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PEER Group: Great Place to Work, 4th consecutive year

Kitchener, Ontario – April 22, 2016 

Best Workplaces in Canada 2016 logoThe PEER Group Inc. is delighted to announce that we are being recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the fourth consecutive year. We appear at #22 on the 2016 list.  

This list, which is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, appears in a special national report in today’s Globe and Mail. 

“I have the honour of working with a group of amazing people who feel like family. Together, we have built a company culture known for our camaraderie where our team values collaboration above individual accomplishments,” says Janice Retterath, director of HR and Administration at PEER Group.

“I’m proud to say we are 100-strong in Canada and our employees drive our business,” says Mike Kropp, PEER Group president and CEO. “I’d like to thank our entire team for their dedication to solving challenging manufacturing problems and for their ongoing commitment to customer success, allowing us to enjoy repeat business around the globe.” 

The Great Place to Work competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by a random selection of employees, along with their open-ended comments about their organization; the remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

About Great Place to Work 

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. We are a research and consulting firm whose mission is to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including workplace certification and Best Workplaces lists, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work produces the annual 100 Best Workplaces list, released in a national feature in the Globe and Mail. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in almost 50 countries, including the study’s flagship list of 100 Best companies published annually in Fortune magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, including approximately 300,000 from Canada alone. It’s what makes this study so credible: the primary determinant used in selecting winners is an employee survey. There’s only one way to get on this list – and that’s if your employees put you there. Connect with Great Place to Work online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

About PEER Group

PEER Group provides innovative factory automation software solutions and consulting services to the semiconductor, photovoltaic, and electronics industries. The world’s best manufacturing companies turn to us to solve their most challenging equipment automation, data management, and process control problems. With more than 100,000 licenses shipped, we are the leading supplier of equipment connectivity and testing products to automated factories around the globe. Our products and services help lower the cost of automation for high-volume manufacturers and their equipment suppliers. PEER Group is recognized on the following listings: Intel Corporation’s 2015 Preferred Quality Supplier list, Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces Canada, Branham300, 2014 Deloitte® Technology Fast 50™ and Fast 500™. Follow us on and @PEERGroup_Inc


Heidi Marr
Manager, Marketing Services and Corporate Communications
+1 519-749-9554