“We are tremendously honored and proud to move up to number 2 in the FORTUNE ‘100 Best Companies to Work For®’ list, and the credit for this accomplishment goes to our people,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. “Our knowledgeable, experienced, and enthusiastic people make the difference in delivering on the promise we make as an insurer. Their enthusiasm is the most important component of creating a great workplace and maintaining the culture for which we are known.”
The FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list recognizes businesses that have exceptional workplace cultures. In compiling the annual ranking, Great Place to Work® evaluates companies using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. Great Place to Work has found that 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.
"'Have Fun' is a core value at this property and casualty insurer. Four ping-pong tables and a popcorn machine sit outside their cafeteria. Their summer family picnic is packed with rides, $250 door prizes, an adult casino, and human foosball. The lucky winner of Bossy Bingo left the festival with $5,000. Selfie days and beach bashes come together with high salaries (an average of $16K above industry average) and generous merit increases. Their Sheboygan headquarters boasts the country's largest flagpole at 400 feet,” cited FORTUNE.
Being a best workplace is a key reason Acuity's growth rate over the past 15 years is more than twice as high as its industry peers. It is also a factor in Acuity's low voluntary turnover rate and in the service excellence for which the company is known.
“Being a great place to work is not just about how we treat employees. It’s not about gifts, facilities, or workplace perks. It’s about how employees treat each other and believe in who we are,” said Joan Ravanelli Miller, General Counsel and Vice President - Human Resources.
This is Acuity's second year of eligibility for the list of top employers with more than 1,000 employees. Previously, Acuity had been eligible for the mid-sized employer list and earned the number one spot five times. In 2015, ACUITY was also named the Best Workplace in Insurance, a top-five Best Workplace for Millennials, a top-10 Best Workplace for Camaraderie, and one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women.
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