Cambridge, MA
1,100 Total Employees
872 Local Employees
Year Founded: 2006

Benefits at CarGurus

We reward our Gurus' curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like $15/day toward lunch in the office, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

Financial + Retirement


We offer traditional and Roth 401K plans through Fidelity with automatic enrollment after 30 days. CarGurus will match 50% of your contributions up to 8%. Employee contributions are always 100% vested

401(K) matching

CarGurus matches 50 cents of every dollar of your 401K contributions up to 8% of your eligible compensation. You're 50% vested after one year of employment, 100% vested after two

Company equity

We offer Restricted stock units (RSUs) to new hires, subject to time-based vesting tied to employment. Gurus have the potential to earn more RSUs through retention programs and eligible promotions

Charitable contribution matching

Our Charitable Giving program is funded annually to help Gurus give back to non-profit organizations with which they have a personal connection

Performance bonus

We reward your hard work. Depending on your role, you will be eligible for either our sales incentive or employee bonus program

Pay transparency

Child Care + Parental Leave

Adoption Assistance

All employees are eligible for 8 weeks of parental leave plus 4 weeks for adoption/foster care. We reimburse adoption expenses of up to $10K annually, up to $20K, through Carrot Fertility

Childcare benefits membership gives Gurus access to babysitters, nannies, senior caregivers, home health aides, dog walkers, pet sitters, and more plus 8 free days of emergency backup care

Company sponsored family events

In partnership with our Parents@CG ERG, we host ongoing in-person and virtual family events year-round, including a Halloween party and holiday gingerbread house decorating

Family medical leave

CarGurus has a private plan through SunLife, which provides benefits as generous as the MA Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) program

Generous parental leave

We offer 100% paid pregnancy-related medical leave up to 16 weeks plus 15 days of gradual return. For parental leave, we offer 100% paid leave up to 8 weeks consecutively or intermittently

Restricted work hours

We respect after-hours and PTO boundaries, and encourage Gurus to pause notifications, block focus time, and update their Slack status to help manage their time

Return-to-work program post parental leave

Fertility benefits

All Gurus receive fertility health and family-forming benefits through Carrot Fertility including adoption, in vitro fertilization, egg/sperm freezing, and menopause support

Office Perks

Commuter benefits

Our commuter benefits cover your parking, train fare, and other expenses depending on how you travel to work. A quarterly stipend is available to those who walk or bike to the office

Company-sponsored outings

We connect regularly in and out of the office, including at our legendary annual party. IYKYK

Fitness stipend

Get a free gym membership and reimbursement of up to $300 for fitness-related expenditures, plus a free subscription to the Studio SWEAT onDemand fitness app

Free daily meals

In-office employees get $15 toward lunch from 4-7 restaurants each day which makes lunch free for most. We ensure options reflect diverse cuisines and accommodate food allergies and preferences

Company-sponsored happy hours

Catch up with friends and make new ones at our regular happy hours. These typically feature an open bar and fun bites

Onsite office parking

CarGurus employees don't worry about where they will park with our on-site or nearby garage options and parking subsidy

Recreational clubs

Gurus connect in-person and virtually for game nights, Peloton rides, book clubs, travel talk, scotch tastings, dining out, and more

Relocation assistance

Relocation assistance is available depending on role level and location. Ask your recruiter for details

Free snacks and drinks

Sweet, salty, crispy, chewy, crunchy, and caffeinated--we have it all in our well-stocked kitchens

Some meals provided

We provide $15 toward every day in the office--making them free to many--and an abundance of snacks. Our Dining Club connects employees and leaders for local restaurant dinners every quarter

Home-office stipend for remote employees

Our IT Service Desk provides a number of peripherals and accessories for at-home productivity for full-time remote Gurus

Meditation space

Mother's room

Professional Development

Continuing education stipend

We offer up to $10K per calendar year for tuition reimbursement for graduate-level courses and $5K for undergrad. Plus, all Gurus have access to over 16K courses through LinkedIn Learning

Customized development tracks

Job training & conferences

Our Career Development Model includes time for outside learning and development. We think this makes our people more well-rounded and connected

Mentorship program

Our popular Elevate mentorship program pairs employees with experienced leaders to discuss personal and professional development while growing participants' skills and network

Online course subscriptions available

Paid industry certifications

To help our Gurus reach their personal and professional development goals, we offer stipends for industry certifications that vary by role and department

Promote from within

Lunch and learns

Our regular info sessions include a monthly "Welcome, Ask Me Anything" (WAMA) series with senior leaders, quarterly Town Halls, and product and skill-focused seminars with internal and external SMEs

Continuing education available during work hours

Our Career Development Model builds in time for outside learning and development, and we encourage Gurus to pause notifications and block focus time as needed, including for LinkedIn Learning courses

Tuition reimbursement

We offer up to $10K per calendar year for tuition reimbursement for graduate-level courses and $5K for undergrad for employees working 30+ hours a week

Personal development training

Virtual coaching services

Apprenticeship programs

We partner with the Cambridge STEAM Initiative to give students most impacted by systemic inequities the opportunity to shadow and support our engineering teams


Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff

Diversity manifesto

Documented equal pay policy

Highly diverse management team

Diverse voices power innovation! Our managers, directors, and leaders bring a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to our work each day

Mean gender pay gap below 10%

Mandated unconscious bias training

Unconscious bias has the potential to impact decision-making, team dynamics, and career growth. Training on how to identify, challenge, and avoid it is required to be completed by all Gurus

Diversity employee resource groups

We have 7 ERGs that welcome, support, and connect Gurus--AccessAbililty@CG, AAPI@CG, CG Salutes Service, LGBTQ+@CG, Parents@CG, POC@CG, and Women@CG plus Women in Tech and Women in Sales communities

Hiring practices that promote diversity

We promote diversity in hiring by sourcing candidates with a range of backgrounds through various job boards and partner orgs and support them with an inclusive and equitable recruiting experience

Diversity recruitment program

Our On-Ramp early careers program connects engineers from traditionally marginalized groups with entry-level tech roles. We adhere to DEIB best practices when recruiting for all positions

Health Insurance + Wellness

Dental insurance

Our Blue Cross Blue Shield dental coverage includes four cleanings a year to help Gurus keep their teeth healthy and smiles bright

Disability insurance

In the event of a non-work-related injury or sickness, CarGurus pays a monthly benefit for short-term disability for up to 12 weeks, and long-term disability for those who qualify

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

To best support our Gurus and their families, CarGurus offers three different Flexible Spending Accounts to help employees cover qualified health care and/or dependent care expenses

Health insurance

Health insurance is provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield with two PPO options to choose from including a PPO Plan or a PPO Saver Plan with HSA, to which CG contributes

Life insurance

We offer Basic Life and AD&D Insurance through Sun Life Financial, providing beneficiaries with 2X your annual earnings up to $500K. Add'l coverage can be purchased for spouse/kids/domestic partner

Pet insurance

Gurus love their furry, feathered, and scaly friends. We offer a pet insurance discount program through MetLife

Team workouts

Gurus break a sweat together in person and virutally through our #peloton Slack channel, Studio SWEAT onDemand membership, and workouts with local orgs like InnerCity Weightlifting

Vision insurance

Our vision coverage through VSP includes an annual eye exam along with other benefits such as lenses and frames. Gurus also have access to discounts on prescriptions and laser vision correction

Wellness programs

Visit our wellness rooms for prayer, quiet time, and meditation. Ongoing programming includes onsite eye exams, nutrition and mental health seminars, Red Cross first aid training, and more

Mental health benefits

Gurus get a free Headspace subscription, counseling/support services through our Employee Assistance Program, and access to guest speakers covering stress management, burnout prevention, and more

Transgender health care benefits

Wellness days

We supplement our flexible hybrid model and unlimited PTO with periodic mental health days off each year and ongoing wellness programming like on-site yoga and expert talks

Abortion travel benefits

We cover travel for reproductive care that's not available in-state, such as transportation, car rental, mileage, and lodging costs. 1:1 virtual visits with fertility health experts are also available


Volunteer in local community

CarGurus hosts fundraisers and volunteer outings year-round. Our 2023 service weeks are November 6-17 and feature opportunities to support 19 organizations for meal prep, coaching, cleanups, and more

Flexible work schedule

Our hybrid model gives Gurus flexibility to integrate work and life. Perks like a $15/day lunch subsidy, paid commuter fees, and pop-up events make in-office time easy to enjoy

Open door policy

Open office floor plan

Pair programming

Partners with nonprofits

CarGurus partners with many orgs working to drive equity and inclusion, support people in need, and train tomorrow's tech leaders, including Building Impact, the Red Sox Foundation, and Hack.Diversity

Remote work program

Field sales roles are remote by design, as well as select roles on other teams on a case-by-case basis

Team based strategic planning

OKR operational model

Employee resource groups

Employee-led culture committees

Quarterly engagement surveys

Hybrid work model

In-person all-hands meetings

Many CG teams have regular, in-person all-hands meetings at which they share updates, celebrate success, recognize individual contributions, and discuss what's to come

In-person revenue kickoff

President's club

Employee awards

Vacation + Time Off

Generous PTO

Our unlimited PTO empowers Gurus to take time away for doctor visits, parent-teacher conferences, home repair appointments, etc. Some use PTO for religious holidays that we do not already have off

Paid volunteer time

CarGurus offers paid volunteer time during our annual service week through which we support nonprofit partners with career coaching, food prep and service, waste cleanup, and more

Paid holidays

Paid sick days

Our unlimited sick leave allows Gurus to take the time they need to care for their own physical or mental health and/or that of a family member


Get one month off after 5 years at CarGurus, and another after 10. People use this time to take dream vacations, visit family abroad, and attend playoff games... or to do nothing at all!

Flexible time off

Bereavement leave benefits

Company-wide vacation

We supplement our flexible hybrid model and 12 company holidays with unlimited PTO with periodic mental health days off each year

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