Creating a Great Place to Work

Don Burton

At Evergreen, our mission is to deliver on time as promised® while creating a “WOW” experience for our customers and our family of associates.  The center of that mission is a strong culture that is a product of our dedicated team of associates. In recent months, we’ve received a series of best place to work awards including:

  • Great Place to Work® Certification – Through extensive ratings provided by our associates via anonymous surveys, Evergreen was certified as a Great Place to Work®.
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For and 5th Best Large Company to Work For – Seattle Business magazine named Evergreen one of the top 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington state (3 years running). We were further honored as the 5th best “Large Company” in the state.
  • Washington’s Best Workplaces (250+ workers) – On June 16, 2016, The Puget Sound Business announced that Evergreen is one of Washington’s Best Workplaces for the 250+ employee category.

While there’s no “magic” formula on how to build a culture that makes people feel great about where they work, there are a few tenants that apply.  Create a lofty vision for your company along with core convictions that support them. For Evergreen, our vision is to change the world one relationship at time. This vision applies to both the associates that work here and to the customers we serve.

It’s often the small acts of kindness, mutual respect, and gestures of support that make an associate’s and a customer’s day. Big and small, these actions create a ripple effect that changes our world one relationship at a time.

We even have an internal recognition program that makes it easy for our associates to give compliments for jobs well done. This creates a sense of family (family is one of our core convictions).  We know that when we treat our associates like family, it positively affects the experience our customers receive.

Another Evergreen core conviction is FUN. We have a culture that celebrates fun including scheduling it. We go out of our way to celebrate our milestones, successes, and our personal and business achievements. Because when you love going to work, those around you are fueled by this energy.

I still love waking up every day and going to work. I’m inspired by the associates who work here, help our customers into homes, and look for every opportunity to recognize what’s good about Evergreen.

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