AE2S is again among the top places to work according to the prestigious Zweig Group and Prairie Business Magazine.

Zweig Group named AE2S among the best engineering firms to work for in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. The 100% employee-owned civil and environmental engineering consulting firm ranks in the top 10 of the 2023 Best Firms to Work For Awards, in the category of 200+ Employees.

Zweig Group is the leading research, publishing, and advisory services resource for firms in the AEC industry. The annual competition involves the largest employee experience survey in the AEC industry. Workplace culture, practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development, and more are measured from the perspectives of management and staff.

AE2S ranked 9th in the category of 200+ Employees and 11th in the civil engineering category. “We’re very proud to again be recognized by the Zweig Group as a top AEC industry workplace,” says Grant Meyer, AE2S CEO. “The fact that our Employee-Owners earned AE2S’ position as a Best Place to Work through their survey responses about our company and our culture makes the recognition even more rewarding.”

Nominations from AE2S Employee-Owners also placed the firm on Prairie Business Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work list for the seventh year in a row. The publication received more than 1,500 nominations this year for businesses in North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Minnesota. The nominees are judged on workplace culture, opportunities for employee growth, teamwork, individual responsibility, and employee morale.

Some of the things that set AE2S apart from the competition include the 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), a generous benefits package that includes employer-paid health insurance premiums, continuing education options, and the opportunity for Employee-Owners to work on rewarding projects that benefit the communities where they live and work.

“Our outstanding clients and their projects are a major contributor to our Employee-Owners’ job satisfaction. We get to work on amazing projects across the country. That’s a huge part of providing fulfilling careers,” says Meyer.

In September, the winners of the 2023 Best Firms to Work For competition will be honored at the ElevateAEC Conference and Awards Gala in Frisco, Texas. Check out the full list of winners for both competitions: 2023 Best Firms To Work For Winners – Zweig Group and Prairie Business 50 Best Places to Work.