The unbelievable Machine Company is a winner of the regional competition “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2017” run by the independent institute Great Place to Work®. We have been honored in the category for medium-sized companies with 50–250 employees.
We did it! Dana Gleisberg, Caroline Hahn and Oliver Hoffmann celebrate receiving the certification
Since 2012 the initiative “Best Employees” has been striving to improve the business location and its companies by offering a certification in recognition of good workplace quality and high employer attractiveness. Among the participants in this year’s competition were a wide variety of companies from Berlin and Brandenburg, which each volunteered to be evaluated by the research and consulting network Great Place to Work®, as well as by their employees. Twelve companies fulfilled the criteria to reach the top list, and we were one of those within the 50–250 employees category to make the grade.
Certification is dependent on the results of detailed employee surveys as well as a management survey regarding beneficial HR measures. The focus was primarily on key workplace issues such as:
- trust and fairness when collaborating
- personal recognition and appreciation
- team spirit and participation
- career support and development
- work-life balance
Unbelievable employee satisfaction
The opinions of the company employees made up two thirds of the overall evaluation. One of the key prerequisites for reaching the list of the best employers was satisfied if around 80 percent of employees testified that their employer has a particularly good and attractive workplace culture. This minimum level is achieved by only 56 percent of companies in Germany on average, but *um comfortably surpassed it:
99% commended our friendly working atmosphere and feel welcome
90% commended our team spirit
84% commended our fairness
84% called *um a very good workplace
Berlin is not enough!
Strengthened by both our success on a regional level and the satisfaction of our employees, we will also participate in the nationwide Great Place to Work® competitions “Best IT Employer” and “Germany’s Best Employer”. Watch this space.