For the utility’s ongoing commitment to employees in its four subsidiaries, the Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group (Group) as a Great Place to Work® for the fifth year in a row.
The two-part Great Place to Work® certification includes both a Culture Audit© about the company’s programs and practices on hiring, internal communication, developmental opportunities, training, recognition, and diversity; and a Trust Index© based on survey feedback from employees about the company. All full-time California Water Service, Hawaiʻi Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, and Washington Water Service employees were asked about their experiences regarding leadership, credibility, respect, fairness, pride, camaraderie, and other important traits of the workplace. Scores were benchmarked against top U.S. workplaces to determine the company’s results.
“I appreciate the Great Place to Work® Institute for recognizing our commitment to employees year after year, as we truly believe that when we take care of our employees, they can then focus on taking care of our customers. That was evident this year more than ever,” said President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. “As most people had to shelter in place due to the pandemic, our entire team stepped up to support their communities, and our dedicated utility workers stayed on the job each day to keep water flowing to customers. I’m so proud to be part of the Group family.”
The 2020 designation certifies California Water Service Group and its subsidiaries as a Great Place to Work® for one year. Fortune magazine’s annual Best 100 Companies to Work For® is compiled from among the companies certified as a Great Place to Work®.