AGI Named the 2005 Best Small Company to Work for in America

The Software Company Also Earned the Honor in 2004



Jun 20, 2005, 01:00 ET from Analytical Graphics, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) has
 been named the 2005 "Best Small Company to Work for in America" for the second
 straight year by the Great Place to Work(R) (GPTW) Institute and the Society
 for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The second annual top 50 Best Small &
 Medium Companies to Work for in America list was announced today before more
 than 12,000 human resource professionals at the SHRM 57th Annual Conference &
 Exposition. The competition recognizes companies that use smart people
 management strategies to develop a strong trust between employees and
 managers. Based in Exton, PA, AGI produces analysis software used by more than
 30,000 national security and space professionals worldwide.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040629/DCTU043)
     The GPTW ranked and selected the companies based on employees' responses
 to a standardized survey, supplemental materials submitted by the companies,
 and information gathered from external sources. The small company category, in
 which AGI placed first, is for firms with 50 to 250 employees. 2005 winning
 organizations are listed on the GPTW Web site at
 http://www.greatplacetowork.com and will be featured in the July issue of
 SHRM's HR Magazine (http://www.shrm.org/hrmagazine).
     "Being able to win this award two years in a row shows that we are
 continually improving," says Paul Graziani, AGI president and CEO. "This honor
 allows AGI to hire and retain the best and most creative employees, maintain
 our unique environment, and leverage our unbelievable teamwork-all to best
 support our software users. We are grateful to the GPTW and SHRM for sharing
 our workplace philosophy with so many others."
     "For some time, large organizations have been recognized for their
 successful business strategies. However, small and medium companies make up
 the majority of the American economy and should also be recognized for their
 unique human capital strategies and organizational success," said SHRM
 president and CEO, Susan R. Meisinger. "The organizations on this year's list
 have demonstrated that smaller companies can compete with large organizations
 in terms of how to effectively incorporate strategies that make the most
 effective use of the workforce."
     Prior to this award, AGI placed #1 in the 2004 "Best Small Company to Work
 for in America" contest, and in the top three in the 50 Best Places to Work in
 Pennsylvania 2002 and 2003 competitions, both sponsored by the GPTW. In
 addition, AGI was named to Philadelphia Magazine's Best Places to Work list in
 2001 and the top 25 Best Places to Work in America by Mademoiselle magazine in
 2000.
 
     About SHRM
     SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource
 management. Representing more than 185,000 individual members, the Society's
 mission is both to serve human resource management professionals and to
 advance the profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500
 affiliated chapters and members in more than 100 countries. For more
 information, contact SHRM media affairs at 1.703.535.6012.
 
     About GPTW
     GPTW is a research and management consultancy headquartered in San
 Francisco with affiliate offices in 25 other countries throughout the world.
 The organization produces other "Best Companies to Work for" lists, including
 Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for"(C), which recognizes employers with
 1,000 or more employees.
 
     About AGI
     AGI provides software to more than 30,000 national security and space
 professionals for integrated analyses of land, sea, air, and space assets. Key
 applications include battlespace management, geospatial intelligence
 initiatives, space systems, and national defense programs.
     Since its founding in 1989, AGI has enjoyed strong growth and has been
 named to numerous prestigious lists, including the Inc. 500, Technology Fast
 50, Technology Fast 500, Philly 100, and Softletter Top 100. Named the 2004
 and 2005 #1 Small Company to Work for in America (Great Place to Work(R)
 Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management), AGI has also been
 recognized as one of the "best places to work" in Philadelphia (Philadelphia
 Magazine), the Delaware Valley (Delaware Valley Child Care Council),
 Pennsylvania (Great Place to Work(R) Institute), and the United States
 (Mademoiselle magazine top 25). Internationally, AGI is recognized as one of
 the top 100 companies in the military training industry (Military Training
 Technology) and one of the top 50 space companies in the world (Space News).
     For additional information about AGI or its commercially available
 software technologies, including its free flagship product STK and AGI Viewer
 freeware, e-mail info@agi.com or explore http://www.agi.com.
 
