Meridian Wins BBJ's Best Places to Work 2017
What do professional massages, BBQ food trucks, omelet waffle bars, crab feasts, and wine paint nites have in common? Together, they are a part of the many events that Meridian Home Mortgage has hosted for employees this year.
This dedication to company culture has contributed to Meridian being named a winner of the Baltimore Business Journal's Best Places to Work contest for 2017.
Although company-hosted events were considered in the judging, contestants were scored on a long list of criteria by third-party feedback software company, Quantum Workplace.
Quantum Workplace analyzed thousands of anonymous employee reviews from hundreds of companies across the Baltimore area. In this initial review process, employees were given free reign to grade everything about their employer – from work environment to management styles, benefits packages, and more.
Quantum Workplace then took those scores and ranked every company based on these employee reviews.
After a months-long nomination process, Meridian emerged as the highest-ranking company and winner of the contest's Large Business category. And after tallying the company-provided benefits, it's no wonder why.
The Winning Benefits
Meridian's benefits are exceptional and hard to beat. Health insurance for employees and their families is 100% paid for by Meridian. Employees even get a pre-paid debit card to cover their deductibles. That means no co-pays, no prescriptions, and no medical expenses of any kind. (Seriously, what company does this with today's crazy healthcare costs? It's insanely wonderful).
And this lavish healthcare plan is supplemented by a generous PTO that includes personal days, sick days, and vacation days. Meridian sings the importance of work-life balance from the rooftops, and every manager backs it up.
A few other benefits that employees mentioned in their surveys include:
- Generous 401k match plans
- On-site fitness facility for all employees (furnished with showers, the latest exercise equipment, free weight systems, televisions, and more)
- Newly renovated offices
- Monthly catered lunches
- Annual bonuses for all employees
- Company-paid education courses
- New computers and upgraded tech
- Competitive salaries
- And more!
Did we mention that employees get an hour of paid lunch? It's a small gesture, but another example of investing in employees, none the less.
Employees Thrive HereMeridian co-owners Mike Zgorski and Glenn Belt have designed a workplace culture that centers around taking care of employees. From promoting work-life balance to providing 100%-paid healthcare benefits, Meridian offers a fulfilling and fun work environment where employees are set up to succeed.
"We understood from the beginning that a dedicated and motivated workforce was essential to our business," co-owner Glenn Belt explained.
With a 97% retention rate and high review scores that speak to Meridian's outstanding customer service, it's safe to say that Meridian employees enjoy spending 40 hours a week with their work families.
Following the win from the Baltimore Business Journal, Meridian Home Mortgage received a proclamation from the new mayor of our hometown of Westminster, MD. We were greatly honored, and we continue to strive to make a positive impact in our community.
To find out more about what makes our company great, check out About Us and Careers.