Philly’s Casino Earns Silver Recognition in Annual Business Journal Ranking
PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 9, 2014 – For the fourth year in a row, SugarHouse’s more than 1,100 Team Members have voted the casino one of Philly’s “Best Places to Work” in the annual ranking published by the Philadelphia Business Journal (PBJ). And, for the second consecutive year, SugarHouse has earned the silver recognition in the extra-large company category, defined as a workplace with more than 1,000 employees.
The rankings were announced at a special reception this morning, and will be featured in an exclusive publication of the PBJ, which debuts tomorrow.
The “Best Places to Work” program recognizes the top employers in the Delaware Valley, which are determined by scores given to the companies by their own employees through an anonymous survey. The questionnaires are administered by Quantum Workplace, an independent third-party surveying firm.
Once SugarHouse was nominated, a certain percentage of its team members—defined by Quantum Workplace—were required to complete the questionnaire, which asked members to rank the casino on several dozen questions. Common themes among top companies focused on work-life balance; respect and caring for employees; recognition of accomplishments; feeling empowered; good teamwork and commitment to community.
SugarHouse opened in 2010, earning the bronze recognition just one year later in 2011 — the first year it was eligible to be ranked — followed by gold and silver rankings in 2012 and 2013.
“We work hard every day to make SugarHouse a best place to work for our Team Members, but they’re really the ones making Philly’s casino the best,” Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino, said. “I’m so grateful to our Team for their hard work, dedication and for voting us to this list for the fourth time! The love is mutual – they are the best in the business!”
In addition to the recognition in the Philadelphia Business Journal, SugarHouse employees also voted the casino a “Top Workplace” for three consecutive years in the ranking conducted by Philly.com.
To learn more about the “Best Places to Work” rankings, visit www.bizjournals.com/Philadelphia.
ABOUT SUGARHOUSE CASINO
SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,606 slots, up to 62 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,100 people, and for four consecutive years has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Philadelphia Business Journal, and a “Top Workplace” from Philly.com three years in a row. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.
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