Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 3, Small

Santa Monica, Calif. [Pacific]
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Why you want to work there

Top 10 Rankings: No. 9 for benefits
To improve work/life balance, this Santa Monica, Calif.-based online automotive retailer has adopted what it calls a results-oriented work environment (ROWE) that gives employees the freedom and the tools they need to work whenever and wherever they want as long as they complete their assignments. The IT department features a collaborative environment where employees get challenging assignments and are recognized with frequent rewards. Educational opportunities include teachbacks and talkbacks with industry leaders, a multicompany mentoring program, and Edmunds Academy, a program where employees set aside work for a week and focus on professional and personal development.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 691

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 130

IT employee turnover in 2016: 11%

IT promotions in 2016: 14%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $554

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: No set maximum

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: No set maximum

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 100%