2016 is turning out to be an award winning year for ClearEdge. In addition to receiving The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council’s 2016 Best Place to Work Award and once again appearing on Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies List, ClearEdge has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Baltimore Sun Media Group. This marks the fourth consecutive year that ClearEdge has been named to the list. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day — the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
Headquartered in Jessup, ClearEdge has operated since 2002 with the mission of empowering customers in government and industry with innovative data driven solutions. ClearEdge puts its People first by supporting growth, recognizing excellence and rewarding innovation. Employees are provided a generous benefits package which includes employer paid premiums for health, dental, vision, life, and short and long term disability insurance. Additionally, employees are rewarded with up to 10% employer-matched retirement accounts, service and “just because” awards, $10,000 annually per employee for education assistance, professional development opportunities, generous computer allowances, and a few surprise fringe benefits. Employees give-back through various outreach activities, help advance STEM education in our local schools and participate in company wellness programs. The family-friendly work environment, “mission-critical” tasks, and career progression continue to attract and retain the industry’s best professionals.
What makes this award so special is that our employees drive our outcome by their responses to the survey. I view this as the highest praise because I started ClearEdge with the sole goal of creating a great place to work where employees know they are valued and they can thrive and grow their expertise while supporting the very important defense of our nation.
Christy Puglisi, Principal and Founder
ClearEdge provides Software Engineering, Big Data, Cloud, and Data Science solutions and services to government and industry customers. Our vision is to harness the collective power of people, technology and integrity to make the world’s data useful and meaningful. ClearEdge takes care of its people, customers and industry partners with the collective commitment to “Mission First”, establishing a platform for long-term success. This model allows ClearEdge to hand-pick opportunities with current and future partners enabling engineers to find equal balance of challenging technical problems and mission-driven operations. Further, our engineers develop and provide innovative training solutions for both our customers and partners. For more information, visit www.clearedgeit.com.
About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign — a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. WorkplaceDynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.