INC. Magazine Reveals Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2020

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9Gauge Partners is one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement

9Gauge’s culture is much more than perks, benefits and’s about a caring, trusting and collaborative spirit that permeates everything we do.

9Gauge Partners LLC has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. features a list of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

9Gauge believes maintaining a strong culture is paramount to their success. Their values drive every action from hiring new 9Gaugers to building new client relationships. What makes 9Gauge different from other consulting firms is the continuous multi-faceted relationship with their clients’ executive leadership. 9Gauge has helped over 400 clients with business planning, process development and optimization, and operational execution.

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 389 finalists for this year’s 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 they ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results.

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.”

“9Gauge’s culture is much more than perks, benefits and’s about a caring, trusting and collaborative spirit that permeates everything we do. Our culture starts and ends with our 9Gaugers who embody an unrelenting passion for genuine relationships with our clients, strategic partners and their colleagues. I love the fact that this award is a simple affirmation of the culture we 9Gaugers live and embrace together daily!” says Brian White, Founder and Managing Partner at 9Gauge.

“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 9Gauge
Founded in 2011, 9Gauge Partners is a management consulting firm that partners alongside business leaders and teams to help them navigate through growth, pivots and change. 9Gauge develops scalable financial infrastructures and data-driven insights to empower smarter, real-time business decisions. 9Gauge has helped over 400 companies in 30+ states ranging in size from venture backed startups to growing mid-market companies and Fortune 100 corporations.

9Gauge has a 4.8 star rating on Glassdoor and employees enjoy unlimited PTO, competitive health insurance, flexible work arrangements and cellphone reimbursement benefits to name a few. This will also be their 6th consecutive year on the “Inc. 5000,” a list of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.. For more information, 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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