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"Copart Direct is a completely mismanaged and poorly thought out idea..."

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Former Employee - Vehicle Purchasing Agent in Fairfield, CA
Former Employee - Vehicle Purchasing Agent in Fairfield, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Copart full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Most of the people are good to work with and rely on each other when constantly put in a situation where directions are not clear and management really has no idea what is going on. It seems that just about every level of management likes to "pass the buck" and blame their boss for decisions, policies and overall morale problems.

Cons

Not many. It's not a place where potential changes are discussed, just implemented and then changed later when they realize it was a knee-jerk reaction and probably should have been planned better. They pay is ridiculously low and the demands for production are, of course, high. In general this is not a place where anyone feels they have a long term future or chance at growing with the company.

Advice to Management

Make an attempt to know what you are doing before you implement changes - only to reverse them later when you've kicked the proverbial hornet's nest.

Other Employee Reviews for Copart

  1. Helpful (4)

    "This place would be alot better if management only knew what to do"

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    Former Employee - Lead Customer Service Representative in Greer, SC
    Former Employee - Lead Customer Service Representative in Greer, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Copart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Banking hours, no weekends, and hour lunches.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate! Please train your managers out there in california to be very helpful and productive. The one in Greer has been there 8 going on 9 months and still doesn't even know what he is doing. Upper level needs to consider training there csr for at least 3 weeks, so tasks are completed successful. Every week someone is getting fired or quitting....Copart has poor management all the way up to upper level. At the Greer, SC location there are no seasoned employees. There is no formal training here and they realize that....Copart is set up for people to fail. The manager there now is clueless as to what his actual responsibility is.....He can't even assist customers at the counter....I don't know what kind of business they are running, but it isn't a good one....DO NOT APPLY FOR A JOB HERE.....OVER WORKED, NO REWARDS, BUT THEY WILL GLADLY WRITE YOU UP AND FIRE YOU IN YOUR FIRST WEEK OR TWO OF EMPLOYMENT. NO OVERTIME EITHER

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling your employees what to do and you learn how to do it. If your employees know how to run the business and the GM doesn't then we need his pay!!!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "STAY AWAY FROM COPART!!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Automotive Purchasing Agent in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Automotive Purchasing Agent in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have multiple locations and have been in business for a long time.

    Cons

    Copart the company is a crap whole. Their prices are some of the lowest out there and the only reason why the buy vehicles is because they take advantage of people when they are most desperate. Vehicles they sell on auction sell way below wholesale prices.

    As a Vehicle Purchasing Agent the best way to describe this position is they over promise and under deliver. The current purchasing team is full of agents who were recruited using improper taxctics. (Ex. They show you old paycheck stubs of employees who made 75-125k a year. What you don't know is the average purchasing agent makes about 40k. ). They recruited many people away from VERY good jobs, and the entire team is distraught that they came to work for Copart. Many are leaving and those still in this position are job searching on the side.

    When the program started you could make 60+k but after many bad decisions the position has now changed and you become a glorified CS agent. They have combined 3 roles into one and you are over worked and under paid.

    The CEO and Upper Management are just a bunch of yard dogs who were in the right place at the right time. They have no idea what they are doing and took a purchasing program that used to Profit 2 Million a year, and thrown it into despair and they are now losing 500k-1 Million a year on the program. There was a reason why the Director or Copart Direct left the company in the Fall of 2011. I now view Copart as the worst mistake in my Professional Career and I am still recovering from this mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management? Fire them all and start over....


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