Optimax took the initiative to enter numerous workplace competitions. The results, given below, were very rewarding.
The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback. The employee survey was conducted by Workplace Dynamics, with more than 800 workplaces invited to take part in the survey and 45 companies made the cut.
Local workers were asked about the typical rubrics used in assessing a company. Are people fairly paid? How good is the benefits package? How confident are you about your future with the company? But there were even more questions about the climate of working. Does management seem to care about worker concerns? Do senior managers know what’s really going on? How much frustration is there at work?
The right answers to those questions can make not only a place where employees are happier but also a more successful operation.
Rochester Top Workplaces 2016 ranked Optimax seventh for midsized business.
Rochester Top Workplaces 2014 ranked Optimax ninth for midsized business.
Ranks privately held companies based on their three most recent years of revenue growth. Companies must have at least $1 million in revenue for each of those years, and rankings take into account both dollar and percentage growth.
The 2016 Rochester Top 100
The 2012 Rochester Top 100
Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces put on a yearly competition to identify the best small and mid-sized companies to work for across the nation. Out of the nearly 500 companies that submitted applications in 2010, only 20 were announced as winners. Optimax is one of them.
This is what the judges said about the winning companies:
“Common characteristics of the winning companies include aligning the workforce with a clear vision, mission, and values; communicating with openness and trust; and investing in employees’ continuous learning and development. These practices were maintained or strengthened as a means to weather the recession. Further, many winners chose to share the pain rather than lay off colleagues.”
You can read the official press release put out by Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces here: Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces Recognize Top Small Employers with Exceptional Workplaces.
The Inc. 500/5000 list honors America’s fastest-growing private companies that wield powers like strategy, service, and innovation.
Optimax ranked #4999 on the 2016 top 5000 list.
Previous Ranking Years:
2013 – #3787
2012 – #3721
2011 – #4680
2007 – #3421
Optimax was listed at No.18 on Inc. magazine’s second annual Hire Power awards for creating jobs in New York State. The awards are based on job creation figures and Optimax added more than 40 jobs in 2013.
The Hitachi Foundation is dedicated to “discovering and expanding business practices that create tangible and enduring economic opportunities for Americans, their families, and the communities in which they reside.” Through Optimax’s 2010 Winning Workplaces Award, the Hitachi Foundation became interested in our company and asked to make us a case study.
Hitachi was most interested in the incentives Optimax provides for our employees, such as competitive wages, internal training, 100% tuition reimbursement and peer reviews. You can read the complete case study here: Hitachi Case Study.