Oregon Business Magazine compiles an annual list of company rankings based on employee surveys that cover key areas of performance. For the first time last year, Milestone Systems personnel took part in this – with remarkable enthusiasm – for the proud result of being at one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon’.
We had great participation with 62% of our Beaverton employees responding to the survey. For a company our size, Oregon’s Best required that at least 15 employees take the survey — we had 65 do it, which shows really big engagement! – Rachelle Basaraba, Human Resources Manager, Milestone Systems
The annual ‘100 Best’ list is comprised of the top large, medium, and small companies that participate in the yearly survey. Milestone earned a 12th position ranking among the medium-sized companies, and scored 36th among all 100. The employee survey questions span six major categories:
1) Work Environment
2) Management & Communications
3) Decision-Making & Trust
4) Career Development & Learning
5) Benefits & Compensation
6) Sustainable Practices
“We scored very well, especially in several areas of the survey, including Overall Working Environment (95% satisfaction), Employee Benefits (94.4% satisfaction), Employee Development and Career Path (87.2% satisfaction),” said Rachelle. “I think even here in America, Milestone has that European and Scandinavian touch for achieving a good work/life balance, and employees really appreciate that.
Milestone’s global headquarters is in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the U.S. headquarters for managing the Americas’ activities for the company was established in 2004 in Oregon. The Beaverton office manages almost 100 Milestone Americas employees, including those in Canada and Latin America. Milestone Systems today counts 611 employees worldwide, in 18 country offices.
“Milestone is a great place to work and our employees have opportunities to grow. This is shown by the fact that we see a lot of internal promotions and team leader positions being created. Our business is challenging, but also very rewarding,” said Rachelle. “Our company is filled with talented, committed people who work hard, but also enjoy celebrating our successes as a team.”