SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Car shopping destination Edmunds.com today announced that it will hire 100 new positions in the coming weeks as part of the company's extraordinary growth as a trailblazer in online and mobile car shopping. The announcement comes at a breakout moment not only for Edmunds, but for the entire automotive industry, which is poised to set an annual record for new car sales in the U.S.
"This year is shaping up to be Edmunds' most successful year yet, and as a profitable, family-owned company, we're exceptionally proud of how far we've come to establish ourselves as the indispensable resource for both car buyers and sellers," said Edmunds.com CEO Avi Steinlauf. "But we know that there's a lot more work to do. That's why we're doubling down on our efforts to bring Edmunds' products and services to more shoppers and dealers so that we can deliver even more simplicity to the car shopping experience."
About 80 of the 100 job openings at Edmunds are within its "Tier 3" dealer sales department. The department has seen explosive growth, doubling its network of dealer partners over the last three years. Today, Edmunds works with 13,000 new and used dealer partners from across all 50 states, accounting for more than 3.5 million new and used car listings on Edmunds.com.
Edmunds' success stands out even in an automotive industry that's enjoying a truly remarkable year. Automakers have combined to sell 14.5 million new vehicles in the U.S. in the first ten months of 2015. At this rate, this year's auto sales will likely eclipse the record of 17.35 million new vehicles sold in 2000. The pace far exceeds analyst expectations at the beginning of the year, and Edmunds' industry experts expect the momentum to continue well into 2016.
Established in 1966, Edmunds quickly became a top resource for reliable new and used car shopping and pricing information. The company was credited as the pioneer in the online car shopping space when it first brought its pricing guide to the web in 1995. Today, nearly 20 million car shoppers use Edmunds' site and mobile apps each month to make smarter car buying decisions. Shoppers not only browse dealer listings, they also view expert and consumer vehicle reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and automotive news and feature stories. They also connect with dealers through Edmunds' trusted "Dealer Ratings and Reviews" page. Just last week, a study by automotive digital engagement company Digital Air Strike named Edmunds as one of the "top/most helpful review sites" in the car shopping space.
With as much praise as Edmunds receives as a car shopping destination, the company is equally recognized for its unique and innovative work culture. Edmunds operates a "Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)" that gives employees the freedom to get work done in the hours that best fit their schedule – with no restrictions on time off – as long as they deliver results. In recognition of this progressive office culture, Los Angeles Business Journal has named Edmunds as a "Best Place to Work in Los Angeles" in each of the last six years. And earlier this year, Edmunds was recognized by Fast Company as one of "The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Automotive," alongside Tesla, Google and Apple.
More information about Edmunds' company and culture can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/about/. Interested job candidates can browse and apply to all 100 open positions at http://www.edmunds.com/careers/.
About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Car shopping destination Edmunds.com serves nearly 20 million visitors each month. With Edmunds.com Price Promise®, shoppers can buy smarter with instant, upfront prices for cars and trucks currently for sale at 13,000 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse not only dealer inventory, but also vehicle reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories on both Edmunds' wired site and on its acclaimed mobile apps. Regarded as one of the best places to work in Southern California, Edmunds.com was also named one of "The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Automotive" by Fast Company. Edmunds welcomes all car-shopping questions on its free Live Help Line at 1-855-782-4711 and firstname.lastname@example.org, via text at ED411 and on Twitter and Facebook. The company is based in Santa Monica, Calif. and has a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Mich., but you can find Edmunds from anywhere on YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and Flipboard.