Autotrader Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2020

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3.2
56%
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65%
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Autotrader President Sandy Schwartz (no image)
Sandy Schwartz
132 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great brand recognition, great benefits, people were awesome(in 37 reviews)

  • "great work-life balance, flexible PTO policy, good leadership(in 33 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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great company culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    It can be hard to advance

  2. "Marketing Intern"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Miami Beach, FL

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The environment is great to work in.

    Cons

    The work schedule isn't that great.

  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great work-life balance, flexible PTO policy, good leadership

    Cons

    change is constant and premature

  4. "Salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - INSIDE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good opportunity to make money without advanced degree

    Cons

    Management is not consistent in their messages

  5. "My first sales Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends

    I worked at Autotrader full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people Sales bonus Flexible work schedule Treat employees well

    Cons

    Work location Parking could be improved

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Management had no clue"

    4.0
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great brand recognition, great benefits, people were awesome.

    Cons

    Director level and up were oblivious to the challenges faced in the field.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not good times at ATC"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dealer Success Consultant Morning 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, benefits, pay, management

    Cons

    Lack of results for dealers, cost of solutions

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  8. "Don’t challenge the system, you’ll get bit!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Owner in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits along with a select group of folks who are passionate about changing culture.

    Cons

    You change a culture that doesn’t want to change. If you come from a culture that encouraged challenging and growing through challenging, then Autotrader isn’t the place you want to be. If you’re interested in being somewhere to get a check and keep repeating the same mistakes over and over then Autotrader will serve you well.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "No job security"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dealer Success Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good if you enjoy being on the road and are a self starter

    Cons

    No job security and company doesn't stand behind their employees.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Was an okay place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Autotrader full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, the building is cool

    Cons

    changes made in leadership and now it's gone downhill

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