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Autobytel Los Angeles Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Autobytel President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey H. Coats
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  1. "Sr Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autobytel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed Corp. Environment with fun parties and sales staff.

    Cons

    Little opportunities for job growth. Stock Compensation is basically worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Reallocate job duties fairly.


  2. "Great company, awesome coworkers and managers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autobytel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great programmer environment, casual dress and work schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes people don't start a new pot of coffee. The horror! ;-)

    Advice to Management

    Hire me back.

  3. "Poor company organization and culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autobytel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A paycheck without career growth, this is the place. Benefits are good. Salary is average. No creative talent is required.

    Cons

    Poor company vision and culture by upper management. Favoritism based on politics, not productivity. Company cannot attract talented people. CEO and his team are too old fashioned to compete with today's internet and technology businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Replace old school upper management with talented execs who can implement a new culture. Culture-driven companies explicitly put their people first. Catch up with your competitors technology and products. Produce creative and unique product development road-map with a solid company vision to your employees and investors.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Get out while you can"

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    Former Employee - High Performer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - High Performer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autobytel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits are decent. The office keeps the have's and have-not's separated which is a good thing!

    Cons

    Office environment is ancient. CEO and his direct reports are unprofessional, vindictive, and worthless. They could fire all of them, and not one thing would change, except the stock price might actually go up (it's heading for penny stock status). They are a laughingstock in the auto industry, and they are too egotistical to recognize it.

    Advice to Management

    Get new leadership immediately! Stop the bleeding.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Run away..fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autobytel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It pays my bills. Causal attire. Travel to our dealers can sometimes be fun. Team building events (but it's really cheesy).

    Cons

    If looking for a job was easier I'd be out of here. All the reviews about the managers are true. They only hire friends and there's no formal training. Also, the vibe is very immature and everyone is very clicky. The office is old and feels nasty. It's really disgusting hearing the some of my coworkers hit on with their dealers..but that's the auto industry. And they sure condone it. I wish I can find a better job but I'm stuck here. Do not work here!!

    Advice to Management

    Just like what the other review said...you don't deserve my advice


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Do not come here if you want a career"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autobytel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are still very few people of management with capable skills and knowledges for their jobs.

    Cons

    ALERT! This is the true side of autobytel. This is a medium size non-growing company with every disadvantages of big corporate culture. It's ridiculous that total amount of EVP, SVP, VP, Director are way more than people who actually are doing work. Most of them are lacking of basic knowledge of high tech business because they have stayed here for more than 10+ year and never refreshed or updated their skill sets. Also it's a typical company which friends promote friends. So if you focus on work not pleasuring your boss, then you have no career growth here. Second this company never posted any public job openings but they still hired some people during my time there. However three of them who I worked with are community college dropout and they definitely are not capable for their jobs. So I wonder how were they been hired? Anyway this is a company without the future of growth, it will be lucky to survive on its current business model which is 80% scam of automotive lead generation.

    Advice to Management

    they really don't deserve my advice.


  7. "NOC Analyst"

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    Former Employee - NOC Help Desk Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - NOC Help Desk Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with, kind employees and management.

    Cons

    Job contract ended would have liked longer term.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the team together by promoting staff within.

  8. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good environment to work with wonderful people

    Cons

    There none everyone is great with a great environment I love my job

    Advice to Management

    Management is awesome the best managers I have had !


  9. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Senior UI/User Experience Developer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior UI/User Experience Developer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autobytel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee-oriented, casual work environment, great co-workers. Great benefits. No drama.

    Cons

    Working across the street from John Wayne Airport.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to offer to management. I thought everyone did a great job.


  10. "Accounting Department"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autobytel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice casual work environment. Early Release on Friday prior to Holidays.

    Cons

    Management of Accounting Department is incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Use the skills and experience of your current employees.


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