June 3, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI – Great Place to Work® (GPTW) and Fortune Magazine have named Service Express as one of the Top 20 Best Workplaces for Consulting & Professional Services. Service Express and the other top 20 companies were selected based on GPTW’s workplace experience survey of 30,000 employees at over 600 companies. Service Express ranked 12th on its debut list appearance. Employees responded with high marks in the surveyed categories including: company pride, employee camaraderie, communication, compensation, management approval, and company culture.
“We are extremely proud to be in this year’s class of companies who put their employees first,” said Service Express President and CEO Ron Alvesteffer. “Service Express’s employee-focused culture has been the key component of our success and we are pleased to see the surveys come back with such a high degree of employee satisfaction!”
GPTW also collected accounts from employees about why they loved working for the companies in the top 20. “I think that the most unique thing is the transparency. I am able to access our intranet and see the goals of our President, CFO, etc. and see if they are meeting their goals. I can also see the things that everyone in the company is working on quarterly, and if I may be able to help them with any of their tasks,” says an employee at Service Express. “The employee vision also ties into this as I have a monthly meeting with my manager to discuss my personal, professional, and financial goals. No topic is off limits including salary. Management wants to know these things so they can help us achieve those goals. This is something I do not think many companies take the time to do with their employees.”
Service Express has also been certified as a “great employer” by Great Place to Work®, Fortune’s longtime partner for the annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to work for and other monthly best workplaces list. GPTW assesses and rates organizations that appear on their “best” lists with The Trust Index® Employee Survey, a comprehensive research tool that they have developed to measure the quality and interconnected relationship of the three key measures of a great workplace: trust, pride and camaraderie.
Along with its unique vision to partner with and empower employees to achieve their goals at the office and at home, Service Express’s uncommon culture includes perks such as 16 paid volunteer hours, birthday PTO, wellness programs with quarterly challenges, team outings and a focus on professional development.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on building, sustaining and recognizing high-trust organizational cultures. Their mission is to build a better society by helping companies to transform their workplaces. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list.