WWT Ranks #8 Among Best Workplaces for Camaraderie
Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Recognize WWT in Top 10 of 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie.
ST. LOUIS – January 5, 2016 –World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology integrator, is honored to announce that it ranked 8th on the list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine.
“With a corporate mission and culture that fosters employee satisfaction, trust and growth, WWT is proud that our team has witnessed and attested to the fact that mutual trust, loyalty and friendship are central to WWT’s day-to-day operations,” said Jim Kavanaugh, chief executive officer of WWT.
WWT and the 49 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by more than 255,000 randomly-selected employees from nearly 600 participating companies. Employees anonymously answered questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace. Companies achieving the highest overall results in their size categories were then ranked based on employees’ feedback regarding the quality of the personal connections they experience with colleagues, taking into account challenges, atmosphere, rewards, company pride, communication and corporate leadership.
“Companies that develop strong personal ties among employees and make time for fun at work aren’t just doing it to be nice—it’s a critical strategic investment,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work United States. “Workplaces with strong camaraderie are associated with higher levels of cooperation, effort, and effective communication—all essential ingredients of a high-performing organization.”
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with nearly $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Great Place to Work’s Trust Index©, a 58-question employee survey that measures trust, is used around the world to help companies increase the levels of trust across their organizations and improve business results. Annually, Great Place to Work produces the research for the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list and the Great Place to Work Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.
Ed LevensPropelMG for WWT