Engineering firm among best places to work


RIPON – ENGEO was ranked by Great Place to Work as one of the best work environments in the country in their annual 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list. The list, which is published in FORTUNE magazine, ranks the company 6th among those surveyed.

This is the third consecutive year the engineering consultation and design services firm, which employees 18 workers in its Ripon office, has earned a top-10 ranking. The list has recognized companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past eleven years.

ENGEO participated in a rigorous selection process among hundreds of nominated companies across the country. The process included an employee survey, an in-depth questionnaire about programs and company practices, and a culture audit. Great Place to Work evaluates each application using a unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

With offices throughout California and New Zealand, ENGEO provides services in 39 states and a number of foreign countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Israel. The firm’s expertise in flood control, geologic hazard mitigation, seismic engineering, ground improvement techniques, hazardous materials remediation, water quality and riparian corridor restoration has earned it clients in both the public and private sectors. The firm has won multiple awards for workplace culture and technical excellence.

“Our culture is founded on the principle of caring deeply about ensuring the success of others, whether clients, each other, our children or fellow community members,” said ENGEO president, Uri Eliahu. “Beyond career and project success, we actively assist others in achieving all of their dreams — personal and professional.”

Organizations named on the list see benefits including better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

“The work of these companies is quite impressive,” said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work. “They provide an example that others can look to, to see what kind of outstanding workplace is possible.”


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