We are delighted to be featured on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022.
To create Fortune’s 2022 Best Workplaces for Millennials list, Fortune partnered with the people analytics firm Great Place to Work®. The list was then determined using Great Place to Work’s Methodology to evaluate thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study. This year’s list alone was based on over 1 million employee survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees.
To be considered for the list, companies must be Great Place to Work-Certified™ and have at least 50 millennial employees in the US. They also take into consideration significant survey results, news, and financial performance, and validate the integrity of their findings.
Here is the perspective of a millennial at Recharge, Content Marketing Associate Scott Meiklejohn, on why he feels so fulfilled working here.
From a millennial perspective at Recharge
As a millennial, all I crave is a participation medal and avocado toast. Also an opportunity to flex my sarcasm and snark.
Okay, millennial stereotypes out of the way, let’s be serious and chat about the things I actually crave at my workplace and how I’ve found them at Recharge.
As a lucky millennial, I graduated school during the recession of the late 2000s and now find myself well into my career in the totally uneventful 2020s (please—just a little good news and stability for the rest of the decade). Having navigated these turbulent times of market unease and economic uncertainty, I feel so grateful to be at a company like Recharge where I feel so supported and appreciated.
Two of the things I value most – and I think I can say that these are values that resonate with my generation – are opportunities to show my abilities and working in collaborative teams that have a foundation of empathy. Quite simply, I want to be able to drive value with my work and feel supported by my peers.
At Recharge, this is what I get to do every single day. I am given countless opportunities to provide value to our thousands of merchants and their customers, and to my fellow colleagues. I feel supported in my ideas and empowered to execute them. For example, in the first few months of working here, I suggested to our VP of Marketing that we should start a podcast. He recognized that it was a great opportunity for us to share captivating conversations with ecommerce leaders and told me they’d give me the resources and runway to get it off the ground.
Three seasons and more than 50 episodes later, I now host and produce our subscription ecommerce podcast, Hit Subscribe.
And the cherry on top of the fulfilling millennial workplace sundae? Acknowledgment.
This is a company that goes out of its way to make sure that its employees feel seen, appreciated, and recognized for their contributions. This isn’t performative or forced. This is honest appreciation and camaraderie for those who are excelling or making a difference in their teams.
It was no shock to me to find out we made Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Millennials as I feel so lucky to be working at this company where I am provided with ample opportunities to grow and succeed.
I’ll leave you with our core values at Recharge because I feel like they resonate strongly with millennials.
- Day one: Stay ambitious, open-minded, optimistic, and ready to learn. Every day counts towards building the future.
- Ownership: You are accountable to yourself, your peers, and our customers. You believe that your work impacts the mission.
- Empathy: You anticipate the needs of others. You communicate clearly and with care, always striving to do the right thing.
- Humility: Approach every task with an open mind, learning with and from your peers. You value effective collaboration above rank.