Torch Technologies Named One of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services by Great Place to Work® for Fifth Consecutive Year

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April 23, 2020

Great Place to Work has once again honored Torch Technologies (Torch) as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services. The ranking is representing more than 357,000 employees working in the consulting or professional services industry in the United States. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. Torch took the No. 20 spot on the Large Companies list.
 
 “During these unprecedented times, we are especially proud of the special culture that we have at Torch. Throughout this pandemic, we have witnessed extraordinary displays of collaboration, innovation, personal integrity, and determination within our employee-owners,” said Torch President and CEO John Watson. “It is an honor to be able to work with such an exceptional team every day. We are also honored that our employee-owners continue to rate our workplace highly, and that Great Place to Work® is recognizing our positive culture for the fifth consecutive year.”
 
The Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services stand out for excelling in one of the nation’s most competitive marketplaces.
 
“COVID-19 creates very unpredictable and rapidly changing markets for Consulting & Professional Services companies,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Companies on this list stand out for the high level of trust they have built with their entire workforce. High-trust, For All cultures enable these organizations today to quickly adjust to remote work arrangements and to successfully navigate through uncertain times.”
 
The Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Torch Technologies was also ranked as a Best Workplace in Consulting & Professionals Services in 2016-2019, as well as a Small and Medium Workplace by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE in 2016-2018, in addition to a Best Workplace for Millennials in 2018 by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
 
About Torch Technologies
 
Founded in October 2002, Torch Technologies, Inc. (Torch) is a 100% employee-owned business dedicated to quality technical services, competitive costs and ethical business practices. Torch has received both national and local recognition for its business performance, workplace environment, and ethical business practices. Most recently, in 2020, Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine named Torch one of the country's Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services for the fifth consecutive year. Also in 2019, Torch was ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for the thirteenth consecutive year. Washington Technology also listed Torch in its annual “Top 100” Government Contractors ranking for the fifth consecutive year in 2019, and Bloomberg Government listed Torch in its annual “Top 200” ranking for the third consecutive year in 2019. Additionally, Torch was ranked on the Entrepreneur 360 list for the third consecutive year in 2019. In 2018, Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine named Torch a Best Medium Workplace for the third consecutive year and named Torch one of the country's Best Workplaces for Millennials. Additionally, Torch was recognized as the 2018 ESOP Company of the Year by the New South Chapter of The ESOP Association. Torch was also named a winner of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Huntsville award, marking Torch’s fifth time to receive this honor, with previous wins in 2017, 2016, 2012, and 2008. In 2016, Torch was named one of America’s Best Small Companies by Forbes. In 2015, Torch won the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Business Ethics in the North Alabama Region for the 3rd time, also winning in 2009 and 2005. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.TorchTechnologies.com.
 
About the Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services
 
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing more than 357,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the consulting or professional services industry in the Unites States. This ranking was finalized prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect companies’ roles or responses to their people or communities in addressing the impact of the coronavirus. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
 
About Great Place to Work
 
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list published annually in Fortune.

 
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