October 20, 2018 | Source: bizjournals.com

Hawaii’s Best Workplaces 2018: Medium-sized companies

No. 4 G70

Three reasons your employees love coming to work every day.
Employees at G70 love coming to work every day because they get to work on exciting projects which contribute to the betterment of the communities in which we live. While at work, they are constantly challenged to create and better our natural and built environments using innovative and culturally based solutions. G70’s creative work environment and open culture fosters collaborative interaction with other fun, talented, and driven individuals who collectively share similar interests, passions, and values.

What perks do you offer to employees, beyond a standard benefits package?
One of the firm’s shared values is the priority of family; and G70’s office culture provides the flexibility to for individuals to manage a work life balance. In addition, employees enjoy perks which include; annual contribution of profit sharing into a 401(k), free gym access, an in-office café and collaboration spaces, education allowance, regular social events for connecting with co-workers outside of work, a mentorship program, subsidized bus fare and parking, reimbursement for licensure costs and professional memberships.

How do you recognize employees for doing outstanding work?
Outstanding work is acknowledged through the award of promotions, raises, and bonuses. Project teams and individuals are acknowledged for their achievements with recognition at staff meetings and celebrated at lunch outings.

How do you plan to raise your Best Workplaces score next year?
Our goal is to improve our practices and evolve to meet the needs of the company and staff. We value our staff and their feedback. To raise our score next year, we plan to request feedback from staff about what would make G70 an even better place to work and from that feedback we will tailor programs to fit those needs.

Quantum Score: 87.33

Top local executive: Norman Hong

Hawaii employees: 86

Business: Architecture, engineering, environmental and design-build firm

Website: g70.design

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