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DriveTime Automotive Group Overview

Tempe, AZ
5001 to 10000 employees
2002
Company - Private
Vehicle Dealers
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
DriveTime is the nation’s second-largest used car dealership focused solely on used vehicles.

Here at DriveTime, we’re reimagining the entire car-buying experience and handing you the tools to become a car buying genius. With benefits ... Read more

Mission: Through our national network of company-owned and operated dealerships, we provide our customers with a convenient solution for their automotive needs.

Company Updates

  • DriveTime is hiring! Do you enjoy talking with customers? Do you thrive in a fun and goal-oriented environment? Join our Internet Development Team as an Internet Sales Advisor! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQIcn

  • Providing our employees with a great company culture and atmosphere is one of our top priorities! We're honored to have landed among the valley's top companies to work for!

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DriveTime Automotive Group – Why Work For Us?


DriveTime Automotive Group is the nation’s largest used car dealership network in the USA helping people with credit issues find and finance a great vehicle. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, we operate over 140 dealerships across the nation and serve over 120,000 customers each year.

DriveTime is a team of diverse, highly motivated performers that is committed to ensuring the satisfaction of each customer and success of each team member. If you have a passion for continual learning and growth, are flexible enough to handle various roles, and wanting to be challenged, we may have an excellent opportunity waiting just for you.

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Our Culture 

DriveTime's culture encourages all employees to think outside of regular constraints, finding solutions to better serve our customers and our employees. This holds especially true for our 300 employees who work at our Home Office, where they are given the opportunity to create their own path and work on the projects they are most passionate about. Crossing department lines is not just encouraged, it’s a requirement to gain different perspectives and have a 360 degree view of how the business operates.

The culture we’ve developed encourages people to grow with us and the skills they absorb through continued education and our structured training programs (Accelerated Management Program and InsideOut Development: Center for Creative Leadership) enables all DriveTime employees to have a fulfilling and challenging career ahead of them.

DriveTime is committed to building diverse and talented teams through innovative recruiting and hiring practices, in addition to our commitment to internal development. Because of this commitment, and the dedication to developing employees at all levels, DriveTime’s retention rate is well above industry standard.

Perks

At DriveTime, we want to make your drive as smooth as possible! Joining our team means you'll gain an industry-leading benefits package including:

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 Wellness Program

Our award-winning Wellness Program is designed to encourage you to strive for optimal health. When you join, you'll be eligible to get free money to use towards your health or fitness goals.

Tuition Reimbursement

We offer generous tuition reimbursement to every employee, regardless of the position. You can earn tuition toward any degree (as long as it is involves business).

Training and Development

We offer generous tuition reimbursement to every employee, regardless of the position. You can earn tuition toward any degree (as long as it is job or business related).


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Retail Dealerships

Our dealerships are the frontlines of our organization. It's where we educate and empower customers, so they can make the right decision for their automotive needs.

Our dealerships are much different from your typical dealership. Expect to walk into a fun environment built for open, friendly relationships. Our dealerships feature no-haggle pricing, e-contracting and an innovative point of sale system, so it's far from your typical dealership experience. We also work in small teams, so you can reach out for support whenever it's needed.

Retail Roles Include:

  • Sales Advisor
  • Sr. Sales Advisor
  • Sales Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Advisor
  • Lot Technician
  • Assistant Director
  • Director

Take a look at our open retail positions here!

 Inspection Centers

The DriveTime product starts at our Inspection Centers, where we process each vehicle from auction to ensure it's technically sound and meets our strict guidelines.

Our Inspection Centers run effectively and efficiently by segmenting each key area, including brakes, tires, engine, etc. This means you can rely on clear expectations and set timelines, so you can make an impact right from the start.

Inspection Center Roles Include: 

  • Inventory Associate
  • Technician
  • Cosmetic Associate
  • Line Lead
  • Reconditioning Manager
  • General Manager

Take a look at our available inspection center positions here!

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Home Office

The DriveTime home office is our corporate location where we focus on the key functions of our organization including information technology, marketing, accounting, compliance and legal.

Our Home Office offers over 42 open and inviting collaborative spaces that encourage communication between departments. Take advantage of progressive amenities like a fitness center, outside patio and game room!

Home Office Departments Include:

  • Executives
  • Analysts
  • IT 
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Real Estate
  • Compliance
  • Legal

Interested in IT?

Help grow our technology and improve our software. The DriveTime IT Team is one-of-a-kind. We're a group of fun, dynamic individuals who value good communication and working in agile environments. Our IT jobs includes developers, telecom, heldesk, business analysts and more. 

Find available IT jobs here.

Other Programs

Accelerated Management Program

We look for "AMPs" in all aspects of the business. This is our accelerated management program where we bring outside leaders into the company where they can make a tremendous impact in our key business units. When an AMP starts with DriveTime, they gain the opportunity to run a dealership, an inspection center or a department within 6 to 9 months.

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Call Center & Operations Support

Our Call Center and Operations Support in Mesa, Arizona and Dallas, Texas are responsible for supporting several key functions at DriveTime including loan servicing, internet sales, customer service, recruiting and over 20 additional departments. You can expect to find a diverse group of individuals who are dedicated to supporting our customers and passionate about the success of our team members.

Call Center and Operations Support Roles Include: 

  • Recruiting
  • Internet Sales
  • Verifications
  • Loan Servicing
  • Titles
  • Document Control
  • Accounts Payable
  • Operations Support
  • Customer Relations
  • Customer Service

Interested in applying for one of the roles listed above? Take a look at our job openings here!

DriveTime Automotive Group Reviews

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    "AWESOME PLACE TO WORK!"

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    I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for hands down. Amazing management and it is always a positive work environment. They always give out incentives and have fun new ways to keep us motivated and working as a team to achieve our goals. I can go on and on all day about the pro's of working here but I wont have enough room. Bottom line, its beyond great!

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advise other than to keep up the good work!

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DriveTime Automotive Group Photos

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DriveTime Automotive Group photo of: Inside one of our 42 unique conference rooms - "360".
DriveTime Automotive Group photo of: Employees using one of many collaboration areas in Home Office
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DriveTime Automotive Group Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group (Mesa, AZ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I originally applied for this job a couple of months ago online but received an email saying I did not qualify for the position. Over a month passed and I received a call from a DT recruiter saying they changed the parameters to the recruiter position and were interested in interviewing me. Recruiter went over the daily routine of the job as well as the average pay and how bonuses are achieved. She also asked me the same questions that they asked in the face to face interview(See Below) and gave me feedback on my answers and tips on how to improve my responses. She said I sounded like a good canidate and scheduled a face to face interview for the following Monday.

    Went through 2 seperate interviews each lasting 30 minutes and was asked the exact same questions I went through on the phone with the recruiter. Once I finished with the first interviewer he left and a second person came in to interview me and asked the exact same questions. Felt I was ready with great responses and built great rapport with both of them. I asked multiple questions about the job and kept the interview flowing at a great pace. There were no dead silences or awkard moments. The hour flew by and I felt great leaving the interview.

    Received the exact same automated email I had received previously stating I was not picked for the position because I was not a match for what they are looking for. Been in retail for 15 years including management and have experience in recruitment. They did mention a majority of people that were hired on have no past experience in recruiting so I can see why I was not a fit.

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    • What kind of culture are you looking for here at Drivetime?   1 Answer
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DriveTime Automotive Group Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work(#5), Phoenix Business Journal, 2015
  • 100 Best Arizona Companies, Best Companies AZ, 2017
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies(3793), Inc. Magazine, 2015
  • The Valley's Healthiest Employers, Phoenix Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2016
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