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Autobytel Los Angeles Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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Autobytel President, CEO, and Director Jeffrey H. Coats
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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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 !


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "A good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun collaborative environment, work with smart people who are passionate about creating great products. Flexible work schedule, generous bonus, breakfast on Fridays, Holiday meals, and frequent employee events.

    Cons

    Offices are in an older building, however we are close to John Wayne Airport which is nice.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management is doing a fantastic job.


  9. "I liked it, actually miss it"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team was focused and would listen to ideas to improve technology.
    Actually had a competent (awesome!) WEB designer that could work with the developers to get something that looked great. They also kept revising and really cared about their work.
    Free breakfast on Fridays
    Boss was awesome. If I ever become a boss, I'd be like him. Told you what needed to be accomplished, and got out of the way. Worked out any disagreements to the satisfaction of everyone. He also acted as a great wall between the dev team and the upper level management, exactly as it should be.

    Cons

    No growth path past being a senior developer. There's no lead here, more of a flat structure.
    Having no lead was interesting, not sure if it was a pro or con but being a bit of a alpha developer myself would have discussions with other "architects" on how to build stuff.
    The once a day meetings got really boring fast. Especially when I was working on a multi-week project that related to no one else. I'd kind of zone out.

    Advice to Management

    Never really talked with them. Maybe have breakfast more often, certainly brightened up the mornings.


  10. "Great place to work."

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

    I have been working at Autobytel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family environment with lots employees that have been here over 10 years.

    Cons

    High stress environment, but I thrive under pressure - not everyone does, though.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to ideas from employees who are on the front lines, dealing with customers directly.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Product line-up not as good as the competition."

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

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

    Pros

    Nice marketing dept. Good salty snacks in the lounge.

    Cons

    Too much time is spent dealing with customer retention and complaints. Disorganization. IT behind times. Lots of turnover versus the industry =

    Advice to Management

    Don't blame the employee(s) for product quality issues. Don't force us to buy the company stock. Reduce micromanagement from the vp to middle manager.


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