DENVER, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - FORTUNE magazine has named PCL Construction to its "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the ninth consecutive year. PCL, a top North American general contractor based in Denver, CO, this year earned a #59 ranking on the annual list, moving up 14 spots from last year's #73 ranking. PCL is the second ranked commercial construction firm on the list.
"PCL strives to be the best by offering our employees opportunity, support, and rewarding work while fostering a community-minded philosophy," said Shaun Yancey, President and COO of PCL's US Operations. "The heart of our business lies with our people and their devotion to this company. I am proud to be part of such a dynamic and passionate culture."
PCL's unique employee-ownership model, wellness initiatives, philanthropic efforts, and professional development programs all contributed to this year's ranking. Besides offering a robust benefits package, PCL encourages work-life balance through a flexible working schedule, gym reimbursement, and employee wellness programs, along with opportunities to attend events and celebrations throughout the year.
"Working for an employee-owned company creates interest and promotes collaboration on our many diverse and challenging projects," said Adam Hill, a project engineer in Denver. "PCL invests in employees and it's exciting and rewarding to be able to develop skills and achieve my professional goals while contributing to the organization's success."
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 257 firms participated in this year's survey. More than 252,000 employees at those companies were surveyed by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees' faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $7.5 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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