C Spire has been named one of the top mid-sized employers in the U.S. in 2021 by Forbes, a leading American business magazine, and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, it was announced today.
C Spire, a privately-owned, Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, was the third highest rated firm in its industry category. The list of the top 500 mid-size companies is based on a survey of 50,000 U.S. employees working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.
“Attracting and retaining the best talent means offering a strong compensation and benefits package, a positive, performance-driven work environment where wins are celebrated and opportunities for growth, learning and development,” said Barb Miller, senior vice president of Human Relations for C Spire, which employs 1,800-plus workers in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.
Miller said the ranking recognizes that C Spire is committed to helping employees excel, including the opportunity to work on innovative projects and next-generation technologies in small, diverse teams, which provide team members with a chance to expand their knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences, leading to better products and services.
“Our culture supports innovation, internal growth and the ability to work with diverse teams on new ideas using cutting-edge technologies that serve our customers and improve the quality of life for everyone in our service areas," she added. "In addition, we give back to the communities we serve through our Tech Movement initiative and we encourage team member involvement."
C Spire CEO Hu Meena, a former resident of Clarksdale, said the honor says a lot about C Spire.
“We’re pleased that C Spire has been named to this prestigious list, but it’s really all about our great team members,” said Meena. “Our employees are proud innovators, pioneers and game-changers who push boundaries and bring next-level technology to market. We have the team with the vision, drive and backbone to win every day and that’s exactly what we do.”
Forbes and Statista selected the lists for America’s best large and mid-size employers in 2021 through an independent survey across 25 industry sectors. A total of 1,000 companies were honored this year, including 500 large employers and 500 mid-size employers. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees that were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employee evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.