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January 16, 2014 Blog 1 min read

You might think that being named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” could become routine, but nothing could be further from the truth. Receiving this recognition is just as thrilling in 2014 as it was back in 1999 when Plante Moran appeared on the list for the first time. Just to put this into perspective, someone who was born back then would be getting his/her driver’s license now! We’re honored and humbled by this recognition because the FORTUNE award reconfirms that our staff truly believe that this is, indeed, a special place to work.

We all know what it’s like to be served by someone who enjoys his/her career—and someone who doesn’t. We work hard to make sure our staff enjoy coming to work every day—not just for them but also to make sure our clients get the best possible service, day in, day out. I’m always encouraged when I hear from clients that they can tell we have a great environment.

Plante Moran is gearing up to celebrate another milestone as well. 2014 marks our 90th anniversary. The firm has changed dramatically over those 90 years, but it’s heartening to realize that the foundations that made us so unique all those years ago—how much we care about each other and our clients and our relatively jerk-free culture, among other things—continue to set us apart today.

Here’s to our 16th consecutive year on FORTUNE’s list and to our staff and clients that make Plante Moran a great place to work, year after wonderful year!

What about you? What makes your organization a great place to work? If you had to sum up your workplace culture in one word, what would it be?