No. 1: Impact Networking thrives on open communication

Impact Networking was named the #1 midsize company by The Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces award. The award is based solely on the feedback of anonymous employee surveys. As a result of being honored in the top spot, The Chicago Tribune’s Tatiana Walk-Morris interviewed Impact Networking CEO Frank Cucco and local Chicago employees, Patrick Scully, Director of Professional Services, and Amanda Sleider, Contract Manager.

The article talks about Impact’s family-like culture, noting “The owners … really do care truly about their employees,” Scully said. “They’ve given me a lot of growth opportunities and it’s just really enjoyable being here. I can list off tons of things I never thought I’d do in my life.”

Frank Cucco stressed the importance of transparency; “That’s how we get everyone on the same page,” Cucco said. “A lot of companies won’t share financial information and those things, it’s some kind of big secret. But we’re not like that … It’s like, ‘Hey, this is what we’re doing, good or bad. This is what we need to do. Let’s do it together.'”

One of Impact’s core pillars is promoting from within. Amanda Sleider touched on this, saying, “If employees want to move into new roles at the company where their talents are better suited, they can try out new jobs until they find something at which they excel. About 70% of Impact’s sales managers began as entry-level employees.”

Read the full article here.