Goal Structured Solutions (GS2), an employee-owned and governed finance technology company, has been named one of the Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year.
The Best Places to Work awards program is designed to recognize outstanding companies whose benefits, policies and practices are among the best in San Diego. One hundred companies were selected through an extensive two-part assessment process that reviews workplace practices and employee survey results in order to rank companies based on topics such as leadership and corporate culture.
Ken Ruggiero, Chairman and CEO, said “We’re honored to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego and we are proud of the unique corporate culture we’ve built at GS2. The success of our organization is a result of talented and committed employees that truly enjoy working together and we are dedicated to providing an environment that allows each of them the opportunity to perform to his or her greatest potential.”
GS2’s employee ownership has resulted in a culture of engagement and accountability that enables sustained profitability and continued growth. “We recognize the importance of communicating where the organization is headed and believe that this transparency creates a sense of employee connection and leads to a “work hard, play hard” mentality that has been instrumental in delivering exceptional service to our clients” said Matt Myers, Chief Operating Officer at GS2.
The company emphasizes social responsibility to the community where they live and work and their employees organize multiple clean-up events, food drives and volunteer efforts throughout the year. GS2 also supports personal and professional growth in the workplace and each employee creates an Individual Development Plan with their manager that includes continuing education goals throughout the year.
Some of the noteworthy benefits that have contributed to GS2’s award-wining workplace are:
- Unlimited paid vacation with an incentivized bonus to encourage work-life balance
- Free on-site gym membership
- Private group fitness classes four times per month
- A fully-stocked kitchen of healthy and organic food
- Compensation for continuing education classes
- A Wellness Program that created a meditation room, added stand-up desks and hosts wellness seminars throughout the year
- Flexible schedules and work-from-home options
- Team-building activities such as kickball, laser tag, and community service events
ABOUT Goal Structured Solutions
GS2’s mission is to provide innovative solutions to the education and solar finance marketplace and to design products that give students and families more opportunities to earn a college degree. The company is dedicated to the values of trust, innovation, collaboration and integrity and they emphasize transparency to ensure that they serve employees and clients equitably and responsibly. GS2’s attributes its success to their employees’ commitment and outstanding work ethic and they strive to create an environment that affords each employee shareholder the opportunity to perform to their greatest potential. The GS2 corporate culture emphasizes a social responsibility to their community and they are passionate about designing products that address the needs of under-served student populations.