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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.

Edmunds.com Reviews

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    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


    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.

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    Point to selling cars directly and partner with TESLA.

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Edmunds.com Interviews

Updated Aug 6, 2014
Updated Aug 6, 2014

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Edmunds.com.

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    They reached out to me via LinkedIN. The recruiter was very nice (aren't they all!) but they seemed to really stress the high base. It almost seemed like that was supposed to make just jump ship. Then they set me up to talk with another manager and someone else. The titles were very confusing. There were lots of delays as if they were looking for someone else. They also did something that really confused me; they talked bad about the person that left! I knew that person! I turned down the position but they called me again; talked about the base and then almost got angre when I said it was a bad time for me to make a move.

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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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