When we founded Socious, we set out to create a place where people love to come to work every day.
Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) November 12, 2014
Socious, a leading provider of online community software for businesses, associations, and user groups, was chosen as a best place to work by the Phoenix Business Journal. Socious has grown into a nationally-recognized social software company from its Gilbert, Arizona headquarters, in Phoenix’s East Valley.
Socious provides customer community software and professional services to organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to international associations and nonprofits. Companies leverage Socious’s online community platform to increase customer engagement through peer-to-peer idea sharing, exclusive content, and segmented customer communication.
The Phoenix Business Journal’s annual award is based on employee feedback and satisfaction.
“When we founded Socious, we set out to create a place where people love to come to work every day. Knowing that this is an employee-driven award makes being recognized as a best place to work in Phoenix incredibly meaningful. It tells us that we’ve struck a cord with the culture and balance that employees in the Phoenix area value,” said Paul Schneider senior vice president and co-founder at Socious.
Socious’s senior management places a premium on creating a healthy and evolving business culture. From professional development and casual dress to massages and Friday afternoon movies, Socious employees enjoy a growing amount of perks and professional freedom. Each month a group of Socious employees representing every department gather to discuss The Socious Way, a collaborative discussion of the company’s culture, potential changes to policies and related processes, and how Socious can further support these values.
Schneider continued, “People have come together from all corners of the company over the past several years to deliberately develop and maintain a top-notch company culture. We are extremely proud of the recognition that Socious has received and we’re honored to share it among our entire team.”
Despite the increasing number of tangible benefits that employees receive, Socious places more weight on maintaining a corporate culture of fairness, kindness, and recognition.
“Everyone who works here will tell you that Socious is a different kind of company. Our emphasis on open communication, giving employees a voice, and making win/win decisions for our customers, employees and company is not common in fast-paced technology companies,” said Scott Balthazor, Socious co-founder and president.
Socious employees know from day one that results-oriented collaboration, bringing truth to light in constructive ways, and finding creative solutions to Socious’s customers' challenges are core values at the company.
“From top executives to interns, we strive to be awesome at our jobs and also good people,” said Paul Schneider.
“We know that, as both a growing business and a technology leader in the region, Socious will only be as good as the people who work here. Spend a week walking around the office and you’ll often hear, ‘No Mean People,’ an important mantra from our culture document.” Schneider continued.
Socious will be recognized at the 2014 Best Places to Work Awards lunch on December 4, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Would you like to work at Socious? Learn about open career opportunities at socious.com/jobs.
Founded in 2002, Socious (socious.com) offers the industry’s most complete online customer community software to large and mid-sized businesses, user groups, and associations. The Socious platform manages over 1 million customers for many of the world’s top companies and membership organizations. Socious’s peer-to-peer community software includes private social networking, customer communication tools, discussion forums, membership management, collaboration tools, and a mobile platform to help organizations increase sales, retention, and customer engagement. Socious provides a full range of professional services to help organizations plan, launch, and manage their online customer community. Take an online tour of Socious online community software.