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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A fun place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Senior Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cartelligent

    Pros

    Cartelligent is a really great place to work, and though growing, still has the feel of a small company and the image of a small local business. It is a great place to show up to every day, and people get along well and support eachother. It definitely helps if you enjoy cars, because you talk abou 'em every day, non stop, and have to be somewhat excited to do so. For a capable multitasker and self starter, you... can really succeed in this position.

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    Cons

    It is tied to the auto industry, so definitely has busy times and really slow times -- you absolutely need to be able to adjust to the changes in the job when this happens. Though there is support, most of one's productivity relies on how quickly they are able to work and manage their workload to move it effeciently, and likely wouldn't work for someone who isn't willing to put in the time to grow their own... business to a comfortable level.

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    Cartelligent2012-04-16

Other Employee Reviews

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    "Good - for the industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cartelligent full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment where you get to talk about cars all day. Compensation is tied directly to performance, so you can write your own paycheck.

    Cons

    The industry as a whole is difficult to work in. Clients don't trust you, business partners lie to you. Cartelligent seeks to be on the buyer's side, but doesn't always practice what it preaches, so ethics can be challenged. Other cons - questionable executive decisions, childish behavior at the top level

    Advice to Management

    There are many competitors out there seeking to disrupt the new car buying industry. They are stacked with VC money and software developers. If you seek to continue to be a leader in the brokerage game, you must develop software to compete. They have scalability, where Cartelligent is personnel driven.

    Cartelligent2015-10-25
  2. "Risky pay plan makes it difficult to stay happy"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cartelligent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great coworkers and everyone is there to help you and set you up -Easy parking for people with cars -Dog friendly office -Monday through Friday (mostly)

    Cons

    -The amount of money you make in the first year is not necessarily what they tell you it is in the interview process, most people at the company seem much lower apart from the seniors -Commission Only -Employee morale seems low -HR is a mess. There is one person doing the bare minimum and she does a poor job at keeping the place organized and efficient. -Poorly organized on-boarding (partially HR's... fault) -Managers seem clueless about how AE's make money, try to have us focus on client satisfaction over making any money -Old computers, we are running Windows 7 desktops. Even though they say you can work from home in the interviews, you would need your own computer to do so -Laggy internet and throttled websites makes me feel like I'm in a 1999 middle school -Having to work occasional Saturday's from 9am to 1pm is a bit of a drag -Inefficient trade process for clients makes it a hard sell and it's where most of the money is for AE's -Office is dated and poorly laid out -"Snack tree" is not a good amenity

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    Advice to Management

    Please update your company to the standards expected by 2019 Bay Area companies. You cannot be commission only these days and amenities may help keep people longer (a "snack tree" is a sad amenity). You will need to update your practices to survive with a younger employee base coming in.

    Cartelligent2019-07-23

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