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Autotrader Reviews

Updated May 25, 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. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Autotrader (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Team Structure, Training

    Cons

    Political Environment, no career succession planning

    Advice to Management

    Continue to coach and develop new talent


  2. "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

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

    Pros

    great company, many benafits, a pure please to work for

    Cons

    nothing really bad to about the company


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and atmosphere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, working hard to stay in front of competition. Being trailblazers and innovative. Flexibility and work life balance. Tele-commute option.

    Cons

    You have to be comfortable with change. So it's not really a con due to the fact that change brings growth.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain communication, to make sure everyone is on the same page.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Advertising Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Lake in the Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Lake in the Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people work within the organization. There is potential to make some money but can be difficult.

    Cons

    They change the pay plan every 6 months which makes it harder to make a commission check every month.


  6. "Tech Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Owned by Cox Communications
    Great Life Work Balance
    Work from Home is tolerated as needed

    Cons

    Currently experiencing tough competition, causing company to reduce bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Marketing campaign. Bring in some real SEO experts to improve on-line presence.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "AC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Benefits vacation. Work from home.

    Cons

    You have to be one of the boys to get a promotion. Lots of discrimination amongst the Northeast management. Unattainable goals and metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps time to reorganize. Move managersthat have held role having to much power and control. VP's should visit field at least once a year.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Service Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Service Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Pay
    Great Benefits
    Frequent pop up shops and expos for company partners.

    Cons

    Start-up feel though an established company.
    Constant fear of layoffs.
    Poorly developed leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Develop initiatives before rolling them out for team member projects. Team members will not be successful at any task or project if not given ample time to learn and understand what is expected of them.


  9. "Job seeker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time

    Pros

    The Culture is really great

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on employee satisfaction


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Dealer Concierge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and great co-worker's.

    Cons

    Management sucks! From top to bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all and start over.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Too many changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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