AcademicWorks is honored to announce that after surveying more than 255,000 employees across the country, Great Place to Work® and Fortune have recognized AcademicWorks as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie. We consider this honor exceptionally notable because the recognition is based on our employees’ own assessments of the sense of team, fun and collegiality in our workplace.
“At AcademicWorks, we understand how important it is to encourage strong personal connections among our team,” says Brandon Phipps, CEO. “This is why we place incredible value on creating a collaborative work environment where people with diverse interests and hobbies come together to fulfill our unique mission of improving access to education through the use of technology”.
AcademicWorks and the 49 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by over 255,000 randomly-selected employees from nearly 600 participating companies. Employees anonymously answered questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace. Companies achieving the highest overall results in their size categories were then ranked based on employees’ feedback regarding the quality of the personal connections they experience with colleagues, taking into account: how comfortable people feel being themselves; how friendly, cooperative and fun the workplace is; and the strength of its teams. Survey results achieved a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less. The total score for each company was based entirely upon employee feedback.
“Companies that develop strong personal ties among employees and make time for fun at work aren’t just doing it to be nice – it’s a critical strategic investment,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “Workplaces with strong camaraderie are associated with higher levels of cooperation, effort and effective communication – all essential ingredients of a high-performing organization.”
The 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.