Spire Cool Place to Work 2018

Spire Named Cool Place to Work 2018

Spire Named Cool Place to Work 2018

Spire Integrated Systems was recently named as one of the 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan. The awards program was created in 2012 and is a project of Crain Content Studio, the marketing storytelling arm of Crain’s Detroit Business, and Best Companies Group.

This statewide survey and awards program honors companies that, according to their employees, go above and beyond in putting a focus on work place culture. The 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Cool Places to Work in Michigan. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, 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 managed the overall registration and survey process in Michigan and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. Spire ranked in the top 50 of Michigan companies and will be recognized on August 20 in a special publication by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Some contributing factors that made Spire a cool places to work:

– Gym memberships are offered to all employees
– A work dog named Ginger
– Employees can trade accrued time off for pay
– Paid time off for community service

Here is what some of the employees had to say about working at Spire:

“Clear communication, including weekly and quarterly company meetings, company health care plan, gym memberships, healthy snacks, quarterly bonuses”

“Close knit team that works together and treats each other with respect. Room to advance and improve your skills. Company is small enough to allow experience in different areas depending on your desire.”

“Spire definitely makes a concerted effort at building personal relationships among their employees through extracurricular events outside of the work environment.”

“The amount of support from all employees is outstanding, no matter if it deals with work or outside issues. There is not a day where I dread going into work. Acknowledgment for work being accomplished is recognized not only by management but also by co-workers. Our company events are also always spectacular and enjoyable for the whole family. Employees are not treated as if we are acquaintances, but as family.”

“This organization really is incredible. I’ve worked for small and large companies alike, yet have never felt more respected and appreciated then I do here. The executive team actively listens to their teams suggestions and concerns and genuinely puts forth an effort to implement new ideas and resolve any issues that come to light. In the end, it’s the employees that make this company awesome and it’s a joy to come to work every day.”

Other highlights that we think makes Spire a Cool Place to Work:

– Employees receive bonuses for their great ideas
– ‘You Inspired’ program to praise coworkers
– Team outings that include going to sporting events, go-carting and local restaurants
– Seasonal parties that include catered food and fun activities
– Veteran Friendly Employer (VFE) Certification Program
– Spire’s Community Outreach Program
– Spire’s Own Theater Room, Lounge and Bar Area and High Performing Tech Kitchen

See the full list of: Crain’s Cool Places to Work