SANTA MONICA, Calif. — August 17, 2012 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today was named in the top twenty Los Angeles Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Southern California in the large company category (250+ employees). It is the third consecutive year that Edmunds.com has been granted this distinctive honor.
"Southern California is home to many great companies, so it's truly a privilege for Edmunds to be listed in the top tier," said Edmunds.com CEO Avi Steinlauf. "We take a lot of pride in promoting a culture of innovation and collaboration. We recognize that providing an environment where employees feel they can be their best selves can help us attract the best people to work for us."
In ranking Edmunds.com as number eighteen among large employers in Southern California, LA Business Journal's judges specifically noted the company's generous subsidized health club membership program.
Additionally, Edmunds.com is often praised for its innovative corporate culture, highlighted by this year's rollout of a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Under ROWE, Edmunds.com employees are offered the freedom to work at any time from any location where they can most effectively deliver their expected results. Edmunds.com also allows employees the freedom (subject to certain requirements) to take as much paid time off as desired.
Other perks at Edmunds.com include a comprehensive benefits package that features 14 holidays (including Earth Day), paid maternity and paternity leaves, game rooms, and daily fresh fruit delivery. And last year Edmunds.com launched a sabbatical program that allows for up to two months of paid time off (or four months at half-pay) for employees with ten years of service.
Each year the Los Angeles Business Journal, a weekly publication examining commerce within the LA economy, recognizes the best employers in Los Angeles County. The assessment process reviews company benefits and policies as well as results of an employee engagement and satisfaction survey. The annual assessment is managed by the Best Companies Group.
Earlier this year, The Huffington Post cited Edmunds.com in its list of "10 Awesome Office Perks," and Edmunds.com has earned recognition as a top workplace by BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal and Architectural Record.
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Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its acclaimed mobile site, Edmunds.com Android App and five-star Edmunds iPhone and iPad apps make car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and on the go. Its automotive enthusiast web site, InsideLine.com, is the most-read car publication of its kind. Its highly regarded mobile site and iPhone app features the wireless Web"s most comprehensive gallery of automotive photos and videos. Edmunds.com Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit. Follow Edmunds.com on Twitter@edmunds and fan Edmunds.com on Facebook.