In addition to compensation, benefits are a key for workplaces to recruit top talent. Some offer flexible work hours or locations. Some pay the full health insurance premium for all workers. Some offer childcare benefits or allow employees to bring their pets to work.
Perks like these illustrate a company’s commitment to foster a healthy office culture and enable employees to come to work happy and ready to get the job done – which ultimately improves the bottom line. The Business Journal’s annual countdown of the state’s top workplaces helps recognize companies whose employees have great things to say about them.
So, it is with both pride and humility that we are pleased to be among the best workplaces in Washington according to the Journal. Comcast has a well-rounded benefits package that is very popular amongst our employees in Washington state. We believe benefits should be personalized to meet the needs of our employees to help support them physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones in their lives. And we offer these benefits the moment our employees walk into the door on their first day, with no mandatory waiting periods.
We strive to make every employee feel valued and respected for who they are and the unique contributions they make. We believe that a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful company, which is why we aim to infuse diversity and inclusion (D&I) into all aspects of our culture and our business. For us, D&I is not a program — it is a central element of our credo and our DNA. Our approach to D&I is focused on five key pillars: Governance, Workforce, Supplier Diversity, and Community Impact.
To quantify the best workplaces, the Business Journal partnered with Quantum Workplace, which surveyed thousands of employees from 240 companies throughout the state. The survey results were scored by Quantum to create the finalists and the final rankings of best workplaces was revealed last week at the Puget Sound Business Journal Washington’s Best Workplaces event on Aug. 27.
Companies were categorized into one of four lists based on employee count: more than 250 workers, 100 to 249 workers, 50 to 99 workers and 10 to 49 workers. To qualify for the lists, companies needed to meet the following survey participation requirements:
- Fewer than 50 employees: 85% participation
- 51-150 employees: 70% participation
- 151-500 employees: 50% participation
- 501-1,000 employees: 30% participation
- 1,001-3,000 employees: 15% participation
- 3,001-5,000 employees: 8% participation
- More than 5,000 employees: 5% participation
Quantum’s Best Places to Work score factors in 30 items across six categories including trust in leadership and team dynamics. The surveys included questions that employees were asked to answer on a six-point scale from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree.” Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Companies that made The List had the highest composite scores in an employee survey administered by Quantum Workplace on behalf of the Puget Sound Business Journal. Information was obtained from Quantum Workplace representatives through surveys and company websites.