2018 Best Places to Work in Chicago
Adage Technologies is proud to announce that we have been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business. The competition, which is done in conjunction with Best Companies Group, is designed to identify, recognize and honor the 100 best companies to work for in the Chicago area. While Adage is no stranger to workplace awards, this is our first time participating in the prestigious Crain’s competition and we are very excited to be named #47 on the list!
Crain’s Competition Criteria
The competition has a two- step process: The first step consists of evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics, worth 25% of the total evaluation. The second step uses employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees about everything from their workplace to benefits to company culture. This part is worth 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determine the best companies and the final ranking.
What is it that makes Adage a great place to work? If you ask our employees, you’ll hear a variety of answers. According to Zach Marks, a Lead Developer at Adage, it’s the learning opportunities. “Adage challenges me to grow, while supporting me in the process. I’ve worked at Adage for years, and there’s so much variety that every new project is still a fun learning experience.”
If you ask Mike Kovach, he’ll tell you it’s the work environment. “Adage has fostered a climate of genuine respect among coworkers, and our leadership team has earned our trust that whatever decision they make is going to be best for the company.”
Values from the Top
Our strong company culture is based on the fact that our Leadership team values, supports, and empowers employees. In turn, employees support and value one another. “As a services company, our product is our people so we understand the importance of developing their skills and recognizing their unique contributions. Having happy, engaged employees ultimately leads to better experiences and outcomes for our clients.” Says Roy Chomko, President & CEO.
That people-first approach is carried throughout the organization, from the way we collaborate as teams, to the products we design and the ecommerce sites we build to connect our clients to their audiences. In everything we do, we believe that a people-first approach leads to the most transformative results. Empathy for real people is the basis for inspiration, ideation, and insight.
Brianna Heschel, our Recruiting Assistant, sums it up. “The best thing about Adage is the people. Not only is everyone super friendly but they truly care about the work they’re doing. Everyone is extremely talented at their job and always willing to go the extra mile.”
Are you interested in joining the Adage team? You can find out more about opportunities or sign up for Job Alerts on our Careers Page.