carsales.com.au Reviews

Updated 5 May 2021

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carsales.com.au Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director Cameron McIntyre (no image)
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  • "Some people do 0 work and get rewarded as they are friends with middle/ senior management, whereas others do tons of work and never get acknowledged(in 9 reviews)

  • "Could not see my future at Carsales(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Trade Marketing in Richmond, Victoria, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at carsales.com.au full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great leaders, supportive environment, clear communication, endless snack cupboard

    Cons

    Very few. Hack projects sometimes get too much attention over core business

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  2. "Good Place to learn - not much room for progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at carsales.com.au full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Tech stack is relatively upto date - dotnet core, angular, react - depending on the tribe - Some company perks are good - free snacks and fruits, free yoga lessons, corporate discounts portal, tyre discounts from tyre sales, discounted spanish lessons etc.. keeps changing - nice environment, generally people are good - in my experience the culture has been very friendly and supportive - on prem facilities are nice - showers for runners, bbq area, table tennis, xbox, foosball etc - good opportunities to learn - relative freedom within squads to make decisions - good brand name - opens more doors in the future

    Cons

    - once you have reached a certain level - there is no technical progression / levelling up in your career - only 3 levels of software engineers - junior, mid, senior then lead - pay is relatively less than competition - if you are a senior, that dictates your pay, if you are already on that level then you are stuck, there's no progression up even if you meet all your senior developer criteria - only path is team lead and that depends on any vacant positions - it can be a very long wait to progress to the next step - duplicate solutions - sometimes because of lack of visibility / communication what other tribes are doing, your squad may duplicate a piece of work that's already done by someone

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  3. "Brilliant Company that cares for its staff"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Photographer in Sydney

    I worked at carsales.com.au full-time

    Pros

    - good perks - Good team - Strong social awareness

    Cons

    - not the best for pay, but makes up for it in incentives

  4. "Amazing culture, great people and leading edge tech"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Cremorne, Victoria, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at carsales.com.au full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are easy to work with, no politics, amazing culture, leading edge tech stack and we attract a lot of talented people.

    Cons

    May need some work on keeping talented people around for a bit longer. Not a bad thing to see people move on to companies like AWS though.

  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "talent is going to waste"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at carsales.com.au full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great colleagues immense talent that isn't encouraged or utilised - recruiters should start poaching staff - great office locations (lockdown permitted) - great equipment and IT support

    Cons

    - salary - favoritism - lack of career progression - archaic environment with big boys club mentality - consistent bullying of staff by small-time unimportant managers who think it's funny to poke fun at others in front of an audience - massive breakdown in communication between staff, management & senior management which only started in October 2019 for the team I was in. Big focus on protecting managers despite their wrongdoings and punishing staff for speaking up. - most senior managers and HR reps will turn a blind eye and your feedback will be used against you ongoing despite the fact it's meant to be confidential - management takes advantage of new grads and people who have ambition by over-promising and under-delivering

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  6. "Great Culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at carsales.com.au full-time

    Pros

    – Great culture and people – Approachable Leadership Team – Work / Life balance

    Cons

    – Average pay – Teams can be quite siloed – Short lead time for projects

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engaging and exciting business in high growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at carsales.com.au full-time

    Pros

    Access to engaged exec team, support to invest/improve capability to support high growth. We are investing in our people, capability, capacity, benefits and systems to remain an employer of choice in a competitive market.

    Cons

    Pace in high growth mode is always a challenge but makes every day go quick

  8. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Developer 

    I have been working at carsales.com.au full-time

    Pros

    Learning Flexibility Hackathon Relaxation Scholarship

    Cons

    Low professional growth Low income

  9. Helpful (11)

    "Dealer Tribe (Trade) is terrible"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at carsales.com.au full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Modern office space New technologies Can avoid city loop High employee turnover - easy to become the most experienced person in the team.

    Cons

    There are 3 (or 4) main development Tribes Each managed by different development managers who defines the culture within that tribe. Working for Dealer tribe (Trade) is the worst experience I've ever had because, 1. Employee wellbeing comes second to sprint delivery 2. Management and operational leaders dictatorship 3. Non inclusive language and behaviors were accepted and considered normal 4. Developer burnout due to unrealistic expectations from Product Managers 5. Blame culture. One will sacrifice another to fully fill their own agenda. 6. High employee turnover 7. Weak HR team

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  10. "Great work environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at carsales.com.au full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of challenging problem to solve

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

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