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Autotrader Atlanta Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  • Hard to have a good work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Competition is catching up and upper management seems to be caught with their pants down (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "It was great in the beginning."

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will work with some good people. Decent pay and benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Too much politicking and no support from management or the executive team.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Manager Sales Strategy"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Autotrader full-time

    Pros

    The parent company Cox Communications had above average company benefits. While employed I has an opportunity to work on multiple projects impacting multiple departments.

    Cons

    Career advancement was heavily shaped by political alignments and "yes men/women" faired better than those who preferred a "tell it like it is" approach to problem & opportunity solving.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the views Japanese model where your solution and problem identification starts by weighing heavily the views and opinions of the people in the field and customer interface positions. Too much executive decision making without the facts resulted in various product changes and sales roll outs that ultimately hurt the company through depleted dealer confidence and negative impact on profitability.


  3. "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company with generally good management. Environment is generally stable with occasional upheaval. Low turnover in development team. Contractors are treated fairly.

    Cons

    Like many organizations this size there is politics. If you end up under the proper manager and director life can be good. Otherwise things can be tough.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Questionable Ethics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Autotrader (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cox is a family owned company with great benefits. The pay is fair.

    Cons

    Hard to have a good work life balance. Leadership is constantly changing. In my opinion HR lacks the strategic vision. They are very tactical and seem to need guidance for every decision.

    If you are related to the CEO of Cox Automotive you will definitely have a job with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk! Lots of lip service and not action. Front line managers are asked to develop and hold their people accountable but they get very little guidance from HR or senior leaders.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too many changes"

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    Former Employee - Service Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Service Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits and super intelligent team mates

    Cons

    Too many changes that do not solve the root cause. The company was innovative but they are not willing to change their model although clients are telling them exactly what they want


  7. Helpful (1)

    "n/a"

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    Former Employee - Data Collections Analyst in Riverdale, GA
    Former Employee - Data Collections Analyst in Riverdale, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great location and nice work culture

    Cons

    hiring process is long and sometimes confusing.


  8. "Great environment"

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    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Autotrader as a contractor

    Pros

    The environment is awesome especially the break room. You are definitely sure to feel relaxed while working.
    Friendly co workers, serious minded group

    Cons

    Sometimes it's about who you know to get ahead in the company. You need to have some sort of mentoring and lots of gossip go around...


  9. "I've Seen Better. I've Seen Worse."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers feel like family, Fun, Decent Benefits, Pension

    Cons

    Cronyism, Nepotism, Too Many Chiefs not enough Indians, Maternity Policy, Opportunities to Grow are Slim Now (2016)

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Hold yourselves to the same standards you hold your employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company depending on which department"

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    Former Employee - GA - Georgia in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - GA - Georgia in Atlanta, GA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Salary, a lot of perks, good training courses, great building

    Cons

    A lot of chaos and reorgs every few months. Depending on the department you work, bad management and lack of opportunities, Lots of favoritism and lack of trust among employees at least int he department I was.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow within the organization. They pay very well.

    Cons

    Everyone that I know there is no longer there which could be a good or bad thing as they were cleaning house. The atmosphere is very corporate with little work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful how much you change, you will lose what made you unique and desirable to work for and do business with.


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