Top Workplace in Long Island 2023

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We are thrilled to announce that Peerless Electronics has been honored with the prestigious "Top Long Island Workplaces 2023" award. This top workplace recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering an exceptional work environment and dedication to delivering unparalleled value to our clients. We could not be where we are today without our employee-owners', the driving force behind this esteemed award - and the company’s continued success.

2023 Award: Top Workplace on Long Island

Each year, Schneps Media announces the Long Island Top Workplaces, a ranking of local businesses determined by how employees feel about their workplaces and how it impacts their lives.

“Top Workplaces allows employers to get a read on what areas they should be celebrating and what areas they should be focusing on,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage, a research company that conducts similar surveys nationwide. “We really need workplaces that inspire employees. You have to really acknowledge employees genuinely and consistently.”

This year, Peerless Electronics made this distinguished list, a testament to the strength of our ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), which gives every employee ownership in the company and its future. As Peerless employee Renee Anton explains, “ESOP helps to create an environment where employees benefit financially from considering the overall, long-term interests of the organization when making decisions. This helps facilitate the organization working as one cohesive team, rather than departments or individuals working in silos.”

Employee Owned Culture

Although founded as a privately held company in 1945, stakeholders decided to sell 100% of the company’s shares to Peerless Electronics Inc. ESOP in 2012 - a decision made to ensure the continued success of Peerless for the benefit of its employees, customers, and suppliers. Since then, the company has flourished from a unified sense of purpose nurtured by employee-owner commitment and participation to future growth. 

“As a company, Peerless is greater than the sum of its parts. Our employees all share a sense of ownership in everything we do. We treat each task, each request and each risk as we would treat risks in our personal lives. Each member of the team knows that they can rely on each other to put Peerless in a position to succeed. The strength of our trust in each other allows for creativity, which leads to empowerment,” Peerless employee Steven Gunther explains.

The Peerless Difference

At Peerless, our unique Employee-Owned culture lies at the heart of our success. This distinctive approach empowers our team to take ownership of their roles, fostering a deep sense of pride and responsibility. However, our culture is only as strong as our commitment to excellence in all service areas, including the quality of products and exceptional service supported by over 50+ value-added services.

Authorized Distributor

At Peerless Electronics, we take immense pride in being an authorized distributor for our brands, a distinction granted to a select group of distributors who meet specific criteria and standards set by the manufacturer. This authorization allows us to offer a comprehensive range of high-quality products and services, setting us apart as a one-stop solution for our clients.

Value-Added Services

The Peerless Value-Added (VA) Experience includes over 50 value-added services (including assembly systems certified to AS9100D and ISO9001:2015) and thorough, personalized technical support. It’s a core pillar of the Peerless Difference and underscores our organization’s relentless dedication to providing exceptional, top-quality service to ensure every interaction with Peerless Electronics exceeds expectations. 

The Peerless VA Experience is supported by over 80 years of experience and exemplifies our commitment to customization and quick turnaround times. Combining these services with our custom-tailored technical support saves valuable time, maintains workflow, and lowers costs - allowing our customers to allocate workforce as needed without compromising quality. 

“Peerless employees take ownership of any situation. We don't take no for an answer. We will keep trying creative solutions until we can resolve any issue,” Peerless employee Mike Hadee shares. 

We are grateful for this recognition as a Long Island Top Workplace in 2023 and look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence for years to come.