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Auto Trader UK CEO Trevor Mather
Trevor Mather
188 Ratings
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  • "Not really a con, but we are a very fast-paced business & industry(in 19 reviews)

  • "Lots of pressure Work life balance was poor , emails at midnight etc(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome, innovative and passionate!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you love working in a busy and thriving business then Auto Trader is definitely these. The company constantly is looking for new ways to move forward and understand the market we are in. Doing this has allowed them to review themselves constantly to ensure they are working to lead this industry! They have great offices, people, help, training and values. The one thing I like to do is collaborate and share. The feedback...

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    Cons

    Not really any cons so far. It's hard to find any.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    August 2, 2018Head of People & Culture

    Thank you for review. We keep thriving, finding new ways to move forward and make a difference to our industries and it is all down to our people. Good to hear that you are receiving continuous feedback, a great way for us to keep evolving. Hope you keep enjoying your experience at ...

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  2. "A truly digital business.... it's like working for Google... but for Cars."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK

    Pros

    I've been truly blessed to have the chance to work for Auto Trader. It's an amazing business with an ever improving and evolving culture and a great future. Values win over skills and being a great fit has enabled me to go on the journey and learn so much along the way. Truly proud to be part of the current successes. Hope it stays this way for many years to come! :)

    Cons

    It's a fast paced environment with high expectations from everyone. We operate a flat structure, so pressure to deliver world class results comes as much from your colleagues as the leadership team. This has been great for me.... but it wouldn't be for everyone. If you want to be a shrinking violet and sit in the corner, i'd stay well clear.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing exactly what you are doing, this business is unrecognisable from the company i joined in 2011. Trevor and team alongside the best people who have stayed the course from the old guard have come together in a great blend of innovation, experience and expertise. Stay agile... but don't change too much! :)

    Auto Trader UK Response

    September 21, 2015Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for your review. Values do win over skills and will hopefully help us keep up with our successes. The pace can be fast at times but we do welcome all kinds of people at Auto Trader. We will pass your advice to our Operational Leadership team.

  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto Trader UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good career progression would recommend

    Cons

    None I. Can think of very friendly

    Auto Trader UK Response

    February 28, 2019Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for your review.

  4. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In one word Auto Trader has been fantastic to work for. The interview process was quite long and I remember going through numerous stages, although this can seem a bit long-winded it is definitely worth it. You begin to understand why there are so many stages as the company really try to get to know you before making their decision. As a graduate who had to move to Manchester temporarily for the grad academy (a 6-8...

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    Cons

    The grad academy did seem quite lengthy for a grad who had to commute to Manchester every Sunday night (company expenses your stay and travel), however you learn such a large amount and make connections within the company that you wouldn't have been able to make if you would have gone straight into your role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good and genuine work.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    February 11, 2019Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for leaving a review. We are incredibly lucky to receive large numbers of applications for our graduate positions year on year. One of the things we want to offer all candidates is a positive candidate experience and the opportunity to understand who we are as a business. ...

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  5. "Graduate Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Account Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Auto Trader is a fantastic business to work for. As a graduate who is still learning I've never felt without support - there is such a huge sense of team here and it's been a happy and welcoming place to be and work since I started in September. Not only this but the company values are felt strongly throughout the business. The charity days we are given are brilliant and the company benefits are great. I honestly couldn't...

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    Cons

    The recruitment process for the Graduate scheme was quite lengthy.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    February 11, 2019Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It's wonderful to hear that you've had such a positive start to your career at Auto Trader. We're incredibly proud of our employees and the support they offer to new colleagues; your review highlights the importance of a ...

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  6. "Graduate Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Account Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The training I have received has been second to none. You are constantly learning from experienced trainers, management, as well as your colleagues around you. Nothing is too much trouble and everyone will go out of their way to help you if they can. The company culture is like nothing I have ever experienced, Auto Trader really do look after their staff. From social events to fruit in the office to regular catch ups...

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    Cons

    Auto Trader is a company that constantly evolves and adapts itself to keep up with the market. It is not set in stone exactly what is happening next as the company is constantly developing so you need to adjust to the fact that things change constantly. This is definitely not a negative but does take some getting used to!

    Auto Trader UK Response

    February 11, 2019Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for your review. We're really pleased to hear that you've had such a positive start to your career at Auto Trader. You're right, we move at pace and constantly evolve. We're delighted to hear that you're excited by the challenge and that you're getting the right level ...

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  7. Helpful (8)

    "A damaging company with complete lack of support and transparency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Auto Trader UK full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -Free fruit in the kitchens and coffee each day can't make up for the unrewarding work environment, poor salary and bad management, sorry

    Cons

    -Promised progression in interview however quickly realised that there was absolutely no progression in my role and we weren't supported by management when asked about moving departments, I was actually discouraged and told there wasn't anywhere I could move -Shot down for trying to implement new ideas, if you question ways of working and speak your mind, you will have a mark against your name -Very much a clique-y...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better, respect and support your employees, reward their hard work, don't lie to staff. My time at this company has had a lasting negative impact and I am glad to say I've moved onto bigger and better things , where I am encouraged to grow and be a valued member of the company.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    February 21, 2019Resourcing Partner

    We’re sorry you felt your experience at Auto Trader wasn’t a positive one. We are keen to address your points of concern and hope that our response provides you with some understanding of how we passionately continue to support our people. We provide various channels for our ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Forward thinking company focused on revenue"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Wimbledon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Auto Trader UK full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good staff selection process means a like-minded and target driven team

    Cons

    Always chasing a relentless target. Use market position to bully customers - some advertisers are onboard because they have to be, not because they want to be.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    February 19, 2019Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're proud of the relationships we have with our customers, and we disagree with your comments regarding our market position. We removed commission structures from our sales teams several years ago in our bid to become more customer-centric ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "A genuinely outstanding place to work"

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    Current Employee - I Work As A Developer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast pace of change means we can continue to be one of the most cutting edge and admired businesses in the UK. By and large great people who all do what they do very well and have big appetites to learn and grow themselves and the business Amazing culture to be part of. Genuine and friendly colleagues. Always someone willing the help.

    Cons

    Couple of people on my squad I find a bit rude and abrasive, not really sure they embody the values most of us really subscribe to. However it's a minority. You always get at least one.

    Advice to Management

    The employee engagement survey holds a lot of clues to how the company can still improve it. The scores were largely good but please use it to improve AT next year.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    December 7, 2018Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hearing you describe Auto Trader as a 'genuinely outstanding place to work' makes us feel incredibly proud. It sounds like you're really enjoying working here and excited by the future! Our 6 company values are an essential part ...

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  10. "Graduate Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My experience with the graduate scheme so far is genuinely astounding. Auto Trader is shaping up to be the place that I'd always hoped I would work after I left University. The emphasis on culture and values during the hiring was clear from the first day, everyone that I've met is friendly and approachable, including the Operational Leadership Team and the CEO. The academy has been fantastic, as a developer I...

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    Cons

    Nothing negative to say so far!

    Auto Trader UK Response

    November 13, 2018Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're really pleased to hear that you've had such a positive experience so far. It sounds like you're enjoying the mixture of time with your team and the cohort of graduates. As we don't recruit people based on their knowledge ...

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