Oct 27 2015
Basis Technologies

Fortune Names Centro as the Ninth Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For in the U.S.


Fortune Lists Best Companies Nationwide Based on Survey from Consulting Firm Great Place to Work;

Employee Wellness at Centro is a Catalyst for Business Success in Advertising Technology Industry

CHICAGO, IL – Oct. 27, 2015 – Centro (centro.net), a provider of enterprise-class software for digital advertising, today announced it has been named the No. 9 Best Medium Workplace, according to FORTUNE. FORTUNE collaborates with consulting firm Great Place to Work on an annual list of businesses that create positive experiences for employees. Centro has made the top ten on the list for two straight years due to near-perfect, stellar ratings from employees about atmosphere, rewards, leadership and more. With 60 positons open this year and more growth planned for 2016, Centro has many open opportunities for software developers, sales and more.

Common benefits for organizations named on the Great Place to Work list include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, and higher productivity. This is the fourth accolade Centro has received from the organization in 2015. Centro was named No. 1 among Great Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing; No. 28 among Workplaces for Millennials; and No. 95 among Workplaces for Women. Now with more than 700 employees in North America (with 200 of them added this year), Centro has proven that business growth and employee happiness is the right combination for success.

“If employees believe that a company truly cares about their well-being and happiness, that will manifest in how they care for customers, partners and each other,” said Shawn Riegsecker, CEO of Centro. “Centro prioritizes the happiness of our team not only because it is our natural responsibility, but because it is the true path to lasting success as a company. We’re honored to receive recognition from FORTUNE and Great Place to Work and we will continue building on the workplace values that keeps our employees engaged and excited.”

Centro’s workplace accomplishments directly reflect its vision for the advertising industry, as it continues to build software that improves the lives of people working in the space. Centro’s software platform automates and streamlines every aspect of digital media buying from start to finish across all sites, channels and devices. Its technology is on pace to process $400 million in digital ad spending this year.

Divided into two categories, Small (25-250 employees) and Medium (251-999 employees), FORTUNE’s list has recognized companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past eleven years. Centro participated in a rigorous selection process, which included an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about benefits programs and company practices. In compiling the list, Great Place to Work® has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.

About Centro

Centro (centro.net) provides unified, enterprise-class software to simplify digital media operations. Our media management platform streamlines and scales ad buys across all channels, accessing both guaranteed and biddable inventory, to achieve any campaign objective. Our holistic approach gives marketers a single system of record to fulfill their research, planning, buying, optimization, reporting and reconciliation needs. Since 2001, Centro has successfully planned and executed more than 250,000 campaigns across all digital display platforms and ad format types. Headquartered in Chicago with 32 offices in North America, Centro has received numerous accolades for its commitment to employees and workplace culture, including #1 on Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, #1 on Advertising Age’s Best Place to Work in Media & Advertising in 2014, #6 on Crain’s Best Place to Work in New York in 2014, and a 4.6 rating (out of 5) on Glassdoor.com – one of the highest rated in media and tech.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.