The Washington Post has just released their list for the Top Workplaces of 2019 in the Washington D.C. metro area. The list is comprised of 152 small, midsize, and large companies of various different industries. They conduct a third-party survey by Energage, LLC which gives them a good measure of the workplace culture at various companies. The overall goal of this list is to highlight and recognize companies that are committed to providing a stable and healthy work environment for their employees.
Among the companies listed was used car dealership, Easterns Automotive Group. Easterns was founded in 1988 and has 7 locations across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The Washington Post categorized Easterns as a midsize business because of the total number of employees being 200. The family dynamic and company culture at Easterns is truly one for the books. Robert Bassam, founder and CEO of Easterns hosts various company events throughout the year to bring employees together. In addition to that, he provides weekly lunches for the staff at Easterns corporate office in Sterling, Virginia. These special moments provide everyone a chance to catch up, celebrate, and encourage one another. All of which are very important to the atmosphere of the company.
Many know Easterns from their catchy “At Eastern Motors, your job is your credit” jingle or their funny commercials with local athletes from the years. They still have a tremendous relationship with the Washington Redskins which allows them to partner and come together on various collaborative projects during the NFL season. However, what truly sets Easterns apart from its competitors is their willingness to give back and be active in the DMV community. Director of Marketing for Easterns, Joel Bassam, currently works with Fox 5 DC and WUSA 9 on two segments called Pay It Forward and Road to a Better Community. As the face of Easterns, he is able to represent the true mission statement of the organization. If you would like to learn more about Easterns Automotive Group, browse the inventory, or learn how you can join the family – please visit www.easterns.com
Link to original list – Washington Post Top Workplaces Article