Watchfire Signs, a manufacturer of outdoor digital signs, announces it has been certified by Great Place to Work, an authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership. The 2021 certification is based on employee feedback and satisfaction.
According to the survey, 87% of Watchfire employees say the company is a great place to work, 28 points higher than the average for U.S.-based companies. Watchfire also scored high for physical safety, job security, and customer service.
“In today’s economy when competition for employees is fierce, this recognition is important and shows us that we are creating a culture that demonstrates our commitment to providing a safe workplace where employees have room to grow and thrive,” says Steve Harriott, CEO of Watchfire Signs.
Many employees said they are proud to tell others they work at Watchfire (95%) and hope to stay at the company a long time (86%).
An example of this commitment to Watchfire is Chris White, Watchfire’s new sales director in the central region. White joined Watchfire in 2006 as an inside sales rep and later served as a territory manager for Texas, Indiana, and Chicago. He oversees sales in Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, and North and South Dakota in his new position.
“I really love the culture and family atmosphere at Watchfire, and like working for a company where employees stay a long time,” adds White, who noted that the number of employees had grown from 90 when he started to more than 350 today.
White succeeds Dave Wuellner, who is retiring after a 45-year sales career, including the past 11 years with Watchfire. Wuellner began his Watchfire tenure as a territory manager in Indiana before being promoted to sales director in the central region in 2015.
“Dave and Chris are great examples of the committed employees we have at Watchfire,” says Harriott. “We will miss Dave and wish him well in retirement, and at the same time are confident that Chris will represent Watchfire in the central region with the same integrity and enthusiasm.”
A list of open positions at Watchfire is available here.