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CARFAX Overview

Centreville, VA
501 to 1000 employees
IHS Markit
Subsidiary or Business Segment
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
CARFAX is a rapidly expanding company, and since 2014, we've created nearly 200 new jobs! Best known for inventing the Vehicle History Report, Team CARFAX now concentrates on innovative solutions used by millions of people every day to shop for, buy, own and ... Read more

Mission: Building products that helps millions of people shop, buy, own and sell used cars with more confidence - that's the CARFAX mission!

We understand that being a leader in the tech space requires building and keeping a talented team through ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#34)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2016 (#19)

Company Updates

  • One of the great things about CARFAX is participating in Hack CARFAX. Our Hacks are 2 days long where members of Team CARFAX an opportunity to work on turning ideas into reality (and win cool prizes to boot)!

  • Team CARFAX participated in Wheeling for Healing- a bike ride along the MO Katy Trail raising funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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CARFAX – Why Work For Us?

Experience the #CARFAXDifference

We’re passionate about our mission to help millions of people. Team CARFAX is the central gear that drives the success of the company, and the proof is everywhere. Teams often attend events like happy hours and new hire orientations, and they develop friendships that reach far beyond the office doors. In fact, fifty people representing Team CARFAX recently biked 104 miles with Bike to the Beach, raising more than $45,000 for Autism research and awareness.

Check out our current job postings here!

What We Have to Offer

CARFAX employees thrive in a state-of-the-art, dog-friendly campus where collaboration is encouraged, personal space is respected, and fun is everywhere. Video and table games, sports equipment, an indoor park and relaxation areas help Team CARFAX recharge throughout the day. Other key benefits include health and wellness programs, personal development time and quarterly hackathon challenges. CARFAX employees also participate in team fundraising efforts throughout the year.

CARFAX is constantly winning awards (like these) for making work fun and putting our employees’ lives first. We prioritize a work/life balance that enables you to put your best foot forward at work and at home. Plus, our benefits are unheard of, going beyond the basic to include things like pet insurance, gym reimbursements and auto discounts.

From hackathons to happy hours, find out what makes CARFAX a great place to work and apply today at

CARFAX is a Web-based service that supplies vehicle history information for buyers and sellers of used cars ( Headquartered in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area as part of the “Dulles Technology Corridor”, the company supports application development in Northern Virginia, Columbia, MO and our newest location, Dallas, TX.  One third of CARFAX's almost 800 employees work in tech.

CARFAX is always looking for talented, passionate people to join the team, and currently has many openings for front-end and back-end developers.  

Most of our tech positions operate in an Agile/Scrum work environment, practice paired (Extreme) programming, and leverage Test-Driven Development / Continuous Integration. For developers, Java, JavaScript/CSS3/HTML5, SQL/Mongo/RabbitMQ, MVC architectures, Joomla and like technologies are critical skills.

CARFAX offers a laid-back, yet high-achieving culture, where employees come to work dressed in ultra casual clothes (think t-shirts and flip flops), take breaks to re-charge playing ping pong, shuffle board or putting on one of the two greens, yet produce high-quality, user-friendly products that support our company mission of helping consumers make great decisions when it comes to buying, owning and selling used cars.   Check out our current job postings here!


All The People Say...

" I love my job. I read first-hand accounts from consumers about how the CARFAX Report is one of the most trusted and useful used-car shopping tools available. I'm so proud of what we do! " 
- Tracey H. Research Manager

" CARFAX is the best place I have ever worked in my entire life. Primarily because of the people! There’s never a time when I think “I hope that guy isn’t in this meeting.” Or “I hope I don’t have to work with her on this project.” Everyone here shares a common goal and is dedicated to diligently pursuing that goal without sacrificing any other member of the team. This place ROCKS! " 
- Britt F. Marketing Manager

What makes CARFAX such a great place to work?

It’s not just that we have Free Lunch Fridays, spontaneous happy hours, frequent celebrations, and generous time off. It’s because when you come to work for CARFAX you’ll be working for a company that wants you to have a life outside of the job.  Perks include:

  • Health/Dental/Prescription/Vision Insurance
  • Employee Retirement Savings Plan 401K
  • Flexible Savings Account
  • Pet Insurance
  • Combined Time Off
  • Free Friday Lunch
  • Automotive supplier discount program, Corporate Sales programs
  • Employee Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • Computer Loan Program
  • And much much more!

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    "Never want to work anywhere else!"

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    I have been working at CARFAX full-time (More than a year)


    Great leadership! The whole company gets an opportunity to vote on what the coming years top priorities will be. The president of the company meets live with every group in the company and takes their input in a lively back and forth discussion. Talk about making every employee feel connected to the mission!!
    Great culture! The CARFAX office is always buzzing with energy because the people who work here love what they do and believe in our mission to help people.
    Friendly (including dog friendly)! People who work here are just nice. They stop and say hi,ask about your weekend, know if you had a big event, and genuinely care about each other. This is not common and is just something I really appreciate.


    Sure there can be tough days, but that is just the nature of working hard and wanting to achieve. I know I never want to have a tough day anywhere but CARFAX!

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected and keep meeting new people joining the company. You are a part of the culture and every connection you make helps to keep the culture alive.

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CARFAX photo of: Some of the team celebrating being named a Great Place to Work by Washingtonian for the 8th time in a row!
CARFAX photo of: Washington Post Celebration
CARFAX photo of: Bike to the Beach July 2017
CARFAX photo of: New Hire Orientation
CARFAX photo of: Dulles Plane Pull 9/23/17
CARFAX photo of: A shot from orientation
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CARFAX Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Centerville, Goochland, VA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at CARFAX (Centerville, Goochland, VA) in November 2017.


    Had an initial HR call. Asked some basic HR behavioral questions. Later, I was scheduled HireVue 1 hr interview. There were around 4 people in the panel. This interview was supposed to have both technical discussion and coding assessment, but it did not go as scheduled. They asked me about my background and some Java technical questions. Questions were pretty basic and simple. They did not get connected to Hirevue and just gave me a phone call directly. Later at the end, they were like, they have some meeting and we are running out of time and we will be conducting the coding assessment another day. Next day I got email from HR that they are pursuing other candidate. I have answered almost all the questions they have asked. I felt that it was just a name sake interview. Bad Experience !

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CARFAX Awards & Accolades

  • Selling Power ‘‘50 Best Companies to Sell For", Selling Power, 2017
  • 2017 Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2017
  • The Washingtonian Great Places to Work, Washingtonian Magazine, 2017
  • Best Places to Work in Virginia, Virginia Business Magazine, 2017
  • Top CEO, Glassdoor, 2016
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