On the heels of recent accolades received in London, WP Engine’s Limerick team has been recognised for fostering one of the best workplaces in Ireland by Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture.
WP Engine was named the 23rd Best Small Workplace in Ireland 2021—the second consecutive year making the list—and representatives from the company’s Limerick team were recognised at the 19th annual Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland awards, which for the first time, took the form of a virtual broadcast.
“In a year where the concept of ‘place’ was unexpectedly ripped apart from the concept of ‘work’, these organisations have shown the strength and resilience that underlies the Great Place to Work ethos.”Cathal Divilly, CEO, Great Place to Work® Ireland
Having developed a deep sense of trust within and across their teams, Diviliy said, organizations like WP Engine have proved that anywhere—from a manufacturing facility to a spare bedroom—can be a Great Place to Work.
“What matters are the fundamentals: treating your employees with fairness and respect, and keeping them up to speed with relevant, authentic, and honest communication.”
WP Engine employees also noted that while it had been a challenging year for every workplace globally, they were thrilled to receive the recognition as a Best Place to Work in Ireland for the second year in a row.
“The award is not just testament to the amazing culture fostered within WP Engine, but more importantly recognition for the individuals who make it happen: Coming together each day doing the right, supporting our communities, delighting our customers and not forgetting to cheer each other on.”Paul Ryan, Senior Director of Support & Site Lead, WP Engine Ireland
“I also want to extend a sincere word of congratulations to all the companies who were also recognised with GPTW awards,” Ryan added.
“Each day Irish companies compete on a domestic and global level, proving that Ireland is indeed a great place to do business.”
Speaking to the resilience of the companies recongised by Great Place to Work® Ireland, CEO Divilly added that reaching the criteria to appear on a Best Workplaces list in Ireland is a massive achievement in any year, and all the more so in a year where disruptions to the workplace that would have taken years were instead implemented practically overnight.
“Employees across Ireland have shown great levels of adaptability and flexibility to these circumstances—and they’ve also shown that, left to their own devices, they can deliver high levels of performance from anywhere,“ Devilly said.
“There’ll be plenty for us all to learn as we come out of this unprecedented time: but what’s already becoming clear is that top-quality talent will be drawn to workplaces that trust them to do their best work wherever they are.”