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"Very innovative and results driven company"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Management is very transparent. Company culture is strong and aligned with company values. Generous compensation. Senior management is extremely visible and very involved. Acceptance and implementation of good company traditions is high.

Cons

Advanced training not available to everyone. No college partnership programs that I'm aware of. Work life balance is good, but could be better.

Advice to Management

I believe that there should be bigger investments in the growth and training for AutoTrader.com's existing employees. If someone exhibits the drive and work ethic there should be no limitations to that person's access to company provided, relevant training. It has been said that AutoTrader.com's secret to success is its people, therefore, its people should be its biggest investment.

Other Employee Reviews for Autotrader

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Chip Perry-WAKE UP!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sales team works from home office-when not in meetings, attending seminars, etc.

    Cons

    Favoritism, Management expects you to be dishonest to Dealers in order to squeeze more money from them, you'll get fired if you don't make your sales goal-I've seen many talented people fired! Or, the territory gets switched around so you have no prospects, past due A/R accounts that go against you, no chance to succeed!

    Advice to Management

    Chip Perry, please focus on the West Coast and look in to the practices going on here! You have lost some great employees & probably wonder why Dealers are cancelling!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Top of the industry and outstanding company, but not for everyone."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

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