SolidWorks ranks fourth, making it the top ranking software company in its categoryBOSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 26, 2006— For the fourth year in a row, the Boston Business Journal has named SolidWorks one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its fourth annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes the company's achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions, and company culture.
Concord-based SolidWorks was one of more than 300 companies to qualify for consideration, ranking fourth in the category for large businesses based on the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout the spring.
"Accommodating employees' personal needs pays back dividends of loyalty and productivity," said Boston Business Journal Publisher Michael Olivieri. "The companies on our list recognize that their commitment to employees is especially important as the economy strengthens and competition for talent continues to grow. The Best Places to Work know that the care of their employees is instrumental in maintaining the quality and reputation for services and products."
The top 20 companies in four size categories - emerging (10-24 employees), small (25-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees), and large (more than 500 employees) - were profiled in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal published on June 23, 2006.
The survey project itself was launched in January by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm QMR Inc. of Wichita, Kansas. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 20,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.
"Our employees share a common goal of developing and delivering software that helps improve our customers' success," said Dick Morgan, vice president of human resources at SolidWorks. "Our commitment to our employees fuels their commitment to customers, creating strong business relationships. Winning this award for the fourth year in a row is a testament to that commitment."
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, providing intuitive, high-performing software that helps product design teams develop great products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the company's Web site ( www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).
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