Coastal Cloud began over four years ago with the goal of creating a company that exceeded its client’s expectations while giving its employees a quality of life that is rare in the IT industry. Coastal Cloud has had a steady stream of success in both of these areas, but with the two announcements last week from Florida Trend magazine and Jacksonville Business Journal, it solidifies the success Coastal Cloud has known to the outside world. And we couldn’t be prouder!
#3 on Florida Trend’s Best Places to Work in Florida
There was a plethora of emotions that hit when the team found out our ranking on Florida Trend’s list; pride, excitement and a little bit of shock. In just four years, Coastal Cloud, a cloud-based IT consulting and implementation company, had grown from the ground up and was now the third best mid-sized company to work for in the state of Florida.
Achieving this title isn’t something you can stumble into. Coastal Cloud puts just as much focus on its company culture as it does its growth, work and client satisfaction. The IT industry is cut-throat at hiring talent, without the culture Coastal Cloud has developed, the company wouldn’t be able to retain or hire the talent needed to receive the other big announcement this week, #13 of Jacksonville Business Journal’s Fast 50 list.
To identify Florida’s best employers, Florida Trend partnered with a third party who surveyed each company. The first part of the survey involved a questionnaire about company policies, practices and demographics. The second part went to a randomly selected group of each company’s employees, who responded — anonymously — to 72 statements on a five-point agreement scale. The survey also included two open-ended questions and seven demographic questions that focused on eight themes: Leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationship with supervisor; training and development; pay and benefits; and overall engagement.
#13 on Jacksonville Business Journal’s Fast 50 list
Annually, the Jacksonville Business Journal, with the help of Ennis, Pellum & Associates CPAs, identifies the fastest growing companies in its region. The Fast 50 list showcases how a business innovation, hard work and strategy can grow a company to the next level. Each company must be privately held, locally owned and for profit, they must have been in business since at least 2013 and must have overall revenue growth from 2014 to 2016 and a revenue gain from 2015 to 2016. Rankings are based on the company’s percentage of annual growth over a three-year period.
Part of our team attended the luncheon award ceremony last week, where it was announced that we placed thirteenth on the Fast 50 list. Year-over-year we are increasing our sales at an astounding rate. And by focusing on giving the best customer service to our clients, we are able to maintain two-thirds of our business on repeat clients through what we call our 'Clients for Life' mentality.
To showcase what makes Coastal Cloud such a fast growing and fun company to work for, we are kicking off a Top 10 list from the voice of our employees. Check back later today as we start the count down on our new blog.
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