COCC Recognized as No. 1 Top Workplace by the Hartford Courant
September 2017, Southington, Conn. – For the first time, COCC has been named the No. 1 Top Workplace in Connecticut in the medium-sized company division by the Hartford Courant. The awards for Top Workplaces are announced annually at a banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT.
This annual award, which is based off of the results of an employee survey, names 60 companies in the Greater Hartford region that have received top scores in the areas of leadership, company direction, management, meaningfulness, employee appreciation, work/life balance, and several other categories.
In addition to being named No. 1 Top Workplace in the medium companies division, COCC is also one of the “magnificent seven,” seven companies from the Greater Hartford region that have been recognized as a Top Workplace since the program’s inception seven years ago.
2017 is especially important to COCC as the company celebrates 50 years in business and $100 million in revenue—and now their first time winning the No. 1 spot in the Top Workplaces honor. Just last month, COCC commemorated their 50th anniversary with an evening at the Oakdale Theatre featuring an exclusive performance by Collective Soul.
Over 360 of COCC’s 470 employees responded to this year’s survey, which is conducted by Workplace Dynamics, a firm that has surveyed over 15 million employees around the country. In 2017, COCC’s scores reflected employees’ trust that senior leaders are guiding the company to success, as well as employees’ confidence in communication.
Within the last few years, employee engagement and development at COCC have boomed. Monthly coffee hours with the CEO, an onsite walking program, fitness center, and sports court, wellness classes, and over 130 customized onsite training courses are just a few of the enhancements COCC has made. COCC’s success is not merely due to the perks, however. A sense of family, community, and collaboration prevails at COCC, where executives know each employee’s name, where managers work just as hard as their staff, and where employees truly live the company’s core values.
“Our belief is that we keep our employees happy, they’ll keep our customers happy,” said Richard A. Leone, Chief Executive Officer. “It’s a really simple equation.”
COCC is an award-winning client-owned financial technology company servicing financial institutions throughout the Northeastern United States. Launched in 1967, COCC was founded by its clients. This unique cooperative structure has set COCC apart from the competition and is one of the driving forces behind their success. COCC is the fastest growing financial data processing company in the United States and recognized as a leader in delivering innovation and the quality service financial institutions demand and deserve.