My job consists of selling online advertising products to Automotive Dealers. I work from a home office putting proposals and recommendations together and advising customers in the field of the features and benefits of said products. The workplace culture was excellent at the commencement of my employment, however, due to the competitive nature of the industry and with several start-up companies producing products at a less expensive price that gave dealers better results, the culture has deteriorated over the past couple of years. Due to cost cutting our personal training went from regional two or three day meetings where we shared experiences and best practices with our peers to bi-monthly webinars which I find to be a less effective learning experience. The best part of my job is my interaction with my customers.
Performance Consultant (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 16, 2018
AutoTrader.com is a company inside of Cox Automotive and it gave me the opportunity to be inside a major company with a chance to grow and advance; which I have done. I plan to retire from the company and no where else.
Systems Engineer II (Current Employee) – Brookhaven, GA – October 8, 2018
Great place to work! The company really seems to value employees and treat them very well. They frequently have company sponsored fun events to promote team building as well as have functions to volunteer within the community.
Best Compensation around but underpaid vs industry
Lead Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Burlington, VT – September 29, 2018
It's a great company but there is a clear line where people are underpaid (cost of living adjusted) for their roles compared to what they would get around the industry. I think this hampers our hiring.
The tech is pretty good, we are able to choose the technologies we believe will help us solve a problem (within reason).
Manager (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – September 26, 2018
Great Intentions - Frustrating Execution. For whatever reason, they seem overly focused on 'diversity' training, almost to a fault. HR trainers (& mandatory training of Managers & Directors) assume that all white workers carry 'white privilege' - and they relish rubbing your face in it. Moreover, HR will literally let (& sometimes, FORCE) a position sit empty for months until they find an 'appropriate' number of 'diverse' candidates. I personally had to implore my HR recruiter to "...judge candidates based on the content of their character and NOT by the color of their skin." It's sad, because the company's current CEO is the founder's great grandson and he seems like a really good guy, but he has absolutely been bullied into allowing his company to be taken over by the 'PC police'.
Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – September 25, 2018
Every Business unit within Cox Automotive is energized to produce great products and attract new talent. The offices are well laid out and there is an atmosphere of excitement in the air among the staff.
Sr, Oracle System Analyst (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 22, 2018
Cox Auotmotive has great work cutlture with security and benefits. The mangement has great vision and committment to excellene in its processes and systems. Work conditions are excellent and promotes diversity and fairness for all.
Some supervisors not all would mix personal life with business. And some coworkers would feel uncomfortable because they would be treated like a friend some days and trash talked like an employee on others.
Temp assignment contracted (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – September 14, 2018
I worked there and yes there were favorites. They were for the most part nice, however two faced, couldn't trust saying anything to anyone because it would be well known to someone. Chaos, drama, secrets amount each other through e-mails. Not very comfortable feeling.
Registration Clerk (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – September 13, 2018
All I'll say is this: if you enjoy being a suck-up who follows & never leads, likes being negative, stressed out, always a part of the problem and not the solution, the center of constant backstabbing, controlled like a puppet and being told what to do, then this is the perfect place for you. Yes, the benefits are AWESOME but they aren't worth the stress. When management IS THE PROBLEM, there's no need in trying to negotiate anything at all.
Stressful environment, constant micromanagement, no room for advancement
Great place to work, if you're lucky enough to land on the right team
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Current Employee) – Dunwoody, GA – September 11, 2018
Things are in constant flux as far as workload and asks from Product, but every level of management really cares about what they're doing and they're all very receptive to suggestions on how to improve. Everyone has a great attitude, and I actually enjoy going to work, which is nuts.
Great pay, lots of time off, autonomy, learning opportunities, ego-free code
Product vs Engineering can be a bit frustrating, as well as moving finish lines and sudden requests.
The Company is Great but there is still room to grow.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – September 10, 2018
I moved from one business in CAI to another and was excited about the potential growth. I worked the 12 to 9 shift and was not able to move out of the role. I spent a lot of time having to skip lunches and working late into the night to make sure that goals were met. The atmosphere among the team was great but the department I was in was growing rapidly and was just trying to stay afloat due to the number of people that were still needing to be hired.
When I put a resume to this job (gas pump operator), I got one phone call (at home when I was working). I tried to get back with the recruiter but with no luck. After a week and a day of several messages I got in touch with the recruiter (with I found out that the recruiter went on vacation without telling me beforehand). Unfortunately, i'm informed that because i'm with a 3rd party group (that manheim owned 51% of the company), i'm not able to be selected for the job. I have to leave the company and wait 6 months before trying for this job again. I was not informed about this loophole when I was hired about my current job. Manheim punishes employee of 3rd party groups for this. I strongly encourage others not to seek jobs from cox automotive and manheim in the statesville, nc area.
cutthroat, Lies to you about jobs given to you, If your 3rd party treated like trash.