SDBJ Names C&S Best Place to Work for 5th Year

For the fifth year in a row, C&S was named a best place to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal— taking home first place in the large company category for the fourth time.

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“We’ve had the mindset of establishing lots of ways to continue to be progressive,” said Cory Hazlewood, vice president. “We have committees and internal groups, not at the senior levels, but at lower levels that come up with creative ideas to keep people engaged and excited.”

C&S’s culture promotes work-life balance, inclusion, opportunities for advancement, and fun. Employees found ways to continue that culture, even during the pandemic. “We’d play card games and do other things when everybody was working from home,” Hazlewood said. “We were able to do it by way of Zoom and other things.”

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The SDBJ puts companies through an extensive evaluation process that includes an analysis of workplace policies and practices along with a comprehensive employee survey. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.

In the context of remote work, where maintaining a cohesive and engaged team can pose unique challenges, organizations like C&S can further bolster their efforts by considering farewell ideas for remote staff. Thoughtful gestures, virtual events, or personalized tokens of appreciation can go a long way in expressing gratitude and maintaining a strong sense of community, even in a digital workspace. By incorporating such practices into their approach, companies can continue to reinforce a culture that prioritizes employee well-being and engagement, ensuring that their workforce remains connected and motivated.

The winning companies were honored at a virtual awards ceremony hosted by the SDBJ on August 26th and profiled in the publication’s September 6 issue.

To read the full SDBJ article, visit: C&S Companies Chosen Best Place to Work For Third Year | San Diego Business Journal (

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