Second Straight Great Place to Work Certification™ Based Entirely on Anonymous Employee Input
June 2, 2022
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the second straight year, Essentia, Inc. has been Certified™ by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Essentia. This year, 90% of employees said it’s a great place to work – 33 points higher than the average U.S. company and 17 points higher than Essentia rated last year.
“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Essentia is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
The honor comes just weeks after Essentia was named among The America’s Fastest Growing Companies by the Financial Times and Statista. It also comes at a pivotal time in the company’s growth. In the past year, the network infrastructure deployment company expanded from primarily working with Telecom Carriers to also supporting the Cable and Critical Infrastructure / Utility industries.
“This recognition speaks to the hard work that everyone across the company has put in to ensure that Essentia has a top-flight employee experience,” said Lindon Hayes, CEO of Essentia.
“But it’s about so much more than the recognition. As we hire up to meet demand for our tools and technology, candidates see the thriving culture we’ve built — and they want to be part of it. At a time when so many are struggling to attract and keep top talent, Great Place to Work has provided critical insights to help us stay above the fray and continue hiring the best,” he added.
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.
Essentia’s Great Place to Work survey results reveal several statements that elicited 100% affirmation across its workforce, including:
- I can be myself around here.
- I’m proud to tell others I work here.
- Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
- I am able to take time off from work when I think it’s necessary.
- Our executives fully embody the best characteristics of our company.
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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. Essentia is a Certified Great Place to Work® and an Inc. 5000 honoree.
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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™.