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Copart Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Fast paced IT innovative company (in 24 reviews)

  • Free educational resources Great pay and good benefits (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor communication from upper management (in 22 reviews)

  • Long hours lots of use ingredients old computer systems poor reports (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Crap"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Mifflin, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Mifflin, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Copart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company if you are one of the 10 people who work there.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about the employees. They will suddenly downsize with no warning.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people who are depending on you and your promised job security and then throw them away without blinking an eye.


  2. "Workm Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to explore many technologies

    Cons

    No mentor as such is assigned

  3. "Yard worker"

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    Former Employee - Yard Worker
    Former Employee - Yard Worker

    I worked at Copart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Everything. Yard and office treated differently

    Advice to Management

    Not so much micro managing


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Please read before applying"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Copart full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Major holidays off
    Constant opportunity for learning
    Depending on your yard, it can be a great team environment
    Once a year company sponsored family fun days

    Cons

    Mediocre pay for the amount of work employees are asked to do, take note that their "entry level" position in the office is anything but that. You are required to jump in, feet first, and learn to swim before you even get a grasp on what the company really is.
    Company has adapted the "do more with less" mentality and it is severely affecting the level of service employees can give to their customers. Less people in a location to do more tasks behind the scenes leaves less people to help our customers.
    No acknowledgement or incentive for those who make it to milestone anniversaries, such as 5 years, 10 years, etc.
    Should you be in an area where natural disasters are likely to occur, plan on long hours and minimal time off during the recovery time. Even if you aren't in an area where natural disasters occur, when one does strike another area, you will be expected to work overtime to assist other facilities.
    Vacation time-3 weeks after 5 years and it never increases, ever.

    Advice to Management

    Staff your yards to be able to respond to the demand of our customers, both internal and external, the way that this company boasts we do.
    Executive management should take some serious time visiting their locations, talk to their people, understand what they do, what they go through daily, and try to come up with solutions (together) on how to make it better.
    Celebrate Our People is one of the main points in our vision statement, it would be amazing to have someone carry that out and make us feel that way. There are people in this company that have been there for years, even decades, and don't get the recognition they truly deserve. To persevere and make it that long, they deserve something at least showing them that the company appreciates them.
    Take a look at your turnover rate, talk to your managers to figure out why it is so high, make changes to reduce it.


  5. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Cascade Locks, OR
    Former Employee - General Manager in Cascade Locks, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and high energy work setting. Demanding work that is ideal for the self-driven and results oriented team members. Put your smile on and roll up your sleeves - very rewarding!

    Cons

    No room for error and elevated levels of stress. It is a tight operation and if someone is out ill that day is sure to be a bigger challenge!

    Advice to Management

    Plan on staffing up with a little extra to help cover sick days and paid time off.


  6. "TOTAL SHAM! DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT WORKING HERE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing, absolutely nothing. Best thing I ever did was quit!

    Cons

    Where to begin? From the VERY low pay, the unreasonable deadlines and the TERRIBLE management it is amazing this place is still in business. They don't care at all about their employees, and even less about their customers. All the executives care about is making money and how they can screw everyone in the process.
    Being a manger in this place for a while I saw some very shady things. Those that manage the departments in that place have no business doing so, from the HR department who knows NOTHING about HR and couldn't care less about actually protecting their employees (hint that is what your job IS) to the marketing department lead by the most fake of them all - talk about lies after lies, no wonder everyone in that department looks like they are ready to jump. IT somehow is given an insane budget yet can't manage to be able to fix anything, FYI slapping a bandiad on a mess isn't fixing anything. According to the executives (who are NEVER there) the sales team is the only one who does anything in that place. Somehow they get the jobs of never having to do anything, or having to be in the office. Ops - what a waste! No one there knows anything!

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat, make the CEO actually do some work and stop screwing everyone!


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Fast paced, Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Copart full-time

    Pros

    Copart is a fast paced environment. You look up at the clock after what feels like an hour and it is already 2pm. It keeps you focused, and productive. I personally enjoy that, but if you like to kick back, Copart is not for you.
    The employees and the management team work together to create a great work culture, and there are rarely any negative feelings internally.
    Competitions, company potlucks, weekly recognition all keep everyone motivated.

    Cons

    Copart's motto seems to be "Do more with less". It is getting tougher and tougher to keep talent as people are starting to feel overworked and overused. While they are creating efficiency with new technology, there is a limit to creating efficiency, and a point where more people is the answer.

    Advice to Management

    Your biggest asset is that you care about your people. Keep that mindset going forward and the yard will do well.

  8. "Loader operater"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are ok depending on where your at

    Cons

    Really is a dead end place


  9. "A COMPANY THAT DOES NOT CARE!! Worst job EVER!!!"

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    Former Employee - Title Clerk in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Title Clerk in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job, so income is steady but not enough.

    Cons

    I worked for Copart Orlando for years as a title Clerk. They did not care about their employees. They initiated a "no talk policy" because the volume of titles that were being received could not be handled in the time allotted for a full work day with the staff that they had. They made you work from 7-7 Monday through Saturday and possibly Sunday if the titles were complete. People with small children were written up for having to leave and pick their child up from school or even leaving because of exhaustion, college and wanting to spend time with their families. The manager is very selfish and only thinks about herself. The managers under her are her puppets. None of the managers have children so they don't understand the importance of family so they treat the employees that have children and families as if they don't. HR came out to the facility to visit and NOTHING was done. So many employees have complained about this treatment and nothing is EVER done!!! The employees are still made to work extremely long hours, still not allowed to talk and are still on mandatory overtime. So many employees have left including myself because of how they treat and talk to people. They do not believe in promoting within and there is NO room for growth!! The pay is horrible, imagine working at a job for years and only getting raises in increments of 20 cents. RIDICULOUS. Please do not do it!!

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees. Hear them out, if there is an issue solve it appropriately. Your employees are adults not children and should not be treated as such. Realize the value and the importance of family. If you guys knew how to treat people maybe the employee turnover at Copart would not be so high. An investigation needs to be done at Landstreet Copart in Orlando, Florida. But if HR doesn't even care about how their employees are treated I wouldn't imagine the managers would!!


  10. "Lies all Lies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are sometimes snacks in the morning, but it is mainly scraps from the guys on the 15th floor.

    Cons

    Everyone at this company lies...
    it smells horrible
    the pay is bad
    Copart makes money when people die
    no one who works there actually cares about the company
    there network is screwed up and outages are very common
    average turnover rate is 5 months
    Copart does not higher any interns

    Advice to Management

    stop with all the lies and make the work place less depressing


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