Autotrader - Poor management and extreme cronyism | Glassdoor
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"Poor management and extreme cronyism"

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Former Contractor - DB Contractor in Atlanta, GA
Former Contractor - DB Contractor in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Autotrader as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Good coworkers
Nice office spaces
Good location

Cons

Management is weak and most of the time protected by friends that got them the job.
No incentive to stay
Half the people don't come to work consistently

Advice to Management

Set your expectations to those outside of the company. Work on yourself, you a not better than the people you manage!

Other Employee Reviews for Autotrader

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Glacially slow to change"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary and benefits, lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Despite being a dot com, the pace of change is not what you'd expect. Re-orgs were the answer to communication and collaboration problems, rather than outlining clear strategies. Chip, the CEO, is a nice guy, but he's in the weeds on things and nobody who stands up to him lasts long.

    Advice to Management

    Chip - get some people in upper management who are willing to tell you the unvarnished truth and be open to it. Too many of your direct reports are incapable or unwilling to disagree with you.


  2. "Good growth company. Less sincere focus on employees."

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    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong growth, opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Reorganizes often quickly displacing employees.

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