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KAR Auction Services Overview

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Carmel, IN
10000+ employees
2007
Company - Public (KAR)
Wholesale
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Cox Automotive, Comerica, Ritchie Bros.

Working at KAR Auction Services

At KAR Auction Services, we power the world’s most trusted automotive marketplaces—helping the largest auto manufacturers, financial institutions, insurance companies and dealer groups buy, sell and trade used vehicles. We’re a global Fortune ... Read more

KAR Auction Services Reviews

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KAR Auction Services CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors James P. Hallett
James P. Hallett
44 Ratings
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    "A Company in Transition"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
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    I have been working at KAR Auction Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation

    Fast to adopt new technology

    Fairly flexible to new ideas for a large company

    Cons

    Benefits aren't as good as most tech companies. These need to approve to attract top talent

    There is a bit of a culture clash between old guard employees and a recent influx of new employees. The new employees are largely from Interactive Intelligence and are pushing for change more quickly than some legacy employees are comfortable with.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support new ideas (and new employees). Even though its unsettling for some employees we have to accept change to continue to innovate to remain competitive.

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KAR Auction Services Interviews

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    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carmel, IN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KAR Auction Services (Carmel, IN) in December 2015.

    Interview

    As an internal applicant I did not have any informal sessions prior to the formal interview, nor were there any pre-screening sessions with HR. The format was a multi-person interview kicked off with a 30 minute presentation to the Senior Leadership Panel, and 30-45 minute individual sessions with other SLT members. Standard questions with a focus on leadership, customer and relationship management, strategy, people development and coaching. Highly NON-technical, focus was on People and Process. There was very little focus on the specifics of the particular job, rather the focus was on performance as a member of the senior leadership team and as a coach and developer of people in general

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you coached your team through a strategic decision?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a difficult conversation with a customer/partner?   Answer Question
    • What do you feel makes you uniquely suited for this position?   Answer Question
    • Do you feel people should be promoted based on their potential?   Answer Question
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KAR Auction Services Awards & Accolades

  • IBJ's Top 100 Employers, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2018
  • NAAA Excellence in Community Service, National Auto Auction Association, 2018

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