Rochester, NY, April 4, 2024 – GreenSpark Solar was recognized as a six-time Rochester Top Workplace – the fifth consecutive year the Ontario-based solar company has been honored with this award by the Democrat & Chronicle. GreenSpark received a special designation at the awards ceremony held on Wednesday, April 3: The Social Responsibility Award, and ranked 9th in the overall survey, in a region with over 35,000 businesses.

What does it mean to be a Top Workplace?

Top Workplaces is an employer recognition program earned solely based on anonymous and quantitative employee feedback. Employee responses are captured via the Energage Workplace Survey that measures organizations on the following attributes:

  • Engagement
  • Values
  • Communication
  • Inclusion
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Fair Pay and Benefits

Using benchmark data from over 23 million surveys at 70,000 organizations, Top Workplaces is an authentic measure of workplace satisfaction and a trustworthy “seal of approval” for career seekers. Winning this award demonstrates to employees, customers, investors, and potential recruits that a company offers an extraordinary place to work – setting it apart from competing options in the area.

Why is GreenSpark a Six-Time Top Workplace?

A Top Workplace is an organization that puts the needs of its employees first and cherishes their voices and opinions throughout the decision-making process – and GreenSpark continues to do just that. 

As Kevin Schulte, GreenSpark CEO shared, “We like to think of business differently at GreenSpark.  As a BCorp and a certified benefit corporation we are dedicated to using our business as a force for positive change in the Rochester Region.  That means committing to our employees and to our Community.  That means fulfilling our mission to combat climate change in the region. See, we think our business’s job is to make Rochester a better place.  We think that starts with serving the people that work in the building and on our job sites.”

GreenSpark stands behind its promise of being “loyal to people and loyal to the planet.” This dedication is evident in its six-time Top Workplace recognition, and in the quality work-life experience the organization provides to its nearly 150 employees.

What’s it like to work for GreenSpark?

GreenSpark believes that its employees produce better results when they enjoy what they do and who they do it with. That’s why GreenSpark ensures incredible work-life rhythm by providing its employees with a sought-after culture and incredible benefits. To name a few, GreenSpark offers its employees competitive wages, unlimited paid time off, a flexible work schedule, a relaxed, dog-friendly work environment, career growth opportunities, profit sharing, and even an annual Wellness Week, a company-wide shutdown started in 2023 to help combat burnout and promote self-care.

Beyond its generous benefits, GreenSpark boasts transparency with its employees. GreenSpark hosts monthly all-company meetings celebrating employee milestones and discussing the company’s financials and future goals. This transparency goes a long way in building trust with the team and offers opportunities for employees to be inquisitive and educated about what is happening within the company. 

Further, GreenSpark encourages diverse backgrounds and opinions, acknowledging that it’s this diversity that propels the organization to new heights. GreenSpark’s ‘Taste Justice’ committee encourages sharing ideas and perspectives that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to promote action and accountability in the workplace at all levels. A newly created Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice Program Manager (DEIBJ Program Manager) will elevate the organization’s employee experience even further by implementing and growing DEI initiatives.

GreenSpark team at Rochester Top Workplace Awards Ceremony

Growth Continues for GreenSpark

GreenSpark continues to see positive results of this culture that its team has created and nurtured – not only in recurring Top Workplace recognition, but also in the tremendous growth of the organization – achieving one of the Fastest Growing Workplaces in the Rochester area five times, and reaching the top spot on the Top 100 list  in 2023.

And GreenSpark isn’t stopping anytime soon. “We are growing and we intend to continue hiring a team that looks like the Rochester Community we seek to serve.  We are engaged with groups across the city and region that will help us to create good paying purposeful careers for people from every part of the area. And by the end of next year, we will be doing it from our downtown Rochester location,” Schulte shared.

Want to learn more about GreenSpark’s culture and what sets us apart? Visit our careers page and check out current opportunities to join our team, or get in touch. 

Congratulations to All Rochester Top Workplaces

GreenSpark is honored to be among the Rochester Top Workplaces and congratulates its extended network of organizations that are equally committed to making a difference in the workplace and in our community. 

About Top Workplaces: Top Workplaces is the nation’s leading employer recognition program. Top Workplaces is based on employee feedback results captured by the Energage Workplace Survey. The research-backed engagement survey is driven by the industry’s most robust benchmarks built on data captured from tens of millions of employees at thousands of organizations across the past 17 years. This employer recognition program helps organizations of all sizes create work experiences that unlock potential and inspire performance. 

About GreenSpark Solar: GreenSpark Solar, founded in 2002, believes that locally generated clean energy is a cost-effective, market-based solution to combat climate change and an important strategy to strengthen our local community. As a Certified B Corp and member-owner of the Amicus Solar Cooperative, GreenSpark has provided local, cost-effective, clean energy options throughout New York State for over two decades. GreenSpark has consistently been named a Rochester Top Workplace and Fastest Growing Company in the nine-county Finger Lakes region. Its team of experts has installed over 1 GW of renewable energy and has earned the designations of NYSERDA Gold Quality Installer and Top Contractor by Solar Power World.

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