Founded on family values and a commitment to client service, the personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has been named one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of “Best Places to Work” was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. The ranking of the 1st annual Best Places to Work in Virginia will be unveiled and published in the February 2011 issue of Virginia Business.
This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, its work force and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of a total of 50 companies, split into three groups: 14 small employers < 100 employees, 16 mid-sized employers 100-250 employees, and 20 large-sized employers >250 employees. Allen & Allen has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia in the medium category.
Organizations from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. Companies were evaluated on workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics and an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking managed by Best Companies Group.
In business for over 100 years, the Virginia law firm was founded by George E. Allen, Sr., who was later joined in practice by his three sons. The family business has since grown to over 120 employees with offices located throughout Virginia.
The firm believes in respecting the personal lives and family priorities of its employees. This is a strong part of the firm’s culture with flex scheduling, support for employees going through a rough time, workload coverage for absent employees and family-friendly events. Employees enjoy an open-door environment where suggestions and feedback are encouraged. “Throughout the years one thing has remained constant – Allen & Allen’s recognition that its people make the company successful. The firm’s goal of providing excellent client service is consistent with the firm’s emphasis on staff development.” says Grace Myers who has been with the firm over 20 years.
Employees are recognized through bonuses, special awards and appreciation gifts. During “Legal Week” the staff enjoys gifts and treats each day to honor their hard work. Allen & Allen offers a top notch benefit plan including 100% paid medical/dental insurance for employees, firm paid life and long term disability insurance, a 401K plan with rich contributions, and generous personal, sick and vacation leave. “For me, not only did the benefits package meet my expectations,” says Legal Assistant Linda Lawrence, “… after my elderly mother came to live with me, the firm began to offer flexible work hours and I was given a shift that is just perfect for my personal situation.”
What makes Allen & Allen a Best Place to Work in Virginia – Legal Assistant Amanda Brinkley answers “Allen & Allen has team oriented employees who work hard for our clients and I feel fortunate to be a part of Allen & Allen and enjoy helping our clients get the best results possible.”
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