East Penn Manufacturing Co. has been selected as one of the 100 companies in Pennsylvania to win a designation as a “Best Place to Work”. This year’s list represents 23,000 employees of 44 small, 27 medium and 29 large sized companies. East Penn falls under the large sized company category. The numeric list of winners will be announced at a celebration dinner on Thursday, November 30th at the Lancaster County Convention Center in downtown Lancaster, PA.
In order to be eligible for this process, companies had to be a for-profit or non-profit business, be publicly or privately held, employ at least 15 people working in Pennsylvania and be in business for at least one year. Making this list is a prestigious honor.
Companies began the application process in March of this year. Once registered, a survey was administered to both employees and employers at hundreds of companies across our commonwealth. Winners are chosen based on who receives the highest combined scores in a twofold evaluation: a review of a company’s workforce policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics and results of an employee survey measuring employee satisfaction. Using a formula similar to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America,” the Best Companies Group surveys and scores the workplace and each candidate is given an overall score.
“This is one of our favorite times of the year, when we learn which 100 Pennsylvania companies are the best in our Commonwealth,” said Ryan C. Unger, President and CEO at Team Pennsylvania. “It is a great opportunity to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development and the Central Penn Business Journal to acknowledge the leaders and people that propel Pennsylvania’s outstanding workforce.”