CARCHEX, the industry-leading provider of direct-to-consumer Vehicle Protection Plans, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces. This marks the fifth consecutive year the company has made the list as a top small employer in the Baltimore metro area.

“We’re thrilled to make the list again for 2015,” said CARCHEX CEO Jason Goldsmith. “We invest in our employees’ personal, physical, mental and economic well-being. I believe culture is the most valuable currency. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your customers. With an in-house gym, nutritional coaching, massage and free organic snacks, we want our employees to feel empowered, energized, appreciated and motivated. Given that this award is a based on employee feedback, we are especially proud to be one of the few companies on the list for a fifth straight year.”

Along with health and wellness initiatives, CARCHEX helps its employees make a positive difference in the community with support of local and national charities such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In the past 18 months, CARCHEX has raised more than $50,000.00 for MADD.

“Our charity and community work helps us fulfill our corporate purpose of protecting people on America’s roadways,” said Goldsmith.

The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback. Each employee survey included 22 questions to measure seven factors, including work/life balance, management, pay and benefits, company values and engagement.

The survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a Philadelphia-based research firm that specializes in employee surveys and workplace improvement. WorkplaceDynamics invited 1,274 companies to participate in this award program.