Pinnacle is the No. 1 Workplace in Every Major Market in North Carolina

Pinnacle is the No. 1 Workplace in Every Major Market in North Carolina

November 15, 2021

Pinnacle Financial Partners is the No. 1 best place to work in every major market in North Carolina, having earned the top spot this week in Charlotte on a list of midsize Top Workplaces from The Charlotte Observer. The midsize category includes businesses with 150 to 499 employees. It is Pinnacle’s third time to be featured on the list, earning the No. 2 spot for midsize companies in 2020.

This makes for a clean sweep of workplace awards in North Carolina markets. Earlier this year, the firm was named the No. 1 workplace in the Triad region of North Carolina and the No. 1 Top Workplace in the Triangle, among many others across the footprint.

“It’s rewarding to receive this confirmation that we’re maintaining a best-in-class workplace, even as we have grown by leaps and bounds,” said Rob Ellenburg, Pinnacle’s regional president in southern North Carolina. “This year alone we’ve added more than 30 new associates and increased our reach in Concord and Huntersville, and our associates continue to make Pinnacle a place everyone looks forward to working every day. And happy associates create the optimal environment for our clients.”

The list of Top Workplaces is based entirely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by the research firm Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection, to name just a few.

Comments from the region on Pinnacle’s annual third-party anonymous work environment survey included:

“I appreciate having an experienced and knowledgeable leadership team to guide our firm and
associates through uncertain times. I also feel so fortunate to work with a great local team. I
appreciate how hard they work and how much they care for our clients and each other.”

“I appreciate that I feel trusted to make decisions. I love the transparency from the leadership
team. That helps me to understand the 'why' behind some decisions.”

“I value the working model we have in place at Pinnacle. From the top down, I feel this is a very
unique and special place to be a part of for clients and employees.”

Pinnacle has earned dozens of national, local and regional awards for workplace culture in its 20-year history. Like the Charlotte Top Workplaces award, many of those are determined by employee surveys.