has been named a winner of the 2018 Top Workplace Award by The San Diego Union-Tribune
, earning the distinction for the sixth consecutive year. The Top Workplaces Program honors companies that have outstanding workplace culture and business environments highly valued by their employees. The rankings are based on the results of an anonymous employee feedback survey administered by Energage LLC, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement, and leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.
The online survey ranks employee levels of satisfaction with their jobs, feelings of appreciation, confidence in the future prospects of the company and manager effectiveness. In addition, it measures aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.
The Top Workplace survey was sent via e-mail to employers and staff of public, private, non-profit and governmental organizations with 50 or more employees. The rankings require a minimum 35 percent response rate to qualify. Companies with the most points receive the top rankings in one of three categories based on the size of the organization: Large: 500 or more employees; Midsize: 100 to 499 employees; and Small: 50 to 99 employees.
Guild Mortgage, which employs more than 700 people in San Diego County, was ranked fifth in the large company category. Guild also earned the Spotlight Award for Appreciation, one of 12 special awards that went to companies excelling in certain areas.
“We have grown significantly in recent years and have been fortunate to maintain our collegial, entrepreneurial culture,” said Mary Ann McGarry, President and CEO of Guild Mortgage. “The positive responses from our employees during that time are a testament to our willingness to listen to our people and implement their ideas. This collaborative spirit contributes to employee satisfaction and gives management ideas for continuous improvement, which are essential to our plans for future growth.”