Bill Raveis, our Chairman and CEO, recently announced William Raveis has been chosen as the #1 company to work for in Massachusetts 2102 by the Boston Business Journal’s 2012 “Best Places to Work” survey. This annual honor recognizes company achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction,
working conditions and company culture. This is the 3rd consecutive year Boston Business Journal has recognized William Raveis as the top workplace in Massachusetts. We’re humbled, but really psyched to be on this coveted list!
The events leading to this included making a first cut of over 400 companies amidst thousands that completed an employee satisfaction survey. The second round selection was even tougher, with only 75 companies qualifying…William Raveis made the cut. “We felt thankful to be in the top 75, considering the number of participants in the survey and being amongst 5,000 or so real estate companies in the state of Massachusetts,” said Bill.
The top 75 companies were invited to a function at the renowned Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, attended by nearly 1,000 participants, including high level executives from companies such as Microsoft, Google, Accenture, Ritz Carlton and Hubspot. Bil and the Massachusetts management team attended. Once everyone was seated, members of The Boston Business Journal staff began counting down the best companies starting with number 75. The Raveis team held its breath before each company was called, expecting to soon hear its name. However, when the firm made the Top 10 and then Top 5 cut, a sense of excitement came over the Raveis team. # 2 was called…and it wasn’t William Raveis. “When #2 was announced and it wasn’t us, I looked at our team and we realized that we won the #1 Place to work in Massachusetts. It was quite a moment for me, and our Massachusetts group,” said Mr. Raveis, feeling humbled to receive the prestigious accolade for the 3rd year in a row (company placed as a finalist in 2011).
William Raveis sales associates and staff members completed an anonymous online survey submitted for review amidst nearly 20,000 other responses. “This award is particularly meaningful because it reflects upon our company mission of treating agents as our customers not only in Massachusetts, but throughout the northeast. This is a testament to our hardworking agents, management and staff-congratulations to them for an excellent job!” said Bill.
The video clip you see here was the standing ovation Bill received as he accepted the #1 workplace award. He also gives an awesome speech. Check it out!
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