Top Workplaces in Atlanta 2012
The AJC identifies the top places to work in Atlanta through employee surveys
Chemistry teacher Sam Mugavero stood in front of 20 fellow employees at Woodward Academy in various stages of physical exertion.
It is early Tuesday morning at AutomationDirect.com, the industrial automation product distributor in Cumming, which means most of the 207 people on its payroll have packed the auditorium for a weekly one-hour meeting that bursts with the energy of a pep rally.
Employees at the software marketing firm Pardot, mostly T-shirted and 20-something, squeeze into a room on the top floor of a Buckhead high-rise.
Use the map to see where Atlanta's top workplaces are located. You can also search by business name or ZIP code. Click on a flag to read more about each company and access their company profile.
How did the AJC select its list of top workplaces? And how can a company be nominated? Those were the big questions last April after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published the 2011 debut edition of Metro Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces.
Metro Atlanta employees who responded to Workplace Dynamics’ top workplace survey were shown a list of 20 statements, grouped into six categories.
F. Stuart Gulley of Woodward Academy, Tim Hohmann of AutomationDirect and David Cummings of Pardot, the heads of the three companies that were named metro Atlanta’s top workplaces, address a wide range of questions concerning leadership, challenges and desired results.
As the local job market improved, so did the way workers perceived their companies. But metro Atlanta employees say they no longer are achieving the work-life balance they had a year ago, according to a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics, which partnered with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution to select the top 100 workplaces in metro Atlanta.
With the economic recovery finally beginning to show signs of life, companies around the country are preparing or already starting to increase the pace of hiring in an effort to meet increased demand.
A sampler of images from the 2012 AJC Top Workplaces event.
Word Cloud: What words do happy employees use when describing their companies? This graphic, created from our surveys, tells the tale.
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