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A good company that value employees and community service

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Current Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)
Current Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

Pros

Lot's of opportunities if you are having the right skill-sets. Continue grow and making profit with low competitions on the market.

Cons

Many changes in the recent years including top executives changes, business unites re-aliments. The changes are inevitable and maybe it's works out to be best for the business as a whole.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Boys Club

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Georgia (Zimbabwe)
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Georgia (Zimbabwe)

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great product, works great for advertisers. The benefits are good. You will find some amazing coworkers that can be life long friends.

    Cons

    This is the ultimate boys club. Don't think about getting promotions, opportunities if you are not apart of the I crowd. Compensation is on the lacking part, if you have experience there are plenty of other opportunities to make better money. If you have good values and want to good honest people this is not the place for you, beware of the snakes, they are everywhere especially upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Poor Management & Director Staff

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoTrader full-time

    Pros

    Initially, great pay (4% of total revenue) on top of salary.
    Dealer Sales had Service Consultants to help service the accounts, while Advertising Consultants (Sales) were allowed to SELL.

    Cons

    Commission structures changed on a quarterly basis. Territories constantly realigned. District Sales Managers (DSM's) rotated often. Many DSM's had poor people skills and/or no training (flying by the seat of their pants) - very unprofessional. Some that "thought" they were professional used typical sales strategies..."Wouldn't you agree, Mr. Dealer, that..." Dealers considered them a JOKE. Many DSM's were Advertising Consultants (Sales) who knew how to sell, but not how to manage others. When AutoTrader Magazine stopped the presses, the .com side used the help of print reps to sell online packages. Once these deals were inked, many of the print reps were laid off/fired. Also, huge layoffs and firings across the country, starting in 2008. The layoffs were done in large masses, doubling the work load of the Dealer Sales team. Many firings occurred over 2009, 2010, 2011 under the radar. Great overall site, but not focused on the consumer. Little testing with new products. Dealers sometimes lost faith in new products. Many dealers were burned in 2007/2008 when ATC raised rates by 15% or more. Wouldn't recommend working here - at all. You will not have a work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your competitors are on your heels - they are doing it RIGHT!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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