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CarGurus Overview

Cambridge, MA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2006
Company - Public (CARG)
Internet
₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year
Unknown
Meet CarGurus—now the #1 largest car shopping site in the US by unique monthly visitors.

At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s easy to find great deals ... Read more

Mission: We are here to build the world's most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace.

CarGurus Reviews

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    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
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    I have been working at CarGurus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I feel that the mission, culture, ability to support my quality of life and desire to get things done are all areas that CarGurus meets beyond expectations. One area where perhaps being jaded by prior experiences I was not expecting to be so happy about was the general quality of the people I interact with every day.

    We all arrive to work everyday burdened with the worries and frustrations that sometimes affect our lives, but in the short time I have been there the quality of my interactions with all my colleagues has been amazing. I work with talented, intelligent, polite, collaborative and positive people. My interactions have never had a tone of negativity or conflict. Any organization has areas where pressure to deliver and perform cause emotional load, but people seem open to taking opinion, and offering different and sometimes opposing views in a honest and objective way. I always feel I can voice an opinion, and enjoy that same activity from my peers.

    In my role within the Engineering organization I have access to modern tools and am constantly asked for ways to learn and leverage more of them, which is something that was important to me in a new position.

    The current state of CarGurus is past crazy startup and well before overly played out, overly middle management ridden destroyer of hope organization. I look forward to coming into work.

    Cons

    CarGurus is pretty open about their expectations that “we feel people do their best work in the office”. Coming from a environment with a really relaxed office presence policy I was fearful this would be difficult. The fact that there is no limit on reasonable personal or sick time covers the worries about making appointments or taking care of things that come up helps. You are expected to log this time, but it does not count against accrued PTO. I thought this would be more of a “Con” than so far I have found it to be. Three weeks of vacation felt low, but that is non inclusive of 11 holidays.

    Being in Cambridge the commute can be a bit of a nuisance, but it’s location also means there are more options to commute, and in addition to the normal public transport subsidies CarGurus will alternatively cover a large majority of parking. The parking is in the Cambridgeside Galleria which for me turns out to be a pro when I need to pick up something needed on my way home.

    I thought the daily free catered lunch was a going to be a bit of a gimmick along with the free snacks, fruit, yogurt, kegs, cold brew, video game area, but not having the daily worry about what to do for lunch is actually nice, and I end up with more money in my wallet at the end of the week. If I want a change there are tons of other options within throwing distance anyways.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Given your growth and success, many of you have been there from the beginning. As you bring on new contributors and leaders from the outside, please continue to be open to what may seem our crazy ideas, it’s critical to merge those with what has worked to get you to where CarGurus is so we can continue to have good outcomes and see positive feedback on neutral sites such as this one.

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CarGurus Photos

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CarGurus photo of: Fat Tuesday by members of the Engineering Team
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CarGurus Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at CarGurus.

    Interview

    The phone interview took 45 mins. Candidate has to write code in online white board.
    First 15 mins they will introduction their company and work, the rest 30 mins solving problem.

    Interview Questions

    • very basic java problem like print "foo bar".   1 Answer
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CarGurus Awards & Accolades

  • Consumer Company of the Year, New England Venture Capital Association, 2018
  • Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2013
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