NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Investopedia, the premier online source of trusted financial information and education, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New York City in 2017 by Crain's, recognized for employee motivation and career growth potential, perks and educational programs.
"When your brand is focused on educating 30 million monthly users, it's imperative for that mission to start inside the company in educating and empowering employees. I'm a firm believer that culture eats strategy's lunch," said David Siegel, CEO of Investopedia. "Being recognized by Crain's for fostering an employee-first culture where people are heard, valued, inspired and encouraged to have fun means more to me than any other honor in this industry."
Since being acquired by IAC in 2014, Investopedia has focused on growing traffic, revenue, and the size of its workforce, which has tripled to 130 employees across its New York City and Edmonton, Canada offices. The focus remains on building a company that revolutionizes financial education, which requires creative and passionate employees who deeply believe in its mission around financial empowerment. As a result, Investopedia views its continued investment in employees fundamental to the company's long-term growth and success.
Investopedia employees enjoy perks including:
- $4,000 bonus for new hire referrals
- Monthly book club to drive shared best practices and build relationships across functions
- 'Bring Your Parents to Work Day', 'Bring a Friend to Work Day' and 'Bring a Sibling to Work Day' to drive the familial environment
- Weekly relay race led by Investopedia's CEO – with a "March Madness" type tournament with one grand prize winner each year
- Bi-weekly 'Lunch and Learns' led not only by leaders but by more junior employees to encourage all to take leadership roles and teach others their areas of expertise
- Monthly 'Massage Day'
- A kitchen always stocked with beer kegs, free food, snacks and drinks
- PTO for volunteer days
Another testament to Investopedia's company culture includes being recognized for the Most Passionate Employees by the Digiday WorkLife Awards, which recognizes the best work environments in media and marketing, including the values and cultural initiatives that make them unique. They have also been awarded the Best Publisher to work for by the Business Intelligence Group for two years in a row.
"There is a reason why every major company Key Performance Indicator (KPI) from website traffic, which has increased over 20% since September, to user experience, to revenue has been a record in 2017 -- it is all because of our team," continued Mr. Siegel.
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Investopedia is the go-to destination investors use to make smarter financial decisions. Powered by a team of data scientists and financial experts, Investopedia offers timely, trusted and actionable financial information for its over 30 million monthly visitors, from early investors to financial advisors to high net worth individuals. Investopedia is wholly owned by IAC (NASDAQ : IAC ) and operated by IAC Publishing, a collection of some of the web's largest and most trusted digital media brands. For the latest in financial news and insights, visit http://www.investopedia.com.