Advanced Recognized as one of Arkansas' Best Places to Work
Advanced was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. This annual program was created by Arkansas Business and Best Companies Group.
The survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Arkansas, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.
To be considered, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
• Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
• Be a publicly or privately held business;
• Have a facility in Arkansas;
• Have at least 15 employees in Arkansas;
• Be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process. 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.
“We are honored to be named one of the best places to work,” said Michael Kennedy, President of Advanced. “We have awesome employees who make our culture fun and unique. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for them.”
Advanced works hard to maintain employee retention. A variety of benefits are offered including great health insurance with a $0 deductible. The company also buys a $15,000 life insurance policy on employees who have health insurance.
Other perks offered by Advanced include a “no-vacation vacation policy” for salary-exempt employees which allows them to take off work as needed. Advanced also offers a collaboration room in its headquarters that features a ping pong table, foosball table and dart board. An annual chili cookoff, picnic and company-wide employee appreciation party are just a few bonuses of working at Advanced.
2017, the 20th anniversary of Advanced, was a year fulll of things to celebrate. Besides this recognition, the company was also announced runner-up for Security Sales & Integration Magazine’s Integrator of the Year.