Cydcor, the leading provider of outsourced, face-to-face sales teams, was named among the “Best Places to Work” by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and ranked #10 for area mid-sized companies.
The Business Journal and Best Companies Group (BCG) worked together to identify and recognize area companies with 15 or more employees and a strong commitment to workplace excellence. Both publicly and privately held organizations were selected based on benefits, corporate philanthropy, policies, work-life balance, camaraderie and support of employees’ personal growth. Selections were based 25% from company surveys and 75% from a 60-question survey which was completed by employees to assess their satisfaction with their work and employer. The two combined sets of data were tabulated and analyzed to determine a final ranking.
“We are incredibly honored Cydcor has been recognized as one of this region’s Best Places to Work,” said Gary Polson, chief executive officer of Cydcor. “Cydcor is passionate about continuing to find new ways to reward our team members for their excellent work and results. We have a bonus program for all team members and also recognize those who live up to our values through our monthly Values In Action Awards.”
The company culture is guided by a distinct set of highly valued behaviors, and a desire to be a great place to work. “Our values aren’t just words on paper. They are well thought out and act as our constitution for how we run our business and behave with our clients, the network of sales offices, and each other,” said Polson.
Cydcor was specifically recognized for its employee benefits. Team members are eligible for benefits the first day of the month following their hire date. Beginning in their first year, each employee receives 15 days of sick and vacation time. Cydcor provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which offers mental health counseling and referrals, gym discounts, and wellness and smoking cessation programs.
To promote a healthy lifestyle, Cydcor provides fresh fruit each week and sponsors its own version of the “Food Network,” when employees meet weekly for free lunch and networking. In order to maintain open communication between company leaders and team members, Cydcor provides an, open-door policy, team member surveys and small group lunches with the CEO.
Cydcor also puts a large emphasis on corporate philanthropy. In 2008, the company launched Cydcor Cares’ Volunteer Day and Neighborhood Leaders Program, both of which are internal programs to encourage team members to become more involved in their local communities and volunteer their time to charity, occasionally during work hours. Since 2007, Cydcor has maintained a partnership with Casa Pacifica, a residential treatment facility in Camarillo for abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children.
About CYDCOR, Inc.
CYDCOR, Inc., is the leading provider of outsourced, face-to-face sales teams to a diverse client base of companies in a range of industries, including telecommunications, office products, retail energy and financial services. CYDCOR works with a network of independently owned corporate licensee (ICL) sales offices providing clients with access to more than 2,700 sales professionals and 200+ offices in North America. The privately held company is based in Westlake Village, California.