Autotrader Reviews

Updated 25 Feb 2021

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3.4
61%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
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Autotrader President Sandy Schwartz (no image)
Sandy Schwartz
137 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great brand recognition, great benefits, people were awesome(in 37 reviews)

  • "great work-life balance, flexible PTO policy, good leadership(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Franchise dealers are falling off faster than we can sign them up due to mistrust from previous years and poor performance attribution(in 31 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance did not exist for most outside sales reps: Advertising Consultants(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer II in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great leadership, benefits, culture, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    work is pushed from top down

  2. "Good place to work at"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company had good core values

    Cons

    Lits of company changes made technical changes very frequent

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  3. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at Autotrader full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great work life balance

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

  4. "Autotrader"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great schedule, hours, location, office entertainment, parking & office amenities.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks ambition and support, slow address issues, and one to two annual pay changes.

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  5. "Good Money. Bad Character."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Advertising Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Field managers are less than honest, encouraging sales team to lie when the truth would be the better option.

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  6. "Incompetent engineering manager"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autotrader full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Good technology Good top management

    Cons

    Bad culture in some software engineering teams managed by weak and incompetent managers where bullying is a norm and mob mentality prevails but those incompetent managers do nothing to help the bullied victim who actually does a good job but targeted by jealous coworkers and the manager take the side of bully to cover up their own incompetence and would rather stay on bully’s side to keep his/her job safe and let the bullying continue. I was that victim and I am glad I could found a new job and quit that team for good. I might work for Autotrader again but never under that manager.

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  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time

    Pros

    love the people and the team

    Cons

    there is nothing to complain about

  8. "Online ease"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Healthcare Specialist in Venice, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Autotrader full-time

    Pros

    Easy to read information, to get the best possible result for purchase.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are no pictures.

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  9. "Poor leadership and HR"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Autotrader full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay was good but they always find a way to cut it

    Cons

    Local leadership is terrible and he is a joke. Lots of good employees forced out.

  10. "It's all about the people"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autotrader full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    benefits, people, autonomy, flexibility, work-life balance

    Cons

    Lots of change, inconsistent messaging and priorities

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