Strategic Factory Named ‘Best Places to Work’ 2024 by Quantum Workplace

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April 15, 2024
Baltimore Business Journal Best Places to Work 2024 honors Strategic Factory among 49 other Greater Baltimore companies

Strategic Factory is a ‘Best Places to Work’ 2024!

Baltimore Business Journal announced April 2nd its exclusive ranking of Greater Baltimore companies that have gone above and beyond for their workers, as determined by an employee survey conducted by Quantum Workplace.

The 50 honored companies range from local non-profits like Ulman Foundation to global leaders in trade credit insurance like Allianz Trade. Strategic Factory is greatly honored to be named a winner among fellow Greater Baltimore companies that are doing their part to invest in company culture and prioritize employees.

Strategic Factory is the best place I’ve ever worked. Hands down. Leadership cares. Success is paramount, but people come first. I hope to always be here!!!”
-Shaun Sargen, Director, Sales

The Quantum Workplace Submission Process

The Baltimore Business Journal collects nominations for this esteemed award every year that go through an extensive surveying process by Quantum workplace. Each qualifying company’s employees are directly surveyed to ascertain employee engagement, scoring on leadership, culture, benefits, diversity, equity and inclusion, and more. The winning 50 companies scored the highest in all these criteria. [See the full list of 2024 honorees here].

“I enjoy working here because I am surrounded by very talented people and opportunities! I get to collaborate with experts that create fantastic solutions for our clients and design solutions which make our business run smoother. Each day is a new challenge to make things better than the day before and to help someone, by serving them. Total fun.”
-Tish Humphrey, Director, Operational Excellence

Here, Company Culture is Everything

Strategic Factory is made up of passionate individuals who are experts in what they do. The company fosters a working environment that cultivates diverse ideas, collaborative teamwork, and innovative strategies through strong leadership, clear values, an employee-focused atmosphere, and a supportive on-boarding process. Whether you’re a press operator, relationship manager, signage fabricator, or graphic designer you have a place here. See our open positions here. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Send us your resume here.

I couldn’t be happier to have found such a great place to work. Everything, starting from the interview process, felt just right. My teammates are amazing, kind people who welcomed me from day one and willingly share their extensive knowledge. My boss is motivating and open to new ideas, which are then implemented into our processes. The CEO is energetic, smart, and kind. The company’s goals are crystal clear, making me feel like my work truly matters. It’s a place filled with bright minds that inspire me to improve every day, and they appreciate the contributions I bring to the table.”
-Oscar Barrios, Engineering Specialist

How to Build Organizational Values That Shape Company Culture

can do. will do. happy to. strategic factory motto badgeYou too can build great culture and help foster benefits that strengthen your company by implementing organizational values. Strategic Factory’s organizational values are “Can Do”, “Will Do”, “Happy To” and are promoted through the entire lifecycle of every employee from recruitment to retirement. We live by these mottos and they bring us back to our central mission as a collective, to create raving fans. Learn how to define and promote your own organizational values by watching this panel discussion of HR experts: Angelica Carter, Jaeah Fortune, Shannon Romeo, and Jason Nemoy from a recent SF University event.

How we action our Organizational values

  1. The “Can Do”, “Will Do”, “Happy To” philosophy is visually represented throughout facilities and employee recognition opportunities on behalf of peers with monetary awards.
  2. CEO, Keith Miller, hosts quarterly Town Hall Meetings that delve into the company’s progress, financial standings, and missions to embrace a team-oriented atmosphere with a focus on transparency and trust.
  3. Adopting the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) in 2023, Strategic Factory aligns its employees with S.M.A.R.T. goals, providing clarity and rewarding successes.
  4. The 44 page handbook fosters a fair and consistent workplace that ensures a positive company culture and professional environment  welcoming to all.
  5. The principle, “Right People. Right Seats.” guides the hiring process and professional development for clear opportunities of continual growth within the company.
  6. Employee appreciation programs range from appreciation weeks to monthly and annual ‘Rock Star’ recognition awards, Celebration Day meetings that showcase employee accomplishments and applaud all who have birthdays or work anniversaries that month, and more.
  7. Holiday parties and Strategic Fest events foster team comradery.
  8. Generous benefits including 401K matching, flexible work schedules, philanthropic opportunities, training & development opportunities, and more all contribute to a positive and rewarding work environment.
  9. The onboarding process is meticulously curated to create the most welcoming environment. All new hires are greeted with a welcome balloon and goodie bag, new employees undergo comprehensive orientation and meet leaders from every department. Their names and roles are highlighted in newsletters and Celebration Day meetings, fostering a sense of inclusion. Ongoing onboarding with 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day check-ins support acclimation and provide guidance with opportunities for additional training. New employees also enjoy three values-driven “welcome lunches” with the CEO, facilitating communication and feedback that informs company decisions.

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