In a competitive labor market, CarGurus is managing an impressive feat: It’s drawing technical workers away from other employers.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based company lured Katie Langerman away from an area startup last year, for example, even though she wasn’t looking for a new job. But Langerman was so impressed by CarGurus’ employees and its work environment that she decided to make the leap and join the firm as a user interface (UI) engineer.
“There was something in the culture that was unique. I got the sense that people were warm and open to new engineers,” Langerman says. “It just felt like a very mature but fun and friendly environment, and that was something I had been looking for.”