Valassis, one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, announced today that it has once again been recognized by Mexico's Gestion magazine as one of the "Best Companies to Work For" in Mexico. Valassis ranked 37 out of 100 on the 2012 list, up from 84 last year, of companies with 500-5000 employees, the largest group of companies. This is the second time Valassis Promociones has earned recognition on this list in Mexico.
"This certification is all about the people and their drive, passion and dedication to the future," said Julie Stratton, Vice President, Valassis Promociones, Mexicali, Mexico. "Their attention to detail, strong client focus and teamwork are what makes Valassis Promociones one of the best companies to work for in Mexico. It's an honor to have our name on this esteemed list which recognizes the contributions our associates have made to our culture and success."
Similar to the program in the United States, Gestion magazine considers many factors when evaluating companies including employee satisfaction, cultural benefits and programs. Two-thirds of the company score is based on employee surveys and Valassis received 100% response. One-third is based on the organization's cultural characteristics.
Over 700 companies in Mexico competed for the list in 2012, which rated companies on pride, responsibility, celebrating, values, communication, safety and more. As a company, Valassis has received numerous awards over the years recognizing its workplace flexibility, culture, growth and technology. Earlier in the year, Valassis was recognized as a "Top 50 Company for Executive Women" by the National Association for Female Executives; by AZ Magazine in Arizona where it has an office in Phoenix as a "Top 25 Workplace for Women;" on Advertising Age's Best Places to Work List; by Working Mother magazine as a Best Company for Hourly Workers; and more.
Valassis Promociones, a fulfillment group in Mexicali, Mexico was acquired by Valassis in 1998 and specializes in complex sampling programs, processing millions of pieces of products per week. Valassis Promociones has adapted a culture of accountability as all associates take part in idea generation, objective results and celebrating the company's successes. All associates participate in achieving the goals of the company and are informed as to how their participation helped reach targets.
A list is published each year for the Best Companies to Work in more than 40 countries around the world, including Mexico. The process of analysis, evaluation and certification conducted for the development of the rankings is regarded as the most important and comprehensive worldwide. The ranking is the result of a rigorous process of analysis and assessment of the views of employees and the corporate culture to select Best Companies to Work. The main objectives of the rankings from the Great Place to Work Institute Mexico are to facilitate knowledge management and sharing experiences among all organizations that know how to get the best results from business and to improve the quality of their workplaces.
The full list is available at http://www.greatplacetowork.net/best-companies/search-best-companies.