D-backs recognized as one of Arizona's most admired companies for the fourth consecutive year
The Arizona Diamondbacks was named as one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies for the fourth consecutive year by AzBusiness Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ at their annual event held last night at Chateau Luxe. The award recognizes the contributions and impact Arizona companies bring to the state and the D-backs have received the honor for five years out of the seven of its existence.
In 2013, AzBusiness Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ awarded the D-backs the Workplace Culture Award as the top company which excels in workplace culture and in 2011, the D-backs were given the Leadership Spotlight Award. The latest honor follows other similar awards bestowed upon the organization, including a spot among the Valley's "Best Places to Work" for nine consecutive years by the Phoenix Business Journal. Forbes magazine also named the D-backs as one of the best sports franchises to work for across the country.
D-backs employees operate under core values established by the leadership team that provide true framework for effective decision making. Those values include investing into the people who work for the organization, cultivating and enhancing relationships with employees, establishing integrity by accepting individual and collective responsibility, foster learning throughout the organization while considering outside points of view, and expecting positive results from the organization both on and off the field. Culture is also one of the five areas of focus within the organization's Circle of Success.
Among the unique perks enjoyed by employees is a bi-yearly trip to San Diego for all D-backs front office employees to see the team play the Padres with transportation, game tickets and hotel provided by the D-backs. Employees also receive a number of other benefits, including an extended two-week holiday break, quarterly company outings, roundtable meetings between management and employees and a rotating council comprised of members from all levels of the organization focusing on enhancing company events and culture.