ASU Enterprise Partners honored as top employer for 9th year in a row


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ASU Enterprise Partners achieved the honor of Top Company to Work for in Arizona for the ninth consecutive year, ranking 20th in the medium employer category.

ASU Enterprise Partners is a private, nonprofit parent company whose mission is to provide an ecosystem of services to create solutions and generate resources to extend Arizona State University’s reach and advance its charter.

ASU Enterprise Partners supports ASU through resource raising, realty development, technology transfer, collaborative research and acceleration of ed-tech innovations in support of universal lifelong learning. Its business units include the ASU Foundation, ASURE, Enterprise Collaboratory at ASU and MILO Space Science Institute.

The company employs 285 full-time employees and 50 students.

“We are honored to be recognized as a Top Company to Work for in Arizona for the ninth consecutive year,” ASU Enterprise Partners CEO Dan Dillon said. "Our employees are our most valuable asset.”

The award was presented by Arizona Capitol Times, Best Companies Group and Best Companies Arizona to 100 companies based in Arizona. Companies were evaluated through digital surveys to employees about the organizations' leadership, culture, communication, job satisfaction, work environment, training and development, pay and benefits, and engagement. Employers were evaluated about workplace practices, policies, perks and demographics.

ASU Enterprise Partners’ full-time employees have access to health, wellness and retirement benefits, plus budgeting and personal finance tools, an employer-paid health reimbursement account, employer-paid 401(k) match and discretionary contributions, a hybrid work schedule, discounted tuition to take classes at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona for employees and their immediate family, and access to hundreds of complimentary digital personal and professional development courses, ASU Enterprise Partners Chief People Officer Gina Miller said.

ASU Enterprise Partners celebrates employees’ work anniversaries and personal milestones, hosts employee appreciation lunches and company-sponsored family events. Plus, employees receive their birthday off with pay, in addition to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, generous vacation and sick time, and a comprehensive holiday schedule.

“Employee appreciation and recognition are a big part of our company culture, and we’re always looking for ways to demonstrate our core values,” Miller said. “We also value collaboration and teamwork across the organization and developed an award to celebrate those wins.”

A T-shirt displaying the company’s core values — "We care, we serve, we engage, and we innovate" — is given to employees involved in the collaborative projects.

Collaboration and effective communication are so important that employees complete DISC personal assessments when they are hired to learn more about their communication style to improve teamwork, communication and productivity with others who may have a differing style.

“ASU Enterprise Partners strives to be a people-focused, mission-driven organization that does meaningful work for ASU and the community,” Dillon said.

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