October 18, 2011
The Great Place to Work® Ranking for 2011 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in the nation, presented by Entrepreneur®, was announced on October 18 and ENGEO was ranked ninth on the list. This annual, national list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. In its eighth year, the competition is divided into two categories, Small (50-250 employees) and Medium (251-999 employees).
ENGEO was selected among hundreds of companies considered for a place on the list this year. Nominated companies undergo a rigorous selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth assessment of company programs and practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
ENGEO president Uri Eliahu says, “It is humbling to be associated with such a wonderful group of professionals who love the work they do and enjoy sharing their talents with each other and our clients! This prestigious honor recognizes our tag line ‘Expect Excellence,’ and propels us to strive for new heights in everything we do. In keeping with our mission to become the BEST place to work, we continue to move up in the national rankings, despite our challenging business environment.”
The unique business model at ENGEO is distinctly team-based, and the people are genuinely interested in one another’s success and are committed to achieving it. The company sets high standards, attracts the best and brightest, and retains them in order to provide clients with a high-performing team that exceeds expectations and is solution-oriented.
Because of their servant-leadership model, everyone is comfortable engaging in dialogue and in sharing ideas that further ENGEO’s success. There is an unusually strong belief that work is not work, but instead is a passion that comes from enjoyment in collaboration and in taking pride in every task. Further, the enjoyment for one another’s company extends beyond the office to regular social events that are planned by a Fun Committee. For these reasons, and many others, ENGEO has made Best Place to Work lists both regionally and nationally, many years running.
Jeff Adams, Lead Environmental Engineer in the company’s San Ramon office, accepted the award on ENGEO’s behalf at the ceremony in Chicago. “It is tremendously gratifying to receive this award. To be recognized along with other companies from across the country that embody workplace excellence is truly an honor.” Added Adams, “This award is meaningful to everyone at ENGEO. From our founders who created ENGEO over 40 years ago, through today with the efforts of everyone in our organization, this award inspires us to continue our pursuit of excellence every day.”
Great Place to Work has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
“The companies featured on this year’s list are truly extraordinary in their practices and achievements,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Their leaders recognize the value of creating great workplaces and the competitive edge it provides them.”
Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.