Shawmut has been named one of the nation’s 100 Best Workplaces by FORTUNE® Magazine, marking the third consecutive year the firm has received this honor. The prestigious ranking comes on the heels of Shawmut being named a best place to work 54 times within its regional markets, including Miami, Los Angeles, Providence, North Haven, and Boston.
As the premier Great Place to Work ranking in the nation, FORTUNE’s list is based on anonymous employee responses to an extensive survey that covers such topics as trust, camaraderie, and pride. Shawmut scored near the top in almost every category, including:
Pride in accomplishment.
97% of employees cited a strong sense of pride—not just in the projects it builds, but also in the way it serves its clients through an industry-leading customer experience.
Shawmut knows that the best way to attract and retain great people is to offer great benefits. And Shawmut's are among the best in the industry. 96% of employees agree, and with perks like an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), a company-paid health coverage option, college tuition reimbursement, a comprehensive four-week Paid Family Leave benefit, and Shawmut Flex—one of the most innovative flexible work programs in the industry—the firm is standing behind its commitment.
“We put our values to work every day in both the field and in the office. For employees, this translates to strong work-life integration, comprehensive benefits, and consistent opportunities for career development,” said Les Hiscoe, chief executive officer of Shawmut. “Such arrangements are a proven way to enhance employee engagement, productivity, and job satisfaction, all of which ultimately serve to enhance our customer experience.”
95% of employees believe Shawmut creates a great atmosphere, both onsite and in its offices. As a 100% employee-owned company, each employee is charged with thinking and acting like an owner—which translates into a collaborative, efficient, and diverse workplace.
Giving back to the community.
From raising more than $1,300,000 to-date for Dana–Farber Cancer Institute through its annual participation in the Pan-Mass Challenge, to donating $26,000 of toys through Project Happier Holidays, to establishing a scholarship fund for young women and underrepresented students pursuing degrees in the construction field at Wentworth Institute of Technology, 93% of employees feel good about the ways the firm gives back to the community.
Shawmut is about more than just compliance; it's about prevention. Nothing is more important than safety. 98% of employees agree that the firm is doing its part to actively drive a safe environment—both on jobsites and in offices.