FAIRFIELD, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cambridge is pleased to announce it has been recognized as a top workplace in Iowa for the seventh consecutive year. Sponsored by The Des Moines Register, the 2017 Top Workplaces in Iowa award listed Cambridge as the sixth best workplace for large companies that employ over 500 associates.
Among all the Top Workplace winners, Cambridge ranked tenth in the category of Biggest Job Creators, with a 102 percent increase in associates since it first received the honor in 2011. Additionally, Cambridge is one of only 10 employers to be named among the Top Workplaces in Iowa every year since the program began in 2011. The 2017 list includes 150 total companies.
“We are thankful to our associates for honoring Cambridge with this award and appreciate all they do to make a difference every day,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Amy Webber. “It’s truly an honor to be included in the list for Top Workplaces in Iowa for the seventh consecutive year because it represents a unified vote of satisfaction and confidence by our Cambridge family. This achievement is made possible by the hard work and dedication of all of our associates and the key role they play at Cambridge.”
For Cambridge, the Top Workplaces in Iowa recognition is one of several key measures of success, which also include the firm’s average 9 out of 10 score for the last 18 years on the Annual Advisor Satisfaction Survey from its independent financial advisors, along with Cambridge’s 10th Broker-Dealer of the Year honor by Investment Advisor magazine.1
“During a time of significant industry change, it is especially encouraging to know that our associates believe in our values and find satisfaction in the jobs they’re doing,” Webber added. “Cambridge uses this honor as one key measure of success, and we are committed to raising our high standards of excellence in serving those who serve others. The feedback we receive from the Top Workplaces in Iowa recognition gives us insight into what we are doing well and what we can continue to improve on.”
Currently, Cambridge employs nearly 750 associates, with the majority based in Iowa. As one of the largest and fastest growing companies in southeast Iowa, Cambridge draws a majority of its associates from a six-county region and is home to associates from an additional 14 counties across the state as well as nationally.
The Top Workplaces in Iowa recognition is determined by associate feedback through an anonymous survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and associate engagement. The Top Workplaces in Iowa associate survey focused on three critical aspects of the workplace, including: engagement – an assessment of how associates feel about working at the company overall, organizational health – an assessment of the fundamentals of the company, and satisfaction – an assessment of the day-to-day job.
1‘Investment Advisor magazine, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10 percent of its producing rep-advisors cast valid ballots. The ballots rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns. Broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four divisions are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of participants surveyed in June of each of the years listed. Experience may vary. This recognition is not representative of investment performance or returns of rep/advisors. Visit thinkadvisor.com.’
Cambridge Investment Group, Inc. is a privately-controlled financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial advisors and their investing clients. Cambridge is also a national corporation with a registered investment adviser as well as an industry leading independent broker-dealer. Cambridge offers a broad range of choices regarding advisor-focused financial solutions: succession and acquisition financial lending plus business technology expertise; advice solutions for both asset management and financial planning with portfolio overlay management; platform choices comprised of a corporate RIA or independent RIA for dual registration or fee only business models; a full spectrum of middle office services designed for solo/ensembles, branches, and super branches; as well as outsource services centered on independent advisor firms, including business consulting, client marketing, and office assistance, as well as insurance services. Cambridge’s national reach includes: Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. – a large corporate RIA; and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. – an independent broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, that is among the largest privately-controlled independent broker-dealers in the country. Overall, Cambridge supports over 3,000 independent financial professionals nationwide who serve their thousands of clients as registered representatives and investment advisor representatives, choosing to use either Cambridge’s firm Registered Investment Adviser or their own.
Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Cambridge Investment Group, Inc.