Seattle Business magazine honored its 100 Best Companies to Work For at an awards dinner on June 17, 2014, at The Westin Seattle. The winners, hailing from 18 cities across the state of Washington, were chosen based on extensive surveys completed by nearly 10,000 employees. Each of the 100 Best Companies to Work For was recognized at the event and awards were presented to 14 finalists in five categories. WALSH was honored to have been named #2 in the Companies Headquartered Outside Washington state category.
WALSH, which has long been known as a premier builder of multifamily housing in the Pacific Northwest, is building a new reputation: It’s one of Washington’s best employers, regardless of industry. The company covers 100 percent of its employees’ health care premiums (and 90 percent for spouses and dependents.) Every worker receives a $600 annual wellness credit and a Career Development Plan that is reviewed and revised annually. Employees who own fuel-efficient vehicles may receive a monthly stipend and mass-transit users receive monthly transit passes. All that generosity pays off. Walsh, according to one employee, has the “best leadership and culture that I have seen in my 38 years in construction.”