The Morning Call, one of Lehigh Valley’s premier sources for news, partnered with Workplace Dynamics, a Philadelphia-based survey firm, to determine and rank the best workplaces in the Lehigh Valley area. Kitchen Magic, Inc of Nazareth, Pa. was recognized as one of the Lehigh Valley’s Top Workplaces.
The process began in July of 2012 when employees were encouraged to nominate their companies. To be nominated, each company had to employ at least 50 people in the Lehigh Valley. Five hundred and six nominated companies were invited to participate in an employee-targeted survey provided by Workplace Dynamics. In total 7,249 employees responded to the survey.
Each employee survey was anonymous, and had a total of 23 questions covering 7 distinct workplace factors including employee’s work, management, pay/benefits as well as the company’s team dynamics, retention and motivation. The survey also asked employees whether they agreed or disagreed with several statements. The statement with the strongest correlation to high ranking was,“I believe this company is going in the right direction.”
Employers were categorized via their size, and ranked within their size category. The top employers within each category were selected as the Top Workplaces in the Lehigh Valley area for 2013, based on employee responses.
A very interesting result emerged. The highest-ranking workplaces were not praised for pay or benefits given to their employees, but for the caring and team-oriented environment of the company. Employees in the Lehigh Valley area value family, and it is evident that top employers promote family values and treat their employees as part of the family.
Kitchen Magic was awarded one of Lehigh Valley’s Top Workplaces because the company embraces the vision that each employee is a member of the Kitchen Magic family, and one large team working together toward a common goal.
Kitchen Magic (kitchenmagic.com) was founded in Allentown Pennsylvania in 1979 by Jost and Reine Fleck. Today Kitchen Magic continues to be family owned and operated, now in the second generation, and is the largest specialty kitchen remodeling company in the Northeast, serving NJ, PA, NY, CT, MA, NH, DE & RI. Kitchen Magic’s headquarters and manufacturing operations are located in Nazareth, Pa. A large number of the company’s employees have careers and longevity with Kitchen Magic spanning well over a decade.