October 25, 2012

ENGEO Ranks 5th Best Place to Work in the United States

October 25, 2012 – Great Place to Work® named ENGEO as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today by FORTUNE magazine. Ranked #5, the list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Now in its ninth year, the competition is divided into two categories, Small (50-250 employees) and Medium (251-999 employees).

ENGEO was selected among 720 participating 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, “This is an amazing honor and a recognition of what we already know; we have the best people on earth. It is especially remarkable given the extremely small percentage of nominated companies that earn a top-25 ranking, and the much smaller number of organizations that are able to earn that distinction in consecutive years. Each one of us has had an integral part in our collective success. As we strive to reach even higher in our service to our clients and our communities, we will continue to transform and differentiate ourselves to achieve results beyond our imagination.”

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.

“The Best Small & Medium Workplace list grows more competitive every year and this list represents the best of the best,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, Global Chief Executive Officer of Great Place to Work®. “While each company is unique, what they have in common are strong cultures that support positive workplaces.”

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.

To see the 2012 Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit and to learn more about ENGEO, visit or their winning Great Place to Work company profile at

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list.  Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.


Founded in 1971, ENGEO is an employee-owned firm of geotechnical and civil engineers, geologists, hydrologists, environmental professionals and construction services technicians located in offices throughout California. ENGEO serves a diverse range of public and private clients in the United States and abroad through projects in transportation, infrastructure, water resources, geologic hazards, flood control, energy, industrial development, manufacturing, critical facilities, residential and mixed-use communities, urban infill, Brownfields and transit oriented developments. ENGEO has experienced geographic growth over the past year, having established offices in Irvine and New Zealand. ENGEO’s New Zealand office is providing much needed geotechnical engineering support to assist with the rebuild of Christchurch after the devastating earthquakes in 2011. ENGEO attributes the firm’s success to a culture of service, collaboration, optimism, passion and excitement. The firm is committed to maintaining a close-knit atmosphere and a stimulating work environment. ENGEO offers comprehensive training, coaching, mentorship, and actively promotes involvement of all employees in important decisions of the firm. Through a combination of small committees, after-work activities, and an open-door policy, the firm is committed to providing each employee with a voice and a strong connection to the team.

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