At DriveTime Automotive Group, 81 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 591 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.14. It was published on Sep 9, 2016. 7444 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
86%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
84%
 
I can be myself around here.
83%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
83%
 
I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.
82%
 

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 with credit issues find and finance vehicles in the USA. We currently operate over 141 dealerships in 26 states and employ more than 5,500 people across the country. 

About this Company

Website: http://www.drivetime.com/ Industry: Retail
US Headquarters: Tempe, Arizona US Sites: 172
Major Locations: Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas US Employees: 5,414
US Revenues: $2,607.3 million Worldwide Revenues: $2,414.8 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2002

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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 FIRO-B and Myers Briggs, 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 and tools for success.
  • Accelerated Management Program: DriveTime hires talented individuals and places them in this accelerated program, in which they graduate into leadership positions in a few 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 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 polo, 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 that those huddles and that communication of what we’re doing is going on at all times.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$40,912 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Automotive Tech $54,667 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Sales Advisor
33% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees
80% 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 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Convenience store
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Subsidized public transportation
DriveTime Corporate Office

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

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (6% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (40% use it)
  • Telecommute option (8% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave43 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave21 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

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

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $300,000 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • Director of Recruiting is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
DriveTime's Home Office Lobby in Tempe, AZ

Demographics

 
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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?

We focus on authenticity and transparency when seeking prospective employees. Our interviews are not traditional - they tend to be more on the conversational side. We really look for a culture fit, because at the end of the day, we want great people working for us. We have turned down qualified candidates for individuals that we viewed as having more of a culture fit, who can learn and grown with us.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can be authentic and transparent in their interviews - two traits we heavily focus on. Because we are heavily invested in our culture, we want people who think out of the box and aren't just a "worker bee."

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

We are very focused on hiring for our Sales Advisor positions. Because we're not your typical car dealership, we are not looking for your typical car salesman. Our Sales Advisors are salaried positions and we really focus on our customers' experience in our dealership.

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

If candidates are interested in a position at DriveTime, we encourage them to visit our Careers site at http://jobs.drivetime.com/. They can learn more about our company, benefits, and view all of our job openings across 26 states.

hiring Outlook

3,000 Job openings forecast for coming year 19% Job Growth
29 Average applicants per opening 86,704 Applications received
2,706 Positions filled in past year 28% New hires by employee referrals
257 New positions created Yes Recruits on college campuses
24% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 44% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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