Named one of the best structural engineering firms in the nation according to Zweig Group‘s Best Firm to Work For survey, Schaefer believes its success falls on all departments working cohesively to build and maintain an inclusive environment centered on continuous improvement, employee engagement, and project diversification. The firm encourages all of its team members to strive to lead the field, and believes that the common goal drives it.

“We promote an open environment so we all know where we stand and where we’re going. We value input and empower our team members to share new efficiencies, technologies, and even internal social ideas. Our decisions are guided by the impact they’ll make on our most important asset: our people,” remarks Schaefer President Greg Riley. “We’ve built a culture of creativity and innovation, continuous improvement and collaborative partnerships, and most importantly, we’ve built a family, always ready to celebrate the wins, both professionally and personally.”

Firms were judged on professional development, culture, workplace practices, benefits and retention rates. The two-part submission included an initial overview of firm practices completed by firm representatives followed by an anonymous employee survey gauging internal satisfaction of each category.

Best Firms to Work For, a ranking system provided by Zweig Group, awards companies in the categories of structural engineering, architecture, civil engineers, environmental, multidiscipline and overall. For the complete ranking, visit the 2019 Awards page.

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