Best Places to Work 2020

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Pope Architects lands its first Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal Best Places to Work award this year. The firm offers flexible hours, profit sharing, a variety of company events throughout the year and professional development opportunities.

The “2020 Best Places to Work” list features a group of businesses that create an exceptional work environment according to their employees. To determine award recipients, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal surveyed employees on a range of workplace dimensions, including company culture, communication efforts, leadership and benefits. To qualify for the award, a company must have at least 10 full-time employees in the Twin Cities metro area or 1,000 employees in Minnesota.

Pope Architects is based in St. Paul, Minnesota with an office of over 75 professionals providing architectural and interior design services to organizations throughout the country.

The company’s President Ward Isaacson, AIA outlined some of the company’s benefits, and most importantly, a commitment to doing fulfilling work.

“Our purpose, cause and passion is Together, creating environments that enhance lives. We strive to work collaboratively to design projects that make a difference in the communities they serve, and to those who live, work and play in them.”

Other benefits include:

  • Flexible work environment, allowing remote work and flex hours
  • Professional growth and development through paid professional memberships, internal/external continuing education and conference attendance, individual goal setting strategies, advancement opportunities, etc.
  • Profit sharing and a robust bonus program
  • Fun company events and contests such as BBQs, bocce ball, shuffleboard and bowling tournaments, Saints games, picnics, golf, holiday celebrations and parties, happy hours, chili cook-off, yoga, wellness activities — we work hard and like to have fun along the way.

The full interview, linked here, is available on the Business Journal’s website but a subscription is required.