Marco Wins Consecutive Workplace Awards for the Twin Cities Region

Marco announces it has earned a repeat spot on the winner’s list of two prestigious regional workplace awards, the Best Places to Work Award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and the Star Tribune’s 150 Top Workplaces. This is the fifth and seventh consecutive year Marco has received the awards, respectively.

Both awards use confidential employee surveys to choose their winners. The survey used by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal asks employees to rate their company on a variety of topics, including communication, professional development and leadership practices. The Business Journal selects the highest-scoring companies as its winners, with Marco being one of ten in the large business category. The 150 Top Workplaces program uses a Workplace Dynamics employee survey and recognizes exceptional employers on 30 regional lists.

“The best part about the awards is that they evaluate how we’re doing from our employees’ perspectives. Any company can say it’s employee-focused. But, if you truly walk the talk, that commitment is reflected in your culture and the way your team works, interacts and feels valued,” said Sara Lommel, Director of Human Resources.

To help its team feel valued, Marco makes it a priority to invest in keeping its culture strong and its employees engaged and connected. Lommel admits that can be challenging as the company expands its footprint into new regions. To promote team building, the company takes full advantage of technology such as video conferencing and video chat that allow even remote employees to connect face to face. It also invests time and resources into company events and internal campaigns that fuel comradery and empowerment. And, it creates policies that build trust and loyalty such as healthy work-life expectations, transparency and an open door approach from the executive level down.    

“Our culture is one of our best assets,” said Jeff Gau, Marco CEO. “To keep that strong, we invest in our employees, offer them meaningful challenges and reward their hard work with great benefits. Receiving these respected workplace awards is an honor and a testament to our efforts.”

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