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MBX Systems Earns 2016 Top Workplaces Award from Chicago Tribune

November 11th 2016

Second Honor for Workplace Culture in 8 Months

Custom server appliance manufacturer MBX Systems today announced that it has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by the Chicago Tribune. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.

The award marked MBX’s second work environment-related accolade in the last eight months. In March, the company was honored as one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine. MBX was one of only 15 companies to be recognized in that list, which was again based on employee surveys and also included high-profile manufacturers like the makers of GoreTex and M&Ms.

In the Top Workplaces survey, MBX earned high employee rankings on workplace culture issues ranging from inter-departmental cooperation and a positive work environment to corporate values and ethics, encouragement of new ideas, information sharing about important decisions, and management support of the workforce. The company consistently exceeded benchmark scores from other manufacturers across all job descriptions, tenures and salary levels.

Other findings included a high confidence level in MBX executive leadership, with employees commenting that top management “communicates openly and often” and “considers the employees like family.”

“We work at building a healthy, collaborative, team-oriented culture on a daily basis, and we know we are succeeding based on internal feedback and the everyday interactions we have with employees,” said MBX President Jill Bellak. “These Top Workplaces and Best Workplaces recognitions provide strong third-party validation of our efforts and reinforce our commitment to fostering a team mentality, continuous improvement, and transparency in our business decisions.”

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.”