September 13, 2013
The Atlanta Business Chronicle today announced Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) has been named one of Atlanta’s “Best Places to Work” from a field of 550 metro Atlanta businesses. The electric transmission cooperative ranked fifth out of 30 medium-sized participating Atlanta businesses. GTC also made Georgia Trend’s list of the top 10 best places to work in 2010.
The medium-sized business category was classified as businesses with workforces of 101 – 500 employees. The small category included 10 – 100 employees and the large category was composed of companies with 501 or more employees.
“I am so pleased that Georgia Transmission has been named to this list, especially because we earned the designation as a result of feedback from our employees,” said Mike Smith, president and CEO, Georgia Transmission Corporation. “We strive to provide an environment that is cooperative and offers opportunities for everyone to contribute. This achievement is an indication we are on the right track, and we are honored to be recognized.”
Nominations were accepted in June through the Atlanta Business Chronicle web site. Organizations that made the initial cut were provided surveys from Quantam Workforce, a third-party research vendor. Workers from each nominated organization were then surveyed using set criteria that calculated a points-based score. The top 60 small, 30 medium and 10 large businesses with the highest tabulated scores ultimately composed the 2013 rankings.
All data and scores were generated from responses of the organization’s employees without influence from management. About 85 percent of GTC’s employees participated in the survey.
“Our ability to fulfill our mission begins and ends with our employees,” said Smith. “Without their dedication, expertise and can-do cooperative spirit, we would not be able to help our members keep the lights on for millions of Georgians.”
About Georgia Transmission
Georgia Transmission, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by 38 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), owns more than 3000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 650 substations. These facilities deliver power to Georgia’s EMCs who serve nearly 50 percent of Georgia’s population (4.1 million).
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