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Autotrader Atlanta Reviews

Updated July 21, 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 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits are second to none.

    Cons

    The company has gone down hill continually since Chip was ousted as CEO back in 2012. Since then there has been too much focus on Cox Automotive and the individual brands have suffered. I hope things turn around for Autotrader the business, but I fear Autotrader's culture is long lost and people are just cogs in a machine nowadays. There's no loyalty to people that killed themselves and sacrificed family time to help get the company to where it is. . If you produce and are cheap/new to the company, you're probably safe for a little while longer.

    Advice to Management

    Wise up! Lose your egos and admit that the project failed. Autotrader thrived as a startup and set the standard for online automotive advertising. The company is now over-encumbered by bureaucracy that slows ingenuity. It's time to cowboy up once again.. and take some chances. Break away from the mothership (Cox) and create a new site for testing new stuff.. on a new lightweight platform.


  2. "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    company culture is amazing. Employees are valued and treated like human beings. Everyone that I have encountered (a lot of people) have been so nice and courteous. The benefits are amazing including a month of vacation the first year and 9 paid holidays off. The management has been amazing and I can not say enough nice things about this company. I hope they stay this way.

    Cons

    Have not seen any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep your treatment of employees going. It breeds loyalty and harder work.

  3. "Wish I was a FTE"

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    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Autotrader as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Work from Home on Fridays
    Freedom to explore side projects
    Great work atmosphere
    Great location that is MARTA accessibel

    Cons

    Contractors are treated like they don't exist
    Contract-to-FTE conversion is almost non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Do 1:1s with your contractors
    Actually get feedback from contractors


  4. Helpful (4)

    "What Happened ATC"

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

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

    Pros

    Co workers assist each other with the day to day issues. Always working together to make the team succeed.

    Cons

    extremely stressful, no longer rewarding, you are micro managed daily.a lot of employees today say it can be called the plantation of today. Many people are trying to get out by moving to another company or taking leave due to stress. No movement for seasoned extremely knowledgeable employees. Employees are no longer part of the equation. It is all about the mighty $$.


  5. "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.


  6. "Amazing Company"

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

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company is so supportive and provides a growth environment. The leadership team truly cares and drives their teams to succeed and grow both professionally and personally. Top Notch

    Cons

    I have been unable to find any cons!


  7. "Very good company"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great office

    Cons

    Few middle management issues which need to be resolved.

  8. "Sr QA Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work, learn and life balance

    Cons

    Have not experienced any Cons


  9. "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - BI Senior Data Analyst/Process Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - BI Senior Data Analyst/Process Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great community service

    Cons

    Groups work in silo that reduces productivity


  10. "Pricing Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Research Analyst in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Pricing Research Analyst in Union City, GA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Dress code is relaxed and they take care of their employees

    Cons

    Pay has been known to be on the low end


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