For the fourth consecutive year, Cianbro has been named one of the best places to work in Maine among large companies with 250 or more employees. The rankings program is sponsored annually by the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Maine Department of Labor, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Best Companies Group, Maine HR Convention, Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Mainebiz magazine. Cianbro was matched up against a variety of businesses, including healthcare providers, banks, insurance firms, retail outlets, financial advisers, and other construction companies.
The rankings are generated by a two-part assessment of each company. In part one, the employer completes a questionnaire. The employer questionnaire examines company policies, practices and demographics. In part two, employees of the company complete a survey focusing on employee engagement and satisfaction. The results are analyzed and categorized according to eight Core Focus Areas: Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment, Relationship with Supervisor, Training and Development, Pay and Benefits and Overall Engagement. Hundreds of Cianbro team members were surveyed to help generate the company's ranking.
“Congratulations to Cianbro for being selected once again as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine! This award is all about our team members and what they do every day,” said Human Resources Vice President Mike Bennett. “Last year Cianbro was chosen first out of the large companies as the Best Place to Work in Maine. What an honor! This year we came in second place out of twenty other large companies. Although our competitiveness may make us feel disappointed with these results, it is still tremendous recognition for our company and we all should be very proud. Fostering the environment where we look out for each other’s health and wellness while safely putting a quality product in place for our clients is a key ingredient to what makes your company so special. Although it is nice to hear it from others, we know we own a great company! My thanks go out to each and every one of you for the contribution you make daily to our success. A special thanks goes out to those of you who took the time out of your busy schedules to complete the Best Places to Work in Maine survey. Let’s continue to finish the year strong!”
"I’m very proud of our people and what they accomplish day in and day out," said Cianbro Chairman and CEO Pete Vigue. “It is their efforts, their willingness to work together, their skills and expertise, and their commitment to excellence which allows our company to succeed and to be recognized once again in this prestigious way.”
U.S. Senator Susan Collins offered congratulations to the company in a letter, which read in part: “This award reflects Cianbro's outstanding commitment to fostering a worker-friendly environment for its employees. You deserve to be recognized not only for this achievement, but also for the example your company has set over the past four years.”