The Boston Globe Names Gentle Giant Moving Company to Globe 100's Top Places to Work '08

Gentle Giant ranked 15th in Top 40 Small Workplaces category

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All the companies included in the Globe 100's Top Places to Work deserve a great deal of recognition. It's clear that they value their employees and make it a priority to create a positive workplace.

Somerville, MA (PRWEB) November 11, 2008

Gentle Giant Moving Company (http://www.gentlegiant.com), a premier national residential moving and storage company headquartered in metro Boston, has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe. This list represents the debut of an employee-based survey project by the region's leading daily newspaper. The Globe 100's Top Places to Work magazine was published in the Sunday Globe on November 9.

The Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies and nonprofits as well as publicly-held businesses were included in the analysis.

Gentle Giant Moving Company was ranked 35 on the overall list. Gentle Giant also was listed as #15 on the Top 40 Small Workplaces list. Online, the report can be found at http://www.boston.com/jobs/topworkplaces/.

The rankings in the Globe 100's Top Places to Work are based on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from 120,000 employees at about 300 Massachusetts organizations. This marks the first time that a Globe 100 report honors private as well as publicly-held organizations.

"Our mission as an employer is to create leaders," said founder and President of Gentle Giant Moving Company Larry O'Toole. "Gentle Giant attracts great people because they love our culture of excellence, and the way we celebrate all victories big and small. I want to thank and congratulate all of our employees for making Gentle Giant a great place to work."

The publisher of The Boston Globe Steve Ainsley stated, "All the companies included in the Globe 100's Top Places to Work deserve a great deal of recognition. It's clear that they value their employees and make it a priority to create a positive workplace."

To qualify for the Globe 100's Top Places to Work, a company must have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts. Nearly 600 qualified companies accepted an invitation to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local, interstate, and international service. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its seventeen offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington State. Named one of the Boston Globe 100's Top Places to Work in 2008, Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, six-time winner of the Angie's List "Super Service" award, and 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit the company online at http://www.gentlegiant.com.

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