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Edmunds.com Interview Questions

Updated Jul 10, 2017
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  1. Featured Interview

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Santa Monica, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    The whole process took a little longer than normal because right after my phone interview they filled the last slot of the open position. However, the recruiter was so nice and said they shoudl be hiring again soon and she would circle back. Sure enough I heard from her a month later, scheduled a skype interview and an in person interview and was offered the job a few days later. Overall it was a great experience. Everyone was so friendly and I really felt welcomed. The final in person interview was a little intimidating because you are interviewed by about 6 different employees including directors, managers, and future co workers, but they were all extremely nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you found yourself not able to meet a deadline or expectation   Answer Question

    Edmunds.com Response

    Oct 17, 2016

    Hi and welcome to Edmunds! Thank you for your patience during the interview process - we hope it was worth the wait! It’s great to hear that your recruiter not only kept you informed, but stuck to... More


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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Santa Monica, CA).

    Interview

    1. Phone screen with Recruiter.
    2. Phone interview with Hiring Manager.
    3. Phone interview with HRBP.
    4. Phone interview with another manager on the hiring team.
    5. Trip to Santa Monica for in person interview with six team members, one at a time. 3 hours total time.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was more conversational with a few "give me a sense of..." type of questions. GREAT EXPERIENCE!   Answer Question
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    Senior Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Edmunds.com in August 2016.

    Interview

    This is my most unpleasant interview, and I hope future candidates won't fall victim of the tricky interview process after reading my experience.

    It was initially communicated to me that the interview consists of 2 rounds of phone interviews, and 1 onsite final interview. However, they changed their mind on the fly, and added a data analysis project for me to work on 3 days after I received the invite for the final onsite. I was requested to complete the project within 3 business days and include a presentation after the final interview. I accepted their last-minute change request, and did the project. The initial feedback on the presentation was very good. However, 2 days later, I was surprised to learn that the interview panel is concerned that only one metric is used in measuring the project success, and asked me to redo the whole project, despite the fact that the project documentation clearly stated that “define 1 or more metric” to measure success would be sufficient. Fearing that I might end up in an endless loop of reworking on the project, while they continued to interview other candidates, I replied politely that I had never seen such type of request during an interview, and was hesitant to rework on an interview project. And for that reason, they denied my candidacy.

    I feel this interview process is a total of conspiracy, and a lack of transparency and fairness. Had I accepted their rework request and received offer, I would probably think twice whether this is the right company for me to join.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the second best metric to evaluate the data project?   1 Answer

    Edmunds.com Response

    Sep 7, 2016

    We are sorry to hear that your interview experience wasn’t as positive as we would have hoped. It is never our intention to create a burdensome, misleading, or unpleasant experience to our... More


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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Santa Monica, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    One phone interview with the recruiter, another with hiring Manager and then onsite interview with multiple teams and work session. Very responsive and nicely coordinated. Interview was not difficult and I got to meet with multiple team members from multiple organizations which was great. Did not receive an offer but overall had a positive interview experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What product or service would I want to work on at Edmunds?   1 Answer

    Edmunds.com Response

    Sep 7, 2016

    Hello and thank you for your review. We know it can be disappointing when you don’t receive an offer, but are thrilled to hear that you had a positive experience with us. Candidate experience is a... More


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    Executive Director, Dealer Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Via LinkedIn, I was asked if I would be interested in this position and if I could make time for a 30 minute phone interview in the next few days. I was very excited and responded "You made my day" and set-up a date and time.

    Interview Questions

    • Explaining your digital piece? (How I heard the question)   1 Answer

    Edmunds.com Response

    Jun 29, 2016

    Hello! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your interview experience with us. Whether a person ends up coming on board with the Company, it's important to us that we... More


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Edmunds.com.

    Interview

    Applied online with a referral. Contacted by a recruiter to talk about salaries, personal experience, work preferences, and etc. Also established an interview with a Senior software engineer. Technical phone interview lasted around 30 minutes. Asked questions such as what is encapsulation, what is TCP/UDP. Never received a call back after the technical phone screening though.

    Interview Questions

    Edmunds.com Response

    Apr 20, 2016

    Thank you for your interest in our employment opportunities and for taking the time to visit our page and provide us with your feedback! It is certainly our goal to provide a timely response to... More


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    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Santa Monica, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    One phone screen with a recruiter then a second with a VP from the hiring group and a third with the hiring manager; a half day of back-to-back relatively free form interviews in the office. After initially declining, when pressed to reconsider, the hiring manager invited me back in to make a presentation to a small group on why I was the best person for the job, and I subsequently received a verbal offer that same day.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you influenced senior leadership (C-suite) in the past?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Some negotiation over title but not compensation; leadership can and will approve reasonable and appropriate concessions to secure the best talent

    Edmunds.com Response

    Sep 18, 2016

    Hello and welcome to Team Edmunds! Thank you for visiting our page and leaving a review. While the interview process isn’t always easy, we hope you had a positive experience and we’re glad you... More

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Santa Monica, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    1. Phone screening
    2. Skype with ops manager
    3. Onsite panel interview with 5 team members. Had to answer two sample emails on the computer and was asked various situational questions of how I would handle client and internal issues.
    *Recruiter was great at preparing me!

    Interview Questions

    • If you had tickets in your queue and had a personal issue come up and had to leave early what would you do?   Answer Question
    • The AE's work with a monthly commission. What would you do if an AE did not meet the deadline for that particular month for one if its dealers because they were missing the dealer signature? There is not enough time to get the signature for this month's commission, but the AE tells you they are good for it.   Answer Question

    Edmunds.com Response

    Apr 20, 2016

    Thank you so much for not only taking the time to give us your feedback, but for the participation in the interview process. It is always pleasing to hear that our recruiter was knowledgeable and... More


  9. Helpful (5)  

    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Santa Monica, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was excellent. I found the listing on LinkedIn, applied for the position, and was kept abreast of my status throughout the application process. The recruiting team answered all my questions throughout the process while investigating if I would be a good cultural fit.

    My experience was a phone interview with a recruiter, then a morning of phone interviews with a variety of cross department people, with final on-site interviews in Santa Monica with the hiring manager and direct reports. The offices are amazing and the people friendly and engaging. You leave the interview desperately hoping they ask you to join them.

    The questions are challenging but in a relaxing manner. My advice is to have clear cut examples of your work or successes and follow up with not only thank you emails but expand on the questions asked during the interview.

    Interview Questions

    Edmunds.com Response

    Mar 8, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! We are so happy to hear that our values were reflected consistently through the recruitment process. A positive candidate experience... More


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    Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Phone Screen, Manager Interview, Colleague Interview, Supervisor Interview and In person manager Interview. The interviews were mainly over the phone and then a manager flew in for a face to face interview. The did a background check and then offered me the position. Took about 2 months.

    Interview Questions

    Edmunds.com Response

    May 26, 2016

    First- let me say welcome to Edmunds! Happy to hear you accepted our offer and are part of the team. We appreciate you making an effort to give us feedback on your experience, and would welcome you... More


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