Edmunds.com
2.8 of 5 62 reviews
www.edmunds.com Santa Monica, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Edmunds.com Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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2.8 62 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Edmunds.com CEO Avi Steinlauf

Avi Steinlauf

(17 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "It allows you to have more of a work life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "The benefits are good and the time off policy is way generous"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Everyone knows it, too, its a place where people are afraid to speak out and to actually attempt to do their job the right way"
    in 2 reviews
  • "Everyone outside of the executive team is viewed as replaceable and one mistake away from being unemployed"
    in 2 reviews
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8 people found this helpful  

Great team to work with, not so great leaders to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Edmunds.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRelaxed work environment, great benefits, ROWE, innovative company, free fruit and bagels, coffee bar, monthly happy hours, and the employees are awesome people to work with.

ConsIt's all about the politics. Allow me to repeat myself - it's all about the politics. If you're not in with that "special group" of people, you can forget about promotion, advancement, etc. and very few people are in that group. Edmunds talks a good game about being the best place to work in LA, but the actions of the Executive Team rarely back it up. Everyone outside of the executive team is viewed as replaceable and one mistake away from being unemployed.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management is to back up your words with actions and take better care of your lower level employees. Oh and stop the politics!!! If an employee works hard, does their job well, and treats co-workers with respect, that's what should matter.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Generally a good place, but has had attrition problems for a reason.

Non-technical Job (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Edmunds.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood benefits. Beautiful location. Great office space.

ConsPolitics, politics, politics. A lot is made of being one of "the best small businessplaces to work," but no amount of free food, game room or PTO makes up for lousy managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementReviews should be 360, not just top down.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great place to work, but gets monotonous

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosgreat work flexibility, nice people, the best benefits

Consthe work itself gets boring after a while; the company often has a million initiatives it wants to get done, lacking focus and true leadership

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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one of best company i have worked for

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time

ProsROWE
co workers
technology
Agile /kanban process
work ethics

ConsROWE some times can be too taxing as the border between work life and home life mergers, But it isn't a CON if you need that flexibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Was not a great work experience

Client Services Representative (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsFree Fruit in the mornings

ConsManagement was not great and annual reviews and goals were not clearly defined.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more experienced managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bad management

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsNice offices and mostly friendly people.

ConsVery poor management both at the executive and director levels. Far too top heavy and many directors received their titles despite little to no substantive knowledge or experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't put four managers in charge of each employee.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company, not so great pay...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsThe culture and overall environment at Edmunds is great! Monthly happy hours, work/life balance, unlimited vacation time, engaging events, hands on opportunities, and wonderful people!

ConsThere are a few VERY difficult personalities that come from the executive team- everyone talks about it yet nothing can be done/said because Edmunds is a privately owned company, yet this is where the problem stems from. Makes for an awkward vibe a good portion of the time.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize your talent and compensate accordingly. Notice that most Edmunds employees leave the company due to a better paying opportunity with perks just as good as yours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hands down the best place to work

Data Research Associate (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsEdmunds prides itself on being "hands down the best place to work in Southern California" and they are. They provide you with lots of free snacks and arcade games to unwind with during breaks. However, it's not just the benefits, but the people who work there that make it worth while. My colleagues became my close friends and I looked forward to working with them everyday.

ConsThe pay is not as competitive as other companies, which the benefits seem to make up for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Disappointed

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsCompany full of great people (the troops), great office and coffee bar. I believe ownership and it's core group care and want whats best (it's just below them where i believe the issues lie).

ConsI worked for the Tier 3 team. Tier 3 management is in over its head except for one person and I wonder just how much he can actually get accomplished. Tier 3 sales team should be run by the regional director from the northwest. When she speaks, people listen because they know they are going to learn something...and she has the respect of the Tier 3 team (unlike the person currently holding the position).

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have some great people working for you in the field (with years of experience), listen to them. You have a product problem, not an Account Manager problem in most cases. Look in the mirror and stop blaming those on the front line. There is no such thing as a retention visit at this time...each visit your account managers make, they have to re-sell the product. You hired some great people, use their knowledge to make your site/company stronger.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Family business

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time

ProsGreat work-life balance, relaxed atmosphere as nobody cares. I love their traditional automotive data.

ConsIt is a family run company and you would be told to do what they think is right. There is no career growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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