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Horrible Pay- Great Perks!

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Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Front Desk in Santa Monica, CA

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

Pros

There is always a party at Edmunds. Like a true dotcom it is laid back and fun. The people are nice and the atmosphere is great. Work hard, play hard is basically the philosophy of Edmunds.

Cons

Horrible pay! They try to make up for the crappy pay with all of the perks given. Most people work at Edmunds- gain experience- then move on to one of LA's better paying dotcoms. Another awful thing about Edmunds is the owner. He walks around miserable and rude. When he walks into a room- everything goes grey.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice would be to keep Peter out of people's way. Where are the commercials that were filmed? Cars.com and other competitors have been on TV- spread the word about the amazing website you run!

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Edmunds.com

  1.  

    Finally found the company I was looking for..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    ROWE (Results Only Work Environment)
    Compensation and Benefits
    Work Culture
    Technology

    Cons

    Even though Work Life Balance is great cause of ROWE sometimes there are days where you end up working a lot and other days where you dont have much to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    There is a reason there are so many openings at Edmunds!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The comp plan is decent but it changes all the time (3 times in 2013).

    Cons

    This is a California based company that wants to be like Google but they act like McDonalds. The brand is tired and stale and there are no plans to do any marketing. There is a giant disconnect from the home office and the sales force. You can not expect huge jumps in product placement if you raise the price 500%. When that doesn't work you "force" bundle the product; but what you don't understand is, nobody knows about the product! Edmunds is barely delivering on their existing products but there is an expectation to force the adoption of all the new products!
    The expectations for results is immediate and constant. The goals for revenue is daunting and the financial pressure for retention is severe. Fear and threats are common management tools, this comes from the top and filtered down to the "middle" managers. Turnover is extremely high at Edmunds. For every 1 person they convince to stay 3 people leave.
    Be careful if you are thinking about working here. Read all the reviews on Glassdoor, research the average tenure of sales people form Edmunds on LinkedIn. The sales side is completely different from the software side; a different world. It's strange to see a company where 1 year is considered "a long time".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Form letters and emails are no way to communicate with your sales force. Upper management needs to have an actual conversation with the sales team. Create a plan and stick with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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