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For companies that prioritize a positive and helpful work environment like Gunderson Direct, certifications stand out as a great reassurance that we are doing a good job by our employees. With this in mind, Gunderson Direct is proud to announce that that we have been Certified by Great Place to Work ® for the third year in a row! In 2022, 100% of our employees voted that Gunderson Direct is a great place for them to work, a statistic that is 43 whole points higher than the U.S average for a company (57%).
President Mike Gunderson on the Certification
Gunderson Direct President, Mike Gunderson, went on to voice how proud he is of the company — especially as the pandemic has necessitated multiple adaptions among the staff and within industry as a whole. With all that we have been through in the past couple years since the onset of the pandemic, it is always great to know that the employees at Gunderson Direct are happy and feel properly supported.
What Goes into Receiving a Great Place to Work Certification™?
As referenced by Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place to Work ®, a lot goes into receiving a certification. She maintains that companies can only do so with a continued dedication to the employee experience. Because certifications are decided by real-time reports employees leave on their company culture, only companies that are truly deemed great employers by their workforces can receive such an honor. There are several important factors. For example, 100% of Gunderson Direct employees maintain that management keeps them informed on important changes and issues, are receptive and respond clearly to reasonable questions, are approachable, competently run the business, and hire suitable people for roles.
Working for Gunderson Direct
Much of Gunderson Direct’s success with retention and employee happiness stems from our unique company culture. Human Resource Administrator, Jaki Rangel, noted that it is all about the team that we have built here. With each team member bringing a unique set of strengths and experience to Gunderson Direct, we have forged a workforce that is ready to collaborate to address any challenge. The team has further grown and evolved throughout our transition to remote work and has only gotten stronger as a result.
Our employees have a lot to say about working for Gunderson Direct. For example, employees commonly speak to the positive work environment and great collaboration among employees as key reasons why working here is so enjoyable.
What’s Next for Gunderson Direct?
While we are certainly proud to have received a Great Place to Work Certification™ for another year in a row, we are far from complacent. With that said, we are excited for what the future holds for the company as we continue to expand and show our commitment to the dedicated employees that have made our success possible. Check out our hiring opportunities at https://gundersondirect.com/careers/ if you are interested in seeing our dedication to our staff for yourself!