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Feb. 15, 2019 9:27 am

Fortune says these 3 Philly-area tech workplaces are world-class

Two suburban tech companies and one in Center City got nods on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For. You (likely) know who they are.

At SAP's innovation lab in Newtown Square.

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Fortune Magazine’s annual roundup of 100 best companies to work for in the U.S. was published on Thursday, and there’s a handful of names you might recognize from the Philadelphia area.

Coming in at No. 28 in the countdown of organizations — performed annually by analytics firm Great Place to Work — is German software firm SAP, whose North American headquarters are located in DelCo.

“What makes [this] particularly special is that it’s largely based on ratings/feedback from a cross-section of our employees about the workplace culture, leadership trust, camaraderie with coworkers, and pride we take from the work we do day in and day out,” said Lloyd Adams, managing director for SAP’s East Market Unit, in an email. “I think that’s fitting, since at the end of the day, it’s our people who make SAP a great place to work.”

Comcast, with its 184,000 employees in the U.S., came in at No. 71 in the overall list, though it took the No. 3 spot in an inaugural roundup of companies that employ more than 100,000 people.

“It’s an honor to be on this list, alongside many other impressive companies,” the company wrote in a blog post published on Thursday. “This recognition is a reflection of all of our fantastic employees around the world. From a range of professions, including engineering and software design to create products our customers love; to news, entertainment, film, and theme park production — our employees bring their passion and commitment to work every day.”

Power Home Remodeling, the tech-enabled remodeling services company based in Chester, nabbed the 77th spot on the list, up 10 rungs from last year’s list. Timothy Wenhold, the company’s chief innovation officer said tech staffers at the company can go on two-year “Tours of Duty” that allow them to focus on one area, mastering the skills and intimately learning that part of the business.

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“Team members are purpose driven and have the opportunity to work autonomously, but are also encouraged to work collaboratively with colleagues — including those in separate departments — so that they truly understand the pain points of the company and how to best solve them,” Wenhold said.

The company recently launched an internal project called Power Code Academy, a six-month bootcamp that looks to transition non-tech employees towards entry-level development jobs. Its second class will kick off in the coming weeks.

In addition to these tech-based companies, the list also gave nods to Philly-based hotel chain Klimpton, which came in at an impressive No. 5. British consulting firm Deloitte, with its Center City HQ, came in at No. 26. McLean, Va.-based Capital One, and its significant tech hub in Wilmington, was featured at No. 39.

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