Local Employees Make WeddingWire One of DC’s Top Places to Work
Wedding Technology Site Ranks #21 on Washington Post’s Top Workplaces 2014 List
CHEVY CHASE, MD – June 26, 2014 – The nation’s leading online marketplace for the weddings and events industry, WeddingWire, was listed as the #21 top mid-size workplace in greater Washington, D.C. on the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces 2014 List. The honor was given to 150 D.C.-area organizations with high-quality leadership, pay and benefit practices, work-life balance and more. Each company was selected based on feedback from its own employees, which showcases an honest reflection on where employees are truly happy.
“WeddingWire’s philosophy is to meet the employees where their needs are when it comes to benefits and perks. That way we are focusing our efforts on initiatives that are valued,” said Jenny Harding, VP of the People Department. “This honor is made even sweeter, because it is based on employee feedback that acknowledges these efforts.”
To receive the honor, WeddingWire polled its employees for their honest feedback on the company, in which an overwhelming majority shared that they are happy to work in the company’s environment. Notably, WeddingWire offers its employees various out-of-the-box benefits to thank them for their unwavering dedication to driving innovation. Some benefits include the “Treat Yo’Self” program, where employees receive $250 annually to spend on personal development, daily free catered breakfast, monthly themed lunches (e.g., A Mardi-Gras lunch in May, a Thanksgiving Potluck in November, etc.), and unlimited vacation days. WeddingWire’s culture has also been highlighted by the Washington Post in the past , as it often hosts engaging ways for employees to connect - from ping pong tournaments to wing eating contests and quarterly off-site celebrations.
The company’s own Americo Savinon, software engineer, was also highlighted in a related Washington Post article for being one of the company employees who contributes to the innovative and fun culture.
“Working at WeddingWire is such an amazing experience; I’m lucky to say that I can do it 5 days a week,” said Americo. “The office environment is better than working from home, honestly. Why work from your home when you could go to the office, have catered breakfast, be in a fun environment with a work hard play hard atmosphere, awesome people, a ping pong table, monthly social events, unlimited vacation time and more? Being a member of a successful company like WeddingWire makes me happy, which is what it’s really all about.”
The company is hiring entrepreneurial-minded engineers, marketers and salespeople after receiving multiple accolades in 2013 for its rapid growth (including two Inc. Hire Power awards and a Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ award). To learn more about WeddingWire job opportunities, visit jobs.weddingwire.com .
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire®, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $100 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings , including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including Brides.com, MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Weddingbee.com and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).
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