Auto Trader UK Employee Reviews
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I have worked for Auto Trader UK for 4 years and have enjoyed every day. It is really a unique company and it is all down to the people and the culture that they have created. It can sometimes appear that the culture is something that "just happens" but this business has a clear strategy around it and continues to evolve it as it grows. I am lucky to work on exciting projects with some brilliant people that have a "can-do" attitude and really care about our customers, each other, our communities and our industries. I love strong debates and I feel that I am in an environment where it is ok to speak up especially when you have a different opinion. Thinking in a different way is a great way to create innovative products and services after all. You need to have a strong work ethic and be determined to succeed if you work here. It is not about working long hours, sometimes you might need to but it is not the norm. It is about concentrating on the right things and putting your energies to deliver the key priorities.
People, Culture, Projects, Community Minded
Less structured, Sometimes lack of clear responsibilities for certain roles
I have worked at Auto Trader for a couple of years as an Account Manager in the Manchester office and I love it. I have never worked for a business like AutoTrader, it’s amazing and full of truly inspiring people. There’s an excellent working environment and our offices are exciting, innovative and driven to deliver creative thinking, it’s a pleasure to go to work! If you want to build great relationships and drive a positive change for our customers representing an amazing business then AutoTrader is the company for you
The people you work with, autonomy, offices, training, access to data, fast paced, great benefits
Sometimes there is too much to do
Managed and developed teams. Controlled all targets set. Both in field and telesales. Monitoring all targets set , holidays, sickness for all staff. Training given on a one to one basis in each areas. Conducted regular one to ones with staff to develop performance and offer more training if needed. Always hit performances targets set.
General daily activities include managing team morale, keeping them motivated during high demanding periods of time. Organise any additional training or special needs with product information. Reporting stats managing the work queue and keeping the work level within the agreed SLA's. The hardest part of the job is having to rely upon other internal departments whose SLA's do not coincide with yours which means sometimes deadlines have been lost through no fault of our own. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the camaraderie with the individuals within the team. Each one of them will go that extra mile in an effort to deliver results. Team spirit is in abundance and they work together to clear the work queues on a daily basis.
Manchester - Travelling time - work life balance
I have been with Auto Trader for over a year and have loved every minute of it. It is a completely unique business that gives all members off staff a voice and the confidence to make positive change. Not all ideas work but you have fun along the way! The thing that makes it fabulous is the people. Everyone wants to help you be the best you can be, they also supply you with a never ending supply of biscuits.
Amazing working environment, great colleagues that are passionate and live and breathe the company values
Can be a little fast paced but that makes it exciting!
Cannot praise AutoTrader enough. A great company to work for and a brilliant culture. Lots of opportunity to shine and grow.
It has been a year since i started working for Auto Trader and i am still loving every day of it. Before i started working here i did not even know about what the business does as i was never into cars. I was so pleasantly surprised not only by the amazing offices but every single person i got to work with. People here are inspirational, they all care so much about the company but also for each other. It is fast paced and challenging but you always have someone to support you and together you can achieve great results.
Offices, Central Manchester location, People
Auto Trader is a truly inspirational company to work for. The transition from print to digital was second to none and it has grown to become a beacon brand within the UK with no other competitor able to touch it. The leaders at ATD have varied over the years but have all had one common goal - to make the business succeed!
Versatile, adaptable, well organised, clear vision, good communication
Long hours, some 'face fits' management
I have been with the Auto Trader Group for nearly 6 years and during this time i was part of some amazing achievements. At the start of the job i was working solely on published products selling advertising like 1/4 pages, 1/2 pages & full pages. As time passed, and the circulation dropped and the online audience increased we were given different priorities to concentrate on which were transitioning regular customer spend from print onto digital. So a customer with a 1/2 page advert with 12 trucks, we gave them a 10 stock digital package on the website. Not only does this secure the revenue (as they are tied into a 13 week contract, with a 4 week cancellation notice after), it also optimizes our fantastic website with better quality adverts meaning the customer gets more response. We have now introduced a new system called OLA which is the in-between of print and digital, so for someone who has got 1 truck to sell, they wouldn't want a digital package, but they would want the website so OLA allows us to book the truck/machine onto the website. This is my daily task now, dealing with regular and canvassing new customers to either book adverts through OLA or get them signed up onto digital. I have been on various training courses regarding sales, objection handling, closing etc. The management at Trader Media Group are fantastic, they give us realistic targets, give us our space to crack on with the work, update us all the time where we are to our targets, provide lots of incentives (time off, vouchers, days out etc) and provide us with canvassing lists and relevant training. - more...
Great Commission, Amazing people to work with, Excellent products to sell
Uncertainty regarding job security as the company is ever changing