Carfax – A Great Place To Work
CENTREVILLE, February 23, 2017
Carfax is a ‘Great Place to Work’ in the D.C. area for the eighth time in a row, according to Washingtonian. It’s the first time a company has earned that level of recognition on the publication’s biennial list of top workplaces. With a people-first culture and state-of-the-art work environment, Carfax has built a reputation as the choice for innovative thinkers and career-seekers. Carfax employees often cite the mission-driven focus of the company, teamwork and emphasis on individual strengths as the principles most valuable to their success.
“We’re thrilled that our team once again earned a spot on Washingtonian’s list for what fuels our great culture,” said Adrienne Webster, VP of human resources. “Sure, we’ve got an office full of cool gadgets, games and creature comforts for us and the newest members of team Carfax, our dogs. We believe a great culture grows from healthy competition, knowing your work makes a difference to millions, and being rewarded for your efforts.”
Carfax recently expanded in the D.C. area, adding 25,000 sq. ft. to its Cushman & Wakefield-managed Fairfax County offices. The company also is hiring dozens of programmers and data engineers to help innovative solutions like Carfax Used Car Listings and Carfax History-Based Value be the standard for used car buyers and sellers.
Carfax employees work in an open, collaborative environment that fosters teamwork yet gives people plenty of personal space. Team Carfax also works together to give back to the local community, most notably the annual Bike to the Beach ride, for which they raised over $48,000 towards autism research in 2016.
“One of the keys to our success is playing to the strengths of each Team Carfax member,” said Webster. “Being at the forefront of innovation in the consumer information world gives our team the chance to grow and take on new challenges. We invest in cutting-edge tools and technologies that contribute to the growth of our employees and our products. People love working here because the resources they need to thrive are readily available to them.”
Carfax also earns distinction as a Best Place to Work in Virginia for 2017 from Virginia Business. The company made the inaugural list in 2011 and has been recognized every year since. In addition to Washingtonian and Virginia Business, Carfax ranks on top places to work lists from The Washington Post and Glassdoor.com. Carfax president Dick Raines, who recently celebrated 25 years with the company, was voted as one of the nation’s most-liked business leaders in 2016 through Glassdoor.com.