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Updated Sep 22, 2020

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Cars.com CEO & President Alex Vetter
Alex Vetter
257 Ratings
Pros
  • "GReat leadership, great coworkers, great work life balance(in 102 reviews)

  • "Beautiful offices and some great people(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Working with car dealers can be rough(in 20 reviews)

  • "Low pay, they want highly skilled employees but pay like they are hiring recent college grads(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent Place to Work!

      Sep 22, 2020 - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent culture, collaborative team environment, relaxed management style, goals clearly outlined, great benefits, employee recognition, generous time off allows a good work/life balance, fun teambuilding events, engaging training provided, beautiful office space.

      Cons

      Priorities shift as needed, but the focus remains on providing customers with solid products and service. Full workload.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Sep 16, 2020 - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      GReat leadership, great coworkers, great work life balance.

      Cons

      Poorly thought out sales territories affecting efficiency.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company to work for

      Sep 10, 2020 - Director in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decent work life balance, meritocracy, very high quality senior management

      Cons

      too many meetings, somewhat insular, inward looking

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Cars.com will break your heart

      Jun 5, 2020 - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, great benefits, decent work life balance. Great people to work with.

      Cons

      Inconsistency with managers, sneaky behaviors from management.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Cars.com is a culture of bro energy with little respect for coworkers

      Jun 11, 2020 - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Simple work life balance, never had to work weekends or stay late. Easy to get a job, they will higher pretty much anyone straight out of college. Coworkers in other departments are often supportive of helping you learn new skills.

      Cons

      Low pay, they want highly skilled employees but pay like they are hiring recent college grads. Pervasive culture of abuse, racism, sexism, and homophobia especially within the sales team (AM falls under sales). Often calling black employees by the wrong name, jokes about how gay people are, and constantly upholding sexist standards in the workplace.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Culture

      Oct 23, 2019 - Account Management in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Awesome people -Great work life balance -Learning experience -Opportunities for development

      Cons

      -Communication between different departments isn't great

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok

      Sep 1, 2019 - Digital Media Account Representative in Richmond, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility and benefits Work life balance is important

      Cons

      Pay The compensation plan is not enough. The base salary is too low.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Grass really is greener elsewhere

      Jul 26, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Used to be the people (who genuinely cared about the work they did), the work/life balance (work from home was just taken away). The office is pretty nice.

      Cons

      It's really gone downhill in the past couple years since going public. Alex was the pulse of the company, and we all felt great under his leadership. Since going public, it feels like all his time is spent getting torn down by investors. You can tell it's taken a huge toll on him. The rest of the c-suite team is a mess. Mis-aligned, not able to follow a strategy, not leading their teams. The loudest voice in the room (sales) has been driving the strategy, which is a knee-jerk reaction every quarter (and most recently, every month). The result is a toxic mess of angry, frustrated employees who aren't able to produce quality work.

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      19 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Solid Company In A Whirlwind Industry

      Jul 29, 2019 - Digital Media Senior Representative in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits Good Work Life Balance Entrepreneurial Freedom

      Cons

      Tough industry/clients who make rash decisions that effect your commissions Some decisions seemed to take an umbrella approach and must be carried out even if not best for your specific market A bit of a skeleton crew at HQ leads to slower response times

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Cars.com isn't what it used to be....

      Jun 19, 2019 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work/life balance, competitive pay.

      Cons

      Slow to change/adapt to what advertisers (customers) want to buy. Consumer experience needs to innovate. Leadership driving value down with strategies for shorter-term wins; not clear on long term vision.

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