Balfour Beatty Construction named one of FORTUNE’s best employers for 2013
18 January 2013
For the fourth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine recognises Balfour Beatty Construction for its commitment to employees by placing the company on its prestigious “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. The company ranks #85 this year.
“I’m very proud about what it says about the quality of people we have here,” said Robert Van Cleave, chairman and CEO for Balfour Beatty Construction, “Our company has endured a tough economy and weathered the challenges of being a rapidly growing business, and yet, our employees continue to be positively engaged in our business, their communities and each other. They are the ones who make this a great place to work, consistently striving to earn the repeat trust of their coworkers, partners and clients.”
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. This year, more than 277,000 employees at hundreds of companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.
To hear from Balfour Beatty Construction employees about what makes the company a great place to work, visit www.balfourbeattyus.com/fortune.
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Notes to editors:
1. An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector. With more than 2,400 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine, four years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive. To learn more about the company, visit www.balfourbeattyus.comor look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
2. Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a world-class infrastructure group with capabilities in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.
We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, continental Europe, the US, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.
Key infrastructure markets include transportation (roads, rail and airports); social infrastructure (education, specialist healthcare, and various types of accommodation); utilities (water, gas and power transmission and generation) and commercial (offices, leisure and retail).
The Group delivers services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including project design, financing and management, engineering and construction and facilities management services.
Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.