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DealerSocket Overview

Dallas, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Dealertrack, VinSolutions, CDK Global
DealerSocket is a leading automotive technology platform that helps dealerships in the United States, Canada and Australia improve profitability through a fully integrated suite of marketing, sales, service, customer experience, DMS, data mining, digital marketing, website ... Read more

Mission: DealerSocket’s mission is to drive the future of automotive, by simplifying the experience for its customers and partners with a suite of seamlessly integrated products. We help dealers sell and service vehicles more profitably, while improving their ... Read more

DealerSocket Reviews

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    "Great Opportunity for Entrepreneurially-Minded Contributors"

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    Current Employee - Executive Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Director in Dallas, TX
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    I have been working at DealerSocket full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    DealerSocket has been going through a lot of transition over the past few years; as with any change, there is a lot of opportunity and some challenges. Given that people are wired differently, what some see as a PRO (e.g. high expectations with big reward) others may view as a CON (e.g. want stability with lower pay).

    With that disclaimer, here are some PROs from my perspective:
    - Huge Potential for Personal & Professional Growth within DealerSocket and VEP
    - Nearly 25% of Employees are Dedicated to R&D for our Best-in-Class Solutions
    - Competitive Pay (sales includes base salary plus UNCAPPED commissions)
    - Focus on Continual Improvement (both internally and externally)
    - Leadership at all levels are engaged and take feedback to heart
    - High Energy & Passion for People and Products
    - Well-Respected & Known Brand in our Market
    - Financially Stable, Backed by Large Investor
    - Investing in Talent; Co-Workers are Great!

    Cons

    Thomas Edison is attributed to saying "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." To me, that sums up a lot of the DealerSocket culture. It isn't necessarily a "bad" thing, but it is something one should understand when looking to join the culture.

    DealerSocket is backed by Vista Equity Partners, a large venture capital enterprise. The compensation is competitive, but the expectations that go along with it will require you to give your best each day. Those that just want to "punch the clock" will not get along well.

    The team members I've encountered are all passionate about their contribution and excited to be a part of making something amazing even better. We each have high expectations of one another because we are each vested in our collective success.

    That being said, DealerSocket is basically an almost 20 year old start-up. Things move fast and change is commonplace. One must be highly adaptable and able to think critically. Who Moved My Cheese? Basically everyone :-).

    Here are a few high-level CHALLENGEs I see:
    - At times, there can be a more "corporate" feel because of the size and footprint of VEP (e.g. "CYA" training and IT Policies), but I think that just goes with the territory when you have $46B invested in 50+ companies
    - There have been a few bumps and bruises along the way in preparing for growth, including quite a bit of restructuring along with some other changes
    - Sometimes change is the result of poor planning or un-communicated expectations, hopefully this type of change will continue to diminish as we grow
    - 401k Matching is Pretty Rough - most competitors match 100%, up to 4%-6%
    - Internal Training Resources still have a ways to go, but are improving daily

    Advice to Management

    - Continue listening and viewing each contributor as a team member rather than a #
    - Stay humble and always care about the people that make this company great
    - Never stop investing in R&D to ensure our solutions remain best-in-class
    - Always Recruit, Retain, & Develop the best talent - "you get what you pay for"
    - Remain Focused on Doing the Right Thing, Conducting Business Ethically

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DealerSocket Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Draper, UT
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DealerSocket (Draper, UT) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Had to given an online assessment first and then was called in the office for the interview. The office did not have a designated area for the visitors which was a little turn off. I was told to give a test which lasted for 45 mins. and which had questions related to C#

    Interview Questions

    • The 45 test had questions on multi-threding, flie systems i/o, fibbonacci series and random string operations. After that I was taken for a white board round where I was asked questions on reversing an array of numbers and some SQL on inner joins and left joins. Some basic programming c# concepts were also asked.   Answer Question
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DealerSocket Awards & Accolades

  • Entrepreneur Of The Year™ - Orange County Region Award, Ernst & Young, 2014

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