The Boston Globe names Sophos in Globe 100's Top Places to Work '08

November 17, 2008 Sophos Press Release

The Globe 100's Top Places to Work
The Globe 100's Top Places to Work.

IT security and control firm Sophos today announced that it has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the debut of an employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Globe 100's Top Places to Work magazine was published in the Sunday Globe on November 9. Online, the report can be found at boston.com/jobs.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 21-year-old Globe 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Massachusetts, the Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies and nonprofits as well as publicly-held businesses were included in the analysis.

The rankings in the Globe 100's Top Places to Work are based on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from 120,000 employees at about 600 Massachusetts organizations. This marks the first time that a Globe 100 report honors private as well as publicly-held organizations.

Sophos was ranked 41 on the overall Globe 100's Top Places to Work list and was also was ranked 17 on the Top 40 Small Workplaces.

"We are thrilled to be on The Boston Globe 100's Top Places to Work as our rating is based on honest employee feedback," said Mike McGuinness, senior vice president of worldwide sales and operations at Sophos. "Having highly motivated and productive employees is essential to the continued success of any company and we certainly strive to make Sophos not only a fun and inviting place to work but also a place to learn and grow."

The publisher of The Boston Globe Steve Ainsley stated, "All the companies included in the Globe 100's Top Places to Work deserve a great deal of recognition. It's clear that they value their employees and make it a priority to create a positive workplace."

To qualify for the Globe 100's Top Places to Work, a company must have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts. Nearly 300 qualified companies accepted an invitation to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

For more information on the Boston Globe 100's Top Places to Work 2008, visit: www.boston.com/jobs