WeddingWire Named One of Washingtonian’s 50 Great Places to Work
Local Employees Say Company Growth, Office Environment Make DC Technology Company a Great Place to Work
CHEVY CHASE, MD–February 23, 2017–WeddingWire, Inc., the global leader for online wedding planning, has earned a spot as Washingtonian Magazine’s 50 Great Places to Work in the Washington, DC area. This year, in its ninth installment, the 50 Great Places to Work winners feature a mix of sizes and industries from technology companies such as WeddingWire, to nonprofits and more. The honorees were chosen by a panel of editors who carefully reviewed nearly 200 companies and more than 8,000 employee surveys.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized by Washingtonian and our employees as a Great Place to Work,” said Emily Markmann, VP of People, WeddingWire. “This honor is a testament to the rich culture we have built and the significant investments we have made in promoting a positive employee experience, where our people are building their careers and directly impacting the $200 billion wedding industry. We are sincerely honored to have been selected for this coveted recognition.”
The winning workplaces were chosen based on various measurements including: generous pay and benefits, interesting and meaningful work, a great work/life balance, opportunities to learn and grow, financial stability, commitment to charity and community, and the recognition and respect given to employees.
WeddingWire has received numerous top employer accolades recognizing its unique company culture and leadership over the years, ranging from receiving a perfect score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index to being named one of Forbes Most Promising Companies, and continues to evolve, innovate and invest in their people practices to provide a collaborative, inclusive, and enriching employee experience. Some of these include career advancement programs such as tuition assistance and in-house leadership development courses, “crash course” workshops on topics from financial planning to floral arranging, and monthly fireside chats with entrepreneurs and professionals from outside organizations. Employees also have the opportunity to join in-house groups such as WeddingWire’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, take part in charitable activities including WeddingWire’s annual day of service, Donate, and even participate in in-house fitness classes. WeddingWire also caters to its employees through daily provided breakfasts, annual company events and trips, happy hours, a $250 yearly enrichment bonus called “Treat yo’ Self,” and special office perks including a speakeasy with beer on tap and massage chairs.
“WeddingWire is an awesome place to work,” said Mary-Katherine McKenzie, a Software Engineer for the company. “WeddingWire is really in tune with their employees and proactive in creating an environment that I look forward to coming into everyday. Plus, the unique perks and benefits, like unlimited PTO, doesn’t hurt.”
The company also recently announced plans to expand their corporate headquarters in Montgomery County which will include adding approximately 200 new jobs to its existing workforce of over 350 local employees. WeddingWire is currently hiring across numerous departments including marketing, sales, and engineering. For more information about job opportunities at WeddingWire, visit jobs.weddingwire.com.
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers around the world are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses globally. It provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 800 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.