The Globe 100's Top Places to Work.
BOSTON - November 9, 2009 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that it has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the second annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Globe 100's Top Places to Work '09 magazine was published in the Sunday Globe on November 8. Online, the report can be found at www.boston.com/topworkplaces.
Produced by the same team that compiles the 22-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 86,000 employees at 269 Massachusetts organizations. This marks the second year that a Globe 100 report has honored private as well as publicly-held organizations.
Sophos was named as the top technology company and ranked 12 on the overall Globe 100's Top Places to Work list. Sophos was also ranked 3 on the Top 40 Small Workplaces.
"Sophos has experience explosive growth, celebrating its 21st year of consecutive growth in revenue and we could not have achieved this success without the commitment of our incredibly talented staff," said Mike McGuinness, vice president of global sales at Sophos. "Employees need to truly feel that they are valued, fairly compensated in all key areas, and have a promising career path. This latest ranking validates that Sophos is making the grade - and hopefully exceeding expectations."
The publisher of The Boston Globe Steve Ainsley stated, "The companies included in the Globe 100's Top Places to Work have succeeded in creating a positive workplace for their employees in the midst of the uncertainties of the general economy. I congratulate each of them for an outstanding accomplishment."
To qualify for the Globe 100's Top Places to Work, a company must have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts. Nearly 1,000 qualified companies accepted an invitation to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.