Awarded Best Places to Work in San Diego With a new team, continues to shape its culture and its people

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, has been named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. Headquartered in Carlsbad, offers highly competitive salaries, excellent benefits including gym membership and days off to volunteer at local charities, and other company perks such as happy hours each Friday, quarterly social events and free healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day.

"Part of our guiding principles at has to do with culture. We believe culture trumps strategy every time," says Tony Uphoff, CEO of "Creating, nurturing and evolving a great culture is core to our continued success and we are honored to be recognized again as a top employer."

The San Diego Business Journal conducts a countywide survey to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in San Diego. In that process, the San Diego Business Journal evaluates the company's policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics and scores them against other companies in the county. The other 75% of the evaluation is based on anonymous employee feedback and their satisfaction with the company.

Along with culture, encourages a transparent environment that fosters ongoing learnings through the cross-company sharing of questions, insights and ideas. Most recently, the company launched 'Ship-It' days allowing employees 24 hours to work on a project or idea that is outside of their everyday responsibilities.

"Our learning environment and belief in the 4 P's management system (people, products, process and performance) brings us to the core of who we are. In the end, and when in doubt, we always go back to the first step which is people," says Uphoff.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in San Diego, visit

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