Dance parties. Weekly yoga. Lunches catered in with fresh, sustainably-sourced organic ingredients. A daily DJ to keep everyone in the groove.
Does this sound like your typical office?
That’s because it’s not. At DMV.org, we don’t believe that coming to work means leaving your personality behind. This is a place where you can be who you are, and do what you love.
Our office is situated within a repurposed surfing warehouse—lovingly dubbed “The WareHome”—just 2 blocks west of Moonlight Beach in beautiful Encinitas, CA. Spend a day in the office, and you’ll encounter everything from meditation to intense collaboration, from couch meetings to Nerf gun wars.
In contrast to the traditional business model of “company first,” we place value on people, planet, and profit. The company initiatives below illustrate our commitment to a holistic approach to business.
Team wellness – A healthy, happy team means a productive workplace, so we make sure to put our employees first! Our WareHome features a workout area with free weights, a ballet barre, and other fitness amenities. In addition, we offer a weekly yoga class, provide healthy snacks and immunity boosters throughout the office, and encourage employees to get outdoors for a lunchtime run, bike, or surf. We even keep a place to stash your surfboard!
Mindfulness program – We know that a focused and quiet mind is essential to working, learning, and growing, and we feel strongly about nurturing and strengthening our ability to fully "drop in" to each day. That’s why we make a point to create space and time for a daily group meditation practice each afternoon. Our team members find that this helps them return refreshed and clear, ready to express the best versions of themselves and take on the rest of their workday.
Lunch program – In line with our focus on team wellness, we provide daily lunches in the office catered from our local Whole Foods market. Our dedicated chef creates healthy dishes with ingredients that are entirely organic and sustainably sourced. A variety of dietary considerations and preferences are accommodated, including:
- Vegan and gluten-free options
- Fresh juices and smoothies
- Seasonal ingredients and dishes
- Themed menus featuring a wide variety of cuisines
And if you’d prefer to get out of the office, a lunch credit is provided four times per month, so you can sample what Encinitas cuisine has to offer!
Team training – A company flourishes only when its employees are constantly learning and growing into their potential. We offer a variety of education, training, and networking opportunities, which include:
- Talk Tuesdays, where the company watches a video together on a pertinent topic or issue, and a team engagement conversation follows.
- Mindfulness education for team members to further their understanding of the science and principles behind their meditation practice.
- Morning huddle presentations on individual or department-specific initiatives and processes.
- Conferences and networking events held around the community, state, and country.
- Leadership and management training courses for those who show potential for leadership roles within the company.
Impact initiatives – Our team is deeply passionate about helping our world and communities around us. Through our Impact program, we sponsor company-wide service initiatives that have the potential for significant change, such as organ donation and “green” transportation; using our time, resources, and profits, we apply the same level of strategy and skill that has made DMV.org one of the most trafficked sites on the Web to also making it one of the most positively influential companies in the world.
It’s clear from the programs offered that we place a huge focus on the mental and physical health of our employees. We know how to work hard and play hard, and believe that when our team is happy, everyone benefits – especially our visitors!