Sevan Ranks #14: Best Places to Work in Illinois 2018

What a way to end the week here at Sevan! We’re delighted to be named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois for the second year in a row.

Best Places To Work Award Ceremony 2018

Earlier this year, we found out we were once again a top 25 finalist for Best Places to Work in Illinois. Last night at the 2018 Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony, we learned that out of thousands and thousands of mid-sized Illinois businesses (100-499 employees), Sevan ranks #14! Even more satisfying, we moved up 10 places over last year’s top 25 finish!

Ten representatives from our Downers Grove, IL headquarters attended the 2018 Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony. The statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. It’s promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, MRA-The Management Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. Companies from across the state were judged via a two-part process. 25% of the evaluation was based on workplace policies, practices, and demographics. 75% was based on surveys that measured employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and final rankings.

In addition to offering great benefits like health insurance, paid-volunteer days, job-protected parental leave, and educational assistance, Sevan also offers unlimited vacation and flexible work schedules. You can find a surplus of complimentary snacks and beverages at the office – including our kegerator in the break room. On any given day, there is a good chance you’ll catch President & CEO, Jim Evans – challenging employees to a game of ping-pong. Our Social Committee works diligently each month to bring our team together for group events such as bowling, Rooftop Cubs games and chili-cook offs. We also like to look at each holiday as a reason to celebrate together. We catered in Tacos and Margaritas for our Cinco de Mayo celebration – which even included a piñata.

These benefits combined with Sevan’s “employee-first” attitude have attributed to our recognized success as an organization. We are honored for this recognition and can’t wait to continue to celebrate this milestone as a team.

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