SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, was today recognized by Great Place to Work and Fortune as the number one Best Workplace in Technology in the small and medium-sized businesses category. This ranking was based on employees' assessment of Edmunds culture, management, opportunities for advancement and other traits that add up to an exceptional workplace.
"Edmunds takes a great deal of pride in our creative and talented team members, and I couldn't be more proud of the fact that they've ranked us as the best technology workplace in the U.S.," said Edmunds CEO, Avi Steinlauf. "At Edmunds, we believe nurturing our exceptional culture is critical to our continued success. With perks like our Results Only Work Environment, award-winning headquarters, TripCa$h, extended parental leave policy and more, we work to demonstrate to our employees every day how much their hard work is valued and appreciated."
The Best Workplaces in Technology enjoy a competitive advantage when it comes to the lifeblood of our industry: innovation. Research from Great Place to Work found that employees at the winning businesses reported innovative workplace characteristics more frequently than their peers at non-winning companies. These traits include appreciative and open-minded managers responsive to employees' ideas, minimal office politics and consistent cooperation. The Best Workplaces in Technology also outperformed in measures of community involvement, training and compensation.
"Staying competitive and delivering innovation to the market requires fresh perspectives from the workforce. The Best Workplaces in Technology have positioned themselves for ongoing success by creating a supportive, cooperative atmosphere that lets employees solve problems using the full range of their talents and ideas," said Kim Peters, executive vice president at Great Place to Work.
The Best Workplaces in Technology is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Edmunds was also recognized by Great Place to Work as a Best Place to Work for Asian Americans (ranked 6th), Best Place to Work for Diversity (ranked 20th) and an overall Best Place to Work in the medium sized business category (ranked 26th). To read more about why employees love working for Edmunds, check out the full review on the Great Places to Work website.
Edmunds is the leading car information and shopping platform, helping millions of visitors each month find their perfect car. With products like Edmunds Your Price, Your Lease and Used+, shoppers can buy smarter with instant, upfront prices for cars and trucks currently for sale at more than 13,000 dealer franchises across the U.S. Edmunds' in-house team of unbiased car shopping experts provide industry-leading vehicle reviews and shopping tips, as well as welcome all car-shopping questions to the free Shopper Advice line at 1-855-782-4711, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via text at ED411 and on Twitter and Facebook. The company is regarded as one of America's best workplaces by Fortune and Great Places to Work. Edmunds is based in Santa Monica, Calif. and has a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Mich.
About The Best Workplaces in Technology
The Best Workplaces in Technology rankings are based on feedback from more than 42,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified organizations in the tech industry. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace. Survey statements address the transparency of communication, degree of collaboration, quality of benefits programs, opportunity for professional development and support for work-life balance, among other workplace characteristics. Results are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less.
Winning a spot on this list indicates a company has distinguished itself from its peers by creating a Great Place to Work for All. Rankings rewarded organizations where not only the majority of their employees experience a great place to work, but experiences are highly consistent regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, job role or other personal characteristics. Results were considered based on the complexity of the employee population and relative to peer performance. Organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees competed in the Small and Medium category, and those with 1,000 or more employees competed in the Large category.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.
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