Boston Business Journal names Project Bread a 2023 Best Places to Work Company

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The Boston Business Journal has named Project Bread to its 2023 Best Places to Work official ranking.

The list is the BBJ’s exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people.

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The 80 companies honored in 2023 range in size and industry, with winners from the technology sector, retail industry, health care space, commercial real estate and more. We are one of only a couple nonprofits included in the 2023 list!

“I am so proud to be a part of the Project Bread team and to be able to work alongside each of our staff members every day,” shares Erin McAleer, President and CEO of Project Bread. “We have a team that is dedicated to our mission and committed to ensuring Project Bread is an inclusive workplace. Our team is our greatest strength, and I am grateful to all the staff and leadership who continuously prioritize the development of their team members.”


"The companies that comprise this year’s Best Places to Work are among the most diverse in the decades we’ve been doing this program,” said Carolyn Jones, Market President and Publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “Their commitment to teamwork, employee engagement, flexibility and trust are the model to which the region’s businesses look for inspiration.”

The 215 businesses that met criteria for office location and size participated in employee-engagement surveys distributed by Business Journal partner Quantum Workplace. Employees were asked to rate their work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, compensation, and benefits.

Based on the results of those surveys, businesses were assigned a score out of 100 percent and ranked by Quantum. The top-rated companies are listed in five size categories — extra small (20 to 49 employees), small (50 to 99 employees), medium (100 to 249 employees), large (250 to 499 employees) and extra-large (500 or more).

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Our Internal Process

From our internal staff surveys, we knew that Project Bread is a great place for employees. As of October 2022, Project Bread staff reported:

  • 94% of staff Agree or Strongly Agree that their manager is invested in their success.
  • 95% of staff Agree or Strongly Agree that they feel respected by their colleagues.
  • 97% of staff Agree or Strongly Agree that their identities are valued and respected.
  • 97% of staff Agree or Strongly Agree that Project Bread is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • 97% of staff Agree or Strongly Agree would recommend Project Bread as a place to work.
  • 100% of staff Agree or Strongly Agree that they are proud to work at Project Bread.

"This award and the staff feedback we hear each day encourages us to continue making this an organization where people can bring their full-selves and do their best work,” shares Douglas Flores, Chief Operating Officer at Project Bread. “We’ve led with the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at the forefront of our work, and we invest in talent retention and cultivation, from our team of expert direct service workers to my own operational team capacity to support the organization. As a nonprofit, general operating funds and unrestricted giving has been critical to the success of our staffing.”

project bread staff at Constitution Beach

Learn More

The Best Places to Work special publication will appear in the June 17th weekly edition of the Boston Business Journal. The Boston Business Journal is the region's premier business media organization, one of 45 markets owned by American City Business Journals.

Project Bread is currently hiring, and you can join one of the best teams in Boston!

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