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Edmunds.com Overview

Santa Monica, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1966
Company - Private
Publishing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
At Edmunds we’re driven to make car buying easier. Ever since we began publishing printed car guides in the 60’s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers. When Edmunds launched the car ... Read more

Mission: At Edmunds, we wrote the book on empowered car buying. Today, we're driving innovation to make the process easier for shoppers and dealers alike.


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2016 (#22)

Company Updates

  • Edmunds reviews seven of today’s budget friendly cars that deliver good fuel economy.

    Edmunds rounds up the best of today's budget commuter cars

    Here are seven of today's lowest-priced cars that deliver good fuel economy and have features to ensure your sanity on long drives. Think you've got a long commute? You're not alone. A 2017 Census Bureau survey found that Americans average nearly 27 minutes on a one-way trip to the office.

  • "The car shopping experts at Edmunds combine decades of automotive expertise and data-driven analysis to rank the top ten vehicles in each class."

    Edmunds Launches

    SANTA MONICA, CA - November 20, 2018 - The automotive experts at Edmunds have launched a new section of the Edmunds site designed to answer the most basic of all car shopping questions: which cars are currently the best in their class.

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Edmunds.com – Why Work For Us?


Mission

Edmunds prides itself on its unfailing drive to provide automotive consumers with complete, clear, timely, accurate, and unbiased information needed to find the vehicle that meets their every need.  We wrote the book on empowered car buying. Today, we're driving innovation to make the process easier for shoppers and dealers alike.

Description

Edmunds.com is devoted to all things auto-related. The company's namesake site offers tools that help viewers shop for and compare new and used cars, search for deals, read car reviews, find dealers, and get advice on topics that include how to buy a car, buying versus leasing, safety, financing, and insurance. It also publishes a What's Hot section for car news, photos, videos and forums. Its True Cost to Own pricing system provides ownership cost (taxes and fees, insurance, repairs, fuel costs, maintenance) for new and used vehicles. The Edmunds.com car shopping app for mobile devices includes the company's pricing, research, and inventory search tools..



“This is not your average corporate office. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. While we're here to get work done, not everything is all business. People here understand the importance of human relationships. Not only are we co-workers, but many of us are also friends, close ones even. To top it off, our office is fun and encouraging to take breaks!”

Denise, Technial Lead




"I have grown more here than any other company. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to move between several teams. Each time, it challenged me to pick up new skills. Edmunds has a culture of continuous learning. In my time here, I have participated in study groups to learn: programming language theory, machine learning, and iOS development."

Carlos, Digital Futures Engineering


Learn more about what it's like to work at Edmunds - 

Insider Spotlight Hackathons and more: How the engineers at Edmunds keep their toolkit sharp

Why this Edmunds tech leader believes the future lies in data


 At Edmunds, we love data as much as we love cars.  Here are the stats on our beautiful office in Santa Monica, CA.

Edmunds University

Continuous learning and continuous improvement are important values at Edmunds. To this end, we hold regular internal classes to improve our technology skills. Some of these are hosted by our own engineers who have innovated in some area and would like to share their learnings and some of these are hosted by outside experts in various fields. Some topics we’ve covered include: effective testing practices for Javascript applications, AWS Sagemaker, AWS Deep Lens, and ElasticSearch best practices.

Industry Meetups

Edmunds frequently lends its space to host Meetups for the Silicon Beach technology community. Past Meetups we’ve hosted include: R, JS.LA, Tableau, Machine Learning, and Java.

Hackathons

Hackathons and more: How the engineers at Edmunds keep their toolkit sharp

Edmunds hosts two hackathons every year. This is a chance for engineers to surface new business ideas, try out new technologies, and work on problems outside their project responsibilities. We offer cash prizes to the winners and incorporate some of them into our product suite.

  

Tell Your Story

At Edmunds, we wrote the book on empowered car buying. Today, we're driving innovation to make the process easier for shoppers and dealers alike.

Using cutting edge technologies, our engineering team maintains and continuously improves our platform that allows consumers to use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next car.  

Edmunds engineers get to the core of challenging technical problems, combining head and heart to make to experiences that put our customers and dealers first.

 
 

Open Source

In our quest to make car buying easier, Edmunds encounters some unique technology challenges. We’ve open-sourced some of our solutions to these and actively work with the community to improve them.

Edmunds Open Source (GitHub)

 
 

Technology Conference

Every year, Edmunds hosts an internal technology conference. Speakers include engineers from the company who share new developments with our technology stack as well as outside engineers who lend a new perspective to our engineering work.

Hear from some of our leaders:

Nitin Mahajan, Executive Director, Service Engineering talks “Data APIs & Beyond” 

See what we're up to on our engineering blog, check out our Twitter @EdmundsTech, or explore engineering roles on our careers site

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    The heart of this company is so strong. I feel like the leaders really care about employee feedback and want to do everything they can to create a great place to work. I appreciate how transparent the leaders are and that they continue efforts to make sure we are all informed and feel connected to the company's goals - It creates such a strong momentum that is building. The people here are amazing!! I've never worked with such talented, dedicated individuals. I feel proud to call them my friends and colleagues! Lastly, I get to focus on interesting work -- I have grown professionally and personally more in my time here than at any other point in my career!

    Cons

    It's sometimes hard to prioritize because there is so much that I want to accomplish.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all of your efforts! Keep it up.

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    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.

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Edmunds.com Awards & Accolades

  • Highest Rated CEOs, Glassdoor, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in IT, Computerworld, 2017
  • Best places to work, LA Business Journal, 2017
  • 100 Best Medium Workplaces, Fortune, 2016
  • Best Place to Work in IT, Computerworld, 2016
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