DMV.ORG Named Among Top U.S. Company Cultures, San Diego’s Best Places to Work for Third Consecutive Year

ENCINITAS, CA--(October 8, 2018) - DMV.ORG, the nation's largest independent resource for DMV-related information and services, today announced that for the third year in a row, it has been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the region’s top 100 best places to work. Additionally, Entrepreneur Magazine named DMV.ORG in its 2018 round-up of high-performing company cultures in the United States. DMV.ORG placed in the top third amongst the small businesses finalists nationwide.

Raj Lahoti, Co-Founder and CEO at DMV.ORG, stated, "It has long been my dream to inspire a company with purpose, a company where team members would be motivated to truly bring their best to make a difference in the world. Bringing joy to the DMV experience is no small task and thankfully, we recognize that a positive user experience starts with our team."

Each year the San Diego Business Journal partners with Best Companies Group to recognize public and private businesses in San Diego whose workplace policies, benefits, practices, philosophy, systems, and overall employee experiences are best in class. Best Companies Group managed the registration process, conducted the employee survey, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings. Company employees rated their businesses in the areas of leadership, corporate culture, and communications as a key and anonymous element of the process.

Similarly, Entrepreneur Magazine utilized Energage’s proprietary "CultureTech" platform to survey companies throughout the U.S., evaluating them across seven different categories, including leadership, alignment, and engagement. Within these categories, 24 factors were measured to choose and rank the finalists based on company size.

Bob Kurilko, President & Chief Operating Officer at DMV.ORG, stated, "I am proud and honored that we have been recognized as a top workplace for three years in a row. A thriving team aligned around a purpose-driven culture is what drives our company forward— and it all starts with putting our team members first. By continually upleveling the way we show up and create together, we foster an environment of deep care and success that will carry us far into the future."

DMV.ORG has remained committed to building a world-class, high emotionally intelligent company culture, placing emphasis not only on how the team works and plays together, but also implementing the leading perks, programs, and benefits that support its team members in bringing their best selves to the workplace everyday. These include:

  • Class-leading health benefits
  • Company-paid wellness expense accounts
  • Daily mindfulness practice
  • Catered lunches
  • Free onsite yoga and fitness classes
  • Onsite massages
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Quarterly success bonuses and celebrations

Catherine Linamen, DMV.ORG’s HR Talent Director, said, "Here at DMV.ORG, we have taken a very conscious approach to develop and care for our company culture. We place special attention on ensuring we bring on the right team members who are aligned with our culture and values and express high emotional intelligence and a positive attitude.” She added, “Our focus is to create the conditions where the team can thrive in a safe, healthy, self-governed culture, which we all equally take pride in caring for."

Companies that made the 2018 list of Best Places to Work in San Diego were honored at an awards ceremony on September 20, 2018 at the Westin San Diego and will be featured in an upcoming special issue of the San Diego Business Journal.

Learn more about DMV.ORG at You can also visit for more information on the Best Places to Work in San Diego program, and for the list of recognized organizations.


With over 180 million annual visitors, DMV.ORG is the nation's largest independent resource for DMV-related information, products, and services. Since 1999, DMV.ORG has organized, simplified, and worked to redefine vehicle drivers' relationship with the complex world of the DMV and motor vehicle compliance. With driver's tests, form libraries, insurance, registration, DMV office finders, and industry-leading partner services, the company's digital publishing house empowers drivers with what they need to reduce their time in line at their state agency and free up more time in their lives. DMV.ORG is a privately-owned digital publishing house located in Encinitas, California. Learn more:

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