Network design-build company earns coveted Great Place to Work Certification™ for 3rd straight year
June 21, 2022
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Building and maintaining a best-in-class workplace culture is challenging in the most friendly and predictable business environments. But doing so while rapidly accelerating growth — and managing all the onboarding, training, and development that accompanies such a surge — significantly ups the degree of difficulty.
In earning Great Place to Work Certification™ for the third straight year, Charlotte-based Essentia, Inc. has stuck the landing. The prestigious recognition, which is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Essentia, has occurred while the company grew its team 65%.
“Getting new hires to rally around a common mission, build effective relationships with one another, and learn our innovations inside and out is no easy task,” said Chelsea Miller, VP of HR for Essentia, a network design-build provider with an almost exclusively remote workforce. “Fortunately, we’ve found that being a great place to work means that great people seek you out. It gives us a clear edge in attracting top talent.”
Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation.
“Great Place To Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, the Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work. “By successfully earning this recognition, it is evident that Essentia stands out as one of the top companies to work for, providing a great workplace environment for its employees.”
According to Essentia’s Great Place to Work survey results, the following statements received the most support from team members — well exceeding industry average scores:
- You can count on people to cooperate. (90% agreed)
- I feel I make a difference here. (90%)
- People here are willing to give extra to get the job done. (90%)
- Management is honest and ethical in its business practices. (87%)
- Our executives fully embody the best characteristics of our company. (87%)
“These strengths echo our core values and build a strong foundation for our continued success,” said Lindon Hayes, Co-Founder & CEO of Essentia. “But culture is never static; it’s always rising and falling over the course of any given year. The important work is now to closely look at all the data and identify new opportunities to grow this advantage.”
According to Great Place To Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion.
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About Essentia Inc.
At Essentia, we’ve assembled a team of trusted experts who design and build turnkey outdoor & indoor networks with unrivaled quality and record-setting cycle times. We know true breakthrough innovations are the ones that target real customer pain points, inefficiencies, and error-prone processes. That’s why we’re delivering tech-enabled infrastructure services including drone data capture, engineering automations, and machine learning – all powered by our proprietary eSpeed Technology Platform. Founded in 2003 and based in Charlotte, N.C., Essentia has planted roots across the country while supporting Telecom Carriers, Cable MSOs, on-the-move Enterprises, and Critical Infrastructure / Utilities.
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About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.