SSOE Group Celebrates Reaching 1,500 Employees Amid Being Named a Great Place To Work®

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 28, 2024 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is celebrating reaching 1,500 employees in 2024 while also being named a Great Place To Work for the seventh time. Since October 1, 2023, SSOE has hired 290 new employees. As the firm continues to outpace its year-over-year performance in both revenue and market share, the recruitment and retention of top talent remains a strategic focus. This certification is the most distinctive employer-of-choice recognition that companies aspire to achieve, and the only recognition based entirely on how employees feel about their workplace.

This year, 92% of employees rated SSOE as a great place to work—compared to a benchmark of 57% for the average U.S. company. Additionally, “people” was cited as the number one response to what makes SSOE a great workplace.

In response to the award, Strategic Business Unit Manager of Advanced Technology – Tool Install and Chair of SSOE’s Culture Committee Raul Estrada, Jr., PMP, stated, “Great Place To Work is the global authority on workplace culture, the employee experience, and leadership behaviors that determine the overall culture of a firm. As such, we are thrilled to once again be certified as a Great Place To Work. We consider employee onboarding, the overall employee experience, and the culture of the organization as top priorities. As our staff count continues to increase at a rapid pace, the Culture Committee has been supporting the goal of exceptional onboarding for the last six months as we help refine our processes to accommodate our growth.”

According to the survey results:

  • 94% of employees cited they are proud to tell others they work at SSOE.
  • 94% of employees say that when they join the company, they are made to feel welcome.
  • 94% of employees cited that the company’s management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
  • 94% of employees cited management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.

“Great Place To Work certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work. She emphasizes that certification is the sole official recognition earned by the real-time feedback of employees regarding their company culture. “By successfully earning this recognition, it is evident that SSOE stands out as one of the top companies to work for.”

Further reinforcing SSOE’s investment in its staff, Brad Rowe, CCWP, Senior Vice President of People and Culture, commented “At SSOE, attracting and retaining top talent is key to achieving our strategic goals and driving our mission to deliver unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. Our people are our number one asset, and we recognize that the benefits we provide are a vital part of our total rewards package, advancing employee success and satisfaction. Our goal is for each employee to feel connected to the greater company and empowered to perform their work to the best of their ability in a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages a healthy work / life balance. Being named a Great Place To Work for the seventh time proves our dedication to providing the best possible employee experience through continuous improvement.”

For more information on Great Place To Work and a summary of SSOE’s survey ratings, click here. The firm is currently hiring at all levels across the U.S. and in Mexico and India. Career opportunities can be viewed at

About Great Place To Work®

As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work® brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All™ Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified™ or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.


About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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