AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalZoom, the trusted legal brand that’s helped close to 4 million families and small businesses with their legal needs, has been ranked one of Austin’s Top Workplaces in 2016 by the Austin American-Statesman.
The Top Workplaces lists are based entirely on the results of an employee feedback survey that measures qualities such as company leadership and direction, ethics and values, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay, and benefits. For its seventh annual Top Workplaces of Greater Austin list, the American-Statesman partnered with WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement to survey workers at 171 companies. They analyzed the results to narrow the list to 100 central Texas employers that excel in leadership, vision, employee-centered culture and other qualities.
“I am proud to receive this award because it comes from our greatest asset, our LegalZoom employees,” said Frank Monestere, LegalZoom President and COO. “Our company’s values and culture help us attract and keep one of the brightest, most dedicated, and passionate teams here in Austin, and our employees are instrumental to our continued success.”
In the survey, LegalZoom employees praised the company’s strong encouragement of different points of view, and fostering of an environment that enables them to work at their full potential. They believed LegalZoom is going in the right direction, felt well-informed about important decisions at the company, and cited feeling part of something meaningful as a fundamental reason employees enjoy their work at LegalZoom.
The level of manager support at LegalZoom was also a key reason why employees gave the company high ratings. LegalZoom employees rated their managers very highly for their care about employee concerns and making it easier to do their job well. They believed that LegalZoom’s management helped them learn and grow, making employees feel genuinely appreciated at LegalZoom.
“Over the last 15 years, our core values have guided our evolution and shaped our culture,” said John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom. “A compelling mission, great people, a positive and productive work environment – these are the building blocks for not only a successful business but a business in which people are committed to the customer, the company, and each other.”
Located in a 209,000-square-foot, custom-built space on a 50 acre property, the LegalZoom offices are powered by a 260kw solar electric system, an investment in environmental responsibility that was recognized with the Corporate Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability award at this year’s Greater Austin Business Awards.
The LegalZoom culture is a large part of the company’s success, and LegalZoom makes it easy to maintain a healthy, purpose-driven work-life balance with unique perks such as community service PTO, a large on-site gym and basketball court, a subsidized café, and birthday holidays. With its mission-driven focus, LegalZoom is always looking for ways to give back to its employees as well as the communities it serves. Within the community, the company hosts events for employees and the community at large, like summer picnics, a Thanksgiving potluck, and charity golf tournaments.
LegalZoom is a trusted technology platform that gives the world access to professional legal advice. As the nation’s leading provider of online legal solutions, LegalZoom empowers millions of people to protect what matters most to them. Whether it’s helping small business owners or families, LegalZoom is at the vanguard of efficiently delivering consistently high quality legal help to its customers. Since its founding over 15 years ago, LegalZoom continues to expand its presence both in the U.S. and in Europe. For more information, please visit legalzoom.com.