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Slalom Earns #1 Spot on the Seattle Business 100 Best Companies to Work For List

June 21, 2013

Slalom Consulting, a national business and technology consulting firm headquartered in Seattle, today announced that it has been awarded first place in the Seattle Business 100 Best Companies to Work For 2013 competition (large company category). This is the fourth consecutive year that Slalom has earned a spot on the prestigious list, which recognizes Washington businesses for excellence in leadership, benefits, work environment, training, and employee satisfaction, among other criteria.

Specifically, Seattle Business is recognizing Slalom, which employs 523 professionals in Washington, for executing innovative strategies in human resources, management, and employee compensation. The firm has fostered employee satisfaction with initiatives that include company-wide efforts to improve the health of its workforce, transparency of the business through monthly communication of financial information to employees, and a unique sabbatical program that enables consultants to pursue their passions.

"At Slalom, the foundation of our success is our people and it's gratifying to have that commitment recognized," said Seattle General Manager Brian Jacobsen. "Great employees are not something we take for granted. We've found that building a rich and supportive culture that demonstrates how much we value our team members also drives value for our business and our customers. As a result, it's rewarding to offer our employees unique career development opportunities, and provide incentives to continually learn, grow, and live outstanding lives."

This year's list is the publication's 23rd annual ranking. Employees of participating organizations were surveyed by Gilmore Research Group, which determined an initial ranking. A panel of six judges then reviewed the initial results to determine final rankings. Ultimately, 100 businesses were selected from five categories: large companies, large companies headquartered outside Washington, midsize companies, small companies, and not-for-profit organizations.

A full list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For 2013 can be seen at www.seattlebusinessmag.com.