Ideal Concepts Named a Top Workplace for 2018
March 16, 2018
The Top Workplaces are named based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, an employee research and consulting firm. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including benefits, perks, career advancement, and management.
Ideal Concepts President John Pequeno says, “It’s rewarding to once again make the list of Top Workplaces in the Lehigh Valley. This award may mean more than any other, considering it is based solely on the opinions of employees, the heart and soul of Ideal Concepts. We’ve all worked very hard together, navigating our way through growing pains associated with doubling our staff within a year!”
Mr. Pequeno makes a valid point, as Energage reports that smaller employers tend to score higher than larger employers. As Ideal Concepts moves from “Small Business” to “Mid-size Business”, new difficulties- as well as new opportunities- will inevitably emerge.
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement organizations have to work for.”
As part of the survey, employees were encouraged to comment on why they would recommend working at Ideal Concepts. One anonymous employee wrote: “It is a fast growing company and if someone has potential and is willing to give his/her 100% then they can learn and grow with company. There are huge opportunities available in the company for anyone who is passionate about his career and willing to do hard work and grow.”
When asked “What impresses you most about the values and ethics of Ideal Concepts, Inc.?” another anonymous employee wrote: “The day-to-day communication between colleagues is like none other I've experienced. Everyone is willing to pitch in, or lend a helping hand when needed. No matter which department, what their title is, or how long they've been here, everyone is treated equally and with the same respect. This is rare. And very much appreciated.”
The most answered question on the survey was the statement “I love my job because…” Here’s a sampling of some employees’ answers:
Since Energage is a national company that works with businesses across the country, they were able to compare Ideal Concepts’ scores to other companies in the Financial Services & Insurance: Health Insurance category. Questions were grouped into four general categories: My Manager, Alignment, Effectiveness and Connection. Ideal Concepts scored above industry average in every single category!
Besides the positive feedback, constructive criticism was also provided. Ideal Concepts has pledged to use this feedback to continue to improve the company culture year after year.
If you’d like to see the full list of 2018’s Top Workplaces, check it out here: Morning Call Top Workplaces
And if you’d like to join a winning team, check out our Career page to see a list of our current open positions!