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.