COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AC Lens, a Columbus-based online optical retailer strives to keep customers—and employees—happy. And it shows. The company was recently awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine after employees rated their company's culture as exceptional.
"Everyone cares about you in a personal and work-related way. You're given the tools and training to do your job and [we] have an awesome team of managers who listen and give you what's needed to be successful," said longtime employee Odessa Boysaw, a senior customer service representative.
Employee feedback was gathered through a survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture that were measured included alignment, execution and connection.
"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together." Claffey added, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."
Started in the back room of an eye doctor's office on the Ohio State University campus, AC Lens has been a top provider of online eyewear and eye care products since 1997. The brainchild of president and CEO Peter Clarkson, the company has seen dynamic growth over the years. AC Lens currently employs 170 people and is poised to grow even more in in the coming year with the launch of prescription sunglasses.
"This award is something that we are very proud of, a result of our focus on our people over a number of years. We have worked to create a company where people want to come to work every day and be a part of something. To me, this is only the beginning," said Brian Frank, vice president of e-commerce. "We want to be even better next year so our people will see the progress and continue to grow."
About AC Lens
AC Lens has been selling brand name of contacts, eyeglasses, sunglasses and eye care accessories online since 1995. The Ohio-based company has been awarded the BizRate Circle of Excellence for nine years straight, price matches all authorized, online retailers and offers an unprecedented 365-day guarantee on purchases (some restrictions apply). For more information, visit ACLens.com.
About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.
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