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Copart Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Stock Plan / Health Initiatives / Fast Paced / Global (in 22 reviews)

  • the hours are Monday through Friday (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor communication from upper management (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours lots of use ingredients old computer systems poor reports (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Utility Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yard Worker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Yard Worker in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, excellent hours, great OT opportunities

    Cons

    work load is heavy, management needs to work on using personnel wisely.

    Advice to Management

    work on weeding out those who dont wish to work, understand workloads and other duties, time it takes to do certain tasks.


  2. "Assistant General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock Plan / Health Initiatives / Fast Paced / Global

    Cons

    Long Hours / Lots of Travel / Policies


  3. "Fast-paced dynamic company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, and people are wonderful. The company is very successful, with an innovative business model that seems to be recession proof.

    Cons

    They try to do too much with too little. Salaries are on the lower end.

    Advice to Management

    Pay quality hires better, and offer long term incentives. Hire enough people to handle your growth.


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  5. "Good to start your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Copart as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Copart is an innovative company who gives opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies. Environment and people are helpful. There are endless learning opportunities here and if you are passionate about your work then copart is a place which have all those parameters and tools you need.

    Good Company, Good People and Family Environment.

    Cons

    1. work, work and work. no place to relax yourself.
    2. Too many people in a small place. They need to get more building space.
    3. No gym, No indoor games, not much activity.
    4. Too much cost cutting and low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive no matter what. Please review current market compensation stats and offer people accordingly, so the good resource can easily be on-board.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced IT innovative company. Employees are helpful, so is the management. Learning opportunities are endless if you are passionate enough. Employee stock plan is very beneficial to employees.

    Cons

    Work load can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Well paid employees = Happy employees


  7. "good for beginners"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Copart as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    more to learn, good for beginners

    Cons

    Chances of converting into full time is less


  8. "Employee View"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lebanon, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lebanon, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Oriented, lots of overtime, Very busy so day goes by fast. Monday - Friday 8am-5pm company. (or at least those are supposed to be the work hours.)

    Cons

    Not able to leave at 5pm even though the office is technically closed, because every assignment that was received that day has to be called on.

    Advice to Management

    Tell every new employee that is hired what is expected of them. Not pick and choose who follows the rules and who don't have to. Don't be scared to ask another Copart for help when you need it.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "IT Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to grow with. Really.

    One of the most secure organizations in the DFW area to work for. Financials are spectacular, checkout the stock price. It's nearly doubled in the past 2 years. With the international market advancing, growth potential is comparable to a startup.

    All of IT leadership come from a high pedigree. Take a glance at LinkedIn profiles. You can see each department head has a proven track record with house-hold name companies, or rose through the ranks within the organization. Both indicators of a solid culture.

    Most companies aren't willing to take a chance on people. I've you're looking to take that next step up in your career, Copart might be the ideal place for you.

    Cons

    Some people love startups...others can only function in a Fortune 500. Just know that Copart IT resembles more of a startup culture.

    If you're not up for a fast paced environment (no really...I mean it) Copart will likely not be a fit for you.

    Unlike other companies I've been part of, senior leadership closely monitors performance - at all levels. So yes, that means a measurable minority can't cut it and are redeployed, as evident by some Glassdoor reviews. On the other hand, I've personally seen just as many, if not more, individuals promoted all the way up to Director or even VP ranks. In either case, the writing was on the wall the vast majority of the time.

    Top-tier talent and a solid work ethic are MUST HAVES. Just know you're going a fast paced organization.


  10. "Junked Rides"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Copart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Founder created a great pit crew

    Cons

    Carjacking of company after founder departed


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receiver in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Receiver in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work and an understanding management team. Strong bonds between staff.

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours/ harsh working environment at times as well as a need for proper tools to complete tasks being unavailable.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and learn to weed out employees that are just warm bodies. Listen to your staff and issues they bring to you.


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