Nearly 3,000 companies were nominated or asked to participate in the 2020 Top Workplaces awards, hosted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and its partner, Energage.
Energage surveyed 285 of those companies, the most ever for the no-cost program. The surveyed companies employ a combined 76,528 workers in the region, including 41,645 of whom responded.
These employees determined how the top 150 were ranked based on employee feedback scores and included newcomers Synovus Financial, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and others.
Included in the top 150 are:
- 22 large companies with 500 or more employees
- 63 midsize companies with a workforce of 150 to 499
- 65 small companies with 149 or fewer employees
- An additional 64 Atlanta area companies are 2020 Workplace Achievers for scoring above the national benchmark.
Those workers were asked to use the seven-point Likert scale. Each statement was tested to ensure a high correlation with how Atlanta employees rate their workplaces. This was calculated by the employee on a scale of zero to 99.
The winners were honored at the 2020 AJC Top Workplaces event Feb. 26.
Employees at 2019’s second place finishers must not have liked that rank, because all of last year’s No. 2 companies were No. 1 for 2020.
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators — the sixth largest pest control company in the nation and a place where multigenerations of families choose to work — overtook four-time winner Woodward Academy to be named the top large workplace.
A consistent AJC top workplace, Dorsey Alston, Realtors, has ranked among the top five in the midsize company category for the past five years. The residential real estate company is again No. 1 among midsize employers.
Personal goals are as important as professional ones at Supreme Lending Southeast Region, and co-workers spur one another on, providing accountability and support. The top small workplace in 2017 and 2018, it is again supreme for 2020.
An additional 64 Atlanta area companies are 2020 Workplace Achievers for scoring above the national benchmark.
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