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Carbonite Selected as 2010 Boston Business Journal 'Best Places to Work' Honoree
Jun 14, 2010 (04:06 PM EDT)
Boston-based Carbonite chosen for commitment to employees
NEEDHAM, Mass., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite®, a leading provider of online backup, was named one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal in its eighth annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes Carbonite's achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture.
Carbonite was one of 440 companies to qualify for consideration, a 10 percent increase in nominees over 2009, ranking No. 6 on the list in its size category based on the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout the spring.
"At Carbonite, great people have made all the difference. We work hard to make sure our recruiting, training and compensation practices enable us to attract and retain the best talent," said Carbonite CEO and co-founder David Friend. "Being named one of Boston's Best Places to Work is a wonderful recognition of these efforts, and we are honored."
"In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages," said George Donnelly, Boston Business Journal editor. "Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business."
The top 20 companies in three size categories — small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) — were profiled in a special supplement of the Journal on June 11.
The survey project was launched in January by the Journal in conjunction with market research firm QMR Inc. of Wichita, Kansas. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 20,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.
"Accommodating employees' personal needs pays back dividends of loyalty and productivity," said Boston Business Journal Publisher Chris McIntosh. "The companies on our list recognize that their commitment to employees is especially important as the economy strengthens and competition for talent continues to grow." McIntosh continued, "The Best Places to Work know the care of their employees is instrumental in maintaining the quality and reputation for services and products."
Carbonite launched its online backup service in 2006. In the last year, Carbonite enhanced its Remote File Access features beyond Web browsers to mobile accessibility through iPhone®, iPod Touch® and BlackBerry® smartphone devices. Additionally, the company raised approximately $20 million in a mezzanine financing round and received accolades in 2009 as a WebWare 100 winner and recipient of the Mass Technology Leadership Council Award.
The Carbonite industry-first offer of unlimited online backup service for a flat, low price revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 39 billion files and has restored more than 3.2 billion lost files for its customers. Carbonite backs up more than 100 million files every day to high-redundancy storage servers in its Boston and Somerville, Mass. data centers.
The Carbonite mission is to provide a simple, affordable, and secure backup solution for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite supports both the Windows and Mac platforms. Carbonite is available directly at www.carbonite.com, and through international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.