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Edmunds.com – Why Work For Us?

Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site committed to helping people find the car that meets their every need.​​Almost 18 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next new or used car. Whether you're at the dealership or on the go, we're always by your side with our five-star Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps and our Edmunds.com Android App. Our comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories offer a friendly and authentic approach to the automotive world. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook.​​​​​

Sure, we've got great data, reviews and advice, but our most cherished assets are our enthusiastic employees and progressive corporate culture. We've been recognized as a top workplace by BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, as well as the LA Business Journal.​​​​​ Our employees pride themselves on going above and beyond for the Company and we like to recognize their efforts by providing a benefits package that leaves others in dust!

Some of the highlights of our extremely competitive benefits offering for full time, regular employees include:

  • Flexible Time Away From Work – no more counting your vacation days; take what you need; as long as your work gets done
  • ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) – we celebrate results, not hours worked; you're empowered to manage your schedule in order to integrate work and life so that neither gets neglected
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan with Matching Contributions
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Maternity and Parental Leave Program
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Subsidized Health Club Membership
  • Legal Services Plan
  • Paid Parking and Alternative Commuting Bonus Program
  • Sabbatical Program
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Cash Bonus Program
  • Employee Discounts
  • Fresh Fruit Delivered to our Office Daily, Cereal Bar Mondays, and Bagel Fridays!


Ever since Edmunds began publishing printed car price guides in the 1960s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers. When the company launched the car industry’s first Internet site in 1994, we established a leadership position online, and have never looked back.

Today, close to 18 million visitors come to Edmunds.com each month to do research and get advice including our True Market Value®, True Cost to Own® and our recently launched Price PromiseSM product which offers an instant, locked-in price that the dealer will honor. They're also contacting us for Edmunds Live Advice - the only free advice line and chat service for car shoppers provided by a company with nothing to sell.

Edmunds.com has transitioned to become a shopping site to give car shoppers a simpler buying experience. From our uniquely trusted position, we continue to work to make it easier for car shoppers to buy and for dealers to sell.

In 2010, Edmunds.com, Inc. faced slowing business growth and increased pressure to innovate from a highly competitive market. Our traditional method of building our product development road map with solutions dictated from senior executives was no longer producing the desired results. Employees wanted a say in what they built, and executives knew that we needed to innovate or fall prey to the competition. We made the decision to wholeheartedly adopt design thinking (user centered design), applying it first to the development of our 2011 product road map. Rather than executives identifying solutions to build, they drafted broad challenge statements and assigned budget and teams to each. These teams would ultimately build their own roadmaps, based on insights gleaned from research with real consumers. Teams learned how to quickly prototype ideas and to celebrate failures as long we learned something. Employees were no longer passive executers; instead, they were armed with tools and techniques that empowered them to innovate and drive product design.

In this video, see what employees have to say about Design Thinking at Edmunds and how we design products. You can also see what our CEO, Avi Steinlauf, has to say about it in his interview with the Harvard Business Review.

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    Good company, tries hard to be good at too many things...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than a year)


    Good work life balance, senior management is very open and transparent about the performance of the company, product successes, shortcomings, tries to keep employees involved in major decisions on things such as benefits. It has been my experience that the company is open to trying different things, if something doesn't work, they aren't afraid to admit it, apologize, try to learn from it and move on. Great office environment, ROWE, opportunities to collaborate and contribute to different teams within the office. Great benefits. People have high level sounding titles but are really down to earth.


    The .com portion of the company, as in the website, is shaky at best. Relies a lot on advertising, which is understandable, but too many ads on the site, the site isn't easy to use, slow. They want to make a big push into mobile and used cars, but the tools on the site, apps, aren't as informative or intuitive as they could be. Before all the kinks are worked out of one process or product, another focus, push or direction is announced. No clear career pathways are laid out. Kind of get in where you fit in, make your mark and hope to move up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the transparency. It's much appreciated.
    Use the site and the apps for yourself and see if it's the experience that you think it is for end users.
    You might be surprised.

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Edmunds.com Interviews

Updated Jan 21, 2015
Updated Jan 21, 2015

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    Systems Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Edmunds.com in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process started with a phone interview about basic computer science knowledge. This interview lasted about 15-20 minutes. The next interview was also by phone, but with the supervisor of the department I would be working with. They asked questions about work experience and general programming attitudes/experience. After the interview I was given a small coding assignment that was to be turned in by the end of the following day. The final interview was at the Santa Monica HQ. I met with 3 people and we discussed more advanced topics in computer science and about the company's direction and my future role within the company.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary vs Driving Distance didn't make sense for me.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Edmunds.com Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large), LA Business Journal, 2012
Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large), LA Business Journal, 2011
Keynote Online Excellence Third Party Websites, Keynote, 2010
Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large) (#2), LA Business Journal, 2010
Top 20 Places to Work, HQ Magazine, 2009
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Additional Info

Website www.edmunds.com
Headquarters Santa Monica, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1966
Type Company - Private
Industry Media

Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy. Almost 18 million visitors use our shopping tools every month to connect with over 9,500 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse our inventory listings for available cars and trucks, and with Edmunds.com's Price Promise, they can get an instant, upfront price on those same vehicles... More

Mission: Edmunds.com is a car shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy.

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