SSOE Group

Named “Great Workplace” by Great Place to Work®

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 SSOE’s commitment to its employees as well as their extensive list of benefits programs and employee perks. Click here to read more.

Culture of Health Award by CHC Wellness

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.

Top Engineering Firm by Birmingham Business Journal

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.

Ohio Distinguished Employer by 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 co-op (full-time) 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. 

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Despite high stress and anxiety levels that often accompany uncertain economic conditions, SSOE Group 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.

Winner of Middle Tennessee’s Healthiest Employers, Nashville Business Journal (Large Company: 500-1,499 employees)

Nashville Business Journal honored 20 finalists, who had to have an office in Middle Tennessee. The finalists were broken down 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

Named “Hot Firm” by ZweigWhite

SSOE has been named one of the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms by management consulting and research firm ZweigWhite in its annual ranking, The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List. SSOE has made the list in multiple years.

The list features architecture, engineering, and environmental firms that have outperformed the economy and their competitors in terms of growth and profitability. It considers firms in both the U.S. and Canada.

Parent-Friendly Workplace Award

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 impressive retention rate. An important aspect of attracting and retaining the best people is offering them what they want and need from an employer.

HR Award for Excellence

SSOE is proud to announce that once again we have been honored for our outstanding Human Resources program in the form of the 2008 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 an impressive retention rate. Click here to read more.

Best AEC Firm to Work For

Building Design + Construction Magazine named SSOE a “Best AEC Firm to Work For.” This honor is given to the top nine Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firms in the nation and is a valuable third-party endorsement of our efforts as we compete to attract and retain top talent to our firm in a tight architecture and engineering labor market.

The award was based on SSOE’s holistic approach to the “total employment value proposition” we offer employees including:

  • a creative benefits program based on flexible credits that can be applied to design an individualized package that reflects each employee’s need. This credit-based system includes the ability to buy and sell vacation time, apply unused credits toward additional life insurance or long-term care insurance, and participate in a choice of three distinct health insurance plans.
  • programs that enhance work-life balance including free access to counseling services and lifestyle and disease management coaches through third party suppliers.
  • our training and development program includes in- and out-of-house training as well as tuition reimbursement programs for higher education.
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