Autotrader Reviews

Updated May 4, 2021

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3.6
69%
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Sandy Schwartz
138 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great brand recognition, great benefits, people were awesome(in 37 reviews)

  • "great work-life balance, flexible PTO policy, good leadership(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Franchise dealers are falling off faster than we can sign them up due to mistrust from previous years and poor performance attribution(in 31 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance did not exist for most outside sales reps: Advertising Consultants(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Oct 30, 2020 - Senior Manager in Omaha, NE
      Recommend
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      Pros

      love the people and the team

      Cons

      there is nothing to complain about

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people

      May 4, 2021 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun culture and driven people

      Cons

      increasingly too much travel for me at the time

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Incompetent engineering manager

      Jan 23, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits Good technology Good top management

      Cons

      Bad culture in some software engineering teams managed by weak and incompetent managers where bullying is a norm and mob mentality prevails but those incompetent managers do nothing to help the bullied victim who actually does a good job but targeted by jealous coworkers and the manager take the side of bully to cover up their own incompetence and would rather stay on bully’s side to keep his/her job safe and let the bullying continue. I was that victim and I am glad I could found a new job and quit that team for good. I might work for Autotrader again but never under that manager.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      General Manager

      Apr 16, 2021 - Account Manager in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good company with good benefits

      Cons

      big goals and hard to reach targets

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a Salesperson Friendly Company

      Mar 23, 2021 - Senior Dealer Success Consultant in Tampa, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is great. Peers are great as well.

      Cons

      Not only are the pay plans very confusing but they change them up frequently. As a salesperson it is hard to work your pay plan with it always changing or if you don't understand it. HUGE disconnect with upper management and the team on the front lines. Hardest part of the job is dealing with your own company.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Beware

      Mar 30, 2021 - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary, commission, most clients are decent.

      Cons

      Expect you to live & breathe ATC.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place to work

      Feb 25, 2021 - Senior User Experience Designer II in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great leadership, benefits, culture, opportunities for advancement

      Cons

      work is pushed from top down

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Disappointed

      Mar 29, 2021 - Brand Specialist in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, pay scale, work life balance

      Cons

      Company policies and no loyalty

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Company

      Jan 28, 2021 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great work life balance

      Cons

      Not much room for growth

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Autotrader

      Feb 4, 2021 - Business Development Consultant in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great schedule, hours, location, office entertainment, parking & office amenities.

      Cons

      Leadership lacks ambition and support, slow address issues, and one to two annual pay changes.

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