|By Business Wire||
|March 5, 2013 01:55 PM EST||
Consumer Cellular (www.consumercellular.com), the number-one rated cellphone service and exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, has been selected as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. This is the third consecutive year Consumer Cellular has received this honor.
The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list recognizes large, medium and small companies for excellence in best practices toward creating great places to work. More than 13,000 employees from 263 companies throughout Oregon participated in this year’s 100 Best survey, and after compiling the results, Oregon Business ranked Consumer Cellular as No. 17 in the large company category, which recognizes businesses with more than 100 employees in Oregon.
“Being named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Oregon is an incredible honor,” said John Marick, Consumer Cellular CEO. “We’re glad to see that even as our Consumer Cellular team has grown, our employees still see the same values and culture that we began the organization with in 1995.”
In addition to this award, Consumer Cellular has also been named by The Oregonian as the number one mid-size company to work for in Oregon and SW Washington, and honored on Inc. Magazine’s “Hire Power” list of the nation’s top job creators. The company has continued its strong momentum into 2013 with an expansion of its retail presence throughout Sears stores nationwide, and it surpassed one million subscribers in February. To celebrate, Consumer Cellular split a $1 million gift between its employees and five national charities.
Complete results of this year’s 100 Best survey, including company profiles can be found here: http://oregon100best.com/. Oregon Business has conducted the annual study of best practices for the past 20 years. The survey has two parts: a satisfaction survey completed by employees and a benefits survey completed by management. Rankings are derived from scores of both parts of the survey. The winners were revealed at the 100 Best awards dinner on March 1 and published in the March 2012 issue of Oregon Business.
About Oregon Business
Oregon Business is the only magazine covering statewide business issues in Oregon. Founded in 1981, Oregon Business is a nationally award-winning publication that focuses on the key issues facing companies of all sizes and sectors throughout the state.
About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members and a top-rated carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to those 50+. Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 750 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, covering more than 296 million people – or 97 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular’s wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Sears and RadioShack dealer franchise locations, as well as direct to consumers at www.consumercellular.com or 800-686-4460. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for four years in a row. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.