Schaefer has been recognized as a top structural engineering firm in the nation as a part of Zweig Group‘s Best Firm to Work For winners. Schaefer believes its success falls on all departments working cohesively to build + maintain an inclusive environment centered on continuous improvement, employee engagement, and project diversification. The firm encourages all of its team members to strive toward a common goal, to lead the field.

“It’s an honor to see our name near the top of a list of incredible firms,” said Schaefer President Greg Riley. “We work hard to be a best firm and this starts with listening to learn what is important to each of us. While ideas such as grilling + ping pong tournaments are pretty simple to execute, we’ve found that what’s really important to our team is what our firm was founded on in 1976: project diversity, empowered + engaged staff, and an active culture. That’s what has + continues to be key to our people + success.”

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 2021 Awards page.

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