(Tysons, VA – February 11, 2020) – Wells + Associates (W+A), a national transportation and engineering consulting firm, was recognized as one of Virginia’s Best Places to Work for the second year in a row in 2020 by Virginia Business magazine. W+A’s Michael Workosky, Lydia Shackelford, John Schick, and Evan Gittelman accepted the award at the 2020 Best Places to Work in Virginia awards luncheon on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Charlottesville.
The Best Places to Work statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia. Companies are selected based on workplace policies, practices, and demographics as well as employee surveys that measure the employee experience.
“We were delighted to learn we received the Best Places distinction for the second year running,” said Senior Associate Lydia Shackelford. “This award is largely based on employee feedback and shows why so many of us love coming to work every day.”
Headquartered in Tysons, W+A employees work from offices in Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, and Vermont. The company handles traffic engineering, transportation planning, transportation demand management, and mobility solutions for commercial, residential, governmental, and institutional developments across the United States.
Said John Schick, Senior Associate and head of the company’s culture team, “We believe a major reason for this recognition is our employee ownership culture. As an ESOP, we encourage employee engagement and decision-making throughout the company.”
As an employee-owned company, Wells + Associates enables employees to participate in the firm’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which helps incentivize them to take charge of improving the company’s performance through a culture of teamwork and stimulating future growth. It’s also a friendly place to work!
To learn more about the Best Places to Work in Virginia program, visit: https://www.bestplacestoworkva.com/
About Wells + Associates
Wells + Associates helps meet the needs of a mobile society by assisting developers, businesses, and property owners in formulating transportation engineering and planning solutions and is a leading practitioner of transportation demand management strategies and implementation. W+A acquired BreakShuttle in 2017, a service that provides direct and reliable transportation to college campuses for students during academic breaks.