BURR RIDGE, Ill.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States in its annual listing, published today in FORTUNE magazine. This is the fourth consecutive year that IPM has received this honor. Divided into two categories, small (50-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees), the list has recognized companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past ten years.
“I have always considered a values-based and inspiring culture the greatest competitive advantage a company can possess”
Competing against hundreds of companies across the country, IPM participated in a rigorous selection process, which included an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about benefits programs and company practices. Great Place to Work evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
“I have always considered a values-based and inspiring culture the greatest competitive advantage a company can possess,” said C. Richard Panico, IPM’s president and CEO. “We have continually strived to sustain and improve our culture: an environment where people can thrive and expand their potential, as well as establish supportive, trusting relationships. Our employees commit their talents and hearts to our continued success. We are grateful for their support and encouragement – and their feedback, which made this award possible.”
“The companies appearing on our Best Small & Medium Workplaces list help us achieve our mission by presenting others with an example to emulate. These companies demonstrate that being an excellent employer leads to business success,” said Robert Levering, CEO and Co-founder of Great Place to Work. “While these companies may be relatively small in headcount, many of them provide services to some of the country’s largest and most notable organizations, suggesting that success has not so much to do with size as with the quality of service and experience a company provides.”
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.
Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) is a project management consulting firm that specializes in the life sciences, ag science and nutrition, consumer goods, industrial, and healthcare sectors. Working with companies in often highly regulated industries, IPM tackles complex projects through dedicated on-site leadership. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, IPM has served more than 300 clients across 3,500 projects. Headquartered in Chicago, the company has regional offices in San Francisco, Boston and St. Louis. To learn more, visit www.ipmcinc.com.