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Helpful (5)

More politics than "House of Cards"

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- line level employees, some departments promote great company culture. - lots of perks - home office is in a beautiful location - happy hours, company picnics, lots of free food

Cons

- politics are especially bad here, worse than previous employers I've worked for. - pay is below market in most cases - the owner is rude and socially challenged. - have personally witnessed stuff written on conference room walls that denigrated other religions. Definitely seem to favor/be more lenient with those employees who are of their own religion. - ROWE was very poorly executed.

Advice to Management

- Get rid of ROWE. It causes more damage than good. - Please make some decisions and follow through. Too often does Edmunds throw a bunch of ideas that are parboiled against the wall and see if anything sticks. The product team is victim of this. The Sales team pays the most dearly for this. -

Other Employee Reviews for Edmunds.com

  1. Helpful (2)

    Horrible Pay- Great Perks!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edmunds.com full-time (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 Management

    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!


  2. Helpful (10)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time (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 Management

    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.


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