Inaugural Corporate Culture Awards the latest in series of workplace honors for engineering-led telecommunications firm.
NEW YORK– Oct. 14, 2015 - MASS Communications was recently named as one of New York’s top 40 company cultures by SmartCEO. The Corporate Culture Awards celebrate 40 companies in Greater New York that have successfully championed a positive, productive and performance- driven culture, and have worked with their employees to develop successful cultural practices.
Winners will be profiled in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at BNY Mellon.
“The leaders of the companies named to the inaugural Corporate Culture Awards have realized that running a company is more than head count and the bottom line. It’s about creating a place where creativity, energy and ideas are cultivated,” says Jaime Nespor- Zawmon, president of SmartCEO Events. “Through this they are able to not only enhance performance and sustain their companies’ competitive advantages but also enrich the lives of those they employ and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world.”
MASS Communications, a leading connectivity and telecom management provider in its eighth year of business, has built a reputation for putting customers first and designing innovative and highly resilient voice and data networks.
“Culture is at the core of everything we do at MASS,” says Darren Mass, CEO of MASS Comm. “Regardless of what business decision we are making, whether it’s hiring or pursuing a strategic partnership, culture is our #1 priority. Employees, customers and partners see this commitment and it makes us a stronger team and more focused on doing the right thing.”
The company prides itself on maintaining a constant open-door policy. “Our employees are a source of constant idea generation. We encourage our team members to bring those ideas forward and share them with us - and if it makes sense, we implement it. We want to make sure our growth and success have a positive effect not only on our bottom line but on our culture.”
In recognition that telecommunications is a fast paced and always ‘on’ industry, Mass and the two other co-founders David Schwed, General Counsel and CIO, and Marc Gold, Chief Operating Officer, offset this stress by having as much fun as possible, whenever possible.
“We plan events for employees on a quarterly basis that allow our teams to interact in a laid back and fun environment,” says Gold. “We have had team building events such as mini-Olympics at Chelsea Piers and Scavenger hunts in lower Manhattan as well as pool parties, bowling parties, and barbeques.“
According to Schwed, this year, the company enhanced its bonus structure even further by instituting a quarterly incentives program.
“Now everyone has the ability to earn quarterly incentives as well as an annual year-end bonus based on the individual's performance, the team's performance and the company's performance. Programs like these remind employees how much we value their work and dedication,” he says.
Another reflection of MASS’s inclusive culture is that employees who join the company tend to stay: the technology firm has enjoyed 100% employee retention over all eight years of its existence. MASS Comm also pays 100% of all healthcare expenses for employees and their families.
The firm continues to get singled out by leading organizations for its strong employee culture and performance as a technology innovator. In addition to the SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award, MASS Comm is receiving the 2015 SmartCEO Executive Management Award, and was named for the third year running to the Inc. 500|5000 list in addition to being recognized as one of the best places to work in New York City by Crain’s New York Business.
ABOUT the Corporate Culture Awards
The Corporate Culture Awards program honors companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Smart leaders understand that culture is a company’s greatest asset, driving performance and growth. And an award-winning culture is actively and intentionally cultivated and developed. That’s why SmartCEO is honoring businesses that have successfully championed a positive, productive and performance-driven culture, and have worked with their employees to develop successful cultural practices. Winners will be profiled in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards event in December.
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award- winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources.
SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.
To find out more about the 2016 Corporate Culture Awards nomination process, email us at NYprograms@smartceo.com. For information about sponsorship opportunities, email us at NewYork@smartceo.com.
ABOUT MASS Communications
MASS Communications, a leading connectivity and telecom management provider, takes a consultative approach to deliver a full suite of voice, data, risk management and security solutions. Founded by engineering innovators, MASS designs custom networks with best-in-class carriers across an international footprint. The New York-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier made the Inc. 500|5000 List for three years running from 2013 through 2015, and was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as one of the 100 Best Place to Work in New York City. For more information, visit www.masscommgroup.com.
Rosie Pottebaum, Director of Business Development
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