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CARFAX Overview

Centreville, VA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
IHS Markit
1984
Subsidiary or Business Segment
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

Autotrader, Cars.com, CarGurus

CARFAX is a rapidly expanding company, and since 2014, we've created nearly 200 new jobs! Best known for inventing the Vehicle History Report, Team CARFAX now concentrates on innovative solutions used by millions of people every day to shop for, buy, own and ... Read more

Mission: CARFAX is a rapidly expanding company, and since 2014, we've created nearly 200 new jobs! Best known for inventing the Vehicle History Report, Team CARFAX now concentrates on innovative solutions used by millions of people every day to shop for, buy, own and ... Read more


CARFAX Reviews

  • Helpful (2)

    "Excellent work life balance, exposure to modern computing concepts"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Developer in Columbia, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Developer in Columbia, MO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CARFAX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company focuses on employee health and well being - work-life balance is very important and encouraged. Managers advocate for their employees.
    Great place to get exposed to mature software development standards. You will learn a ton and be surrounded by other smart, yet humble, individuals.
    Great team atmosphere with individuals being willing to help out.
    Excellent company across the board, I highly recommend it.

    Cons

    Parent company continues to slowly erode good benefits, such as health insurance.
    Advancement opportunities can be hard to come by, mainly because people like the company and don't leave often.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to review employees' compensation packages so that you can remain competitive.

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CARFAX Photos

CARFAX photo of: Celebrating our 6th consecutive Washington Post Top Workplace win with the Car Fox!
CARFAX photo of: Keeping cool during the heatwave with ice cream!!
CARFAX photo of: Winners of our 1st Work Smarter Contest!
CARFAX photo of: "Is it Friday yet?!" - Arthur
CARFAX photo of: Team CARFAX gearing up for another Bike to the Beach ride!
CARFAX photo of: Winner, Winner! We love our regular raffles!
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CARFAX Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at CARFAX (Columbia, MO (US)) in February 2020.

    Interview

    1) Phone screen
    2) Virtual video interview for 90 minutes
    3) On-Site interview

    Phone screen was just the usual. Experience about my previous work, what I am interested in and so on. No technical questions asked.

    Virtual technical interview - In-Depth questions about previous projects and why was I planning to switch. The technical challenge was to complete a couple of APIs (GET) whose skeleton they had provided. I remember it being the Movies API to list in a lexicographically order and also eliminate the duplicates.

    On-Site was in Columbia, MO. 4 Rounds. One-on-One with the manager, panel interview with 4 team members, technical challenge with the idea of "pair programming" to a) fix an error and b) write unit test cases for an existing functionality and interview with the Director.

    Interview Questions

    • The technical challenge was to complete a couple of APIs (GET) whose skeleton they had provided. I remember it being the Movies API to list in a lexicographically order and also eliminate the duplicates.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • During this unprecedented time, one of the things #TEAMCARFAX looks forward to is the daily update from our President, Dick Raines. He embodies the CARFAX playbook through his transparent and positive companywide e-mails. Here’s a picture of Dick and his four legged co-worker, Bailey, making sure our customers and employees are taken care of! In the words of Dick Raines, “Healthy Team, healthy Business!” We hope everyone is staying safe.

  • 🏆 10 years running! We are so proud to say that for the 10th year in a row we have been named @virginia_business Best Places to Work! Thank you so much to Virginia Business for honoring us with this award... and HUGE SHOUTOUT TO #TEAMCARFAX for making CARFAX the Best Work Place to work!

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CARFAX Awards & Accolades

  • Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2019
  • 50 Great Places to Work, Washingtonian, 2019
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