CarGurus Culture

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At CarGurus, we strive to build and nurture a global culture where inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative. We envision a workplace where everyone feels they can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential to work every day – where they don’t just fit, they thrive.


We aim to reflect the diversity of our customers and the world around us.

Equity in Career Growth and Development

We seek to build a culture where everyone has an equal opportunity to grow and thrive. This means ensuring that employees see their diverse identities reflected in all levels of leadership and having transparent and fair compensation, promotion, and reward processes. 


We strive to build a culture where all employees are empowered to show up as themselves and do their best work together. This means creating a community where we embrace and celebrate our differences and support one another with empathy. 

What our people say

  • At CarGurus, it’s important that our work around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion truly creates belonging. Our goal is to ensure that everyone feels that they belong, that they can thrive and that their background, race, gender and intersectional identities are represented at all leadership levels across the company. We’re also striving to create more equity in our practices, and policies, and to foster a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex. This work is a journey, but we’re persistent and we look forward to growing and learning together along the way

    Stephanie Lajoie-Lubin, Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Program Manager

  • We believe that learning happens every day and everywhere. It’s the success and foundation of our pioneering mindset, and each Guru plays a role in the fostering of our culture of learning. We challenge and support each other in staying curious, finding opportunities for growth, and learning through moments of discomfort so that we can become and show up as the best versions of ourselves.

    Spencer Dionne, Learning Experience Designer

  • At CarGurus we're committed to empowering the professional growth of employees from all backgrounds by supporting them with the tools and opportunities to grow their careers at our company and beyond. This is ongoing work that encompasses all staff members, to support positive change within our organization and the industry as a whole.

    Sam Zales, President & COO

  • The PistonHeads team is small, which makes it easy for us to engage with new things. Our teams aren’t just good at collaborating, they’re naturally integrated, so new and experienced employees alike can quickly find themselves learning about parts of the business they haven’t worked in before. This is especially possible in editorial, where our work is intertwined with what other teams are doing.

    Sam Sheehan, PistonHeads Production Editor (a CarGurus Brand)

  • CarGurus has enabled and empowered me to invest in my growth. The people and passion here have inspired me to take on new challenges and not just develop my sales skills, but also explore leadership.

    Gina Foley, SDR Team Lead

  • As an engineer, one of the things that I love most about working at CarGurus is the opportunity to innovate while solving complex problems. I feel empowered with the trust my manager and team show in me. I have the creative freedom to pursue projects that might be outside of our traditional scope. At CarGurus, we believe in experimenting and learning from our failures. The receptivity to new ideas makes me feel inspired and valued, something I haven’t experienced at other tech giants I’ve worked with.

    Amrinder Pal Singh, Senior Software Engineer

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Our Core Values

Moving Quickly

From the beginning, we set out to radically change how people buy and sell cars. We tackle difficult problems head on. We are curious. We are risk takers. We embrace change even if it’s uncomfortable.

We believe transparency is the foundation of trust and enables better decision making. We communicate clearly and honestly. We deliver unbiased guidance. Our products, services and company culture are built on these principles.

We rely on data, not hunches, to make decisions. We listen to our instincts but we validate through rapid testing, learning and optimizing. We translate complex data into actionable insights for our users, our customers and our people.

We believe there’s power in speed. We iterate quickly and often, continuously improving as we go. We are not afraid to break things. If we fail, we do it fast, learn from it and move on.

We celebrate our individual strengths and perspectives but know that our success requires teamwork. We partner, we listen and we leverage feedback from each other, our users and our customers.

We act responsibly and consider the impact of our actions on each other, our partners and the world around us. We believe empathy, respect and fairness are essential. We set high ethical standards and expect principled leadership from our people.

Thriving Together

Our Guru-led employee resource groups (ERGs) are open to all and focus on providing support, enhancing career and personal development, and fostering an inclusive community where everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work together.


Advocates for LGBTQ+  employees- providing them with social, structural, and professional support- and fosters an inclusive and equitable community that empowers them to bring their whole, authentic selves to work.

People of Color@CarGurus

Promotes equity, inclusion, and community at CarGurus by building a diverse community that celebrates our intersecting identities.

Women in Sales@CarGurus

Curates thought provoking content in a comfortable yet progressive learning environment, providing a platform for female sales professionals to share skills, ideas, and experiences for continuous professional development and success.


Encourages women to advance their skills and leadership potential through connection, mentorship, collaboration, and discussion. This group serves as an inclusive place for women and gender minorities to find their voice, be heard within the company, and influence initiatives to make CarGurus the best place to work for all genders.

CarGurus Salutes Service

Assists prospective military talent, and other service-related backgrounds, with preparing for the difficult career conversations one can face when transitioning, not just into the civilian world but into the tech landscape. By partnering with their allies, this group gets involved with events and causes that support veterans locally.

CarGurus Gives Back

Open Source Fund

This employee-led charitable initiative gives back to the open source projects that help fuel the company's market-leading technology. Members of the CarGurus engineering team founded the Open Source Fund to empower engineers to choose open source projects for which they have a passion and believe are deserving of financial support. 

Charitable Giving

CarGurus recognizes that it’s important to give back. Gurus across the globe volunteer their time, effort, and resources to philanthropic causes every year. That’s why we set up a charitable giving program, which is funded annually based on the previous year's earnings to help support those very organizations. Grants are awarded based on employee nominations and are announced at the quarterly town hall meeting.

Life at CG

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