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AutoTrader Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
202 Reviews
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202 Reviews
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Pros
  • At one time you could make great money, work from home, cool parties, great product (in 12 reviews)

  • allow for decent work-life balance) Company car (if you can get it) (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance, multiple systems to work with that may not always talk to each other (in 16 reviews)

  • Excessive meetings from upper management to lower level employees (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome people, great opportunity, constant change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, focus on employee development, private company with long term view

    Cons

    Change is constant, I have had half a dozen bosses in 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a change and stick with it for a while; fatigue is starting to encroach in the workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible opportunities abound for high performers looking to roll up their sleeves, work hard and be appreciated!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autotrader takes care of it's employees first and foremost.
    Dedication, commitment, knowledge and skill are highly valued and innovation is highly encouraged at all levels.

    Cons

    Accountability is an opportunity for improvement. This is not the place where you will move up by just showing up to work and collecting a check, but some people have adopted a habit of coasting in their current roles.
    If you work hard and contribute you will be rewarded and have more opportunities to shine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is always a challenge in an organization this size. Keep working at it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Be Careful.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at AutoTrader (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting company....they used to be known for their honesty....

    Cons

    Management....never think that they won't screw you over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell the truth...PLEASE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture and good perks!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company provides a lot of opportunity for community service. Building space is excellent.

    Cons

    Management feels disorganized at times. A growing company so expect changes but feel that changes can be handled better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more transparency in hitting our objectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    One of the best companies I've worked for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People and environment are great. Fun projects to work on.

    Cons

    As with anywhere, there are some people and some departments that experience turmoil. I find that it's less here than at other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Gain more focus as you have been over the past year. Slow down the number of changes taking place as that makes people nervous. At least be a little more transparent with changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Takes care of employees. Great pay. Yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Unorganized executive team. Accurate reporting is not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set goals that you can actually report on.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    18 months at autotrader

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at AutoTrader as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Casual work environment
    Volunteer projects
    Free onsite gym
    Approachable managers
    Open floor plan
    Onsite affordable cafeteria with healthy options for breakfast and lunch

    Cons

    Change is slow to manifest
    Host events as an alternative to higher pay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work! Wish my contract didn't end!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Media Design Level I in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Digital Media Design Level I in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at AutoTrader as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    18th floor window seats are amazing, Food was great! Very creative environment.

    Cons

    Not much to say there, but I wish my contract didn't end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at AutoTrader full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Nice atmosphere, Plenty of ways to relax, Gym access. Awesome Innovative people to work with.

    Cons

    Work life balance, multiple systems to work with that may not always talk to each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in technology.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    High energy, lively people, interesting products, top-notch marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment and people who are very productive with minimal politics.
    Great perks, good salary, bonus structure, excellent benefits, 401k match, pension plan, employee discounts, covered parking, cafeteria, onsite fitness center, community service opportunities
    Interesting business - everyone can relate to automobiles in some way (performance, feel, look, value, image, financial, economy, fuel economy, etc.)

    Cons

    There was a time period where there was a fear of layoffs. That was a hard time but it seems like they are well over the hump from the time when the industry took a hit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the original creative energy going as you grow and acquire other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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