KAR Auction Services Employee Reviews

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Very Stressful place to work
Office Clerk (Former Employee) –  New Stanton, PAJuly 13, 2018
Office Manager was very lacking, and unorganized. Training for the position was very incomplete. Office staff and management were very petty. If you like working in a very fast paced environment with minimal (at best) training with co workers who only co-exist then you should be ok.
Pros
You got to leave by 3 on Friday
Cons
Management
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Pick a job wisely
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJuly 11, 2018
Security guard will be told $10.00 to $13.00 an hour based on experience, actual $12.00 or under. Very high turn over and most of the time under staffed for the duties covered.
Great benefits from day one, and HR is top notch. Use the position to get into other areas.
Unless it changes there is not a ranking system or advancement in security.
The GM will want you to know who he is but he will not try to get to know the guards.
Other employees are quick to tell you how to do your job who are not in security. Stand your ground.
The manager is likeable, but has too many people and divisions under him.
Most customers are great but by design the Plainfield location has weak customer service. Your rules and tasks will change often depending on the crisis of the day or buddy of the top manager.
Since you are security you usually work an 8 hour shift, so sneak in a break or meal when you can. Other employees get breaks and non paid meal times.
You do not wear a uniform which can be nice but unless you are manning a gate most people and employees will not know that you are security
For the most part you are gate keepers tracking people and vehicles entering and exiting the auction. On auction days you can be active all day. When staffing is low you will be active with little or no offers of assistance.
Like several employers now a days they don't like to see down time. You will likely be ordered to absorb other duties not thought to be security with no added pay.
In the next few months things are changing. Maybe better. Got my doubts.
Be prepared to be subjected
  more... to the elements.
Every month you will review safety videos.
Hey Carmel. Most places use ice melt. How many employees and customers fell on untreated surfaces reported or not. No effort was made in Plainfield to treat icy lots, walls or roads, save a buck.
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Pros
Benefits and casual dress code
Cons
Read below
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Great Place but Hard to Advance
IT Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INJuly 11, 2018
I have been at KAR for 4 years and have seen several team members get promoted with similar credentials and backgrounds but different skin color. It seems that if you are not white, you have some extra hoops to jump through to get ahead. Our white counterparts, just need to meet the bare minimum requirements.
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Enjoy the work .
Lot Assistant, Adesa Auction (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAJuly 10, 2018
I enjoy working ther. Adesa helps everyone to achieve there goals. Making sure that you’re safe with all the car moment. The management is very plainly and carrying .
Pros
Having fun on anniversary day. Free T-shirt .
Cons
Nothing
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adesa
Auction Driver (Former Employee) –  Plainfield, IN 46168July 10, 2018
It was a great job, good work environment and fast paced. I set the action cars up on line and drove the auction. it was fun and easy. its an outside job so sometimes it isn't the best job ever, but it is decent.
Pros
fun, easy, fast paced
Cons
out side work, little pay
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Work life balance
Lead MDM Architect/Data/Lead (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJune 14, 2018
Kar is best place where you will have work life balance. I grew as an Architect here by integrating with different systems. It is also very fun place to work and they have a friendly environment.
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not good enough
Auditor/Inspector (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYJune 7, 2018
This is a very hard place to work for, you can come to work
and be ready to take on any task thrown at you, but it’s still not good enough. The employees are the people who help this place run but upper management will tell you they value your dedication and hard work , but will throw you under bus when they think your not meeting there standards.
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no job security not enough hours
Transportation Driver (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJune 6, 2018
no set schedule. some days you will only work 4 hours and some you will work 12 hours. recent company buyout so there is no job security. no communication between management and employees. poor working conditions. minimum wage job pays too little for expectations
Pros
none
Cons
no break, low hours, low pay.
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Work Place Friendly
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Hutchins, TXJune 3, 2018
Fun!!
Atmosphere is a work friendly environment. Even the customers become like family since you see them every week. The days fly by as it is always busy,
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Loved it
District HR Generalist/Manager (Current Employee) –  Mesa, AZJune 1, 2018
I love working with Kar Auction Services, they have treated me very well and I would stay until retirement if i could. But may need to relocate so that is not an option
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Overall great experience
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  New York Mills, MNMay 31, 2018
Excellent Company to work for. Great chance for advancement. The Company provides excellent training in a great atmosphere. I learned a great deal about sales, customer service, and setting and reaching goals.
Pros
Great people - great atmosphere
Cons
Travel
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Adesa LI Review
Floor Plan Office Clerk / Title Clerk (Current Employee) –  Yaphank, NYMay 18, 2018
Learned valuable information & laws including DMV verifications, laws and restrictions.
Very fast paced work environment.
Management very poor - treats employees as well as customers very unfairly.
Favoritism is a big factor in this company.
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A day at Adesa
Lot Assistant (Current Employee) –  Plainfield, INMay 10, 2018
I would spend the day preparing everything for the upcoming sale. From moving cars to scanning them in to the system. I enjoyed being around the cars and learning more about them.
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Great Place to work, fun enviornment
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMay 7, 2018
Great leader ship great place to work, great benefits overall great experience.
Training was great, it was a really fun place to work. The most enjoyable pare of the job was the commradre.
Pros
Not a true call Center Environment
Cons
talk time or 50 outbounds per day
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Fast paced environment.
Dealer Service Specialist II (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXApril 22, 2018
It's a great place to work. Management needs to have an active role in the branch and not lock themselves in the office all day. Branch is always busy and sometimes feels it's understaffed.
Pros
Fast paced, always something to do.
Cons
Management lacks skills
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Poor management in a certain area
Fleet Lease coordinator (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 19, 2018
Favoritism of employees is a big problem. If you are not a favorite you definitely get treated very different. No opportunity to learn from mistakes.
Pros
great working with clients
Cons
Poor Management, Lack of HR access, favoritism
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Good Place to Work
Field Representative (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INApril 18, 2018
I enjoy the freedom this job provides and variety of the various tasks I have to complete on any given day. Management is aware of the limitations of the job and will adjust your schedule accordingly. Good Place to work!
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Great industry, hard working people, priorities not always aligned
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INApril 17, 2018
Learned a lot and enjoyed working there but priorities were not always aligned and politics got in the way of projects being successful. Seems to have figured some of that out since then.
Pros
Career Growth, Industry
Cons
Politics
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Stressfull & unsatisfactory
Service Desk Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INApril 16, 2018
Leadership beats you down, does not recognize accomplishments; but continues to point out what needs to be done.
Continues to re-hash past mistakes...making you feel worthless
Pros
FAAS-Fun As A Service team
Cons
Lack of recognition
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Good Company
Territory Manager (Former Employee) –  Orwigsburg, PAApril 15, 2018
West Virginia is a tough market for any types of sales. Low population and not the best economic climate for sales. Workplace culture was good. Most people buying vehicles did not have enough money to purchase ancillary products.
Pros
Training
Cons
Pay incentives were not compatable with economic climate in this state
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