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Edmunds.com Overview

Santa Monica, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1966
Company - Private
Internet
$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

  • "Thanks to a shortage of new vehicle inventory, more automakers and dealers have leaned into promoting attractive certified pre-owned programs, which might be driving more typical new car shoppers into the used market,"

  • "Buying a used car will not only save you money but also allow you to shop higher-end brands, says Ivan Drury, Edmunds.com’s senior manager of insights. For example, maybe you wanted a new Toyota Camry. Instead, he says, you can save about $5,000 and get a 3-year-old Lexus."

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Edmunds.com – Why Work With 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

 

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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

How cross-team collaboration is keeping the Edmunds attribution model team at the top of their game

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 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

Edmunds.com Reviews

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    I have been working at Edmunds.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has done an amazing job of taking care of it's employees during COVID-19. I am so happy to work for a company that truly cares about its employees rather than just being focused on the bottom line. I have worked for the company for a couple of years now, and with the new Carmax deal I'm more excited than ever for the company's future.

    Cons

    The automotive industry can at times be volatile and unfortunately Edmunds is not immune to this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep prioritzing your employees. Continue to clearly communicate the company's goals and objectives.

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Edmunds.com Photos

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Edmunds.com photo of: Amazing Coffee Bar (froyo too)
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Edmunds.com Interviews

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    Editorial Director Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Edmunds.com (Santa Monica, CA).

    Interview

    The HR team was very professional, and the hiring manager conducted a fantastic interview. While I was not hired for this position, I was left with an appreciation for what is obviously a well run company and professional employees.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle workloads when dealing with additional requests from managers outside of your department?   Answer Question
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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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