CARFAX is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle history information, helping millions of people shop, buy, own, and sell their cars with more confidence. What does that look like in action? Well, the company gives consumers and dealers insight about information that can impact the value and safety of vehicles, including everything from accidents reported to CARFAX and odometer readings to open safety recalls and flood damage.
The aspect that employees appreciate the most about working at CARFAX is the satisfaction that comes from working at an organization with a clear mission to help millions of people. “CARFAX is a company that’s really focused on doing the right thing,” shares Application DBA Raquel Geary. Each and every team member is making a contribution today to keep people safe and allow them to make better decisions about the vehicles they buy and sell.
Inside the office, CARFAX is a firm believer of work-life balance. Dealer Marketing Manager Britt Ford, for instance, explains that one of the best perks offered by the company is a subsidized gym membership to the fitness center—one door down from the office. Every day around lunch, Ford heads over for an energizing workout, and his co-workers—ever understanding of his personal needs—make sure to never schedule any meetings during that time. “CARFAX allows you to have a very balanced work life and home life,” he shares.
The company’s work schedule is even set up in a way that encourages employees to periodically relax and recharge; it includes scheduled breaks! “Every day there are two breaks,” Geary explains, “Everybody at CARFAX works in sessions.” There’s a work session, for example, from 8:30 AM to 10 AM, followed by a 20-minute break from 10 AM to 10:20 AM. “Tons of people come out [during the break] and play ping pong,” continues Geary, “We have three tables, we play in doubles, and it’s so much fun.”
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