Urban SDK Named Best Place to Work in Northeast Florida

Jonathan Bass
November 16, 2023

Urban SDK has been named one of the top workplaces in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Jacksonville Business Journal (JBJ) has named Urban SDK one of the best places to work in Northeast Florida.

JBJ surveyed employees from across the First Coast and compiled results with their partner, Quantum Workplace, to determine the region's top workplace cultures.

Per their release:

"This program measures a wide range of research-validated workplace factors that impact employee engagement and satisfaction. Best Places to Work foster a workplace where employees willingly go above and beyond in their work, advocate for the organization and intend to stay into the future."

Urban SDK scored 97.65 out of a possible 100 points on the scoring rubric.

Benefits and engagement

Urban SDK's benefits ranked 23 points higher than companies of its size (small, 10-49 employees) in the region, including other finalists for Best Places to Work.

Benefits provided to Urban SDK employees include: insurance (medical, dental, vision), managed 401(k) plans, unlimited PTO, a hybrid work environment, and salaries competitive to the software industry nationwide.

The company also pays for lunches each day, and gives employees two weeks of mandatory vacations (outside their PTO) in the form of summer and winter breaks.

Urban SDK's competitive benefits and its commitment to a collaborative working culture have resulted in a group of employees that are highly engaged.

Per JBJ, Urban SDK employees are: highly favorable, advocates of the company and customers, intent on staying with the company. They also display high discretionary effort.

Urban SDK leadership

According to JBJ, leadership is one of the top qualities for employee retention and engagement:

"When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged. Year after year, this single factor proves to be one of the largest drivers of employee engagement."

Urban SDK leadership ranked 100/100 in this year's survey. According to JBJ, this illustrates that senior leaders of the organization value people as their most important resource.

Per one anonymous survey, Urban SDK is a, "Great place to work. Leadership team has lots of experience and know how to get everything to finish line."

Employee feedback

Urban SDK employees overwhelmingly described their work environment as "creative."

Other feedback from the surveys is as follows:

"This award is based on how your workforce feels about the organization and is a sign that the culture you’ve created is valued by your employees."

"Urban SDK has earned a high rating for the passion they have cultivated. In our sixth-floor office, you will find a group of vastly talented people. Although a small group, the Urban SDK team shows up every day to provide cutting-edge technology to communities near and far. The empathy, flexibility, and interest leadership at Urban SDK trickles down to the rest of the team. The energy in the office is one of unity and thinking outside of the box. These characteristics earn Urban SDK the title of the best place to work in Jax!"

"Ever since Day 1, the workplace environment has remained consistent. Everyone is nice. Everyone is friendly. It's a bunch of adults who come in, do their jobs, and then go home. There's no drama. No internal politicking. You never have to look over your shoulder, afraid somebody might snipe you. Whether remote during COVID or in-office, it's been open and inviting. And the leadership team is always looking for ways to make things better."

"It truly is the best place I have ever worked. Great benefits and pay, amazing people, amazing leadership. Also the company has done a great job of hiring the best talent possible and it shows."

About Urban SDK

A global leader in mobility analytics and data visualization, Urban SDK is the only enterprise data analytics platform that equips professionals with the urban planning data needed to make efficient, data-driven planning decisions. We provide organizations with clean data pipelines, automated performance reporting, and an on-demand repository of data that can be accessed and visualized in our GIS mapping Studio. Urban SDK customers trust in and use our platform to build safer, more efficient, equitable, and sustainable infrastructure.

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