At DriveTime Automotive Group, 72 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 495 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.47. It was published on Jun 8, 2017. 8580 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
83%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
80%
 
I can be myself around here.
79%
 
Management is approachable, easy to talk with.
77%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
77%
 

What They Do

We asked DriveTime Automotive Group to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are the largest used car dealership network and financing company helping people around the nation find and finance great vehicles. We operate over 140 dealerships in 27 states and employ more than 5,000 people across the country. 

About this Company

Website: http://www.drivetime.com/ Industry: Retail
US Headquarters: Tempe, Arizona, 85281 US Sites: 177
Major Locations: Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US Employees: 4,112
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2002

Inside one of our 42 unique conference rooms at our Home Office -

Perks and Programs

We asked DriveTime Automotive Group to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee Referral Program: DriveTime provides a tiered referral program to employees who refer candidates for different positions across the company. Employees can receive anywhere from $500 to $5,000 for a referral.
  • Inside Out Leadership Program: After an employee has been with DriveTime for a few months, department leaders nominate them for this leadership program. If selected, the employee takes a battery of tests, including the Myers Briggs personality test, and results are discussed with a personal coach from the Center of Creative Learning. DriveTime facilitates an additional program lasting two-and-a-half days, at which time employees go through a leadership workshop where they learn better ways to communicate as well as tools for success.
  • Accelerated Management Program: DriveTime hires talented individuals and places them in this accelerated program, in which they graduate into leadership positions within a few short months.
  • Theme Days: All throughout the year we host various themed days such as college colors day, jersey day and a day devoted to sporting an ugly holiday sweater to the office. The biggest of these themed days is Halloween, where all DriveTime employees are encouraged to dress up in a costume and create a department-wide skit to perform in front of the office. Often-times these events turn into a friendly competition and prizes are awarded.
  • Monthly Contests: We often have monthly contests in our retail dealerships. We pin our dealerships up against each other and give out all different prizes. Some of the prizes include Nike shoes, cash, DriveTime polos, lunch, etc.
  • Open Environment: We have a very open environment at DriveTime – there are no offices in our entire building; we have no offices in our dealerships and no offices in our call center. In terms of transparency for our employees, everything is wide open. We have meetings and conference rooms, but most times employees meet in huddles. Our senior managers are really in touch with their department managers making sure there is constant communication.
  • Company Fun and Leisure: We like to live by the saying "work hard, play hard" here at DriveTime, that's why we have added different ways for employees to have fun and incorporate some leisure time into their workday. This can take the form of playing a friendly game of ping pong at any of our offices or basketball at many of our locations across the nation. Our corporate office has a conference room devoted to virtual reality and employees can often be found taking the office bicycles for a ride around the area. Other employees enjoy playing darts, Foosball, billiards or shuffleboard!
  • Company Outings: We feel its important for our employees to connect with each other outside of the office setting. We've made sure to dedicate several days throughout the year to office outings such as a day spent at a Spring Training game or our annual golf outing, where employees can join in on some friendly competition. We also encourage departments to participate in team building activities throughout the year, and at the end of the year, we all come together for our holiday party, where we give away prizes ranging from a cruise to iPads, to many gift cards.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$35,359 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Inspection Center Associate $60,367 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Sales Advisor
6% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee80% Company-paid health coverage for employees
71% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 33% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $5,250 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$5,250 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
We love giving back to the community - Employees participating in our Annual DriveTime Kids in Need Family 5K.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 17 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
6 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Telecommute option (8% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (40% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Coffee; hot and iced tea; ice machine; convenient snacks, drinks and meals for purchase; fitness center; showers)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 15 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
44 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $500,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Director of Recruiting is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Our offices feature a very open atmosphere in every location.

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
DriveTime - Home Office

How to Get Hired

We asked DriveTime Automotive Group for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

When we search for candidates, there are several different characteristics we are looking for. We prefer to hire prospective employees who demonstrate positive attitudes and high energy levels. Here at DriveTime, we are looking for those who show they will thrive in our culture by connecting with people quickly, are driven to achieve results and are eager to learn as much as possible along the way. Given our open and fast-paced culture, we also strive to hire collaborative individuals who are capable of effectively communicating with others to efficiently reach a common goal.   

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We recommend prospective employees demonstrate an interest in the role they are applying for as well as in the company as a whole. We love when candidates do their homework, and ask questions during their interview about both what the role will entail and where the company plans to be in the future. We work hard to ensure that the potential employee is a great fit for us, but we also want to know that we are a great fit for the candidate.  We truly appreciate a good story and hope to find individuals who can effectively tell a story about themselves; professionally and personally. What has your journey been? What obstacles have you overcome and what have you learned from them? Because we work in such collaborative environments, and value our company culture, candidates can also get our attention by showing their ability to connect with others quickly.      

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are hoping to hire many candidates who showcase the characteristics we are looking for. We're searching for those who demonstrate positive attitudes and high energy levels, who will thrive in our fast-paced, open and collaborative culture. We hope to find individuals who will quickly form strong bonds with other employees, are always up for the opportunity to learn, and will work hard to achieve results. We drive connectivity, change, leadership and curiosity (to name a few) here at DriveTime and are looking forward to finding individuals who share our goals!

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates can begin by taking a deeper look into our company culture and open positions by visiting our career site: Jobs.DriveTime.com! Although we share plenty of great information on our site, candidates should work to do their research on our company - find out what we work to accomplish, as well as what both our customers and employees are saying about us. We highly recommend that interested candidates discover what type of company culture and environment suits them best. Finally, potential employees should have questions about DriveTime, and show they are excited to join a team who works to break apart the industry status quo by rebuilding, redreaming, and reconfiguring the way people think about buying cars!    

hiring Outlook

2,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -1% Job Growth
87,650 Total job applicants 32% New hires by employee referrals
71% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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