INC. Magazine Reveals Annual List Of Best Workplaces For 2020

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Marketwake is one of the highest-scoring businesses,with standout employee engagement

Marketwake has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. Hitting newsstands May 12 in the May/June 2020 issue, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists for the 2020 list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. Then we ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 73.5 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work. 100% of Marketwake employees said they were engaged by their work.

The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity. It is a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments, and artifacts of “fun.”

“Our culture has always been one of the most important aspects of our vision for Marketwake,” says Marketwake CEO Brooke Beach. “Work is a large portion of our life on Earth, so we believe that work should be a place where people feel challenged enough to grow and positive enough to be their authentic self. It's not always easy, but we respect each other, laugh with each other, and have something remarkably unique.”

“Building a great corporate culture comes only from strong leadership,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from, especially now, when company culture is more important to the workforce than ever.”

While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:

  • 100 percent provide health insurance.
  • 50 percent allow employees to bring pets to work.
  • 62 percent take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge.
  • 20 percent offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service.

About Marketwake
Marketwake is an Atlanta-based digital marketing agency that bridges the gap between the creative and the analytical. Its offerings span custom websites, branding, SEO, and social media to Salesforce and Pardot implementations. Founded on the idea that even a small boat can produce a big wake, Marketwake serves small- and medium-sized businesses to help them do the same. Having recently passed the five-year mark, Marketwake continues to grow in both profit and people — the latter being their most valuable asset. The company continues to invest in the future of talent via MarketwakeU, its in-house paid internship program that gives students industry experience through client work. For more information on Marketwake, visit

About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit

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