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VinSolutions Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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VinSolutions Vice President & General Manager Lori Wittman
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Pros
  • "NOT a publicly traded company (private ownership Cox Automotive)" (in 12 reviews)

  • "The environment is very laid back in the office without a strict dress code and everyone is allowed and encouraged to be themselves within reason" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Stingy than they pretend about work/life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Cox Automotive has so many companies that it re-aligns and changes things often" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best company I've ever worked for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Consultant in Mission, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Product Consultant in Mission, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VinSolutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is absolutely amazing! The feel of a close-knit startup, with the backing of a multi-billion dollar corporation. The culture is incredible. They're continually rewarding hard-work & making sure to clear paths for those who truly want to excel & grow.

    I feel proud to know that I'm actually selling a product that I whole-heartedly believe in. We take incredible care of our dealers & make sure to live by a totally transparent, customer-centric business model. Our commitment to partner with our dealers for success isn't just hyperbole, it's genuine. We care & our company's growth has proven so.

    I honestly cannot see myself at any other company in this industry - If I was to leave VinSolutions/CoxAutomotive, I would leave the Automotive Industry because I couldn't stand working for anyone other than the best.

    I'm Vin for life.

    Cons

    We need more space for parking!

     We are hiring too fast to keep up (but that's not really a con) :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing in your staff & setting the standard for high quality performance. One benefit would be a regular "round-table" with sub-management level associates to really discuss the issues/concerns/enhancements/insight that those who are interacting w/our dealers daily in the trenches, can communicate. A lot gets lost in between the levels of hierarchy - direct communication is much more efficient in solving problems.

    VinSolutions Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – SVP and GM

    Thank you for the review. We truly have a great team at VinSolutions! I love your comment about Roundtables and I have not been consistently doing them. Look for consistent ones to be scheduled for... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VinSolutions full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, bonuses, advancement opportunities, leadership

    Cons

    I work in support. Call centers are not the easiest places to work. We work with some pretty stressed out clients.

    VinSolutions Response

    Aug 6, 2018 – SVP and GM

    Thank you for your review! Our contact center offers superior support to our clients. I am happy to hear that you are satisfied working here at VinSolutions. We have worked hard to ensure there are... More

  3. "great place to work for sure"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VinSolutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    great pay, reimbursements, pto, travel perks,

    Cons

    traveling is 99% of time time.

    VinSolutions Response

    Aug 6, 2018 – SVP and GM

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Some positions do require significant travel. Please feel free to check out our open positions if your travel situation has changed. We have many... More


  4. "Digital Marketing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VinSolutions full-time

    Pros

    It is decent money if you have no experience and want an office job.

    Cons

    This job is nothing like what the title presents. In this case "digital marketing" refers to one thing, email marketing. If you are looking to get guidance and learn a lot about marketing, you won't find it here. This is a bunch of people from the support department pretending to have some sort of idea what they're talking about. You get so overworked that there is no strategy whatsoever, it comes down to getting emails out, that's it.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe bring is someone who knows something about marketing to improve upon the product rather than grading everyone based on how quickly they can do their job.


  5. "Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VinSolutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, Hours, Location, Opportunity, Overall Company Health, Vision, and Values

    Cons

    Parking - Must Enter 5 Words?!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow so we can continue to exceed our goals.

    VinSolutions Response

    Aug 6, 2018 – SVP and GM

    Thank you for the positive feedback. It’s great to hear that you are satisfied with our benefits, culture, and opportunities to grow. We have heard the frustrations concerning parking, you should see... More


  6. "grt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VinSolutions full-time

    Pros

    grt working place nice culture

    Cons

    nothing at his time of the job

    VinSolutions Response

    Aug 6, 2018 – SVP and GM

    Thank you for the review. I am happy to hear you are enjoying our culture here. I truly believe this is one of the best places to work. I hope you are part of our team for many more years to come!


  7. "New technologies, great team culture, speaking out is rewarded"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Mission, KS
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Mission, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VinSolutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - All new front-end code is written in React
    - All new applications are deployed to AWS when possible, and no cloud technology is off limits
    - Engineering leadership is friendly and accessible, you can chat with the VP of engineering about your latest project and he'll share his
    - Individual teams build, deploy, and own applications through production, so you have access to the whole application development lifecycle
    - Tons of smart people, there's always someone who can help solve hard problems
    - Agile environment, each team has a product owner
    - People listen when you speak up, anyone can change company practices if something isn't working
    - Fun environment, money is provided to each team every quarter for a team outing, you don't have to hide YouTube videos from your boss, I've made great friends

    Cons

    - As with all engineering organizations, priorities have a tendency to shift frequently; affects some teams more than others
    - I had to negotiate hard for my salary; I got it, but I know I'm not the only one who had to fight for an above-average salary who was doing above-average work

    Advice to Management

    - Continue investing in your people

    VinSolutions Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – SVP and GM

    I love the positive feedback. I am happy to hear you’re experiencing the value we place on our team members. We have worked hard on our culture initiatives and think it is paying off. I appreciate... More

  8. "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This place has a good work atmosphere

    Cons

    Just like anything in life, it is what you make it

    VinSolutions Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – SVP and GM

    We value the feedback of our team members, both past and present. Thanks for taking time to write a review and I hope you’re enjoying your new opportunity.


  9. "Performance manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Manager
    Current Employee - Performance Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The life style and indenpence and opportunities to work with the retrial and not being in retail

    Cons

    Remote work environment and travel

    Advice to Management

    Design areas of distribution for a more defective travel and engagement process
    Give accounts to reps that live in a closer proximity.

    VinSolutions Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – SVP and GM

    Thank you for your review. Many factors are considered when assigning accounts, such as location, client needs, and current account load. Accounts are assigned according to the best fit, not only for... More


  10. "I don't see myself leaving anytime soon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Desk Technician in Mission, KS
    Current Employee - Lead Desk Technician in Mission, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with VinSolutions for about 4 years now and I can say that as long as you have passion, drive, and can identify your goals you will do great here. If you struggle identifying goals they will help you learn. The company has a great training team, amazing benefits, and decent compensation packages.

    Cons

    The goal of VinSolutions and Cox Automotive is to change the car buying experience and make it better. That translates to a lot of change that needs to be implemented immediately and often all at once. I think this type of behavior goes hand-in-hand with the industry we Support, but if you are not a fan of change and evolution this company is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    The last few years have allowed employees to see that our leaders are not just listening to what our clients want out of our product, but also what our Team Members want out of their careers. Keep listening to both sides, it makes a difference and we appreciate it.

    VinSolutions Response

    Apr 30, 2018 – SVP and GM

    Thank you for the feedback! As you said in your review, we are listening to what you and other Team Members want out of your careers. Please keep the communication flowing. Our success depends on... More


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