Otterbein University named a Top Workplace by Columbus CEO

Posted May 05, 2020

“I miss my coworkers,” has become a common refrain in Zoom meetings, as Otterbein University’s faculty and staff are eager to get back to campus. Although the Office of Human Resources has been providing employees with work-from-home tips about staying connected and motivated and teams have been incredibly creative, nothing compares to the on-campus workplace. 

In fact, Otterbein employees are so fond of their workplace, their feedback earned Otterbein a place in Columbus CEO magazine’s Top Workplaces issue. Otterbein is the only university to make the list. Otterbein is ranked 13th in the Large Employers category, which includes Fifth Third Bank, Discover Financial Services, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Worthington Industries.  

“We strive to provide a workplace where our employees feel supported, appreciated and heard,” said Otterbein President John Comerford. “While this recognition is an honor, what is more meaningful is knowing that our employees feel valued, because our people are key to Otterbein’s mission and vision.”  

For the eighth year, Columbus CEO has partnered with Philadelphia-based Energage to rank the Columbus region’s Top Workplaces. The program anonymously surveys employees to discern their attitudes and experiences in the workplace. The top-scoring employers are named Top Workplaces in three categories — small, medium and large. For the 2020 list, a record 131 employers agreed to take the survey, which was conducted last summer and fall. For this year’s winners list, 85 Columbus-area employers were ranked based on their employee survey feedback. 

The employee engagement survey of 24 questions gathers responses regarding issues relating to workplace culture, from company values and employee development to benefits to retention. Otterbein had a 72% response rate. 

Read more and see the list of winners.