Primera is proud to announce that in addition to being named a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace in 2021, we were also honored at the National level with our inclusion among the 2022 Top Workplaces USA list. This award celebrates companies that excel at supporting their employees while maintaining a culture of trust and engagement. This year, over 1,000 firms were recognized across four different size levels for being people centric. Primera received this recognition based on direct feedback from our 230+ employees via an online survey administered by Energage.
“For the past few years, Primera has been very intentional about making our firm an employer of choice,” says Kendahle Artis, Vice President of Human Resources. “The pandemic put a spotlight on our people-first approach. From our improved benefits like our employee stock ownership plan to flexible work-from-home arrangements, our leadership team has devoted time and attention to nurturing a great culture for our employees.” While Primera’s turnover remains on par with the industry, our financial performance has surpassed previous years, proving that happy employees are good for business.
The National recognition supports Primera’s 2016 Strategic Planning initiatives to expand outside the Chicagoland area. We now have more than 250 employees working from 19 states across the Country.
Founded in 1987, Primera is a full-service, certified woman-owned (WBE) engineering design and consulting firm offering a wide range of professional services centered around four major areas of expertise: Buildings, Transportation, Utilities, and Business Consulting. Primera’s core service offerings include a wide range of professional services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing (M/E/P), structural, civil, and telecommunications engineering, as well as commissioning, energy, architecture, sustainability, life safety, lighting, transportation, natural gas, power delivery, project and construction management, and business consulting services.
To learn more about working at Primera and our current career opportunities, visit our careers page here.