November 5, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI – Service Express has been named one of Entrepreneur’s Top 25 Best Large-Company Cultures in 2015. This marks the first year Service Express has earned this award. Service Express specializes in flexible IT solutions for on-site data center maintenance and support of mainframe, mid-range and Intel-based servers, storage and networking hardware.
This year’s winners practice innovative strategies and represent best culture practices in industries as diverse as construction, IT, and publishing.
Entrepreneur worked with CultureIQ to evaluate each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Collaboration, Innovation, Agility, Communication, Support, Wellness, Work Environment, Responsibility, Performance Focus, and Mission and Value Alignment. The 10 categories are then combined with the employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) to determine the cumulative CultureIQ score (CIQ). Companies are scored on a scale from 0-100, and the top 25 all ranked above 86.35.
“While I’m excited about this recognition, it only validates what we at Service Express already know – Service Express is a great place to work because we’ve surrounded ourselves with people who work hard, have fun and get great results!” states Service Express President & CEO, Ron Alvesteffer.
“Creating an entrepreneurial culture is a key priority for business leaders, yet no one until now has really assessed the role culture plays in success,” says Ray Hennessey, editorial director of Entrepreneur.com. “This ranking celebrates the dedication that all teams, from entry-level to the C-suite, have in ensuring they are creating vibrant, healthy and sustainable work environments. That’s good for employees, investors and customers.”
The full list, presenting a total of 75 companies categorized as small, medium-sized or large companies—25-49 employees, 50-99 employees and more than 100 employees— is available on Entrepreneur.com. Core insights, behaviors and attributes that have helped to shape the high-performing cultures presented by the top companies are shared alongside practices to help other companies work on their own workplace environments.
“There is always an opportunity to learn from each other when running and growing a business, which is why we are excited to honor these companies and share their success in building an effective culture,” says CultureIQ founder and CEO Greg Besner. “I find it particularly inspiring to see a wide variety of companies represented in the list, confirming that you can have a strong culture regardless of industry, size, or business maturity.”