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March 13, 2017 Blog 3 min read
For the 19th year in a row, Plante Moran made Fortune magazine's list of the “100 Best Companies to Work for.” Here are some staff thoughts about why — and how we're celebrating.

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I have some very exciting news: Fortune magazine recently released its list of the “100 Best Companies to Work for,” and for the 19th year in a row, Plante Moran made it!

This is a really big deal around our firm; after all, very few companies have maintained a position on the list for so many years, and the fact that Plante Moran has is an outstanding testament to our amazing staff and culture.

So now, we celebrate. Considering it’s our 19th celebration, sometimes it takes a bit of work to keep things fresh, but we think we came up with something pretty exciting this year: we developed a virtual Wheel of Fortune and offered all 2,200+ staff members a spin. And, unlike the TV show, everyone’s a winner! All staff received an Amazon gift card and spun the wheel to determine a prize amount between $5 and $250.

This is a really big deal around our firm; after all, very few companies have maintained a position on the list for so many years.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. After taking a spin on the wheel, we invited staff members to increase their chances of winning even more by using our intranet to recognize a PMer who’s made them feel fortunate to be a part of our firm. Staff with the most likes on their posts will receive a $500 Amazon gift card, but the real prize, for me anyway, is seeing some of the heartfelt messages. Take a look at a few things that have been shared:

  • Ever since our first job together, Josh has shown me what it means to be a great staff developer, mentor, and client server. His passion and excitement for the healthcare industry helped instill the same in me, and I’m grateful for the mentorship and guidance he’s provided over the years, whether it was work-related or personal.
  • Throughout my entire career here, one thing has always been a constant: the phenomenal team of caring, high performing client servers that have a clear passion for what they do and embody the Golden Rule on a daily basis. I’m so thankful and proud to be a part of a firm and a team filled with such extraordinary people. Thank you all for making this such a great place to work.
  • I am very lucky to be a part of the marketing team at this amazing firm. I started out almost a year ago as an intern specializing in digital marketing. My supervisor, Dan, has been a great leader and mentor my entire time here. He not only gave me the opportunity to remain a part of this team after I completed my internship, but continues to encourage me to grow and learn ways that I can contribute to this firm.
  • In our professional lives, every once in a while, someone comes along and not only helps shape who we are as a professional but also helps shape who we are as a person. To me, that person has been Sarah. Since day one, Sarah has been a sounding board for both the good and the difficult things that have happened in my life, both at work and at home. To have someone who is a constant force of positivity has made a huge impact on my growth as a young professional, including helping to shape confidence in my abilities and igniting the drive to push myself further in my skillset.

I think comments like these clearly demonstrate how we’ve maintained our position as one of Fortune’s “100 Best” for 19 years. Simply put, it’s because we care.

What about you? How do you recognize and celebrate your team?