A victory dance together on stage. That was how the staff at Musti ja Mirri celebrated the award Great Place to Work 2016 in Finland.
Musti ja Mirri, the EQT owned pet specialty retailer, has been ranked in first place in the prestigious list Great Place to Work 2016, big companies category, in Finland. In the ranking, a few qualities stood out a little extra: Excellent camaraderie, friendly working environment and a clear shared goal that creates a special meaning for the staff and makes Musti ja Mirri more than just a job.
Together with the staff, Musti ja Mirri Group CEO Mika Sutinen took to the stage at the award gala in February 11 in Helsinki. The audience got a flavor of just how strong the company team spirit is by a group celebration dance.
“An employer can provide an environment that supports employee satisfaction, however, in the end it is always about the people. It requires willingness and determination to create a good workplace”, Mika Sutinen explains, adding:
“This is a dream come true, as we have grown our business significantly both regarding revenue and profitability during recent years. It has required all of our employees to walk that extra mile. This proves that profitable growth, hard work and high employee satisfaction can be achieved simultaneously. I hope this also changes the somewhat wrong perception of how employees feel in private equity owned companies”.
EQT acquired Musti ja Mirri in 2014 with a clear plan to accelerate the company´s continued growth in the Nordics, with a responsible approach.
“Already when EQT acquired Musti ja Mirri Group, we were impressed by the management team and what they had achieved. This award really underlines the great job Mika and his team are doing, and also shows the value that being a great place to work adds to a growing and developing company”, says Johan Dettel, Director at Investment Advisor EQT Partners.
The Great Place to Work rankings are known worldwide as one of the most reputable awards you can get when it comes to employer attractiveness.