SANTA MONICA, CA — June 13, 2016 — IDG's Computerworld today named Edmunds.com among the 2016 Best Places to Work in IT, an honor which recognizes the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. Edmunds, the leading car information and shopping network, ranked fifth among the 29 small organizations (1,000 U.S. employees or less) recognized.
"Edmunds.com has a world-class IT staff and this recognition is a testament to all of the group's hard work and dedication," says Edmunds.com Chief People Officer Julie Merges. "Technology is the backbone of our operations at Edmunds, and we're committed to going above and beyond to make sure our IT teams have the resources, freedom and benefits they need to get the job done right."
One of the most popular perks cited by Edmunds' IT staff is the company's 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 further attracted to Edmunds' exciting and challenging projects that explore applications for artificial intelligence, chatbots and image recognition. The company's IT staffers also participate in Edmunds-sponsored hackathons — such as a recent blockchain hackathon — where thousands of dollars are awarded to the most innovative ideas and solutions.
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (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. The full list of Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2016 can be found at http://www.computerworld.com/category/bestplaces2016/.
"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment," says Scot Finnie, editor in chief 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."
Edmunds.com currently lists five IT job openings out of its Santa Monica, CA headquarters. To see all open positions — and the perks and benefits of working at Edmunds — please visit http://www.edmunds.com/careers/.
About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Car shopping destination Edmunds.com serves nearly 20 million visitors each month. With Edmunds.com Price Promise®, shoppers can buy smarter with instant, upfront prices for cars and trucks currently for sale at 10,000 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse not only dealer inventory, but also vehicle reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories on both Edmunds' wired site and on its acclaimed mobile apps. Regarded as one of the best places to work in Southern California, Edmunds.com was also named one of "The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Automotive" by Fast Company. Edmunds welcomes all car-shopping questions on its free Live Help Line at 1-855-782-4711 and email@example.com, via text at ED411 and on Twitter and Facebook. The company is based in Santa Monica, Calif. and has a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Mich., but you can find Edmunds from anywhere on YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and Flipboard.
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.