Edmunds.com Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
88 Reviews
3.6
88 Reviews
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Edmunds.com CEO Avi Steinlauf
Avi Steinlauf
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have the work life balance thing all figured out (in 11 reviews)

  • Results only work environment (work where you want, when you want as long as your get your work done) (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Ambiguity about objectives can make work/life balance very difficult for many (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management is challenging - not sure that would be a con; I actually look at this as more of a pro (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Edmunds.com is Avi Cool

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Ditrector  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Ditrector in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Edmunds.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Avi the CEO is a good guy, and the company's leadership in automotive editorial is clearly one of its strengths. Advertising does not impact editorial

    Cons

    I am not going to say anything bad. The company has matured. I am not going to say anything bad. The company has matured. I am not going to say anything bad. The company has matured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Point to selling cars directly and partner with TESLA.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enriching, dynamic, challenging, and never dull.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Tremendous benefits and a flexible work schedule. The work is intellectually stimulating and there is a a lot of openness to new ideas and approaches for people who can absorb and welcome change. Very public and honest reflection from upper management. Tremendous care an attention is placed on their employees.

    Cons

    Emphasis on swift. decisive action has a tendency to backfire and create thrash and churn among project teams. Ambiguity about objectives can make work/life balance very difficult for many. Numerous pet projects create distractions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great day-to-day feel, worrisome outlook

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance with ROWE. For the most part there are mechanisms to hear out employee concerns at every level, so if there's anything that bothers you about your particular manager/director, it's not hard to be heard (although I don't sense that this is a common problem to begin with. In general, working here from day to day is fun and relatively low-stress.

    Also, if you do your job and play the game, above average compensation seems to follow.

    Cons

    Many question the direction of the company in a time that's been a bit turbulent. Traffic is on the decline and competitors with flat, streamlined website designs offer more ease-of-use for the same product. The difficulty seems to be that Edmunds relies heavily on advertising revenue for cash flow, but ads muck up the site and make navigation and page load times reminiscent of a decade ago. This is in direct conflict with the transition to becoming a car shopping website.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The flaws of the current site design might not stand to baby-boomer uses, but younger users who are becoming more and more accustomed to simple, easily navigable, and fast applications won't put up with it for long. Perhaps the Tier 3 business doesn't belong on Edmunds.com, but on an integrated sister website that offers the same product without the burden of heavy advertising.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edmunds.com

    Pros

    -Rowe
    -Creative Environment
    -Potential for growth
    -They have a great on boarding process so that you are familiar with the company

    Cons

    -Rowe isn't beneficial for all positions
    -More transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Environment, Humble People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Editor  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Data Editor in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Edmunds.com as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    ROWE (Results only Work Environment) They understand that we do have lives out side from work and its so convenient and beneficial especially when having obligations, such as children ,taking care of sick loved one(s), dealing with an illness, you name it, you can work from home when needed:)

    Cons

    Not to drink complimentary Coffee ALL day lol!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create More workshops for specific Training.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment, entire team dedicated to the workplace experience, happy hours, great benefits, ROWE workplace.

    Cons

    It's basically a hierarchy with way too many branches, company will pay a bonus but put a freeze on hiring which doesn't help the long hours especially being a ROWE workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more people working here to effectively take the company where you think it deserves to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company, suffers from too many direction changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time

    Pros

    Results only work environment lets you work where you want, when you want, as long as your work gets done. Unlimited time off, happy hours, reimbursement for gym memberships. Some really talented co-workers

    Cons

    Extra benefits are great, but monetary compensation is definitely on the low end for this industry. Frequent shift in the direction of the company, which is frustrating. Very senior management (CEOs, CSOs, CMOs, etc.) are extremely forward thinking, but mid-level management is very much stuck in the "we've always done it this way, why change mentality."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent work environment! Great coworkers. ROWE! All around great company to work for. Lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives are like rock stars. Highly unlikely they'll talk to you. Not crazy, but since it is a small company it would probably make all levels of employees feel important and motivate even more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work/Life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    ROWE
    Better than average pay raises

    Cons

    Excecutive management seems inexperienced and lacks follow through on some major projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great people, little advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edmunds.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to get educated, lots of personal time, lots of ability to stretch your knowledge and try new things.

    Cons

    There is an overabundance of politics and too many people with petty dictatorships in their respective departments. The business pretends to be more fun than it is. There's no way to trust the higher management in following through with promises. Unlikely to advance your career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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