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The Wall Street Journal, along with Winning Workplaces, identified the top 15 exceptional small organizations in the United States
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), a producer of commercial off-the-shelf software for space, defense and intelligence applications, was recognized as one of 15 companies with stellar employee-oriented environments in “Top Small Workplace 2009,” a collaboration between The Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces. The Journal Report on Small Business features the winners in print and online editions.
This third annual ranking identifies North American firms with fewer than 500 employees that continue to invest in their people. The report also illustrates the practices they use to create successful organizations.
“As with any company in the knowledge-management business, ‘it’s all about the people’ at AGI. So we try to create the best possible work environment so we can enjoy the job and each other and be successful,” says Paul Graziani, AGI CEO. “As a result, AGI does well, which lets us enhance our corporate perks and benefits and hire more great people. It’s a ‘virtuous circle.’”
AGI perks include free on-site laundry, workout facilities, kid’s room (with games, toys and movies) and a cafeteria that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. AGI fosters an atmosphere in which employees are encouraged to bring their family to work any day of the week. Other perks include flexible hours, competitive 401K, benefits packages, stock and more. For-fee services include oil changes, dry cleaning, massage and haircuts.
The 20-year-old company has 263 employees at its Pennsylvania headquarters and field offices in California; Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; and the United Kingdom. It has also been honored for its workplace and leadership by Aviation Week & Space Technology, the Great Places to Work Institute, Companies that Care, Executive Excellence, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and Philadelphia Magazine.
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) develops physics-based commercial off-the-shelf software that computes and depicts the relationships among moving objects over time. Space, defense and intelligence community professionals employ it to design, operate and use land, sea, air and space systems. The software can be purchased as ready-to-use applications or development tools. For more information, visit www.agi.com.