Better Business Bureau of San Diego & Imperial Counties Chosen as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in San Diego
June 27, 2012 (SAN DIEGO, CA) – Better Business Bureau of San Diego and Imperial Counties was recently named as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in San Diego.
This county-wide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in San Diego, benefiting the county's economy, workforce and businesses. The 2012 Best Places to Work in San Diego list is made up of 85 companies. The rankings of the Best Places to Work in San Diego will be unveiled at an awards ceremony and in a special publication in mid-August.
“It’s a great honor to be chosen for the 2012 Best Places to Work in San Diego list. We work diligently at the BBB to ensure that not only local consumers and businesses are treated ethically and with the best of intentions, but that our employees are, as well,” said President and CEO Sheryl Bilbrey. “This is indeed a total staff accomplishment and speaks volumes for the organizational culture that each of our employees work to foster every day. We have a “family first” philosophy at the BBB, and we have learned to treat each other as family, to support and protect, to nurture and encourage. I am among the many here who enjoy coming to work with a fantastic group of people who seek to improve themselves and their community every single day.”
Fitting is it that the Better Business Bureau be chosen for such an honor as they are also in the midst of their Centennial year as an organization. Established in 1912, the BBB has flourished over the past 100 years for one reason alone: ethics. Founded on trust, the organization believes that each and every business should treat customers, employees and competitors with respect and integrity.
This belief is what makes the Better Business Bureau just as relevant in 2012 as it was in 1912.
To be considered for participation in the Best Places to Work in San Diego list, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a publicly or privately held business
- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity
- Have a facility in San Diego County
- Have a minimum of 15 full-time or part-time employees working in San Diego
- Must be in business a minimum of one year
Companies from across the county entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in San Diego. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group evaluated the data collected from the participating companies and used its expertise to determine the final rankings.
The annual list of the Best Places to Work in San Diego is brought to you by the San Diego Business Journal, Best Companies Group and our sponsors Kaiser Permanente, Moss Adams, Silvergate Bank and Mr. Copy. For more information on the Best Places to Work in San Diego program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkSD.com.
The non-profit organization Better Business Bureau of San Diego and Imperial Counties opened in 1921, and is San Diego’s largest county-wide business membership organization with more than 6,400 accredited businesses and charities. The BBB provides free pre-purchase information and advice to consumers. Its website is viewed over 7,700 per day, and houses business reviews on more than 50,000 local companies. Before buying decisions are made, consumers are encouraged to phone the BBB's free 24-hour Consumer Helpline at (858) 496-2131, or visit the website at bbb.org, to obtain free pre-purchase information and a list of BBB Accredited Businesses by type of industry.
Public Relation and Marketing Coordinator
Better Business Bureau, San Diego