CSArch Named a Best Place to Work in 2018
The Albany Business Review has named CSArch a “Best Place to Work” in the Capital Region for 2018. This marks the second year in a row for the firm, who made the list in 2017. Ranking companies based on size, the list recognizes workplaces that foster enjoyable, meaningful work environments and a culture of employee engagement. This year, of the 165 companies that submitted nominations, 48 were chosen. CSArch ranked on the “medium to large” list with 70 local employees in the Albany office.
To qualify for the Albany Business Review list, CSArch’s Albany-based employees completed an “Employee Engagement Survey” to provide feedback on their experience as an employee with the firm. Participants were asked questions to determine their feelings regarding job satisfaction, the integrity of leaders, access to professional development opportunities, and employee benefits. The ABR list also considers insurance coverage, unique company perks, profit sharing and retirement contributions.
Aside from offering flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and work from home options, CSArch invests in employee well-being through various other platforms. The firm recently renovated it’s Albany office to feature ergonomic furniture, a living room area, collaborative open spaces, modernized furnishings and a kitchen stocked with assorted beverages and snacks. Employees are encouraged to attend in-office happy hours, potlucks, paint and sips, trivia nights, networking events, and other fun outings, like a “Night at the Joe,” welcoming employees and their families to a barbeque and Valley Cats baseball game. The past 9 years CSArch has also participated in the Capital Region CANstruction competition – using canned food items to design colossal structures which are then donated to the Food Pantries for the Capital District.
In addition to attending the ABR’s Best Places to Work luncheon at River’s Resort and Casino last Friday, CSArch staff celebrated their win with an office-wide party. Including the Newburgh and White Plains offices, employees dressed in their favorite “ugly sweater” and enjoyed a happy hour and potluck dinner.
To see the full list of the Best Places to Work winners, click here: https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2018/12/06/csarch.html