dunnhumbyUSA Named Top Twenty Great Place to Work® 2012 in United States
dunnhumbyUSA, an international leader in building sales and brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, has been named a 2012 Great Place to Work® in the U.S. by the Great Place to Work Institute, Inc., in conjunction with FORTUNE Magazine. dunnhumbyUSA was ranked 17th out of 25 recognized companies in the category of medium-sized workplaces. Now in its ninth year, the competition is divided into two categories, Small (50-250 employees) and Medium (251-999 employees). dunnhumbyUSA placed 9th in the Great Place to Work® program in 2011.
dunnhumbyUSA, a joint venture between The Kroger Co. and London-based dunnhumby ltd., was established in Cincinnati in 2003 with only three employees. Since then, dunnhumbyUSA has grown to be a $275 million company, employing a staff of more than 600 with offices in Chicago, New York City, Portland, Boston and headquarters in Cincinnati. “Cultivating a talented, proud and passionate workforce in a time of extreme growth is a common business challenge and we are thrilled to be recognized by Great Places to Work® for the second year,” said Stuart Aitken, CEO, dunnhumbyUSA. “Our culture is built on a foundation of talented employees, strong values and innovation, which will be vital in fueling our growth in the future.”
dunnhumbyUSA celebrates the hard work and success of its employees with unusual perks. For example, all employees are given the day off for their birthday. In addition to five weeks of paid vacation, after two full years of service, employees gain an additional day off for every year worked. Employees are also rewarded and celebrated after five, ten and fifteen years of service.
In addition to Great Place to Work®, dunnhumbyUSA has been recognized five times as a Best Place to Work by The Business Courier, and named a #1 Workplace for a mid-sized company in Greater Cincinnati by Enquirer Media.
The Great Place to Work® program selection and ranking is determined by employee opinions, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about company programs and practices. Great Place to Work® evaluates each company's culture based on credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception. For more information about the program, go to www.greatplacetowork.com. To see a complete list of winners in the medium-sized company category, go to http://www.greatplacetowork.com/2012-best-workplaces/acuity.
dunnhumby is the leader in personalizing the world's experience of retailers and brands. Analyzing data from over 400 million of our clients' customers in 28 countries, we help companies put customers at the center of every decision. We use our insight to improve customers' experience of stores and communications to earn their lifetime loyalty. Our work with some of the world's biggest retailers and brands has demonstrated that companies which deliver value to customers through personalization become and stay their customers' first choice. This strategic approach to putting the customer first in business improves our clients' like-for-like sales and profit margins – or, put simply, their brand value. dunnhumbyUSA is a joint venture of The Kroger Company and London-based dunnhumby. Employing more than 2,000 people in 33 offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas, dunnhumby serves a prestigious list of companies including The Kroger Co., Tesco, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, Macy's, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. dunnhumby also includes the word of mouth marketing experts BzzAgent and price optimization company KSS Retail. For more information, visit www.dunnhumby.com.
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