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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Operations Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunitiesfor advancement
    A lot of young energetic people

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Long hours with little pay
    Management is terrible
    High turn over rate

    DriveTime Automotive Group Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Talent

    We're sorry to hear you feel this way. DriveTime offers employees strong career paths, collaborative management teams, and prioritize work life balance. Even though servicing our customers may... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Junior Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Sales Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Junior Sales Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. They focus on customer service.

    Cons

    It's sales, long hours

    Advice to Management

    N/a

  3. "Sales advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice people there.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Cold calls

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to get work life balance

    DriveTime Automotive Group Response

    Oct 10, 2017 – Talent

    We are glad you have been able to take advantage of our extensive benefits and have enjoyed working with your team. We understand that the retail industry can require a lot of commitment from our... More


  4. "Educational and instructive"

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

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

    Pros

    Leads are already given to you... you don't have to bird dog. The culture breeds growth!

    Cons

    phone calls, phone calls phone calls!!!!! Long hours (at times)

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic.

    DriveTime Automotive Group Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – Talent

    We are glad to hear you believe in the culture of the company and that it has a positive impact on your career. Thank you for the positive review!


  5. "Good Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Advisor
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Advisor
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Atmosphere
    Want to see you succeed
    Room to grow with Company
    East to relocate to another location

    Cons

    Long Hours during tax season
    Late nights

    DriveTime Automotive Group Response

    Sep 1, 2017 – Talent Support Specialist

    We're glad you enjoyed our culture and your time with the company! Tax Season is our peak-time and long hours typically come with higher bonuses for our Sales Teams.


  6. "Sales Manager/Sales Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay if you work at high lead volume dealerships. Base salary ($32k for sales advisor to $40k for sales manager) plus commission (based on the number of units sold). Good benefits from health insurance plans, dental, vision, 401K and PTO. Trips to corp office in Phoenix are fun. You'll meet some great people there, and create long term friendship but you'll also meet very negative people. Employees get good discounts on vehicles and service contracts (warranty). Some senior sales advisors and all sales managers get a company driver, which is great. GREAT training at all levels

    Cons

    Culture is changing from fun and friendly to more of a cut throat mentality. For the past two years the company has been changing their underwriting guidelines a lot. This year, 2017, it seemed that every week there was a change that benefited the company and frustrated its employees. Pay structures changes every year, making it harder for employees to make more money. LONG HOURS!!!! Work life balance is rough due to the fact that you have to stay until every customer is gone. That means even if it is 12am!!! The longest I stayed was 1am and as a sales manager I stilled had to open the next day at 9am!! ALOT of layoffs this year due to branch closings and re-structure of the company. STRESS and ANXIETY!!! not because of how hard the work is but because of the long hours and negative people working there making your work life very hard. GMs and some managers hold grudges if you try to speak up or give constructive feedback about what they are doing bad. Managers turn the blind eye to negative actions if a sales advisor is selling. I saw a lot of people get promoted because they became friends with upper managers. Co-workers still call me to say that they hate it and want to leave Drivetime.

    Advice to Management

    AMPS are not always the best! Specially when tenured Sales Managers having been at the dealership. Stop making so many changes, its hard for employees to adapt to so many changes.

    DriveTime Automotive Group Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your detailed feedback. This year has been a year of many changes and although the changes are made in an effort to grow and an improve, we recognize that... More


  7. "Sales Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are ok! employees are nice

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of changes, not sure where company is headed.

    DriveTime Automotive Group Response

    Aug 1, 2017 – Talent

    With the growth and evolution of the company , changes are necessary but disappointed to hear that this left you uncertain of where the company was headed. Thank you for sharing your positive and... More

  8. "Great place to work and have many oppurtunities to move up in the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Technician in New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - Lot Technician in New Castle, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very good Medical Benefits, along 401K with company matching
    -Easy to move up in the company
    -Once you've memorized the product DriveTime is trying to sell. It very easy money.

    Cons

    -You need a college degree to become a salesman
    -Customers that come into the dealership can be very frustrating.
    -Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Better communication from the salesman, all the way to the lowest positions.

    DriveTime Automotive Group Response

    Jul 3, 2017 – Talent

    Employee development and upward mobility are very important to us and a large part of DT culture. We are happy to hear that your experience so far has reflected that. Thanks for sharing!


  9. "Sr. Sales Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Friendly Staff.

    Cons

    Long hours. Micromanagement style can become annoying/unwanted.

    Advice to Management

    Don't over micromanage

    DriveTime Automotive Group Response

    Jun 27, 2017 – Talent

    Thanks for sharing the pros and cons of your experience so far. As a company, we empower our managers to encourage and motivate their teams to drive for results. We appreciate your feedback so that... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun exciting working environment fun staff

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes you skip lunch

    DriveTime Automotive Group Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We are happy to hear you are enjoying your time with DriveTime!


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