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DriveTime Automotive Group Overview

Tempe, AZ
5001 to 10000 employees
2002
Company - Private
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
DriveTime Automotive Group Inc. is the nation’s largest used car dealer and financing company helping people with credit issues find and finance used vehicles in the USA. Based in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime was founded in 2002 and currently operates over 140 dealerships ... Read more

Mission: Through our national network for company-owned and operated dealerships, we provide our customers with a comprehensive end-to-end solution for their automotive needs, including the sale, financing and maintenance of their vehicles.

Company Updates

  • Whoever said work is boring never worked at DriveTime. A big congratulations to our official 2017 Ping Pong tournament champ, Frank!

  • By sending tutors and resources to distant communities, DriveTime and America Reads hope to remind underprivileged students of their value as people, and of their potential through education!

    Accelerating Education in Arizona - DriveTime Charities

    DriveTime partners with ASU's America Reads program and donates three vehicles to help transport tutors and resources to Title 1 schools and community centers. The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU has undertaken the immense challenge of improving Arizona's quality of education; particularly the states Title 1 schools.

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working for Drivetime. I have always had an interest in selling cars, but the safety of a guaranteed salary made it a no brainer. I work with a great group of people at the Pershall Rd. location, with supportive management. The new 4 day on, 3 day off schedule is a breath of fresh air! My goal is to make it to corporate eventually as a collections manager, and I feel this is a great steppingstone. I'd recommend this company to anyone seeking career growth with a strong employer.

    Cons

    None that I have encountered. Work life balance has become of great importance, and it shows in the employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. There are many happy employees who appreciate all you do!

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DriveTime Automotive Group Photos

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DriveTime Automotive Group Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at DriveTime Automotive Group (Tempe, AZ) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was 1.5 hours with 3 people (1 lead) and included going over the position, my resume in detail, a few questions (including a logic puzzle), and a tour of the ground floor of the facility.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had to choose only one, which path would you choose: Management, technical guru, or business process analyst. Why?   Answer Question
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DriveTime Automotive Group Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Arizona Companies, Best Companies AZ, 2017
  • The Valley's Healthiest Employers, Phoenix Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2016
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2016
  • Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, AZ Central, 2016
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