There were more than 4,300 companies nominated or submitted in 2019 Top Workplaces awards , which is hosted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and its partner, Energage (formerly Workplace Dynamics) .
Employees across the metro Atlanta responded to print and online solicitations that started in September. To determine the top places to work, Energage — a Philadelphia-based human resources consulting company — surveyed 256 metro area companies. Throughout those companies, more than 55,000 employees participated. Those employees were at 150 workplaces: 20 large companies (500 or more employees), 55 midsize companies (150-499 employees) and 75 small companies (149 or fewer employees).
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.
See all the 2019 top workplaces here.
The winners were honored at the 2019 AJC Top Workplaces event on Feb. 27, at the Georgia Aquarium.
Schools were big winners of this year's awards. Private school Woodward Academy took the No. 1 spot for the Top Workplaces large company division this year. The academy, which has campuses in College Park and Johns Creek, is the top-ranked large company for the fourth time.
SalesLoft, an Atlanta-based sales engagement software company, is the 2019 Top Workplaces midsize winner.
Founded in 2011, the company's workforce grew to 286 global employees in the last year. This is the second year the software company has been atop the midsize companies division.
There is a new business atop the small company division: Cornerstone Preparatory
See all the 2019 top workplaces here .