November 16, 2015

Much Shelist announced today that it has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune. The award is presented to employers throughout the Chicago area that maintain a high level of employee satisfaction. Recipients are chosen based on the results of an employee feedback survey that measures several aspects of workplace culture. Much Shelist was recognized for its strong values and ethics, openness to new ideas and good inter-departmental cooperation.

Findings showed that the firm once again exceeded law firm benchmark scores in a number of areas, including:

  • Strong values & ethics (15% above benchmark)
  • New ideas are encouraged (20% above benchmark)
  • Professional development (20% above benchmark)
  • Work life balance (17% above benchmark) 

When asked what employees find most motivational about working for Much Shelist, one employee responded, “The encouragement/affirmation I hear on a regular basis.” Another employee stated that he would recommend working at Much Shelist because, “you can be your own person and feel like part of the team, respected, supported and appreciated.” An attorney explained that Much Shelist’s values and ethics impress him. Other notable quotes describe the firm’s “enormous commitment to high-quality client service and to social action,” in addition to a commitment to “educating lawyers and staff alike about ethical issues and backing that up with day-to-day hard work to maintain the firm's ethical standards.” 

“It’s incredibly gratifying to once again be recognized as one of the best places and law firms to work for in Chicago,” said Mitchell S. Roth, Managing Partner. “All of our employees work hard for our clients and strive to maintain a culture that embraces our founding values, best in-class client service and a commitment to advancing our profession here in Chicago and beyond.” 

The Top Workplaces award is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution, and connection. Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics, said, “To be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health.” The employees of the companies who are named to the list must have “a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together,” he added.

Top Workplace 2015