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Cars.com Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
1998
Company - Public (CARS)
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Cars.com is a leading online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership. A pioneer in automotive classified, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms, connecting consumers with local dealers across the ... Read more

Mission: To be the leading decision engine that moves people through the car ownership cycle with transparent, fun, and engaging experiences.

Cars.com Reviews

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Cars.com CEO & President Alex Vetter
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    I worked at Cars.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, freedom, great leadership, team environment

    Cons

    Limited territory, outdated platform, competition was more aggressive and cutting edge

    Advice to Management

    Stay in pace with competition, update platform

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Cars.com Photos

Cars.com photo of: Our 6th annual bike-a-thon fundraiser supporting Girls Develop It. We are proud to help provide scholarships to people all across the Country!
Cars.com photo of: Some great shots of our new office!
Cars.com photo of: Our new office space celebrates the adventures, trips and experiences people dream of when they find their car at Cars.com.
Cars.com photo of: We were honored to host Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel at our Chicago headquarters. Mayor Emanuel has been a key influencer in growing Chicago's thriving tech scene.
Cars.com photo of: Cars.com had over 215 participan cots in the 2016 Chase Corporate Challenge, one of the top ten contingents of among 683 participating companies. The race benefited Get In Chicago. Go Team Purple!
Cars.com photo of: Cars.com loves Take Your Kids to Work Day! Kids of Cars.com learning the ins and outs of selling... ice cream!
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Cars.com Interviews

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    Performance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cars.com (Chicago, IL) in July 2012.

    Interview

    For the Operations group, they will typically conduct a few separate individual interviews with the candidate. All of these, of course, will be back-to-back ranging anywhere from 30 minutes each to an hour. You typically meet with your immediate manager, another manager who works closely with the group in which you're interviewing for, potentially the director, and then possibly a team lead.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask a lot of behavioral type questions, so be prepared to have several examples that you can speak to. One cliche question they ask is the conflict with manager.   Answer Question
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Cars.com Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2016
  • Highest rated used car advertising award, Driving Sales Dealer Satisfaction Awards, 2017
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