“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” -Henry Ford
It is no small feat to run a business. It is especially no small feat to run a successful business. But to be able to measure the quality of an organization not only by its financials but also in the satisfaction of the people who work there is truly a wonderful thing.
Ciceron is incredibly proud to announce once again being selected as one of this year’s 100 Best Companies to Work for by Minnesota Business Magazine. This marks not the first, not the second, but the fourth year in a row that we have had the pleasure of receiving this distinction. While Ciceron, of course, prides itself on the quality of its client work, there is something to be said for the atmosphere that allows for such remarkable work to happen. It takes the right people, but it also takes the right people in the right surroundings—the perfect conditions to create something very special. Andrew Eklund, CEO, and Kraig Larson, CXO, have made a point of cultivating a kind, comfortable, and fun work environment. This allows the employees to not only flourish and grow but also do what they do best: create the excellent results Ciceron is known for.
“I’m not kidding when I say that when I started Ciceron in 1995, I wanted to create a company that I would want to work for. Kraig and I have shared that vision now together for over 20 years…and we’re both still working here, so we must have done something right,” Eklund says.
Can success ever truly be measured? For some, nothing short of winning the race will ever do. For others, just getting a shot to run in the race at all is a huge achievement. Ciceron strives to make the best of both scenarios—always pushing to do better, but making sure to enjoy the journey along the way. Whether it’s dogs visiting the office while the boss himself makes pancakes for breakfast or volunteering our time and energy at local nonprofits, there is always something to look forward to here.
Happy people do great things, and that is apparent at Ciceron.