December 23, 2015

Fortune Names Squirrels One Of 50 Best Workplaces For Camaraderie

Fortune.png-largeWe are proud to announce that Squirrels has been named one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie by Fortune Magazine.

This recognition comes a month after Squirrels was ranked one of the Top 25 coolest tech companies in northeast Ohio by Inside Business Magazine for the second consecutive year.

Fortune takes into account employee feedback and measures how welcoming and fun companies are to all employees and the extent workers say they “can count on people to cooperate.”

Fortune outlined the following selection criteria:

“…employees were asked questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace. Companies achieving the highest overall results in their size categories were then ranked based on employees’ feedback regarding the quality of the personal connections they experience with colleagues, taking into account how comfortable people feel being themselves; how friendly, cooperative, and fun the workplace is; and the strength of its teams. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less.”

This recognition is a great honor for us. We strive to give each of our 34 employees an unparalleled professional experience. Our employee-centric culture is something we will always strive to maintain no matter how large our company grows.

Company retreats, sponsored lunches, flex scheduling, Squirrels holidays, 10% projects, company outings, arcade games, paid health insurance, Hawaiian punch on tap and more have helped define us through the years. We have fun. We work hard, and we’re all excited to be a part of Squirrels.

Check out our complete company ranking and review.

December 22, 2015

Squirrels’ 1940s-Inspired Holiday Party Takes Flight At MAPS Air Museum

The 2015 Squirrels holiday party featured World War II-era planes, a Frank Sinatra-inspired vocalist and a museum full of snazzy-looking Squirrels employees.

Our 1940s-themed holiday party took place at MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, Ohio, on December 11. The party was held in the museum’s hangar among classic military planes and helicopters.

The Squirrels team enjoyed a night full of laughs, cocktails and entertainment, but it also used the experience as a learning opportunity. Museum guides were on hand to educate our team about each individual aircraft, World War II and relics from the time period. The MAPS Gallery of Heroes was also open for our staff to view detailed models and period items depicting the lifestyles and American history of the mid 1900s.

The Squirrels team made sure to look like it belonged in the same room as all of that American history. Employees and their significant others were dressed as aviators, first-class citizens, detectives and various other men and women of the time period. We even had a milk man.

Relive the night with us by checking out some photos below and the rest of the photos on Facebook. Huge thanks to Retro Peacock Photos for taking all of these incredible photos and making us look good.

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Don’t forget to check out more photos on the Squirrels Facebook!