SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IDG's Computerworld today announced that Edmunds has been named among the 2017 Best Places to Work in IT, an honor that recognizes the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing excellent benefits and compensation. Edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, ranked third among the 29 small organizations (1,000 or fewer U.S. employees) recognized. This is the second year in a row that Edmunds has been recognized with this honor.
"Our IT teams are the cornerstone of operations at Edmunds, and this award is a testament to the dedication and best-in-class solutions that they deliver to the entire workforce," said Avi Steinlauf, Edmunds chief executive officer. "Edmunds is committed to building a rewarding culture that nurtures innovation and diversity of thought, which we believe is critical to our success. We are deeply invested in ensuring that our IT teams have the benefits and resources they need to continue to excel and thrive."
Edmunds IT staffers based in Santa Monica enjoy working at EdQuarters, the company's award-winning 143,000-square-foot office space, which is two miles from the beach and consists of bright, colorful, open workspaces and informal meeting places where innovation flows freely. One of the of the most popular perks enjoyed by IT staff at Edmunds is its Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), which gives employees the freedom to set their own hours and take the time off they need as long as they deliver results for the company.
Developers are given the opportunity to contribute to projects that explore applications for a wide range of capabilities, including artificial intelligence and natural language processing. Additionally, Edmunds IT teams get to deepen their professional growth through unique company-wide events, such as Edmunds Summer Camp, which combines many of the aspects of a traditional summer camp experience with personal and professional development, and Hackomotive, an Edmunds-sponsored hackathon that awards thousands of dollars to the most innovative ideas and solutions.
"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment," says Ken Mingis, executive editor of Computerworld. "In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects."
About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
About Edmunds, Inc.
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 Places to Work. Edmunds is based in Santa Monica, California, and has a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB's 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
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For more information about Edmunds, contact Talia James: tjames@Edmunds.com or 310-309-6336.
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