Nov 17 2011

The Boston Globe Names Ipswitch, Inc. as One of the 2011 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts

The Boston Globe has named Ipswitch, Inc. as one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in their 2011 awards program.

LEXINGTON, Mass. ─ November 17, 2011 - The Boston Globe has named Ipswitch, Inc. as one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in their annual awards program. The honor recognizes Ipswitch for caring for its most valuable resource: the people who work for them.


Ipswitch was one of over 1,076 employers to participate in the 2011 Top Places to Work Survey. Of those, 237 organizations employing a total of nearly 200,000 people went through the process, allowing The Boston Globe to conduct a confidential survey of their workers. “I’d like to extend my congratulations to Ipswitch, Inc. for its inclusion in the 2011 issue of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work, and for so clearly demonstrating effective ways to create a positive work environment,” said Chris Mayer, publisher of The Boston Globe.


Ipswitch encourages employee development and is an organization where contributions, ideas, and opinions are freely shared and adopted. Ipswitch honors work and family balance and discourages unnecessary rules and bureaucracy. “I have known some of my coworkers for over ten years and I think of Ipswitch as part of my family,” said Ian Cruzen, manager of sales and finance operations. “The Ipswitch workplace is one of a kind and I consider myself lucky to be part of such a great organization.”


“Throughout Ipswitch’s three divisions – Network Management, File Transfer and Messaging – we try to provide a great work environment, interesting projects, and helpful feedback,” said Roger Greene, chief executive officer of Ipswitch, Inc. “We are honored to be included in The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work program; I’m proud of what Ipswitch has achieved as a company through our employees.”

Boston Globe Top Places to Work Selection Process

The Boston Globe engaged WorkplaceDynamics, specialists in employee engagement and retention, to survey employees at 237 participating companies, receiving completed surveys from 73,813 individuals. Each was asked to grade their organization’s performance according to 24 distinct statements, ranging from “New ideas are encouraged at this company, ’’ to “It’s easy to tell my boss the truth.” In addition, all the employers were invited to complete a 12-question survey on workplace practices.


To compile the ranking, each employer was measured according to six factors: Direction, execution, managers, career, conditions, and pay and benefits.


All of the participating employers were placed into one of three size groups, based on the number of employees in Massachusetts, to account for the “small company effect’’ found in such surveys. Small workplaces were defined as those with 100 to 249 employees; midsize workplaces were defined as those with 250 to 999 employees; and large workplaces were those with 1,000 or more employees. All companies were then ranked within their size band.


To learn more about the decision process, click here.

About Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch was founded in 1991 on a simple premise: to produce IT software that takes what is possible and makes it practical. The goal was to bring high quality IT software to small businesses that lacked the time and resources to learn the overly complex enterprise software that was only available at the time.

Today, Ipswitch makes software for businesses of all sizes to manage networks, securely transfer files and communicate via e-mail. Our products are designed to increase productivity for people and organizations and save time and money by being easy to learn, use, support and maintain. Focusing on these priorities has helped meet the needs of millions of customers around the world since 1991.