November 10, 2017 – Sargent & Lundy has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by the Chicago Tribune for the third consecutive year. The firm was ranked number 16 in the Large Employers category. The Tribune’s 2017 special report showcases the best places to work in the Chicago region.
“It’s an honor to be named among so many admired companies on this prestigious list – and for the third year,” said CEO Tom White. “The credit for earning this award belongs to our employees. It is their drive, energy, and camaraderie that make us an award winning engineering firm and a great place to work.”
The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
The winning companies were announced at an award ceremony November 9. The event and Top Workplaces special report publicly recognize the most dynamic and supportive area companies to work for.