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Fortune names The Garrett Companies a Top Workplace for Millennials

July 16th, 2021

When asked why Fortune Magazine has selected The Garrett Companies on its list of the top 100 places to work in the nation for Millennials, we can easily connect the dots. The employee experience at TGC has been designed to align with the values of Generation Y, which is defined as those who are born between 1980 and 1996, and now makes up the largest segment of the United States workforce. When you understand the characteristics of the millennial as an individual, you can easily identify the perks and benefits given to the TGC workforce that earn this notable ranking.
Meaningful Motivation: Millennials value intrinsic motivators including creative work, sharing their talents, and making an impact on others and within their communities. TGC’s holistic approach to designing, constructing, and operating communities provides opportunities for millennials to bring their specific skillset to the table and be able to see their impact on the end results of our business. TGC employees also value and use their 40 hours of annual Volunteer Time Off (VTO), in addition to standard PTO, so they can focus time and attention to the causes they care most deeply for as individuals.
Work-Life Blend: Millennials usually prioritize family and personal achievements over work, explaining why they are drawn to TGC’s 160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) given to every team member. Millennials also value flexible working arrangements, which is why they appreciate TGC’s flexible workspace culture for HQ based employees, where working in the traditional office is viewed as a resource, not a requirement.
Use of Technology: Generation Y grew up with technology, and they rely on it to perform at the highest level. Millennials appreciate how TGC has incorporated technology into every aspect of daily operations, from drone oversight of construction projects to virtual touring & leasing of apartments.
Sense of Adventure: Millennials are looking for adventure and experiences. So, naturally they are drawn to a company that trades in the traditional annual seminar for a mountain ski retreat. The Garrett Companies infuses unique experiences year-round into its employee engagement and development strategies including canoe trips and volleyball tournaments. Additionally, team members embrace TGC’s presence in expanding markets, allowing them to travel and explore new cities in Colorado, Arizona, Florida and beyond.

TGC was ranked the #1 place for millennials to work in the state of Indiana, #2 in the real-estate industry, and #28 in the nation.


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