14. Dealer.com

Online automotive-marketing firm

LOCATION: Burlington, VT
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 527
BEST PERKS: Alternative work environment, Fitness, Swag
HIRING? YES! dealer.com

Dealer.com helps auto dealers and manufacturers market to customers through websites and online solutions integrated into the industry’s most comprehensive and effective online platform. Dealer.com’s product suite significantly lowers the cost of customer acquisition and enhances dealer and manufacturer efficiency and profitability. Dealer.com is the auto-retailing industry’s technology and market-share leader, working with 80 percent of the top 125 dealer groups and recognized by Automotive News. 

COMPANY CULTURE
Working at Dealer.com is like finding the sweet spot of your career. It’s the opportunity to do great work, combined with an environment centered on helping people thrive. It’s the happy medium between working in a dynamic, growing company and living in Burlington, one of the most beautiful small cities in the country. It’s highly rewarding, both personally and professionally. And it’s quite unlike any job you’ve ever had.

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
We offer discretionary bonuses and recognition awards for employee of the month and employee of the year. We give employee spot bonuses and other giveaways (e.g., iPods).

FITNESS BENEFITS
Dealer.com has its own comprehensive fitness facility that includes free weights, nautilus and cardio equipment with TVs, boxing equipment (including speed and Muy Thai heavy bags), a world-class indoor tennis court and a world-class Ping-Pong table, half-court basketball, locker rooms with showers, and more. We offer complimentary fitness and boot-camp classes, as well as free tennis clinics. Massage therapists on-site offer free chair massages.

We pay for 50 percent of ski passes to one of three area mountains, offer free membership to the Burlington Swim and Tennis Club for employees and their families (with access to pool, tennis courts, etc.), and discounted membership at Vermont National Country Club.

We have more than 20 sports teams and 15 clubs. Employees are given a wireless pedometer that tracks movement. This program encourages employees to walk or bike to work in order to get Ped Points they can turn into cash or Dealer.com prizes. We offer physical assessments on-site quarterly by our life coaches and monthly seminars on health and wellness. 

With so many farms nearby, it only makes sense that we’d create the Dot Calm Café, which offers locally raised and organic foods and coffee. Dealer.com also offers a subsidized CSA program, where food shares are delivered directly to the company from local farms.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Groups we support include the Woman’s Rape Crisis Center (Dealer.com has been their top giver for the past two years), Children’s Toy Drive, Food Drive, Human Society, and Boys and Girls Clubs. 

GREEN INITIATIVES
Dealer.com’s brand-new 135,000-square-foot headquarters is built to LEED-certified standards. The air is pure and clean and so is the water, thanks to our reverse-osmosis machine. All of our cleaning supplies are Green Seal certified. We have a Dealer.com composting program.

We participate in the weeklong Way to Go Commuter Challenge, which encourages alternative transportation to and from work, offer carpooling incentives, and partner with a local bike-rental business to have bikes on-site that employees can use for errands.

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