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Auction.com Reviews

Updated March 27, 2018
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Pros
  • Great people and team oriented environment (in 10 reviews)

  • quality co-workers, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Company culture reflects their poor skills when working with employees (in 3 reviews)

  • I was hired as an Auction Coordinator / Trustee (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auction Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Auction Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great leadership and overall great culutre

    Cons

    There could be more overall transparency, but the company strives on making more of an effort.


  2. "my review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com full-time

    Pros

    quality co-workers, good benefits. free meals and other freebies

    Cons

    poor work environment, unqualified management

    Advice to Management

    do better

  3. Helpful (5)

    "The worst company I ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com full-time

    Pros

    Some nice and talented people I have worked with there although most of them are gone now.

    Cons

    Lots of talented and hard working people have left or are leaving the company. Very bad nepotism and clicks there. Very bad top executive choices. Although the company is claiming doing well, it is really not rosy as it is painted to be. The company was sold to THL, an equity firm, last year. The management is trying to cut the corners and re-package the company then resale it since lots of them reinvested in the company hoping to make some good cash out of it. Seeing who left and are leaving the company can tell a lot about your business outlook which is not very bright right now. Multiple layoffs since last year. The latest one was in 02/2018 with over 130 people.

    Advice to Management

    Not going to waste any words here since our voice was never truly heard in the past.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Field employees are not heard"

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    Current Employee - Trustee Auction Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Trustee Auction Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The bidders are great to work with.

    Cons

    Corporate is very removed from field staff. We all have seen a $5,000-$8,000 pay cut after management told us changes to pay plan would not result in a pay cut.

    Advice to Management

    Your field employees are your 1st contact for bidders. Please show them some respect and rethink the compensation plan. You are about to lose very valuable talent.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Sweat shop"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch on Wednesday’s and location. That’s it. Everything else is a con, but I’m required to write a 20 word minimum review.

    Cons

    Sweat shop environment, low pay and almost no PTO. Not family friendly at all. They don’t care about their employees or their families. It’s literally a sweat shop environment and no leniency at all when it comes to your personal lives or needs outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your most valuable asset, but you treat us like we are robots in a sweat shop. We have lives, and unfortunately, things come up. Be more lenient with us when emergencies happen. Work with us.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great while in school"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auction Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Auction Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High pay for hours you get

    Cons

    Very few hours, unlikely to cover all expenses alone

    Advice to Management

    Find more oppurtunities to work outside of auctions


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Auction.com has outstanding leadership with a great culture which encourages
     professional growth and internal mobility. The GM and extended leadership team keeps employees informed on business strategies, outlook and provide clear goals to ensure our success. The company provides comprehensive compensation as well as benefits. They have great employee perks- Onsite they provide snacks, and a nice cappuccino/ coffee machine on every floor! It is a great environment to work in!

    Cons

    We really don't have much in terms of Cons. The only thing I would mention is to have additional healthy snack options. They provide some however it would be great to add a few more. A variety of protein bars such as Think Thin bars and Luna bars. The fruit provided is nice however it would great to add bananas too.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to keep employees informed so we can be successful in driving toward company goals.

    Auction.com Response

    Dec 10, 2017 – VP, People & Culture

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! It's always good to hear that our teams feel informed on our business strategies and appreciate our thoughtful selection of benefits and perks. We'll... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, toxic environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Auction.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good location
    Free food
    Great people

    Cons

    Lack of company culture
    Toxic engineering environment


  9. "Manager Area/State"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Area/State in Conyngham, PA
    Current Employee - Manager Area/State in Conyngham, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Auction.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, feel very valued as an employee

    Cons

    Nothing to report on here

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Auction.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Founders are extremely entrepreneurial and they create an entrepreneurial environment. High performers are rewarded with exposure that may not be afforded at more traditional firms. If you are able to lock down a business development position with the company, earnings can be almost unlimited.

    Cons

    Prior to being acquired by Private Equity shop Stonepoint Capital, this company was a legitimate auction house with non-college educated auctioneers running everything from the setup to the sales. They would hit the road and party together and were one big happy family. There is a bit of a culture clash between the new employees and the old employees

    Advice to Management

    Move towards institutionalization, professionalism and a work environment where those with the biggest ROI are rewarded and those who help with logistics are more support staff.


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