World Wide Technology Judged a Great Place to Work® 2017 in the UK
WWT placed third in the ‘small’ category, after achieving excellence in criteria such as employee engagement, culture and benefits.
WWT places third as strong company culture and employee development guide its growth
LONDON - May 4, 2017 - World Wide Technology (WWT) is one of Britain’s best employers, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®. WWT placed third in the ‘small’ category, after achieving excellence in criteria such as employee engagement, culture and benefits.
The methodology behind the Great Place to Work® ranking is highly rigorous and uniquely comprises both an employee survey and an audit into management and HR practices. The award recognises strong leadership as well as innovative HR polices which help foster a successful workplace culture.
WWT, which is headquartered in St. Louis, USA, has grown its UK operations substantially since setting up and now employs 37 people. The leading technology integrator has seen rapid global growth over the past decade, rising from $2.1 billion in revenue to over $9.4 billion.
Ben Boswell, UK & Ireland Director at WWT, commented: “Humility is a key strand in WWT’s DNA, which means that when it comes to being included on the Great Place to Work®rankings, we need to remember where we came from and the hard work everyone in the team has put in to get to this stage.
“Since we set up in the UK, we’ve had all the benefits of a small but fast-growing team – the exciting atmosphere of a young start-up – whilst also being part of a global company with a fantastic brand heritage.
“In the USA the company is nibbling at the heels of the world’s biggest brands, recently placing fifth on Glassdoor’s best places to work rankings – right behind Google and Facebook. Recognition for being a Great Place to Work®for Millennials and Gen X followed awards for embracing diversity and creating a great workplace for women.
“We are immensely proud of our growth in the UK business, but we’ve been diligent to ensure that this same award-winning culture remains at the core. It has been our top priority, because we know that the great people we employ are the key to WWT’s rapid global growth.
“Our employees thrive on the chance to work in close partnership with the world’s biggest technology brands, from Apple and Dell EMC to Cisco. They spend every day finding new ways to apply this technology, and come up with our own, to solve our clients’ challenges.”
Ann Marr, Vice President of Human Resources for WWT, added: “Embracing change is a core value for us, and this means that we challenge all our employees to stay open to new ideas and new learning at every step of their career. The career longevity of our senior team goes to show how we emphasise nurturing and growing our talent. That’s WWT all over.”
Great Place to Work and FORTUNE also honored WWT on the following lists in 2017 and 2018:
- Best Workplaces for Parents 2017 (ranked 16)
- Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017 (ranked 31)
- Best Companies to Work For 2017 (ranked 40)
- Best Large Workplaces in Technology 2017 (ranked 7)
- Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2017 (ranked 23)
- Best Workplaces for Millennials 2017 (ranked 40)
- Best Workplaces for Women 2017 (ranked 67)
- Best Small Workplaces in IT, United Kingdom 2017 (ranked 2)
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. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. WWT works closely with industry leaders including Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT); Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); VMware; AT&T Inc. (NYSE: ATT); Boeing (NYSE: BA); and the U.S. Air Force. 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.