June 28, 2007

2007 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America

San Ramon, CA – June 28, 2007

ENGEO Incorporated has been named one of the 25 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America. The list was announced on June 25th before an audience of more than 20,000 at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 59th Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas.

This annual list, now in its fourth year, ranks the top 25 small and top 25 medium-sized companies in America that use smart people management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces. The organizations, ranging in size from 50 to 999 employees, were announced by SHRM and selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW). The results were based on a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each company evaluated was given a score based on employees’ responses to a detailed questionnaire about the organizations’ workplace cultures.

ENGEO is a 230-person engineering consulting firm offering geotechnical, geologic, hydrologic, environmental and construction services. Founded in 1971, ENGEO is employee-owned and has a track record of being very selective in hiring and attracting some of the best technical professionals in the business. ENGEO serves markets in the western United States including large urban and suburban mixed-use projects; military-base reuse; transportation and infrastructure; water resources; and large-scale mass grading and geologic hazards abatement. At ENGEO, it’s all about culture. Says ENGEO president, Uri Eliahu, GE, “ENGEO’s culture is unique in any industry. We are all committed to the success of our clients and of each other. Ours is a supportive, open-door environment where ideas are openly shared, financial information is readily available to any employee, and a spirit of excitement and opportunity prevails.”

“Small and medium-sized companies make up the majority of the American economy and workforce,” said SHRM President and CEO, Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR. “These winning organizations demonstrate that making effective use of their workforce is key to their success, and their accomplishments deserve recognition.”

Great Place to Work® Institute co-founder, Robert Levering, said, “These companies stand out because their employees find them to be places where they can trust the management, take pride in their work and have fun. Other companies have much to learn about how to be productive and do right by their people.”

Stories about the winning organizations will appear in the July issue of HR Magazine, the Society’s flagship publication with a circulation of 210,000 (available at www.shrm.org/hrmagazine). The winning organizations will also be listed on the GPTW web site at www.greatplacetowork.com.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 210,000 individual members, the Society’s mission is to serve human resource management professionals and to advance the profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 550 affiliated chapters and members in more than 100 countries.

Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. is an international research and consulting firm dedicated to building great workplaces. Great Place to Work® Institute uses its employee survey and assessment process to select the companies appearing on the annual “Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America” list and FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. In addition to its global headquarters in San Francisco, Great Place to Work® Institute has 29 affiliates in countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. www.greatplacetowork.com.

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