WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 23, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, today announced that it was named one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in 2018 by Florida Trend magazine.
Florida Trend’s “Best Companies” honor is a rigorous competition and many companies seek this honor.
Gunster’s “people-first culture,” benefits and bonuses, staff appreciation efforts and wellness programs all contribute to the firm’s reputation as a top employer, according to confidential employee surveys. The average length of employment is 12 years, and many employees spend their entire career with the firm.
“We all believe that Gunster is a great law firm and one of the best companies to work for, and it’s an honor to be recognized for this achievement,” said Gunster’s managing shareholder Bill Perry.
“Our collaboration and respect for one another, combined with the passion for what we do, is what distinguishes Gunster from other law firms. I want to thank all of our employees who, every day, work hard to ensure our firm achieves its mission of being Florida’s law firm for business.”
Gunster’s Florida-only focus was recently profiled in the Daily Business Review.
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 the “firm cares about the employees and treats us well. We feel valued.” Yet another survey revealed that “Although the firm certainly focuses on the business side of running a law firm, the work environment and human side always comes first. This people first culture makes it a pleasant and enjoyable place to work.” Another shared that “firm leadership is transparent and approachable; the positive team environment that our firm fosters is unlike any in our field.” Lastly, one employee stated “Gunster has a solid strategic plan and is implementing it. The firm emphasizes core values with which I wholeheartedly align and encourages community involvement which reflects good corporate citizenship.”
Gunster was previously recognized on the Florida Trend “Best Companies to Work For” list from 2009 to 2012, and again in 2017.
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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.