DENVER, April 12, 2017 – OppenheimerFunds, Inc., a leading global asset manager, was named, for the fifth consecutive year, as a Top Workplace by The Denver Post. Results were compiled from a survey, conducted by the Denver Post in partnership with WorkplaceDynamics, of more than 48,000 employees from over 200 organizations in Colorado. The survey covered areas, such as alignment with company values; pay and benefits; employee appreciation; employee engagement; openness to new ideas; and attitudes towards managers and company leadership.
“We are proud to have been recognized as a top workplace by the Denver Post for the fifth year in a row,” said Andy Doyle, Chief Human Resources Officer at OppenheimerFunds. “Having a collaborative environment that motivates employees to do great work is central to our culture.”
OppenheimerFunds created a shared workspace with Galvanize in the heart of downtown to foster collaboration and innovation. To further promote innovation and collaboration across teams, employees are encouraged to get involved in its Business Resource Groups (BRGs), a network of diverse communities that have a key role in the firm’s inclusion efforts. Through strategic initiatives aligned to education, philanthropy, leadership, culture, professional development, and networking, the BRGs enable members and allies to connect to the experiences of diverse employees in their communities and at the firm.
OppenheimerFunds’ Business Resource Groups:
- Black Professionals Network
- Disabilities Network
- Military Network
- Multicultural Network
- PROUD Network (representing the LGBTQ community)
- Women’s Network
Additionally, two working groups have formed with plans to launch the Latino Professionals Network and Asian Professionals Network.
“Our inclusive culture encourages employees to create innovative solutions that ultimately benefit our clients and the community,” said Art Steinmetz, Chairman and CEO of OppenheimerFunds.
To further build collaboration between employees, the Denver campus features an outdoor recreation area that includes basketball and volleyball courts, and a putting green. Employees can also take advantage of a bike share program, fitness center, and electric vehicle charging stations.
OppenheimerFunds recently piloted an onsite skills-based volunteering program in Denver. During the half-day session, 30 employees used their professional skill sets to provide actionable solutions and problem solving for the Boys and Girls Club Metro Denver, Colorado Economic Education Council, and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain Inc.
The firm’s corporate philanthropy initiatives include its 10,000 Kids by 2020 program, which aims to introduce 10,000 students to math literacy programs over the next several years through non-profit partnerships and active employee volunteerism. The firm works closely with organizations including the National Museum of Math, the Boys & Girls Club, and Cross-Cultural Solutions, which provides impactful and sustainable service opportunities and skills based volunteer programs in locations around the world.
OppenheimerFunds has been recognized by multiple organizations as one of the best places to work. Great Place to Work® and Fortune named the firm one of the 40 Best Companies in Financial Services, 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, 50 Best Workplaces for Parents and 30 Best Workplaces to Retire From. The firm was also recognized by Pensions & Investments as a Best Place to Work in Money Management, and received a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index 2017 Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.