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Auction.com Reviews

Updated October 2, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people and team oriented environment" (in 11 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "No transparency and they’re not even smart enough to manage inconspicuous lies" (in 4 reviews)

  • "As someone coming from outside the industry the business model was somewhat hard to grasp and that's because there is a lot going on" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Auction.com has been one of the best companies I've worked for. Everyone in the marketing department has been some of the nicest, most supportive people I've ever worked with. The open-office environment allows for easy communication and effective collaboration with all team members. Everyone is easy to get along with and super talented which means you're constantly learning new things. Great atmosphere, awesome perks, and snacks for days!

    Cons

    Communication with other departments and folks in other offices is a challenge due to time zone differences and busy schedules but this can very easily be managed. As someone coming from outside the industry the business model was somewhat hard to grasp and that's because there is a lot going on. My advice for a newcomer would be to always ask a lot of questions. It's a big company but it's important to familiarize yourself with how the different programs work and how each department contributes.


  2. "No Recognition, No Hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com part-time

    Pros

    Work remotely. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Hours have dropped tremendously in the past year. Can no longer survive off of the pay. Other opportunities offered to those who talk to or "hang out" with the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the employees more.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Auction.com full-time

    Pros

    The money. But money doesn’t buy smart people’s loyalty these days.

    Cons

    Clicks, scheming co-workers, outdated systems and operations - will sucker you in with compensation, until you get there and quickly want to kick yourself for leaving your former job! No transparency and they’re not even smart enough to manage inconspicuous lies. Some of the dumbest, non-creative people, overpaid people work here. Not worth your time if you’re serious about your career!

    Advice to Management

    You think you’re smart but you’re not - you can’t even hide your office politics well enough for newcomers to not notice! I would say be upfront with your expectations/job descriptions and develop a true collaborative style, but it’s no use. When your departments are fronted by people with outdated thinking that insist on their own stubborn ways for their own political agendas, you make it clear how poor your leadership is and how truly unable to foster growth your organization is! Keep your money and lies, you’re pathetic - that’s why top talent continues to leave you with high employee turnover volume!


  4. Helpful (5)

    "BAD COMPANY!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks and lunch every other day.

    Cons

    Inefficient management. Extremely poor leaders - they only care for themselves. Especially PMO is a joke. No business plan. Bad Politics & lots of hate story. Product managers are blindly trying to follow and copy their market competitors' ideas. Don't waste your time if you're seriously thinking of building your career.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


  5. "Auction Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Auction.com part-time

    Pros

    Really good pay and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours scheduled


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Gender&Race Pay Discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com full-time

    Pros

    (If youre a white male) monthly bonuses, promotion, high salary.

    Cons

    toxic work culture, pay inequailty between gender and race, Job advancement,

    Advice to Management

    Pay those that work the hardest and provide results. Promote those that get things done, and fire those that are being paid for doing nothing!

    Auction.com Response

    Aug 23, 2018 – VP, People & Culture

    We are sorry to hear that you have experienced this given your tenure with the company. We would like the opportunity to look into this, and would encourage you to reach out directly so that we can... More


  7. "Works around your schedule"

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    Current Employee - PTA
    Current Employee - PTA

    I have been working at Auction.com part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great part time job they work around your schedule

    Cons

    Politics play a part of the job.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Worst CEO Ever .... has destroyed the company!"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auction.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Auction.com technology was a top notch team with strong talent that delivered consistently. An amazing culture was built over the years which created a tight knit and supportive environment. A lot was accomplished over the years and the team was happy and stable. Every thing changed for the worst when the CEO rammed a misguided restructure early this year. Since the restructuring technology team is in a downward free fall

    Cons

    Technology org has lost 25% staff and unfortunately majority of the them top rated – clearly evident from the high quality companies they are landing at

    - Turnover continues at a high rate and with the high quality departures team will have to be rebuilt. Hopefully things don’t crash before new staff is up to speed

    - Morale within the team is in the dumps, no body believes in the new org, the new leaders and the future of the company. CEO is never in the office, is disengaged and interested only in collecting the packcheck after acquisition

    - Junior level leaders have been put in charge of BU technology teams and they don’t have the experience to deal with the current situation. Their behaviors show no maturity or experience to build great talent and culture

    - Prior to the restructuring there were a lot of checks and balances in place for hiring, firing, compensation, talent bar, project allocations, risk assessment, roadmap reviews, prioritization, investments in new technologies etc. Now it is total chaos, who comes and goes and who gets elevated is opaque and based on whims of low quality leaders or reactions to emergencies

    - With the previous team there was a lot of pride and camaraderie in the technology team. All groups worked well together behind a single mission, it was a family pulling for a common cause. Now it a bunch of small highly politicized teams trying to make their BU leaders happy, who cares about tech or if it will work or scale. No pride left, just hang in there till you find the next gig. Org structure is so complex that it is impossible to get anything done. Number of new features and releases has dropped significantly after the restructuring.

    - In the past the tech team stood independently and made intelligent decisions around tech org and stack. In so many ways a counterbalance to non technology business leaders. Now there is no checks and balances for these leaders resulting in bad decisions and a very poor culture. The business leader for auction.com tried to do this with ten-x homes and failed miserably and burnt tens of millions of dollars which were written off. Rewarding failures again and again will be the final undoing this time

    - The new option plan that the CEO is trying to get people excited about is a joke! Performance based vesting is a one way contract that protects new owners and management, it also reduces employee ownership in the company. Another example of financial engineering by the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    It is clear the tech talent will have to be fully rebuilt, the question is when does the new ownership realize the train wreck they are on and does the realization come before or after the wreck. My recommendation is to fire the CEO, get new positive energy at the top level, only way you have a chance to retrieve something from this mess.


  9. "The pay isn't enough to make up for the stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good, hard-working people. Casual environment.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the stress.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Auction.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Met some great people.

    Cons

    Terrible management, high turn over


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