NEWTON, MA | November 9, 2008
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), a nonprofit organization with programs in 35 countries, has been named one of the 100 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in an employee-based survey from The Boston Globe. The Globe 100’s Top Places to Work was published in The Sunday Globe November 9.
The Globe recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies and nonprofits as well as publicly-held businesses were included in the analysis, which was produced by the independent survey company Workplace Dynamics. The company also compiles the 21-year-old Globe 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Massachusetts.
The rankings in the Globe 100’s Top Places to Work are based solely on survey information collected from 120,000 employees at 600 Massachusetts organizations. This marks the first time that a Globe 100 report honors private as well as publicly-held organizations.
In the Globe 100 rankings, EDC was ranked 50th on the overall list. The rankings are also broken out by achievement in four indicators of success as a great workplace. EDC ranked second for family-friendly flexibility.
Based in Newton, Massachusetts, EDC conducts and applies research to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. EDC has offices in New York and Washington and over 1,000 employees working across the U.S. and in developing countries around the world.
“We are very pleased to be included in The Boston Globe’s list, a selection more meaningful because it is based on the opinions of our own employees,” said EDC President and CEO Luther Luedtke. “As a mission-driven organization, we believe that EDC, with its 50 years of improving education and health around the world, is a great place to work—and more,” he said.
To qualify for the Globe 100’s Top Places to Work, a company must have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts.
“All the companies included in the Globe 100’s Top Places to Work deserve a great deal of recognition,” said Steve Ainsley, publisher of The Boston Globe. “It’s clear that they value their employees and make it a priority to create a positive workplace.”
The full report is at www.boston.com/topworkplaces.