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CDK Global Overview

Hoffman Estates, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
2014
Company - Public (CDK)
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Working at CDK Global

CDK Global powers more than 28,000 automotive retail locations across the globe. We’re evolving the car-buying experience through integrated technology and digital marketing solutions that connect dealers to consumers. Whether you are researching a car online or arrive ... Read more

Mission: We help dealers connect with their customers by integrating all aspects of the dealership. Join us as we build the technology that moves the world.

Company Updates

  • CDK Global Welcomes Brian Krzanich (B.K.) as new CEO!

    We are so excited to have announced that Brian Krzanich, former chief executive officer of Intel, has joined CDK Global as president, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. Krzanich brings 36 years of experience at Intel and combines an exceptional track record of creating shareholder value with exactly the right combination of technology and strategic leadership experience to help CDK reach even greater heights.

    CDK Global Names Brian Krzanich President and Chief Executive Officer

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - November 7, 2018 - CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), a leading enabler of end-to-end automotive commerce, today announced that Brian Krzanich, 58, former chief executive officer of Intel, has joined CDK Global as president and chief executive officer (CEO) and a member of the Board of Directors (Board).

  • This week, we spoke to Software Engineer II Ruby Tidwell from our Portland office! “I do my best to bring advocacy, inclusion, representation, and compassion to work each day in the hopes of increasing all of these things in my office location and in CDK as a whole," Ruby told us in our interview. We love that and we're so happy to have her on our team! #myCDKPrideStory

    Employee Spotlight: Ruby Tidwell

    Meet Ruby Tidwell: she's a software engineer in our Portland office and an active member of our Pride Business Resource Group. She's been a part of our team for the past two years!

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CDK Global – Why Work For Us?


At CDK Global, you’ll work alongside some of the brightest minds in the automotive and technology sectors to shape every part of the car-buying process.

Through integrity, innovation, and partnership, we’re driving the development of world-class solutions that help our customers stand out and deliver winning results.

Ready to help evolve the dealership experience? We’ve got a wide range of opportunities to offer - from software engineering to product management, digital marketing, sales, implementation and customer support. Visit https://jobs.cdkglobal.com to view our current openings and apply today.


Be a Part of the Future of Automotive

In March, CDK Global launched the Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchange™ platform - the industry's premiere platform technology poised to revolutionize automotive commerce.

At its core, Fortellis is about enabling connections and building communities. Many innovations and services are being created today, but there is no universal way to connect them into dealer workflows or with each other to create entirely new experiences.

Fortellis enables publishers to leverage, build innovate and integrate advanced solutions and workflows to transform business. It also offers consumers of those solutions to come together in a collaborative community to work better, faster and smarter.

We're looking for innovators to join our CDK team to help share the future of Fortellis -- and the future of the automotive industry. Join us! 

Embracing diversity and inclusion

At CDK Global, we are working to implement and maintain programs that help assure our success in embracing the similarities and differences of people, cultures and ideas. As a company we believe that diversity, inclusion and community investment are fundamental to our culture and core values of fostering an innovative, collaborative and high-energy work environment. Our overall objective is to create an inclusive and socially reflective organization that enables CDK Global to compete effectively in the global marketplace. We are keenly focused on innovation and believe that diversity, inclusion and community investment sit at the root of innovation.

CDK’s Corporate Responsibility Council is comprised of senior executives who guide their respective business units and functional areas by implementing and sustaining successful diversity, inclusion and community investment. Representatives meet quarterly to discuss progress on initiatives and ways to strengthen our commitment to diversity, inclusion and community investment.

One of our commitments to diversity and inclusion is our company-sponsored Business Resource Groups (BRGs). CDK has eight BRGs that serve as a resource for members and CDK by fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace aligned with our mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. Our BRGs include African-American, Pan-Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Millennials, Veterans, Virtual employees and Women.

Software engineers

Looking for the freedom to innovate and create exciting new technology? We are Agile thinkers and doers, designing solutions that people haven’t even dreamed of yet. We’re looking for people with imagination, insight and dedication to help keep us at the forefront.

At CDK, you'll engineer the next generation of enterprise class software solutions. You’ll also get the chance to solve business problems, network with fellow industry professionals, access continuous learning opportunities as a mentor and mentee, and attend meet-ups to experience trends, new platforms and best practices.

We're hiring: https://jobs.cdkglobal.com/go/Software-Engineer-Jobs/2260900/



Internships at CDK 

Our interns are making an impact rather than just fetching coffee. You’ll gain hands-on experience and work alongside colleagues with a wealth of skills and experience. You’ll also get involved in Q&A sessions with high-level members of our executive team, participate in internship program focus groups, and present an end-of-internship project to your team and managers. 

Here in the United States, we have a variety of internships available. In 6 different cities, 100+ college and high school interns become immersed in our offices and culture for 10 weeks of hard work and fun. Every intern is given a meaningful project to contribute to, and is assigned a manager and a mentor who will ensure you learn. The most important thing to us about you is that you have a passion for working on cool stuff and can collaborate with cool people. Join us for Summer 2019!

We recruit our interns in the fall each year for the following summer. Reach out to us to learn more!


Curious what our former interns think? 

Beginning with our 2017 Summer interns, we asked them to capture what it meant to be a CDK Global intern - by interns, for interns to come. As you will see, both our 2017 & 2018 summer interns truly captured the energy, fun and collaboration that you will experience if you work here. Please enjoy!


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    Normal frustrations of being a part of a large corporation with many departments and levels of bureaucracy .

    Advice to Management

    Focus towards making CDK a leader in digital marketing/advertising.

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    One covered CSS, had two assignments to test your CSS abilities.
    One covered JSON Objects, gave an assignment to create a live search over a JSON Object.
    One covered JavaScript, gave an assignment to change jQuery into native on an HTML button.
    One asked about how you do in certain situations, and about operational topics.

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    • How would you help the dealers user experience in adding 3rd party vendors to their site?   Answer Question
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CDK Global Awards & Accolades

  • AWA 2018 Enterprise Class/CDK Websites, PCG Consulting, 2018
  • AWA 2018 Enterprise Digital Marketing/CDK Global Digital Ad Platform, PCG Consulting, 2018
  • Luminary Award, Clarabridge, 2017
  • Most Valuable Insight Award, DrivingSales, 2016
  • Best Booth for Truck, National Automobile Dealer's Association, 2015
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