June 14, 2023

Ingram’s "Best Companies to Work for" recognizes Bartlett & West

Bartlett & West is excited to announce its inclusion on the Ingram’s “Best Companies to Work for” list. This year marks the 16th year of the competition, with 18 companies recognized this year including Bartlett & West. The award considers satisfaction, such as employee satisfaction, fulfillment and access to tools and responsibility to achieve goals. Bartlett & West strives to be a very flat and transparent company with a “we before me” attitude.

Here are some highlights of what sets Bartlett & West apart.

  • Management: While Bartlett & West prefers to focus less on titles and more on the contributions each employee can make within this 100-percent ESOP company, the 14-person leadership team included three individuals under 45 years old, two women and one person of color. The voluntary turnover is below average despite the very competitive nature of recruitment and retention. In 2022, they also increased the percentage of women and people of color in the firm, which is particularly hard in the engineering industry.
  • Training and Development:The firm offers tuition reimbursement, support toward professional licensure and a variety of in-house and external training opportunities.
  • Pay and Benefits: The company offers all standard benefits plus 401k match, wellness programs, EAP, paternity leave, mental health and sick leave. In addition, there is a completely company-funded ESOP program and annual bonuses for all employees based on company performance. The two largest offices have on-site workout rooms and company subsidized food vending. Of note, in 2022, Bartlett & West implemented extra “thank you” bonuses in Q1 and moved merit increases from year end to September to reward employees and offset inflation impacts.
  • Work Environment: Bartlett & West heavily supports a flexible work environment. Employee-owners are empowered to work how they need to and where they need to. The company encourages collaboration and connection through social, charitable and company update activities.
  • Financial Outlook: Bartlett & West has grown steadily in the past few years, with record work backlog and about 40 new positions to fill. The firm is also actively involved in expanding its workforce, services and markets through acquisitions of like-minded firms.
  • Community Service: The company is heavily committed to the communities it serves. Every office is allocated a charitable giving budget and employees are highly encouraged and supported in volunteerism. For example, in 2022 Bartlett & Westers logged a total of 1,843 hours volunteering.

Finally, Bartlett & West’s employee net promoter score (eNPS) averages around +65, and even ranked in the low +70s at the end of 2022 and into 2023. The eNPS asks, “On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely are you to recommend our organization as a place to work to others?” Scores from -10 to +20 are normal, while above +40 is excellent. We think metric is a great benchmark to show how our employee’s chose Bartlett & West as a “Best Company to Work for.”