Magazine honors the best employers in Massachusetts

Braintree, MA (November 17, 2017) – Peabody Properties has been named one of the “Top Places to Work” in Massachusetts in the 10th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The “Top Places to Work 2017” issue was published online at on the night of November 16, and will be published in The Boston Globe Magazine on November 19.

“Top Places to Work” recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them best – their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay, benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 employees; large, with 250 to 999 employees; and largest, with 1,000 or more employees.

Peabody Properties was ranked 19 (out of 35) in the large employer category.

With more than 40 years of experience as a full-service real estate company, the name Peabody Properties, Inc. (PPI) is never far from top of mind. At the helm of PPI, company Principals Karen Fish-Will and Melissa Fish-Crane foster a culture of fun, diversity, and growth; a culture where people are valued, great work is rewarded, and professional development is encouraged through continued training and education. PPI’s own Peabody University, an in-house classroom, provides employees several options for enhancing their skills and aptitude. Peabody is committed to their employees and strives to foster a positive, supportive, caring, and enjoyable workplace.

“Being named as a Top Place to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe is incredibly humbling and gratifying for us,” said Fish-Will. “This great honor and recognition is a true testament to the loyalty, talent, hard work, and dedication of our amazing team members. Different talents, education, experience, and backgrounds, all working together to make good things happen really underlines our feeling that ‘The Best of Us Is All of You!’ Our success is the result of our mission-driven company value to deliver exemplary service, as well as a ‘respect is key’ philosophy toward all employees, clients, and residents.”

“Our winning companies are all in on a secret,” said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s “Top Places to Work” editor. “Treating employees well isn’t that difficult, and the payoff – increased morale, retention, and productivity – is huge.”

The rankings in the “Top Places to Work” are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage (formerly Workplace Dynamics), an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 75,060 individuals at 334 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

“Top Places to Work” online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.