Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > Hanscom once again among best places to work in Massachusetts
 
Photos 
Top Places to Work
The Boston Globe has once again named Hanscom Air Force Base as one of the top places to work in Massachusetts
Download HiRes
Hanscom once again among best places to work in Massachusetts

Posted 11/8/2010   Updated 11/8/2010 Email story   Print story

    


by Kevin Gilmartin
66th Air Base Group Public Affairs


11/8/2010 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- For the third year in a row the Boston Globe has named Hanscom Air Force Base as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts, recognizing the competitive pay and benefits of employment and the strong quality of life at the base.

The Globe, Boston's major metropolitan daily newspaper, announced Hanscom's selection as one of the top 25 large organizations Nov. 5 in an article on Boston.com, and featured the base in a special pull-out magazine in Sunday's edition entitled "The Boston Globe Top Places to Work." Displayed prominently on the back page of the magazine is a full page civilian recruiting ad highlighting Hanscom and the Electronic Systems Center. A large organization was defined as one with more than 1,000 employees.

"The Globe's third annual Top Places to Work is designed to help you figure out which organizations are treating workers right," said Shirley Leung, Globe business editor, in the magazine. "But there's one thing we have done differently this year: We divided the rankings into small, medium, and large employers. The reason? Working at a place with 100 employees is very different from one with 1,000."

"Once again, this is great news," said Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds, Electronic Systems Center commander. "To be recognized among the state's best work places three years in a row is something to be proud of, and the best part is that it is based on the opinions of the men and women who work here every day."

The Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies and nonprofits as well as publicly-held businesses were included in the analysis.

Survey information was collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. In June, a random selection of about 700 Hanscom military members and government civilians, including Non Appropriated Fund employees, took part in the survey.

Overall, the Globe invited 1,160 employers to participate in the third annual Top Places to Work. Of those, 236 organizations went all the way through the process, allowing a confidential survey of their workers. Workplace Dynamics contacted more than 133,000 employees at those companies, and received completed surveys from 82,000 individuals. Each was asked to grade their organization's performance according to 23 distinct statements, ranging from "This organization demonstrates it values employees during difficult times '' to "It's easy to tell my boss the truth.''

"This recognition clearly shows that our military members and civilians recognize that the base is a great place to work where you can earn good pay with excellent benefits and make important contributions every day to our national defense," General Bowlds said.

"Hanscom is a fantastic base with an important mission, and definitely a great place to work," said Col. Stacy Yike, 66th Air Base Group commander. "The base offers wonderful opportunities for the people who work here with discounted child care, free fitness and health and wellness centers and on-base education opportunities."

Being recognized as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts has been helpful in recruiting civilians during the strategic hiring initiative over the past two years, according to Rich Lombardi, ESC's executive director.

"We continue to seek out the best candidates for positions in the fields of finance and accounting, engineering, contracting, program management and a number of other disciplines," Mr. Lombardi said. "Prospective employees can see from this ranking that our employees here are very engaged in the mission, and appreciate the career development, flexible work schedules and health and wellness opportunities offered at Hanscom."




tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
JSTARS Recap team holds industry week

Still time to register for upcoming focus week

Space, Aerial and Nuclear Networks Division offers up potential business opportunities

Significant milestone met as progress continues on AWACS upgrade

Initial phase of Joint STARS effort begins

Cursor on Target to host user group meeting

PEOs share information, emphasize collaboration at symposium

Battle Management division emphasizes acquisition priorities, sets sight on new initiatives

Hanscom facility looks to expand  1

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Hanscom to celebrate Arbor Day on May 9

Wolfenbarger visits Hanscom

Force management update

Prescription drugs 'take back' scheduled

AFOSI assists personnel traveling abroad via AF Portal

Air Base Group working to improve self-assessment program

Holocaust Days of Remembrance scheduled

PPE and situational awareness key to staying safe outdoors

Religious support teams minister to building occupants

AF Heritage of America Band to perform April 25

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
We all need a wingman

Military spouse resiliency

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, April 17

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Air Force strong

Making a positive impact


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act