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Back to News Updates – September 10, 2019


We are a Top Workplace

The News Journal Names Mt. Cuba Center a Winner of the Delaware Top Workplaces 2019 Award

Mt. Cuba Center has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The News Journal. Mt. Cuba Center ranked 2nd out of five companies in the Hospitality, Entertainment, Recreation, & Travel category and 7th out of 18 midsize companies that received the designation. This is the first time Mt. Cuba Center has received the Top Workplaces award.

The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. According to the anonymous survey, Mt. Cuba Center employees most highly rated the categories “Mt. Cuba Center operates by strong values” and “my job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful.”

“This didn’t happen by accident.  We’ve worked hard at this,” said Jeff Downing, Mt. Cuba Center’s Executive Director.  “Enhancing Mt. Cuba’s culture and workplace is an articulated goal in our strategic plan and we’ve undertaken a number of important initiatives to make good on that. We’ve worked collaboratively to develop core values, implemented programs to emphasize those values in practice, and focused a lot on fostering a collegial, supportive environment where everyone feels valued and part of something special. We don’t feel like we’re done by any means, but being recognized as one of Delaware’s Top Workplaces is a milestone achievement in our ongoing evolution and growth.”

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal. Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

Mt. Cuba Center is hiring talented, enthusiastic professionals we can help develop into tomorrow’s leaders! Explore employment opportunities here: