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Auto Trader UK Reviews

Updated 15 March 2017
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Auto Trader UK Chief Executive Officer Trevor Mather
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Pros
  • Great working environment and inspirational colleagues (in 21 reviews)

  • Great people, Great attitude towards work and very consumer focussed (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is sometimes tipped a bit too far towards work (in 7 reviews)

  • It's a fast paced environment that looks like it is evolving on a daily basis (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Fantastic Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Auto Trader UK full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and inspirational colleagues. Can do attitude from your co-workers means things get done very quickly.
    Strong focus on diversity in the workplace and supportive management.
    High expectations and standards

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced, you'll be expected to spin a lot of plates and take responsibility for your work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on supporting staff and listen to their views and opinions.
    Possibly give better career path options in largely flat management structure.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    12 Dec 2016 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoy the great working environment here, and we hope that with the inspirational colleagues we have here, the pace is still enjoyable when achieving so ... More


  2. "Feels like I've worked here for years..."

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

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Inspiring work environment, a great 'family' feel with a real passion to drive a difference and create a positive change in the industry.

    Having only been with the company a short while I feel empowered and given full autonomy to 'make a difference' within the company and with our customers.

    I feel that the company values are fully visible each and everyday and the staff all believe in those values demonstrating them in the business.

    Cons

    Sometimes and in no way a negative, but the incredibly fast paced environment sometimes prevents you from having more time to spend with some of the senior members. I genuinely couldn't think of any real 'cons' though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. An incredible working culture and environment, which has created a great company spirit and camaraderie. Where everyone is passionate and driven towards the same goal.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    20 Mar 2017 – Sales and Service Director

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We encourage everyone to embrace our values and living by them each and every day makes Auto Trader a truly awesome place to be. We are so ... More


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Auto Trader UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working there. Good team, nice people good fun.

    Cons

    Not so many cons, really is a good place to work

    Auto Trader UK Response

    13 Mar 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the time you spent working with us and we are glad it was such a positive experience.


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  5. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best companies i have worked at, Salaries are very generous and the company are very rewarding - work hard play hard

    Cons

    Management could need a look at - Disagree with something

    Auto Trader UK Response

    11 Mar 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for your review. Hope you got the chance to attend our Benefits Roadshows this week to find out about our new private medical benefit available now for everyone. Our management teams are ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing company, amazing opportunities, amazing people!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been working here just under 3 months now and have loved every minute of the fast paced way that Auto Trader work!

    The offices are fabulous and so are the people who work here. I love that fact that even in the short time I have been here I already know many people around the business who I wouldn't normally meet through my Company Induction, Diversity & Inclusion, and Brilliant Recruitment.

    There is so much going on here and a lot to get involved with on a daily basis not matter what your job role is.

    Cons

    Auto Trader still seems to be going through a period of transition, which is fine and great to be involved with. However, there are a small amount of people around the business who do not share the company values which is a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing. You've built a great place to work!

    Auto Trader UK Response

    11 Feb 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for your review. You have been involved in so much in just three months , it sounds like your Auto Trader adventure had a busy start. The business is always changing but we should all aim ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant company to work for. As a working parent I find my role to have fab work/life balance!! The opportunities for growth and career are fabulous and within my time at AutoTrader I changed several job roles in which I loved them all - The management is very approachable and any problem you can speak to anyone and it will be resolved in a timely manner

    Cons

    The cons of working for Auto Trader are minimum and I enjoy my job otherwise I wouldn't bother making the 30 mile commute daily. Just a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Kepp doing what your doing!! Great job

    Auto Trader UK Response

    11 Feb 2017 – Head of Resourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Balancing the needs of our busy lives is always a challenge so it is encouraging to hear that you are doing a great job at it. Hope you continue ... More


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Auto Trader have great people across the business who are a pleasure to work with. We are all trusted to do the job we are employed to do and given the autonomy to succeed on projects small to large. We have fab offices and lots of great benefits and there are lots of things to get involved with outside of our standard roles if we wish (charity guild, social guild etc).

    Cons

    Honestly can’t think of any, my commute is longer than I would like but at the end of the day, that is a personal choice.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on as you are, I really admire the honesty of senior management when they talk at big functions (employee conference etc) and do guest blogs on our internal portal, it is refreshing.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    18 Jan 2017 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for your review. We couldn't agree more about the great people we have across the business. There is definitely some great stuff to get involved in outside of your role, and hopefully, we ... More


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Administrator in Newton-le-Willows, England
    Former Employee - Security Administrator in Newton-le-Willows, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto Trader UK (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really look after staff, lovely place to work. will push employees to advance and are great for training etc. Wish I was still there!

    Cons

    I didn't get to stay because my contract ended and the company was moving offices!

    Auto Trader UK Response

    18 Jan 2017 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for sharing your review of your time here. We're glad you had a good experience whilst here. We wish you all the best with your career.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Awesome company, awesome place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Account Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Digital Account Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, values and product. The company has transformed over the 8 and half years I have been with it, always striving for better and keeping the staff number one

    Cons

    None for me, except a personal is the commute as distance i live away from it, but worth it for job and the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and keep motivating your teams!

    Auto Trader UK Response

    18 Jan 2017 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for the awesome review! The company certainly has transformed over the years, and it's nice to hear that you are enjoying the whole experience, after more than 8 years here. I appreciate ... More


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, good job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Developer in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Professional Developer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of experienced engineers to collaborate with, and learn from.

    Cons

    Really easy not to self learn, and instead have the answers served on a plate; in view to just getting things done.

    Auto Trader UK Response

    18 Jan 2017 – Resourcing Partner

    Thank you for the review. We are all about collaboration, so it's good to hear that you are embracing that experience. There is always loads to learn whether from colleagues or other resources so do ... More



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