WATERLOO, Iowa (September 27, 2017)—VGM Group Inc. has been selected as Iowa’s Top Workplace for large employers.

The award was presented during a luncheon held in Des Moines, Iowa where employers from across the state attended to see how, based on employees’ anonymous survey responses, they ranked with other employers similar in size. Approximately 300 businesses participated in the 2017 program, of which 150 were ranked on the top workplaces list. VGM staked claim to the top spot.        

“This is a great honor for our company to be ranked as the Top Workplace in Iowa,” said Mike Mallaro, VGM’s chief executive officer. “VGM is a family and being an extraordinary place to work is one of our important aspirations. Our unique culture helps our people serve customers with tremendous dedication and commitment.”    

The Top Workplaces lists are based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Companies with a minimum of 35 employees are eligible to participate in the program and are categorized into three bands, Small, Mid-sized and Large. Once the employee survey is administered, several aspects of workplace culture are measured, including alignment, execution and connection, to name a few. Based on responses, employers are ranked amongst companies within their size band. This year’s participants ranged in company size of 35 employees to 7,153.   

For VGM, who employs nearly 900 employees, with 790 of them in Iowa, ranking as a top employer is nothing new to the employee-owned company. They’ve been in the top 10 each of the last four times they have participated in the third-party survey, also finishing in the top spot in 2015.

For more information about VGM Group and its Top Workplace ranking, visit vgmgroup.com