Marking the eighth year of being recognized, Wessler Engineering was honored as a 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana company at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 14th annual awards dinner April 30 at the Indiana Convention Center.
Moving up from the small to medium-sized companies’ category, Wessler ranked 30th out of the 37 total winners at that level who have 75-249 U.S. employees.
Top employers in all the size categories were determined based on employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys, with the Best Companies Group who oversees similar programs in 25 other states handling the selection process.
According to Wessler Engineering CEO Marty Wessler, his firm believes in the program’s approach of companies receiving in-depth evaluations by their employees to identify both strengths and weaknesses of the organization.
“We are humbled and grateful to be recognized for the eighth year as one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work. As a firm who truly values our employees for all the contributions they make to our success and our culture, team members’ opinions matter. Knowing that attracting and maintaining top talent is key to every company’s success, we use the report we receive to further enhance our employee retention and recruitment initiatives.
“By listening to what our team members share, we continuously evaluate how we can improve the work/life balance and employee benefits for those who – day in and day out – are instrumental in making Wessler Engineering successful,” Wessler said.
A sampling of statistics shared in the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice® magazine showing a comparison between the companies on the list and those firms not on the list regarding various employment issues includes:
• work/life balance: no or minimum overtime (66% on the list compared to 39% not on the list); telecommuting options (74% on the list compared to 53% not on the list); paid time off for community service/volunteer work (81% on the list compared to 64% not on the list)
• family-friendly benefits: parental leave upon birth/adoption (78% on the list compared to 55% not on the list) and flexible hours (100% on the list compared to 84% not on the list)
• employee survey benchmarks: corporate culture/communications (92% on the list compared to 81% not on the list); pay/benefits (89% on the list compared to 79% not on the list); training/development (89% on the list compared to 78% not on the list); job provides meaning/purpose (92% on the list compared to 82% not on the list ); and employees would recommend employment at company (94% on the list compared to 85% not on the list).
Fifty-three winners were selected from small-sized Indiana companies (15-74 U.S. employees), 37 medium-sized firms (75-249), 23 large organizations (250-999 U.S. employees), and 12 major companies with 1,000 or more employees. The 2019 award winners ranged from 15 to more than 1,800 employees. Out-of-state parent companies could participate if they had at least 15 full-time employees in Indiana.
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana with branch offices in Carmel, Evansville, Fort Wayne and Bluffton, Ohio, Wessler Engineering specializes in wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater projects, providing services ranging from master planning and design to construction administration and process energy audits. Focused on building relationships in both the public and private sectors since 1975, Wessler’s clients include state government agencies, municipalities, counties, industries, and private utilities.