The Boston Globe Names Curriculum Associates a Top Place to Work for 2018

Magazine honors the best employers in Massachusetts

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 16, 2018—Curriculum Associates has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 11th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2018 issue will be published online at globe.com/topplaces on the night of November 15 and in The Boston Globe Magazine on November 18.

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more.

Curriculum Associates was ranked #15 in the large category.

Nearly 50 years ago, Curriculum Associates was founded with a mission to make classrooms better places for teachers and students. This mission is championed by the more than 1,000 talented staff members it employs, and Curriculum Associates places a high priority on the happiness and well-being of its employees. A range of benefits includes flexible work hours, Wi-Fi-equipped commuter shuttles, on-site gym and fitness classes, caregiving support, extensive professional growth and learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and financial planning resources. Curriculum Associates has earned numerous accolades over the years for its culture and as a top place to work, and the company’s turnover rate is far below the national average.

“With more than seven million students and educators counting on our programs and the support of our staff, we know that focusing on our talented employees is key to improving learning outcomes,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “To be named among Boston’s Top Places to Work for the fifth year in a row is an honor that reflects the dedication of our passionate team members.”

“Making employees happy doesn’t have to take a lot of effort or money, but it does require companies to put workers first,” said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor. “Our winning companies know that their people are their most valuable assets.”

The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 82,151 individuals at 318 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at globe.com/topplaces. Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.

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