Kapur Awarded Second Consecutive Top-Ranked Company in Milwaukee Business Journal’s Best Places to Work “Extra-Large” Category
For the second year in a row, Kapur has been awarded the top-ranked company in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Best Places to Work “Extra-Large” category.
To be considered for the prestigious award, companies need a large enough percentage of employees to complete an online survey where they rate their employer in areas like:
- Job Satisfaction
- Personal Engagement
- Communication and Resources
- Alignment with Goals
- Trust with Co-Workers and Senior Leaders
- Manager Effectiveness
Employing 205 employees total just a few years ago, Kapur now has more than 275 alone in its Milwaukee offices, with the rest of its 425+ employees located in branches throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. Nearly a quarter of Kapur’s staff have stayed with the company for more than ten years, and its female employment has grown from 7% to 26% over the past several years.
“We rely on and trust the ideas of our employees, and I think that’s one of the things that kept our company progressive and attractive,” said Jeff Sobczak, Kapur corporate initiatives manager. “You can get a lot done by remembering to work together.”
At Kapur, complete with an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, employees are owners and have a vested interest in the firm’s success. Beyond profit-sharing opportunities, Kapur offers flexible scheduling, vibrant office spaces, and generous paid time off accrual. Employees can also pull from a pool of hours and volunteer their time to one of the company’s community outreach partners. New hires can expect a schedule of regular check-ins and employee-supervisor assessments.
“The options we have in place are only useful if we embrace them as part of our corporate culture and encourage employees to utilize them,” said Sobczak.
With several employee-led committees – including the Culture and Facilities Committee, Human Resources Committee, and the Management and Quality Committee – employees can affect change and generate ideas via internal coalitions. Management is encouraged to lead under the company’s values of Service Excellence, Performance, Integrity, Coaching, Communication, Inventiveness, Social Strength, and Work-Life Balance, and company groups often send out employee satisfaction surveys.
“We don’t look at our employees as just a staff engineer or just a survey technician – each person is an important part of our company,” said Sobczak. “Our goal is always going to be to put our employees in a position to succeed and grow.”