SSOE recognized as one of the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. by management consulting and research firm Zweig Group. Click here to read more.
The independent analysts at Great Place to Work® honored SSOE with the “Great Workplace” certification for the second consecutive year 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 for the second consecutive year 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 high stress and anxiety levels that often accompany uncertain economic conditions, SSOE has managed to help its employees in living less stressful lives. In 2010, 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 in five areas: employee involvement, employee growth and development, health and safety, employee recognition, and work-life balance.
SSOE was recognized as Middle Tennessee’s Healthiest Employers (Large Company: 500-1,499) by Nashville Business Journal. The publication honored 20 finalists with offices in Middle Tennessee. Those finalists were then cate into five categories, based on size, with one winner named in each category based on overall score. The companies were judged based on wellness programs for employees. Criteria included cultural commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, programming and intervention and reporting and analysis.
The Parent-Friendly Workplace Award recognizes a company / organization that is supportive of family obligations and is 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 high employee retention rate. An important aspect of attracting and retaining the best people is offering them what they want and need from an employer.
In 2008, SSOE was honored for our outstanding human resources program in the form of the Human Resources Award for Excellence from the University of Toledo and the Toledo Area Human Resources Association. This award was presented based on SSOE’s outstanding recruitment program as well as our clear career progression track, industry leading 401(k) and profit sharing plans, flexible benefits program, wellness program, and training and development program—all resulting in our high retention rate. Click here to read more.
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.