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Pennrose Honored as 2017 ‘Best Places to Work’ in Philadelphia

June 28, 2017

Philadelphia real estate company one of only 24 large companies recognized in the city and surrounding region.

Pennrose has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Philadelphia area’s “Best Places to Work.” Pennrose has been committed to supporting and developing the company’s 400-plus employees, which are recognized by senior leaders as the organization’s most important asset. The company dedicated activities to focus on the employees and is gratified that the commitment to improving benefits, training, growth and development opportunities, open communication, work/life balance, and more were recognized.  The Philadelphia-based real estate development and management company uses the survey as its annual employee engagement feedback tool.

Pennrose used a targeted approach to identify areas for opportunity and improvement based on previous survey results, and implemented focused initiatives to make an impact. Learning and employee development activities include career development paths, a robust curriculum, and company-paid training, including real estate licenses. Nearly $250,000 was spent to create three regional training centers, each equipped with classrooms and facilities for hands-on maintenance training, regional hiring events, and meeting spaces. Communication between senior leaders and employees was enhanced to ensure transparency for decision-making. Pennrose also hosts regular employee outings, events, and conferences to improve collaboration and company spirit.

“It is important for us to take the pulse of our employees each year to hear from them what is working and what we can improve,” said Mark H. Dambly, president of Pennrose. “The partners and I are humbled to receive this recognition for our focused efforts towards our employees.”

The Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” recognition is based upon quantitative employee survey data gathered by Quantum Workplace in partnership with the Journal. The list honors Pennrose as one of the top large businesses in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. A record number of applications were received for this year’s program.