Charlotte Business Journal and Quantum Workplace rank Red Ventures #2 among large businesses in metro area.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Red Ventures once again ranked as one of the best places to work at an awards ceremony hosted by the Charlotte Business Journal on Thursday night. The company was ranked #2 among large businesses according to anonymous employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace, an independent human-resources survey company. Employees rated Red Ventures highly across several key categories, including company benefits, culture and employee engagement. Professional services firm, Ernst & Young, took the #1 spot.
This is the seventh consecutive year Red Ventures has ranked in the Top 10 and its fifth time as one of the top three. The Best Place to Work title is consistent with other accolades the company has garnered over the years; in 2011, CEO Ric Elias was named Ernst & Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year and, most recently, Red Ventures was recognized as one of Charlotte’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies for the third time in 5 years.
So what’s the secret to Red Ventures’ continued success?
“For us, it always comes back to one thing: people,” said CEO Ric Elias, during a recent appearance at the international Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas. “Our goal as leaders is to pave the way for employee growth. Our success is in perpetuating others’ success.”
Red Ventures has repeatedly been recognized for its energetic work environment, innovative company culture and flat organizational structure. This year, the company opened a 180,000 square-foot addition to its headquarters. Employees enjoy onsite amenities including a regulation-sized indoor basketball court, putting green, fitness center, spin room, rooftop beer garden, basement bowling alley and more. They also benefit from an on-site health center and subsidized meals in two on-campus gourmet restaurants.
But being a best place to work is about much more than employee perks. “People love working here because they get access to development, to relationships, and to experiences they simply wouldn’t get at other companies,” said Maghan Cook, Director of Corporate Communications. “We’ve created a culture in which employees feel valued, challenged, and part of something special.”
Red Ventures also places a strong emphasis on community involvement. In August, more than 300 employees participated in the company’s Ice Bucket Challenge, for which the video went viral and raised more than $10,000. Last month, participants of Red Ventures’ Community Involvement Program raised more than $40,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 4th annual Brewers Ball. Most recently, the technology company sponsored a Kids’ Code Camp, where children 8+ learned HTML and other fundamentals of coding.
The full list of Charlotte’s Best Places to Work will appear in the Nov. 14 issue of The Charlotte Business Journal.
About Red Ventures
Founded in 2000, Red Ventures employs more than 2,200 people and is the country’s largest technology-enabled platform for growing sales and marketing businesses. Its expertise spans across multiple industries including Home Services, Energy, Financial Services, Insurance and Software. Red Ventures has experienced more than 30% growth every year for the past three years, and has tripled its employee base during the same window.
For more information, visit www.redventures.com or connect with Red Ventures socially at www.facebook.com/redventures and www.twitter.com/redventures.