 

SOURCE Analytical Graphics, Inc.
    SAN DIEGO, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) has
 been named the 2005 "Best Small Company to Work for in America" for the second
 straight year by the Great Place to Work(R) (GPTW) Institute and the Society
 for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The second annual top 50 Best Small &
 Medium Companies to Work for in America list was announced today before more
 than 12,000 human resource professionals at the SHRM 57th Annual Conference &
 Exposition. The competition recognizes companies that use smart people
 management strategies to develop a strong trust between employees and
 managers. Based in Exton, PA, AGI produces analysis software used by more than
 30,000 national security and space professionals worldwide.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040629/DCTU043)
     The GPTW ranked and selected the companies based on employees' responses
 to a standardized survey, supplemental materials submitted by the companies,
 and information gathered from external sources. The small company category, in
 which AGI placed first, is for firms with 50 to 250 employees. 2005 winning
 organizations are listed on the GPTW Web site at
 http://www.greatplacetowork.com and will be featured in the July issue of
 SHRM's HR Magazine (http://www.shrm.org/hrmagazine).
     "Being able to win this award two years in a row shows that we are
 continually improving," says Paul Graziani, AGI president and CEO. "This honor
 allows AGI to hire and retain the best and most creative employees, maintain
 our unique environment, and leverage our unbelievable teamwork-all to best
 support our software users. We are grateful to the GPTW and SHRM for sharing
 our workplace philosophy with so many others."
     "For some time, large organizations have been recognized for their
 successful business strategies. However, small and medium companies make up
 the majority of the American economy and should also be recognized for their
 unique human capital strategies and organizational success," said SHRM
 president and CEO, Susan R. Meisinger. "The organizations on this year's list
 have demonstrated that smaller companies can compete with large organizations
 in terms of how to effectively incorporate strategies that make the most
 effective use of the workforce."
     Prior to this award, AGI placed #1 in the 2004 "Best Small Company to Work
 for in America" contest, and in the top three in the 50 Best Places to Work in
 Pennsylvania 2002 and 2003 competitions, both sponsored by the GPTW. In
 addition, AGI was named to Philadelphia Magazine's Best Places to Work list in
 2001 and the top 25 Best Places to Work in America by Mademoiselle magazine in
 2000.
 
     About SHRM
     SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource
 management. Representing more than 185,000 individual members, the Society's
 mission is both to serve human resource management professionals and to
 advance the profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500
 affiliated chapters and members in more than 100 countries. For more
 information, contact SHRM media affairs at 1.703.535.6012.
 
     About GPTW
     GPTW is a research and management consultancy headquartered in San
 Francisco with affiliate offices in 25 other countries throughout the world.
 The organization produces other "Best Companies to Work for" lists, including
 Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for"(C), which recognizes employers with
 1,000 or more employees.
 
     About AGI
     AGI provides software to more than 30,000 national security and space
 professionals for integrated analyses of land, sea, air, and space assets. Key
 applications include battlespace management, geospatial intelligence
 initiatives, space systems, and national defense programs.
     Since its founding in 1989, AGI has enjoyed strong growth and has been
 named to numerous prestigious lists, including the Inc. 500, Technology Fast
 50, Technology Fast 500, Philly 100, and Softletter Top 100. Named the 2004
 and 2005 #1 Small Company to Work for in America (Great Place to Work(R)
 Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management), AGI has also been
 recognized as one of the "best places to work" in Philadelphia (Philadelphia
 Magazine), the Delaware Valley (Delaware Valley Child Care Council),
 Pennsylvania (Great Place to Work(R) Institute), and the United States
 (Mademoiselle magazine top 25). Internationally, AGI is recognized as one of
 the top 100 companies in the military training industry (Military Training
 Technology) and one of the top 50 space companies in the world (Space News).
     For additional information about AGI or its commercially available
 software technologies, including its free flagship product STK and AGI Viewer
 freeware, e-mail info@agi.com or explore http://www.agi.com.
 
 SOURCE  Analytical Graphics, Inc.