ITHAKA, a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to education and knowledge, was recognized today as a Top Workplace in New York City by media outlet amNY. The award is earned by companies that exceed national benchmarks among organizations using the nationally recognized Energage employee survey to measure employee views on workplace culture, leadership, and policies.
“It’s our employees that make ITHAKA a great place to work,” said Kevin Guthrie, President, ITHAKA. “It is a gift to be able to work on things that you care about with people that you care about. We are grateful for this recognition of the inclusive, high-performing, mission-driven workplace we continue working to build.”
ITHAKA employs nearly 400 people across more than 30 states in the U.S. working in fields like software engineering, research, data analytics, marketing, and sales. They are responsible for delivering some of the most innovative services in the higher education market: JSTOR, Ithaka S+R, Portico, and Constellate. Ninety-five percent of ITHAKA employees say the people they work with most closely are committed to producing top quality work, and 93% think ITHAKA operates by strong values, which include belonging, evidence, speed, teamwork, and trust.
ITHAKA also receives high marks for work-life balance: 91% of employees feel they have work-life flexibility. The organization offers flexible, remote work so employees in most roles can work from anywhere in the country and employs technology solutions and regular virtual events to keep the whole team connected. ITHAKA also maintains offices in New York City and Ann Arbor, Michigan where most employees reside that can be used for daily or hybrid working and that serve as centers for team retreats and educational opportunities.
ITHAKA’s deep commitment to learning is one of the reasons they do employee surveys, and one that team members embrace. Ninety-two percent of employees responded to the Energage survey and wrote more than 2,450 comments. “Continuous improvement through learning is in our DNA.” said Debora Barrett, Vice President, Work, Life, and Culture. “It’s exciting to be recognized as a top workplace, of course, but even better is getting the insights we need to keep improving every day.”
To learn more about ITHAKA and career opportunities, visit ithaka.org/careers.