SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmunds, the leading car information and shopping platform, announced today that it has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Women in the U.S. by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE. Compilers of the list considered more than 400,000 employee surveys from businesses in all sectors of the economy. The ranking gauged women's assessment of their organization's culture, leadership, equality and other elements employees find important for an outstanding work environment.
Edmunds ranked No. 74 out of 100 companies on the list and was the only organization recognized as a best workplace for women in the Los Angeles metro area.
"At Edmunds, we believe in upholding an employee-first work environment that fosters innovation, collaboration and diversity of thought," said Edmunds CEO Avi Steinlauf. "This award is a great honor for our company and truly highlights the dedication of our Employment and Workplace Experience teams toward making Edmunds a great place to work for everyone."
Edmunds is a Results-Only Work Environment, where employees are given the flexibility to manage their personal and professional lives as long as they deliver results for the company. Edmunds provides unique perks such as providing in-home parent coaching to support new parents; family-friendly events, including a summer picnic and holiday party; and office holidays that mirror school holidays. The company also offers cash toward vacations, subsidized gym memberships, on-site massages and yoga, and internal recognition programs.
"Our unique company culture has spurred the rollout of innovative policies over the years, including extended parental leave, flexible work hours and robust development programs," said Edmunds Chief People Officer Julie Merges. "We have been and will continue to remain dedicated to empowering not only our women, but all of our employees with both work-life balance and the opportunity to grow and advance in their careers."
Employees based in Santa Monica enjoy working at EdQuarters, the company's award-winning 143,000-square-foot office located two miles from the beach. The facility features amenities such as free breakfasts and lunches; a mother's room with a hospital-grade breast pump; bright, colorful, open workspaces; and informal meeting places that encourage collaboration.
Research from Great Place to Work has shown that women are five times more likely to plan a long-term future with their employers when they say they're treated as full members of the team, regardless of position. Ninety-five percent of women at organizations recognized as the Best Workplaces for Women say their workplace is friendly, and they are proud to tell others where they work.
"The Best Workplaces for Women deserve recognition for crafting environments where men and women alike can bring their best selves to work each day," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.
The Best Workplaces for Women is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Edmunds was also ranked as a Best Workplace for Millennials and a Best Workplace in Technology in the small and medium-sized businesses category in 2017, and a Best Workplace for Asian Americans, a Best Workplace for Diversity and a Best Medium Workplace in 2016.
Edmunds is the leading car information and shopping platform, helping millions of visitors each month find their perfect car. With products such as 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 Place to Work. Edmunds is based in Santa Monica, California, and has a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
About the Best Workplaces for Women
The ranking was drawn from surveys of more than 400,000 U.S. employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, assessing them on:
- Key metrics for a great workplace. Great Place to Work analyzed how women rated their organizations in more than 50 areas, including respect, fairness, management and camaraderie.
- Gender comparison. The ranking considered women's survey results compared to their colleagues' to ensure women had as positive an experience as men. This took into account an index of factors where women often lag their peers, such as access to meaningful work, fair pay and plans for a future with their organizations.
- Consistent experiences in a diverse group. Great Place to Work also analyzed demographic patterns to ensure companies created great workplaces for all women, regardless of who they are or what jobs they do.
Surveys were conducted anonymously at each organization and women's results achieved at least a 95 percent confidence level and a 7 percent margin of error or less. Organizations needed to employ at least 50 women to be considered.
To find out more about becoming Great Place to Work-Certified and eligible for Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, small & medium companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
In March 2018, Great Place to Work will publish a new book, "A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World."
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