WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 26, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, today announced that it was named one of Florida’s “Best Companies To Work For” in 2019 by Florida Trend magazine.
Florida Trend’s ‘Best Companies’ honor is a rigorous competition and many companies seek this honor.
Gunster’s collaborative culture, transparent leadership, family-oriented environment, benefits and bonuses, and staff appreciation initiatives all contribute to the firm’s reputation as a top employer, according to confidential employee surveys. The average length of employment is 11 years, and many employees spend their entire career with the firm.
“Gunster is proud to be recognized by one of the state’s leading publications as one of the best companies to work for in Florida. We pride ourselves on fostering a collegial atmosphere in which good work is rewarded,” said Gunster’s managing shareholder Bill Perry.
“I want to thank all our employees who work hard to ensure our firm achieves our mission of being the best commercial law firm in Florida.”
The annual competition identifies and recognizes Florida’s best employers in small, medium and large categories. It was created by Florida Trend and the Best Companies Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council. Honorees were selected after a thorough, two-step process involving an evaluation of the workplace, its policies, practices, philosophies, and demographics; in addition to a random and confidential survey of company employees designed to measure their engagement and satisfaction.
According to the surveys, one employee stated that Gunster “Communicates with employees and makes them feel important by sharing in the benefits of a good financial year.” Yet another survey revealed that “Gunster creates a culture of excellence, not only for the legal work for its clients, but also for its employees.” Another shared that “We know that providing great client service starts with happy employees.” Another added “Of all the law firms I’ve worked for in the past 25 years, this is the one that feels the most like family.” Lastly, one employee stated “I couldn’t be happier working here, and it’s an organization I plan to retire with.”
Gunster was previously recognized on the Florida Trend “Best Companies To Work For” list from 2009 to 2012, and again in 2017 and 2018.
Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With nearly 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.