Management consulting and research firm Zweig Group ranked SSOE as a “Hot Firm”, signifying that we are one of the fastest-growing architectural, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. Click here to read more.
The independent analysts at Great Place to Work® honored SSOE with the “Great Workplace” certification based on exemplary ratings provided by SSOE’s U.S. employees in an anonymous survey. This award recognizes our commitment to its employees as well as their extensive list of benefits programs and employee perks. Click here to read more.
CHC Wellness honored SSOE with the “Culture of Health” award. This award recognizes leadership in raising the level of engagement among employees by creating a culture of health that encourages, supports, and rewards healthy living. SSOE was selected for setting a standard for wellness within our community, displaying a top-down effort that has positively impacted the lives of our employees, and for dedicating considerable efforts to expand participation in our wellness programs. Click here to read more.
SSOE was ranked the 4th largest engineering firm in Birmingham in the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 25 Engineering List. This ranking was based on the total number of local licensed professional engineers. Click here to read more.
The “Ohio Distinguished Employer” award by the Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) recognizes exceptional commitment to providing learning and employment opportunities for co-ops. The award takes into account the quality of work assignments as well as the special assistance and opportunities provided to full-time co-op students and the institutions they represent. SSOE was nominated by Vicki Kuntz, Director, Engineering Career Management Center at The University of Toledo. Click here to read more.
Despite the high stress and anxiety levels that often accompany uncertain economic conditions, SSOE has managed to help its employees in living less stressful lives. In an awards ceremony, the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) named SSOE one of four psychologically healthy workplaces. In order to be considered for this award, an application must be submitted to the OPA and a panel of OPA members must conduct a site visit. The workplace is evaluated on five areas: employee involvement, employee growth and development, health and safety, employee recognition and work-life balance.
Nashville Business Journal honored 20 finalists with an office in Middle Tennessee with its “Healthiest Employers” award. The finalists were broken down into five categories, based on size, with one winner named in each category based on overall score. Criteria included employee wellness programs, cultural commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, programming, and more.
The “Parent-Friendly Workplace” award recognizes companies / organizations that are supportive of family obligations and are a great place to work. Employees need flexibility to make decisions in the best interest of their families while meeting their employment responsibilities. This award honors employers who understand and allow that flexibility. At SSOE, work-life balance is a key value and is one of the factors contributing to our impressive retention rate. An important aspect of attracting and retaining the best people is offering them what they want and need from an employer.
SSOE was honored for our outstanding human resource program by the Toledo-area Human Resource Association, The University of Toledo, The Employers’ Association, and The Mergis Group. The “Human Resource Management Award for Excellence” was presented to SSOE based on our outstanding recruitment program, clear career progression track, industry-leading 401(k) and profit sharing plans, flexible benefits program, wellness program, and training and development program, all of which result in our impressive retention rate.
Building Design + Construction Magazine (BD+C) named SSOE a “Best AEC
Firm to Work For”. This honor is given to industry-leading architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. and is a valuable third-party endorsement of our efforts as we compete to attract and retain top talent in a tight architecture and engineering labor market. The award was based on
SSOE’s holistic approach to benefits, which we call our Employment Value Proposition.