For the second year in a row, California Water Service Group, the parent company of California Water Service, Washington Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, CWS Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services, has been named a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute.
The 2017 Great Place to Work® certification is comprised of two components. The first is a Culture Audit© regarding the company’s programs and practices on hiring, internal communication, developmental opportunities, training, recognition, and diversity. Second is a Trust Index©based on employee responses about their experience with the company. In the employee survey, team members at California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, and Washington Water Service were asked their opinions about factors such as leadership, credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie in their workplace. Scores are benchmarked against top workplaces in the United States to assess a company’s results, according to the Institute.
“We could not fulfill our purpose of improving the quality of life for our customers, communities, and stockholders if we were not equally committed to our employees,” said California Water Service Group President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. “I’m honored that our employees and the Great Place to Work® Institute have recognized us again, and I renew our pledge to build upon the already high standards we set for ourselves in order to continue earning our employees’ trust and loyalty while providing quality, service, and value to our customers.”
California Water Service Group provides regulated and non-regulated water service to approximately 2 million people in more than 100 California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii communities.