November 2, 2018 – Sargent & Lundy has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Chicago Tribune for the fourth consecutive year. The firm was ranked number 25 in the Large Employers category.
“We are honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace again, above all else because the judges are our employees,” said Chairman, President & CEO of Sargent & Lundy Tom White. “Our people make Sargent & Lundy a great place to work - we owe this accomplishment to them.”
The honor is determined by feedback collected from anonymous employee surveys that measure several aspects of workplace culture. Most notably, Sargent & Lundy received its highest survey score in response to the statement, "my job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful." Responses to this statement improved significantly from the 2017 survey and correlated to high engagement scores.
“We take great pride in fostering a workplace culture that empowers employees to deliver innovative power solutions that make a meaningful impact in day-to-day life around the world,” said White.
Survey results also indicated that employees are engaged outside of business hours. Sargent & Lundy offers numerous opportunities for employees to improve team-building skills and socialize after work, ranging from a board game club to a rock climbing club. In the survey, staff noted that the after work activities and clubs help them build a strong rapport with co-workers, enhance work-life balance, and feel they are part of a community.
The third-party survey was administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”