Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Consulting Firm Astoundry Named the Best Place to Work in Texas

Astoundry, a leading full service information technology consulting company, today announced the company is number one in the small business category on 100 Top Places to Work for in Texas list. The fourth annual 100 Best Places to Work program recognizes the best employers in the state, the ones who make it a priority to create better workplaces for their employees.

Astoundry, who placed second in last year's competition, earned this year's top honors for its humorous approach to employee recognition with the annual "Cheesy Employee" awards, its generous profit sharing and employee ownership, and the bonuses the company provides for teams and individuals upon the successful completion of projects. Other distinguishing programs include constant mentoring and employee growth plans, free babysitting for company events, time off for charity work, and Astoundry's willingness to fly employee's families to company events.

"We feel privileged to top the list of the Best Places to Work in Texas," said Kevin Hanratty, President and Chief Service Officer of Astoundry. "Providing exceptional service to our clients is the foundation of Astoundry as this dedication to our clients starts with an equal dedication to our employees and our community. Being named to the top of the list simply supports this dedication"

The Best Places to Work for in Texas list is selected by The Texas Association of Business, the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and Best Companies Group and based on a two-part survey which comprises an in-depth look at the company's policies and procedures and an in-depth survey of the employees.

The list is comprised of 100 companies split into three categories: 32 small-sized companies (25-74 employees), 32 medium-sized companies (75-249 employees) and 30 large-sized companies (250 and more employees). The rankings are in the February 2009 issue of TEXAS MONTHLY and the ranked companies will be recognized at a gala awards luncheon on January 28tht in Austin, where Governor Rick Perry will give the keynote.

About Astoundry

Astoundry is a full service information technology consulting company. Astoundry blends local consulting services, assessment, and project management with custom software development. This hybrid model enables I.T. teams to have local and experienced project managers supported by a team of world-class software developers. Astoundry delivers the team, the talent and the consistent quality of service to ensure their clients have the ability to meet their goals every time.

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