The PEER Group Inc., the leading supplier of factory automation software in semiconductor manufacturing, is pleased to announce that the Great Place to Work® Institute has named the company one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the sixth consecutive year.

PEER Group jumped 20 spots and is in the Top 5, sitting at #4 on the 2018 list of our nation’s best medium-sized companies.

“This award recognizes our entire team. It’s our talented people who drive our innovative technology to create our success,” says Mike Kropp, PEER Group President & CEO.

“A lot of hard work and vision goes into building an award-winning workplace. We have built a high-performance team and a culture of trust, respect, camaraderie, and inclusion,” says Heidi Marr, PEER Group’s Director, Marketing Communications.

In addition to this latest recognition from the Great Place to Work Institute, PEER Group also holds Great Place to Work Certification and has been named a Top 25 Best Workplace™ for Technology, Inclusion, and Women.

About the Great Place to Work competition

This list of “Best Workplaces in Canada” is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. This year’s list received over 400 registrations and over 80,000 employees participated in the 2018 “Best Workplaces™ in Canada” survey, rolling out to impact over 300,000 Canadian employees.

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About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. It is a global research and consulting firm with a mission to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces both industry and demographic specific Best Workplace™ lists. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in over 50 countries, including the study’s flagship list of 100 Best Companies published annually in Fortune magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, which are the primary determinant used in selecting winners. There’s only one way to get on this list – your employees have to put you on it.

About PEER Group

Smart manufacturing starts with factory automation software. PEER Group® provides the largest portfolio of factory automation software products and services to high-volume manufacturers and equipment makers in the semiconductor, photovoltaics (PV), and electronics industries. With over 100,000 licenses shipped, we are the leading supplier of factory automation software for smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. We help lower the cost of automation for our customers by solving their most challenging equipment automation, data management, and process control problems. PEER Group has received Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) awards for our work with Intel in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and is recognized on the Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces Canada (2013-2018) and Branham300 (2012-2017) lists.

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Heidi Marr, Director, Marketing Communications