Carfax receives 4th straight Washington Post workplace honor

CENTREVILLE, Va. - 

Carfax is celebrating its fourth straight time as a Top Workplace in the Washington D.C. area. The Washington Post revealed that Carfax ranks fifth among midsize regional employers.

Officials indicated Carfax employees consistently cite the open, innovative workspace, company mission and team-first culture as keys that make Carfax the choice for careers in consumer information technology.

Carfax is a rapidly expanding company that has created nearly 200 new jobs since first earning this honor from The Washington Post in 2014. Best known for its vehicle history report, Carfax now concentrates on innovative solutions used by millions of people every day to shop for, buy, own and sell used vehicles. Carfax recently added 25,000 square feet to its Fairfax County campus, making space for dozens more programmers and data engineers the company is hiring to help with game-changing tools like Carfax Used Car Listings, Carfax History-Based Value and the highly acclaimed myCarfax.com mobile app.

“We couldn't be prouder to have our passion for helping millions of people result in national recognition as a Top Workplace,” Carfax president Dick Raines said. "Being a leader in the tech space requires building and keeping a talented team through unwavering dedication to employee satisfaction.

“From our investment in cutting-edge tools on through to our office creature comforts, Team Carfax enjoys the best that some of the leading Silicon Valley companies have to offer, yet in our own unique work environment. People come to Carfax for our culture and they stay for a career,” Raines continued.

Carfax employees thrive in a state-of-the-art, dog-friendly campus managed by Cushman & Wakefield where collaboration is encouraged, personal space is respected, and fun is everywhere. Video and table games, sports equipment, an indoor park and relaxation areas help Team Carfax recharge throughout the day.

Other key Carfax benefits include health and wellness programs, personal development time and quarterly hackathon challenges. Carfax employees also participate in team fundraising efforts throughout the year.

“We have a great team that believes helping millions of people doesn't stop with our customers,” said Adrienne Webster, vice president of human resources at Carfax. "Through many community initiatives, like helping families in need at various D.C. area shelters or raising thousands of dollars for autism research during the annual Bike to the Beach ride, we all pull together for the benefit of others.

“Having a clear sense of purpose and great work-life balance fuels the happiness of every Team Carfax member,” Webster went on to say.

Carfax also has earned national recognition from Glassdoor.com as a top workplace. Carfax president Dick Raines, who recently celebrated 25 years with the company, was voted one of the nation's most-liked business leaders at Glassdoor.com.

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