SurveyMonkey Leads the Industry with Employee Benefits for Contractors and Vendors
New standard improves benefits for contract employees, and on-site food and janitorial services
San Mateo, Calif., April 19, 2018 – SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading People Powered Data platform, announced today a new set of standards to ensure contract workers and employees who work with the company through third-party commercial services receive better health benefits, improved time-off policies, and transportation subsidies. The move is part of the company’s commitment to create a great workplace for all employees—including extended team members from on-site janitorial and food services—who help make SurveyMonkey one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area by Great Places to Work and FORTUNE.
“Our extended workforce makes an impact on our company every day. From the incredible chefs in our kitchen, to the janitorial staff who keep our office beautiful, and contractors who help shoulder the load as we grow, our vendors play a vital role in SurveyMonkey’s success,” said Becky Cantieri, Chief People Officer, SurveyMonkey. “We’re thrilled to work with our valued partners to bring a new standard of health benefits to support our family of contractors and on-site services, and hope it inspires others to do the same.”
SurveyMonkey, in close collaboration with i2i benefits and Insurance Services, developed a framework of benefits for vendor partners that better align to what the company’s employees enjoy. SurveyMonkey is working with Bay Area companies Clean & Green, Bon Appétit Management Company, and Eastridge Workforce Solutions who provide janitorial services, on-site catering, and workforce management resources, respectively, to implement these standards by later this year. The new standards are now largely in place with vendors in San Mateo and will be part of the company’s annual benefits review moving forward.
“SurveyMonkey has worked tirelessly with i2i benefits and their vendors over the past few months to develop a set of benchmarks that raise the bar on employee benefits,” said Dan Maass, President of Employee Benefits at i2i Benefits and Insurance Services. “SurveyMonkey’s commitment to financially supporting their partners to help them meet these new standards is a testament to their dedication to the local community.”
“I started my company with just four other employees and SurveyMonkey was my first corporate client. They’ve become like family to us as we’ve grown over the last 16 years,” said Rocio Vargas, Founder and CEO of Clean & Green. “Their counsel and financial support throughout the transition to our new set of standards has been instrumental in helping me take even better care of my employees—it makes a real difference in their lives.”
“SurveyMonkey continues to push the boundaries of what the standard is for employee benefits," said Derrick Lau, Executive Chef, Bon Appétit. “As a Bon Appétit employee, we recognize our entire company as a family. As a vendor to SurveyMonkey, we are also recognized as part of their family. It’s this mutual respect that creates a great experience for our team and our customers.”
“SurveyMonkey sets the tone for how contingent workers should be considered. Offering meaningful benefits to all workers helps companies attract and retain top talent,” said Benjamin Jack, Managing Director, Eastridge Workforce Solutions. “Our most successful workforce programs are with clients who challenge the status quo, value contractors, and appreciate long term partnerships.”
SurveyMonkey’s new Vendor Standards include:
- Employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision plans
- Medical plan that meets the Gold level per the Healthcare Reform guidelines (80% of claim costs paid by insurance carrier)
- Dental and vision benefits at least meeting average national benchmarks
- Employer sponsors 85% of employee premium and 50% of dependent premium
- 80 hours of vacation leave per year
- 40 hours of paid sick leave per year
- 7 paid company holidays per year
- 12 weeks paid parental leave per year
- 12 weeks of paid medical leave per year
- Monthly subsidy up to $260 for public transit expenses
Founded in 1999 and based in San Mateo, California, SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading People Powered Data platform enabling curious individuals and companies—including 100% of the Fortune 500—to have conversations at scale with the people who matter most. Whether it’s a trend in the market, opinions of customers, or voices of employees, SurveyMonkey turns them into actionable data. As a pioneer of the industry, SurveyMonkey is a trusted platform for people to express their true feelings and opinions so organizations can uncover the "why" behind the data. SurveyMonkey’s 750+ employees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are dedicated to powering the curious. For more information about SurveyMonkey, please visit: surveymonkey.com.
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