JLG Architects is the only architecture firm to be named one of Inc. magazine’s “50 Best Workplaces” in the United States in 2016. Inc.’s award program is the first of its kind, measuring American companies with up to 500 employees that, according to the Inc. website, “deploy state-of-the-art techniques keep their staff happy and productive.”
“We hear it over and over again from the fast-growing businesses we cover: The biggest challenge that any business owner faces is finding and keeping the best people,” said Eric Schurenberg, Inc. President and Editor-and-Chief. “Building a workplace culture that allows your staff to grow with your company is absolutely crucial. Recipients of the Inc. Best Workplaces Awards have done so in spades. They should be celebrated and emulated.”
A 100% employee-owned company, JLG Architects provides such benefits as a 401k double-match up to 6% for a total of 12% matching, summer hours and flex-time, and time off and funds for continuing education. JLG also offers a number of unique career development programs, including JLGdna, which trains new graduates as they work towards their architecture licensure.
The 2016 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on a collection of multiple choice, scaled, and open-ended items. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. Core components of the scoring include company practices around management, employee recognition, performance communication, benefits, and other elements of the employee experience. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $2 million, in business at least three years, with full time employees count ranging between 5 and 500.
JLG Architects has also made the Inc. 5000 List for fastest-growing companies in the United States for the past two years in a row. To view the 50 Best Places to Work list, visit www.inc.com/magazine/201606/inc-staff/best-workplaces-2016.html