For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is listed among the top workplaces in the region by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No other public university or state agency has made the list in that time.
“Our faculty and staff work hard to create wonderful learning spaces for our students and each other,” Chancellor Beverly Kopper said. "This honor is for all they do! It especially speaks to the environment employees have created for each other, one that is supportive and productive, where people can feel good about the work they do every day. And what critical work it is because we change lives. It’s wonderful to know people feel good about working at UW-Whitewater."
The Top Workplaces list ranks public and private organizations based on employee surveys. About 70,000 people in the southeast Wisconsin area responded to questions about company direction, pay and benefits, management, work/life balance and career opportunities.
Companies where employees feel a connection to workplace goals and have confidence in their direction were most likely to make the list, according to organizers. Innovation, collaboration and ethics were also common attributes among the top workplaces.
Kopper said that faculty, staff and students across campus celebrated notable accomplishments this year, from prestigious academic research awards to national student organization titles.
“We also take great pride in UW-Whitewater’s significant impact on the region and our strong community partnerships,” Kopper said. “Each year, our campus generates $407 million in economic activity and supports more than 4,300 jobs. Our students and staff also donate thousands of hours of service at schools, parks and nursing homes throughout the community. I think UW-Whitewater is a great place to work and again, I am so pleased that our employees think so too."