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McMurry Makes Top Ten on National 2011 Best Small Workplaces List
The Great Place to Work® Rankings: 2011 Best Small & Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur® list was announced Oct. 18 and McMurry was ranked No. 8. This is the sixth year in a row McMurry has been ranked as a top 10 Best Small Workplace in the U.S. by the Great Place to Work Institute, and McMurry is one of only two companies to be honored with a Top 10 ranking each year since 2006. This annual list recognizes U.S. companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. In its eighth year, the competition is divided into two categories, Small (50 to 250 employees) and Medium (251 to 999 employees).
“We’re often asked how a company becomes a great place to work. The answer is not an easy one, but it begins with hiring truly exceptional, like-minded people interested in an unrelenting commitment to mutual fulfillment,” said CEO Chris McMurry. “That’s where it starts. Where it ends is in business growth, which may surprise some who confuse being a great place with being altruistic. Our staff and company both seek growth, personally and corporately.”
McMurry was selected as a winner for this list by participating in the Great Place to Work Institute’s selection process, which includes a survey of McMurry’s employees based on the Trust Index© and a completed questionnaire by McMurry about programs and company practices. The Great Place to Work Institute evaluated the company based on five areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. The institute’s unique methodology measures the level of trust that exists between employees and management, the pride employees express about the company, and the camaraderie employees share. Creators of the list, Great Place to Work has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
McMurry team members enjoy an amazing array of 64 benefits and a unique culture guided by eight values that are the basis for all decision-making, interaction and business practices. The following values are the heart and character of McMurry, and the people in the company are bound together in their purpose and by their practice: 1) Do the right thing 2) Help one another 3) Deliver raving service 4) Produce quality always 5) Exceed expectations 6) Embrace change 7) Accept social responsibility and 8) Earn a reasonable profit.