Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Name World Wide Technology One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials for a Third Consecutive Year

The ranking assessed organizations’ fairness, teamwork, benefits and other elements essential to an outstanding work culture.

Jun 27, 2017

The ranking assessed organizations' fairness, teamwork, benefits and other elements essential to outstanding work culture.

St. Louis, MO - June, 27, 2017 - World Wide Technology (WWT), a leading integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations, was ranked 40th on the list of the country’s Best Workplaces for Millennials, announced by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. This is the third consecutive year WWT has earned a spot on the Millennials list.

The ranking considered 398,000 surveys that assessed organizations’ fairness, teamwork, benefits and other elements essential to an outstanding work culture.

“Millennials represent some of the best and brightest minds in the tech industry so it is a privilege to have them call WWT their home,” said Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of WWT. “We have created a work environment where they can grow and prosper through leadership programs, team collaboration, executive mentorships, volunteerism, a flexible work environment, tuition reimbursement programs and a comprehensive benefits program. At WWT, millennials have an opportunity to express  an equal voice in the success of the company.”

While many companies report high turnover among younger workers, an average of 85 percent of Millennial front-line employees at the Best Workplaces say they want to work at their organizations for a long time.

"Millennials expect more from their employers in areas like fair treatment, clear communication, authentic leadership and opportunities for advancement – and rightly so. The Best Workplaces for Millennials are finding that fulfilling all these expectations by building a high-trust culture boosts Millennial employees’ intent to stay by 20 times,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

This recognition is the latest in a series of national acknowledgements of WWT as a premier place to work. WWT was previously ranked 7th among large companies in the 2017 Best Workplace in Technology list by Great Place to Work and Fortune, and it placed 5th on Glassdoor’s 2017 Best Places to Work.  In past years WWT has secured top positions in Great Places to Work’s rankings not only for Millennials but also in the categories of diversity, women, recent college graduates, Gen X, and camaraderie. When it comes to social good, WWT ranked #47 in PEOPLE’s Companies that Care list recognizing leading businesses in volunteerism and community outreach.

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology (WWT) is a technology solution provider with more than $9 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations around the globe. While most companies talk about delivering business and technology outcomes, WWT does it. Based in St. Louis, WWT employs more than 4,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.

About the Best Workplaces for Millennials

Rankings are based on feedback from over 398,000 employees at Great Place to Work– Certified™ organizations. An anonymous Trust Index© survey assessed Millennial employees’ experience of their managers’ competence, respect and fairness in the workplace, meaningful work and other elements essential for an outstanding workplace. Results were compared to colleagues’ responses from other generations. Rankings also take into account the consistency of experience for all Millennials, across various job roles and demographic backgrounds.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Follow Great Place to Work at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Media Contact

Anthony Suarez, North of Nine Communications for WWT212.614.4331 anthony.suarez@nof9.com

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