Carbonite recognized for second straight year for its commitment to employees
Boston, MA, May 20, 2011 - In its ninth annual regional awards program, the Boston Business Journal has named Carbonite®, a leading provider of online backup, as one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts. For a second consecutive year, the honor recognizes Carbonite’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture.
Carbonite was one of more than 320 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys conducted throughout April 2011.
"Our Best Places to Work event recognizes the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage," said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. "Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren't as easy to give. In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business."
The survey project was launched in January of this year by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Neb. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.
"We take great pride in our employees and we strive to provide them with the environment and resources necessary to do great work and have fun doing it," said David Friend, chairman and CEO of Carbonite. "It is a great honor to be named a ‘Best Place to Work' in Boston for a second year in a row."
Carbonite launched its online backup service in 2006. In 2010, it was ranked the 9th-fastest- growing private company in the U.S. in the Inc. 500 list, and it ranked No. 1 in IT Services.
The top 25 companies in three size categories — small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) — will be awarded during a lively breakfast on June 9 at the BCEC and profiled in a June 10 special supplement of the Boston Business Journal.
Carbonite is a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small businesses. More than 1 million subscribers in over 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable, unlimited and secure online backup with anytime, anywhere data access. The Carbonite software runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms.
Carbonite has backed up more than 100 billion files, restored more than 7 billion files and currently backs up more than 200 million files each day. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com, twitter.com/carbonite, or facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.
About the Boston Business Journal
The Boston Business Journal is Greater Boston’s leading source of business news, information and events, reaching readers through the weekly print publication, the website bostonbusinessjournal.com and e-mail products. The BBJ also prints the annual Book of Lists - the region’s top resource for business decision-makers seeking information about potential clients, suppliers and partners.
The Boston Business Journal is published by American City Business Journals, the nation’s largest publisher of metropolitan business news.
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