Chicago, Ill. – May 29, 2018 – Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored APICS as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Chicago. The ranking considered more than 11,000 employee surveys from companies across the Windy City. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. APICS took the 24th spot on the list.
“APICS provides its members and partners with top-notch research, education and certification programs. To maintain this high standard, we think it’s crucial to provide our staff with top-notch benefits, flexibility, professional development and more,” says APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “APICS staff members are extraordinary, and we want them to feel proud to work for APICS and work in Chicago.”
The Best Workplaces in Chicago stand out for exceling in the nation’s competitive marketplace. In a survey, 95 percent of APICS employees indicated that APICS often or almost always has a great atmosphere. In addition, 95 percent of employees noted they often or almost always felt great pride for where they work. Further, 94 percent of employees considered APICS to offer great challenges often or almost always.
“Chicago has one of the largest metropolitan economies in the United States. It plays a significant economic role not just domestically, but globally,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “As one of our nation’s economic main staples, the city of Chicago can be proud that organizations like APICS are building this country’s economy by creating great places to work for all.”
The Best Workplaces in Chicago is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. APICS was certified in 2016 and 2017 as a Great Place to Work.
APICS is the association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD); and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference-Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With more than 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit apics.org.
About the Best Workplaces in Chicago
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 11,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
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