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Edmunds.com Overview

Website www.edmunds.com
Headquarters Santa Monica, CA
Size 201 to 500 Employees
Founded 1966
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy. Almost 18 million visitors use our shopping tools every month to connect with over 9,500 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse our inventory listings for available cars and trucks, and with ... More

Mission: Edmunds.com is a car shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy.

Company Updates

  • More coverage on our very special "Summer Camp" event! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vITe2

    Why Edmunds.com ran a summer camp for employees

    At Edmunds.com's Santa Monica headquarters during the last week in July, it was anything but business as usual. Almost all of the car buying site's 550 employees were away from their desks, spending part of each day in seminars on topics like leadership, hiring, and time management-and the rest practicing yoga or martial arts, taking guitar lessons, or skateboarding in the park across the street.

  • Check out our new Company Event "Summer Camp" that was featured on Forbes : http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vITCk ​​

    Edmunds.com Engages Employees With Its Inaugural Summer Camp

    Summer camp holds a very deep and personal meaning for the founder of Edmunds.com. Over 30 years ago, Avi Steinlauf met his lifelong friend and current Edmunds President, Seth Berkowitz at summer camp. Last week Edmunds.com rekindled that magic and conducted its inaugural summer camp program.

Edmunds.com – Why Work For Us?

Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site committed to helping people find the car that meets their every need.​​Almost 18 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next new or used car. Whether you're at the dealership or on the go, we're always by your side with our five-star Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps and our Edmunds.com Android App. Our comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories offer a friendly and authentic approach to the automotive world. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook.​​​​​

Sure, we've got great data, reviews and advice, but our most cherished assets are our enthusiastic employees and progressive corporate culture. We've been recognized as a top workplace by BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, as well as the LA Business Journal.​​​​​ Our employees pride themselves on going above and beyond for the Company and we like to recognize their efforts by providing a benefits package that leaves others in dust!

Some of the highlights of our extremely competitive benefits offering for full time, regular employees include:

  • Flexible Time Away From Work – no more counting your vacation days; take what you need; as long as your work gets done
  • ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) – we celebrate results, not hours worked; you're empowered to manage your schedule in order to integrate work and life so that neither gets neglected
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan with Matching Contributions
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Maternity and Parental Leave Program
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Subsidized Health Club Membership
  • Legal Services Plan
  • Paid Parking and Alternative Commuting Bonus Program
  • Sabbatical Program
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Cash Bonus Program
  • Employee Discounts
  • Fresh Fruit Delivered to our Office Daily, Cereal Bar Mondays, and Bagel Fridays!

Ever since Edmunds began publishing printed car price guides in the 1960s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers. When the company launched the car industry’s first Internet site in 1994, we established a leadership position online, and have never looked back.

Today, close to 18 million visitors come to Edmunds.com each month to do research and get advice including our True Market Value®, True Cost to Own® and our recently launched Price PromiseSM product which offers an instant, locked-in price that the dealer will honor. They're also contacting us for Edmunds Live Advice - the only free advice line and chat service for car shoppers provided by a company with nothing to sell.

Edmunds.com has transitioned to become a shopping site to give car shoppers a simpler buying experience. From our uniquely trusted position, we continue to work to make it easier for car shoppers to buy and for dealers to sell.

In 2010, Edmunds.com, Inc. faced slowing business growth and increased pressure to innovate from a highly competitive market. Our traditional method of building our product development road map with solutions dictated from senior executives was no longer producing the desired results. Employees wanted a say in what they built, and executives knew that we needed to innovate or fall prey to the competition. We made the decision to wholeheartedly adopt design thinking (user centered design), applying it first to the development of our 2011 product road map. Rather than executives identifying solutions to build, they drafted broad challenge statements and assigned budget and teams to each. These teams would ultimately build their own roadmaps, based on insights gleaned from research with real consumers. Teams learned how to quickly prototype ideas and to celebrate failures as long we learned something. Employees were no longer passive executers; instead, they were armed with tools and techniques that empowered them to innovate and drive product design.

In this video, see what employees have to say about Design Thinking at Edmunds and how we design products. You can also see what our CEO, Avi Steinlauf, has to say about it in his interview with the Harvard Business Review.

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  • Incredible Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
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    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time (More than a year)


    Edmunds is an incredible place to work! The work is exciting and innovative. I feel privileged to work with such smart, interesting, and talented people. The company truly values it's employees and the culture is exceptional. Senior leadership is very transparent, open and honest.


    Not for someone who is not comfortable with change and a fast-paced environment!

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    Keep it up!

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    Operations Interview

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Santa Monica, CA) in September 2015.


    You first will receive a phone call and someone from HR will contact you. If that goes well, the manager of the department you applied for will call you and if that goes well too, you will be invited to on site interview where you will meet and be interviewed by three or more people from the same department. Usually employees work remotely so you will more likely be on a conference call.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic programming related questions related to data structures, pointers and objects. As thrown a few curveball math related questions.   Answer Question

Edmunds.com Awards & Accolades

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  • Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large), LA Business Journal, 2012
  • Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large), LA Business Journal, 2011
  • Keynote Online Excellence Third Party Websites, Keynote, 2010
  • Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large) (#2), LA Business Journal, 2010
  • Top 20 Places to Work, HQ Magazine, 2009
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