Great Place to Work ® Certifies Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.

5 / July / 2017

Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work ®. The firm earned this certification based on the feedback from its employees in an anonymous survey.

“For me, what is most exciting and humbling, is this certification represents what our teammates said about our firm and how it compares to firms across the country,” says Bob Higgins, President and Chief Executive Officer. “A great workplace culture is all about the level of trust between the employees and the firm's leadership. We have a great team here. This thumbs up from Great Place to Work ® is one of many milestones on our continuing journey toward an outstanding employee experience, and we have no intentions to slow down. The certification is a great recognition that will support our efforts in recruitment and retention of our talented employees. This is critical for the firm to grow and achieve its purpose of creating a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, our clients, and our communities.”

Ninety seven percent of our employees responded to the survey. This is a true testament to their experience with the firm and their desire to have their voices heard. The survey revealed that 85 percent of employees say that Barge Waggoner is a great place to work.

“We have made intentional steps toward creating a great culture at Barge Waggoner,” says Michele Herlein, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President. “The people create the culture and it is defined by how things are done and every decision that is made. What is important is how people feel; how they are treated; and if they are able to use their talents, add value to the company; and make a difference. We are fortunate at Barge Waggoner to have a strategic focus on the employee experience and a leadership team that fully supports focusing on people first. We know the results will follow.”

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