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Cox Automotive Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  1. "Client Solutions Executive"

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    Former Employee - Client Solutions Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cox Automotive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my position at Cox Automotive Inc.

    Cons

    They change things quite often and the customers are not happy with the continued changes.

    Advice to Management

    They do try to promote within.


  2. "My experience working for Cox"

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    Former Employee - Lead Development Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Development Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very laid back absolute no personal drama.

    Cons

    The company was going though a merger with DealerTrack

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Environment, Work life balance, challenging at times but also rewarding. People are respectful but fun to be around. Generally people take their jobs seriously and get things done.

    Cons

    Not much to say on the cons, I would like to see more of a focus on what we build over how much we build


  4. "A lot of change + growth"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has been in growth mode (via acquisitions and new products) for the past 5+ years. There has been constant change since I started about 3.5 years ago but I have continued to feel supported in my sales role. Management really does care about your goals and helping you achieve/exceed them. There is a lot of support even during confusing times.

    Cons

    The company has been growing so much that it can be tough to adapt. Be prepared for constant change! I'm in a sales role and my pay plan has changed 6+ times in 3.5 years.

    Advice to Management

    At some point we need to find stability and give the employees a reprieve from change fatigue.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Client Solutions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cox Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pension plan ( for those hired before march 2017 ) , your start out with 4 weeks paid vacation, and get additional PTO every 5 years. Matching 401k, and great health insurance plans

    Cons

    navigating corporate ladder can be a challenging , while there are many opportunities , finding them and being able to apply and be "seen" is not easy

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with talent management to help employees career paths. Get rid of automated resume scanning systems as they are filtering out some of your best talent.


  6. "SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cox Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are some of the best in the area

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this point.


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cox Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Cox Automotive has a great culture

    Cons

    Commute to work is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

  8. "Lots of uncertainty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, coworkers are good people.

    It’s a big company with room to move around if you seek it out.

    Cons

    Lots of re-orgs, constantly changing direction from company leaders. Most people are distracted by lay-offs and rumors, it’s hard to get much done.


  9. Helpful (6)

    ""Sinking Fast""

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    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Oriented Company
    Decent Benefits
    Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Poorly Managed
    Poor Senior Leadership
    Lack of Vision
    Inability to Execute
    Acquisitions have hindered ability to stay in line with competition
    Us vs Them mentality, internally
    Customers have multiple salespeople calling on them which causes confusion and irritation by clients
    Fragmented Go To Market Strategy; causing confusion with clients and internal resources
    Lack of Managerial fortitude for change
    Recent 3% RIF caused by a mysterious $100MM Expense Overrun, which was only discovered or at least communicated in March/April timeframe. Resulting in a poor bonus payout, horrible morale, confusion by many, lack of wanting to do your best; wondering when the next RIF is coming (seems to be every 2 years).

    Advice to Management

    Find a new CEO and Leadership team who will inspire the masses to want to do the right thing and can lead the organization.

    Hire a CEO who is willing to "tell" his leadership team what is going to happen vs. letting them wait you out until the next shiny object comes along.

    Hire a leadership team who can lead and not fight amongst each other like kids on the playground.

    Integrate the companies you bought, in earnest and quit soft stepping around it.


  10. "Excellent company - but not a lot of women in leadership"

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

    I have been working at Cox Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Great company who cares about their employees and communicates often. Great benefits and generous PTO policy -even for new employees.

    Cons

    Not many women in leadership positions - seems difficult to get promoted as a woman in the Automotive industry...


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