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Review averages

  • 21 employees say

    Excellent (6)
    28.571428571429%
    Good (5)
    23.809523809524%
    Satisfactory (3)
    14.285714285714%
    Subpar (7)
    33.333333333333%
    3.01
  • 6 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (3)
    50%
    2.16

Company summary

DriveTime is the nation’s largest dealer helping people with credit issues purchase a great vehicle. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, we operate over 144 dealerships across the country, with thousands of vehicles in stock. 

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Numbers

Employees

5,000-10,000

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

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We’ve been the finance experts since 2002.

DriveTime has financed over 895,000 people of all credit types. Our exclusive in-house financing options get our customer financed more often than other dealerships, especially if you have no credit history or a bad credit history. 

These nearly limitless financing options allow you to shop our massive 10,623 vehicle inventory for the exact used car, truck, van or SUV that best fits your needs. Vehicle quality and customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us.  

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Real information means real and personalized credit decisions.

Our industry-leading online auto loan application puts you in the driver’s seat with the information you need to make a decision on your next used car purchase. Each online auto loan approval is 100% personalized to you and your credit including credit score, CreditRank score, required down payment and an enhanced car shopping experience. 


Other dealerships and financial institutions cannot compete with the financing information you can get in two minutes or less on DriveTime.com

Benefits

We view benefits as a way to share the success of our organization and treat every employee as a valued member of the family.

Our benefits are what you’d expect from an innovative company who wants to take care of their own—full medical, dental and vision, generous PTO, paid holidays and more. But what sets us apart is a benefit you won’t find listed in an employee handbook—it’s our people.

No movement begins with just a single person. Every day our employees work side-by- side with other talented minds, creating friendships and moving our company forward. Together we work toward a common goal of doing what’s best for our customers, and we do that by building a strong work-family environment. 

Location

For applicants

Videos

DriveTime Careers: CEO Ray Fidel Message for Job Seekers
Drivetime Culture
DriveTime Careers: Information Technology, Application Development...
DriveTime Careers: Sales Advisors and Retail Management

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

The DriveTime Crew

We’re a team of innovators and engineers, movers and shakers, morning people and night owls, dreamers and believers, techies and talkers. But most of all we are a family. At DriveTime we’re fueled by the success of our employees as much as we are by the loyalty of our customers.  

A used car dealer might not be the first place you’d look at to find an enviable workplace culture, but think again.

DriveTime, the nation’s leader in used auto sales helping people with credit issues, is a customer service–based auto finance company with a knack for focusing on the “who” and “where” in a more scientific, measurable way. We aren’t just an automotive company—we are a bank and a 150+ dealership–strong network (and growing!), completely rooted in analytics and technology.

We have single-handedly rebuilt, retooled, redreamed, and reconfigured the way people think about buying cars, breaking apart the industry’s status quo. For more than 14 years, DriveTime has changed the auto world from the ground up while emphasizing values, morals and growth from the inside-out. 

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How would we describe the company culture?


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What else should applicants know about us?

Corporate Careers

We’re transparent, collaborative, and building a company people love

We're not your traditional corporate environment filled with closed-off desks and suffocating hallways. Our home office features an open floorplan complete with glass conference rooms and plenty of natural light. But the theme of transparency goes beyond our interior design as it’s not uncommon to see different departments and skill levels work together on projects, creating common chords of camaraderie and friendships.

At DriveTime, our employees are given daily opportunities to pave their own career path with the ability to change roles and take on new responsibilities over time, evolving professionally as the company evolves culturally. A continuous pulse of intellectual curiosity drives our team members to challenge themselves and each other.

Retail Careers

Retail stores are the frontlines of our organization.

It's where we educate and empower customers so they can make the right decision for their automotive needs. At DriveTime our theme of transparency is fluid, seamlessly flowing between home office and store. Typical auto dealerships can intimidate customers with closed floorplans and back offices that add a sense of mystery to the car buying process. We’ve broken down those barriers—literally—with our no-haggle, no-pressure policy and a culture of friendliness and openness that’s exchanged between our customers and employees.

Starting as a Sales Advisor is only the beginning. We hire smart, hardworking individuals and invest our time in developing leaders that greatly impact our organization. We promote primarily from within and offer an Advanced Leadership Program to hardworking employees who wish to continue their career path and growth within DriveTime.

Operations Careers

Our Operations Centers in Mesa, AZ and Dallas, TX are responsible for supporting several key functions at DriveTime.

From customer service to recruiting, internet sales to accounts payable, the Operations team is DriveTime’s thriving heartbeat. At the crossroads of technology and communication, our Operations office is as diverse and driven as the people who keep it running.

Transparency is at the center of DriveTime Operations and it shows in everything we do. Whether helping customers with a specific need, getting the right driver benefits, or finding a match with the next great employee, our Operations team keeps DriveTime growing.

Inspection Center Careers

Our Inspection Centers are conveyor belts of productivity.

The DriveTime product experience starts at our Inspection Centers, where we process each vehicle after arriving from auction. Our dedicated Inspection Center employees are responsible for reconditioning all incoming inventory in preparation for delivery to our dealerships.

Our Inspection Center employees have pioneered a sense of ownership with built-in opportunities to become leaders in their industry. Our Accelerated Management Program provides a clear, focused career path for employees with previous leadership experience looking to add to their skill set. IC managers give regularly updated feedback to employees and provide the resources, mentoring and support needed to help move the whole team forward.

Internships

Start Building Your Future

At DriveTime, we view students and grads as individuals, not just seat-fillers. Each summer we hire a large group of interns in various departments at our Tempe-based home office to help drive innovation, build trust and foster intellectual curiosity for the next generation of young professionals. Our goal is to create a fully immersive learning environment for our interns outlined by collaboration and meaningful mentoring.

DriveTime interns get to build valuable career pillars while working in departments that fit their interests and passions like marketing, IT and analytics. Over the course of 10 weeks, our interns are treated like regular employees, helping with actual projects that drive the company, and take part in weekly workshops where they learn how to run meetings, go over ethics of business and even help with our charity work within the community. We encourage applicants to send in their information by April 30 in order to be considered for the program. 

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Reviews for DriveTime

Reviews - What employees say

3.01 Employees say
2.16 Applicants say
  • 09.May 2017
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Nothing honestly

  • 01.Feb 2017
  • Employee
Company culture
3.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
3.00
Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
2.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job security
3.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive/Diverse
3.00
  • 12.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • care about your employees

Review averages

  • 21 employees say

    Excellent (6)
    28.571428571429%
    Good (5)
    23.809523809524%
    Satisfactory (3)
    14.285714285714%
    Subpar (7)
    33.333333333333%
    3.01
  • 6 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (3)
    50%
    2.16

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