Autotrader - Top of the industry and outstanding company, but not for everyone. | Glassdoor
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"Top of the industry and outstanding company, but not for everyone."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Autotrader full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

• Fast growing with existing advancements each year.
• Plenty of growth opportunity is most departments.
• Employee feedback matters.
• Plenty of industry and job related in-house courses and advancement programs.
• Most executives are accessible, involved and pleasant.
• The company is still new to being "BIG", so the family atmosphere is still there.
• Amazing benefits.
• Company loves and encourages "shadowing" and mentorships for career progressions.

Cons

• Many of the "needed" internal technical changes take years to launch.
• Communication across departments is mediocre, so emergency/reactive solutions are abundant.
• While the higher levels of leadership are of very high quality, middle and lower leadership often lack general and technical knowledge of the "trades" their managing. This problem leaves unaddressed opportunities a struggle to pursue and constant distractions from ego conflicts.

Advice to Management

Within the technical departments (such as IT, Design, CMS teams), employ and promote individuals that have high knowledge and interest in the respective trades. For those who are currently managing technical groups, without knowledge of said trades, provide and require them to learn more about these industries outside of AutoTrader.com through external courses and seminars. If needed, bring in an outside consultant that knows more about these industries to help [you] gain more clarity for potential candidates. The work of the team will suffer if the leader is without experience and passion for the subject matter.

Other Employee Reviews for Autotrader

  1. Helpful (1)

    "AC"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits that's all

    Cons

    Mangers for forced to apply all the pressure they want to hit their number


  2. "strong engineering culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Interface Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - User Interface Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of highly talented people

    Cons

    laid off, revenue based on advertising dollars too tied to recessions

    Advice to Management

    stop restructuring and moving employee's desks around

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