself at this company somewhere down the road!”

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Briana Daugherty created content and worked on communication projects for digital channels at Cox Automotive.

“I had a great manager who encouraged me to step outside of my department to meet other people and learn as much as possible about the company. It was great to be encouraged to grow, and leadership was very available for either shadowing or meeting up for coffee. Being able to learn from leaders really gave me insights I wouldn’t have made otherwise.”

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    Pros

    Great Culture. Great benefits. They treat you like human beings. They keep you informed of everything you need to know. I want to do more with for my job and work harder because I know they care about me. I would recommend working for Cox to anyone looking for a job.

    Cons

    drive into Atlanta. Nothing else.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and keep treating your employees the way you have been. Your work environment makes most people want to do their jobs well and give you their best and take care of our clients. You keep doing what you are doing and we will keep what we are doing.

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Cox Automotive photo of: Check out that sunset! Our friends at Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand snap a photo at a local festival.
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cox Automotive (Sandy, UT) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Lengthy amount of time carved out (6 hours) to be interviewed by a panel of people within various departments. Overall, was interesting, and an offer was extended in 2 weeks time.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between a scrum master and a product owner   1 Answer
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