September 18, 2014 –
People at this employee-owned engineering firm rave about its servant-leader culture, supportive environment, and open communication.
ENGEO was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published in FORTUNE magazine. Ranked 6th, this is the 5th consecutive year ENGEO has earned a top-10 ranking. The list has recognized companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past eleven years.
ENGEO participated in a rigorous selection process among many hundreds of nominated companies across the country. The process included an employee survey, an in-depth questionnaire about programs and company practices, and a culture audit. Great Place to Work® evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
With offices throughout California and New Zealand, ENGEO has provided engineering consultation and design services in 39 US states and a number of foreign countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Israel. The firm’s expertise in flood control, geologic hazard mitigation, seismic engineering, ground improvement techniques, hazardous materials remediation, water quality and riparian corridor restoration has won the trust of hundreds of clients in both the public and private sectors. The firm has won multiple awards for workplace culture and technical excellence.
Says one employee, “What makes this company a great place to work is the open door, family driven atmosphere we advocate. We all enjoy collaborating with one another and finding ways to continually raise the bar on our service to clients. This environment builds trust and teamwork, which translate into quality work and really distinguishes this company from others.”
ENGEO’s president, Uri Eliahu, who promotes an ethic of servant leadership throughout the firm, says, “Our culture is founded on the principle of caring deeply about ensuring the success of others, whether clients, each other, our children or fellow community members. Beyond career and project success, we actively assist others in achieving all of their dreams-personal and professional.”
“The work of these companies is quite impressive,” said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “They provide an example that others can look to, to see what kind of outstanding workplace is possible-regardless of size, industry, or other circumstances. For example, the growth that many of these companies are experiencing is tremendous, and they are paying close attention to culture every step of the way. This focus on a strong cultural foundation will help pave the way for continued success as they serve their employees and their customers.”
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.