Now in its ninth year, the BBJ'sBest Places to Work awards program recognizes Massachusetts companies' achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions, and company culture.
HubSpot was one of over 320 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys administered throughout April.
"At HubSpot, we're very committed to making our employees happy and successful," said HubSpot CEO & Founder Brian Halligan. "We truly strive to create a positive and supportive work environment that encourages experimentation, collaboration and innovation. HubSpotters are a unique breed of employee who are passionate and committed to helping businesses transform their marketing, and it really shows in the quality of work they produce day-in and day-out."
HubSpotters, now numbering about 200, value HubSpot for its unique culture, casual work environment, and hard-working coworkers, and enjoy such perks as no vacation policy, a beer-laden game room, an educational HubSpot Fellows Program, and company-wide activities, events and competitions organized by employees.
“Our Best Places to Work event recognizes the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage," said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. "Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren't as easy to give. In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business.”
The survey project, which was launched in January, evaluated companies on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support, and recognition of achievement and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.
The top 25 companies in three size categories -- small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees), and large (more than 500 employees)-- will be awarded during a lively breakfast on June 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and profiled in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal, published on June 10, 2011.
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