Tech Elevator Named a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio

We have exciting news to share with you: Tech Elevator has been selected as a 2022 Top Workplace Winner by The Plain Dealer and!Top Workplace

The Top Workplace committee reviews each nominated company to determine whether they outperform in a crowded market based on three criteria–evaluate, engage and exceed. Awarded companies must evaluate how they measure up to their competition, engage with their employees to lead a people-first culture and know where they exceed to attract job seekers and new business.

The Top Workplaces survey process gives employees and their organizations the opportunity to share their voices, and come together to celebrate each other.

Tech Elevator is beyond honored to be recognized as a 2022 Top Workplace winner.  Our continued mission of elevating people, companies and communities is only made possible because of the incredible employees who believe in making it a reality each and every day.

Thank you, TEam!

So, what makes Tech Elevator a top workplace?

Tech Elevator was recognized as a Top Workplace because of the individual survey results submitted by its employees. The incredible people at Tech Elevator shared what they know about the work environment and how they feel appreciated.

To keep it simple, we focus on staff elevation and appreciation for our employees. We are a people-first organization because we never forget what makes this organization thrive. Tech Elevator gives its employees the autonomy to succeed and leverage their skills to their fullest potential. We also put great emphasis on individual professional development—investing in certifications, conferences and more to help our employees grow their careers.

It’s no wonder that we elevated over 15% of our employees into different roles in 2021. We also saw a 40% increase in our total employee count last year. And what’s more, in the past six months we hired the same number of people we hired in all of 2021, with no end in sight.

Whether it’s elevating our current staff or connecting with and hiring people who believe in Tech Elevator’s mission, there is much more growth to be had in the future and we are here for it!

Tech Elevator is where you can be your authentic self. It’s a place to learn and fail, with the psychological safety that allows for innovation and creativity. This is true on all levels of the organization.

“Warm & Fuzzies” That Keep on Giving

See what our employees have to say about working at Tech Elevator:

“The culture at Tech Elevator is unlike any company I’ve ever worked for. There is constant teamwork and collaboration and the leadership team not only accepts new ideas, but they encourage them. But the best part about working at Tech Elevator is the passion every single person shares for elevating our students’ lives and helping them find their dream jobs in technology!” – Kelly Brucker

“I feel genuinely empowered to do my best for the students each day. EVERYTHING in my job is secondary to providing the best experience for the student: in the technical instruction, in the career development skills guidance, in supporting the job search process, in helping the students believe that they can succeed in this intense, fast-paced environment–everything. The entire team shares this focus. It’s hard to imagine a better recipe for student success.” – John Fulton

“When I think about Tech Elevator’s culture, I think of teamwork. It is a culture where one person isn’t the all-star, we all are.” – Rachelle Rauh

Hear from more of our employees in a recent anonymous survey:

“Tech Elevator involves everyone in the overarching missions and if you feel lost, you can simply reach out and hop a training call, if needed. They are also receptive to any roadblocks you might be having.”

“I get to work with amazing people, my work makes a difference in people’s lives and the world is a little better every day because of the role I play.”

“The people are invested, the mission is impactful and the attitude is positive.”

“I love what I do and the impact it makes on lives. Everyone works together to achieve lofty goals, and leadership and teammates let me know I am appreciated consistently.”

“ I like that we are growing and impacting the lives of more students. We have grown without sacrificing our culture or core values.”

Sound like the place for you?

Would you like to be part of 2022’s Top Workplaces and experience the culture that keeps outperforming the rest? Join our TEam!


Val SavageWritten by Valerie Savage, Former Director of People & Culture