Edmunds.com Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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Edmunds.com CEO Avi Steinlauf
Avi Steinlauf
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Pros
  • They have the work life balance thing all figured out (in 12 reviews)

  • ROWE (results only work environment) (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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Employees Valued, Great Opportunities, Challenging Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Open, collaborative work environment -Excellent benefits -ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) -Employees valued and treated with wonderful perks -Employees are high quality, professional, and extremely nice to work with -Small company; everyone knows each other and works together well -Casual and comfortable environment -Excellent Technology

    Cons

    -Although this is a highly collaborative environment, you still encounter silos just like any other company. You have to speak up and make sure you are heard. -Senior management is challenging - not sure that would be a con; I actually look at this as more of a pro. You have to have a backbone, accept criticism, and deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Best company I've ever worked for!

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

    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative teams, excellent & open communication, fantastic benefits

    Cons

    You have to be able to thrive in a fast paced environment or you'll drown.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  3. Helpful (5)

    Low Integrity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, VA

    I worked at Edmunds.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Initially a talented, honest, high integrity and team oriented Company

    Cons

    Middle Mgt was nowhere close to the honesty and high integrity of early Edmunds days; Personal vendettas from Middle Mgt were used to manipulate Employees up to and including forcing them out; some Accounting "adjustments" were made by Middle Mgt to make things look how they wanted them to look - without the knowledge of Upper or Executive Mgt

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the Values that made Edmunds a credible and fun Company to work for - keep an eye on ALL Middle Mgt and understand what they're doing; encourage and listen to your Employees for ideas and what is good or bad in your workplace


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Best place I've ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top salary, benefits, work environment. Wonderful colleagues. The company truly cares about its mission and the people who work for it.

    Cons

    Top management listens more to consultants than its own people (who may already have said the same thing). Occasionally, mixed messages from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Best Employer of my Career So Far

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

    I have been working at Edmunds.com (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    #1 - The people. Quite simply, you're treated with respect, greeted by warm, smiling faces, and a comfortable work environment where you're free to be your authentic self. While this seems basic, many companies foster toxic habits, but Edmunds is quite the opposite. The rest (in no particular order) -Work/Life balance is so easy to achieve. They allow you the freedom to build your own work life. You're judged by results achieved and not hours worked or face-time. And they actually MEAN it. - Competitive pay: not the most important part of a job, but it sure doesn't hurt! - The office is AWESOME. We have a popcorn machine, arcade games, soda machines, fruit, snacks, lunch, nap pods, an open-seating area, and a coffee bar that puts most cafes to shame. There's also a gym and tons of restaurants and food trucks in our building. Super convenient - Challenging work and thoughtful managers. I'm constantly being asked what more I want to learn or get to work on. Feedback comes quickly so you rarely don't know where you stand. I feel CARED about here. - Accessible Executives. There are no offices, so our Execs are literally out in the open and actually approachable. I was actually introduced to the President during my interviews as he passed by. It speaks to the openness/transparency of the company culture. - This place loves to hear new ideas. Most companies hire you and then expect you to fall in line with how they do things, but Edmunds actively encourages you to bring your best practices and ideas to the company.

    Cons

    - Santa Monica/West Side traffic - We aren't a mega-corporation so you need to be thoughtful about your career progression and development. There isn't necessarily a prescribed ladder for you to climb. But if you drive your own career and take advantage of the many opportunities around you, staying here for the length of your career is more than possible

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate and build on the awesome platform you've created. Make sure you market the awesome company culture. Not enough people know how great it is behind the doors of Edmunds.com


  7. Helpful (1)

    I definitely made the right move!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Unlimited time off -Ability to do my work at any time from any where (ROWE environment) -Pay and benefits -Leadership team who genuinely cares for their employees -Perks like massages, yoga, fresh fruit delivered every morning (I've eaten more fruit in the past month than the six months prior) -Challenging work -Free food if you have a meeting during lunch time -Very cool work environment

    Cons

    -Traffic around the Water Garden gets heavy (but that is Santa Monica for you)


  8. Helpful (1)

    AWESOME place to work!

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

    I have been working at Edmunds.com (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to work in So Cal and best in Autos category - hope to stay for 100 years.

    Cons

    Wish I would have gotten a job here sooner.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and do more of it!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Best Company Ever!

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

    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Leadership is made of people who truly care about its people - Culture empowers employees to do their best work while have flexibility to manage their lives outside of work - Growth from within and mobility across teams shows opportunities for career growth - Great perks like meditation, massages and yoga - Amazing office environment with free food, games, soda machine, fresh fruit!

    Cons

    I can't think of a single reason!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The care and concern you show in every one of your actions means a tremendous amount! YOU make Edmunds an amazing place to work - thank you!


  10. Helpful (4)

    Gorgeous Office but Weak Senior Management Team

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

    I worked at Edmunds.com full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great office space and lots of smart and nice people working there.

    Cons

    Senior leadership team is ridiculous - it's like romper room. Everyone kowtows to the bizarre curmudgeon of a Chairman.

    Advice to Management

    Put down all the books and articles and get a clue as to what's really going on. Quit trying to be Google.


  11. Helpful (1)

    One of the best places I

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

    I have been working at Edmunds.com

    Pros

    Innovative and challenging work Incredible employee benefits and perks Strong culture and values

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours but ROWE allows flexibility



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