Fortune Magazine Names FONA to National List of Great Places to Work for Fourth Consecutive Year

October 17, 2019
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Fortune Magazine Names FONA to National List of Great Places to Work for Fourth Consecutive Year

Geneva, IL, October 17, 2019 – FONA International received three prestigious awards this week, including recognition in Fortune magazine as the #2 medium-sized workplace in the nation for manufacturing & production.

For the 4th year in a row, FONA International was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 best workplaces in the nation. The family-owned creator and manufacturer of taste solutions was one of 100 companies on the Great Place to Work list of Best Medium-sized Workplaces. FONA was the only manufacturing & production company on the list.

“We’re so excited! This recognition displays our dedication to helping each member of the FONA family reach their full potential, innovating daily, and shaping an amazing company culture that employees are proud to be a part of.” said Jeremy Thompson, Chief Operating Officer.

Each year, this award is determined by analyzing employee responses to over 60 survey questions related to company trust, innovation, values, and leadership effectiveness. The anonymous survey is taken by employees and then feedback is analyzed from 126,900 respondents representing over 189,000 employees working at small and medium-sized businesses throughout the U.S. With around 220 employees, FONA falls into the medium-sized workplace category. See the independent review here.

“Small and medium-sized businesses have a tremendous influence on the US economy and workforce,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like FONA have found the key not only for winning top talent against their larger competitors, but also for playing a leadership role in dramatically improving the day-to-day experience of US labor conditions by creating great workplaces where everyone can succeed regardless of who they are or what job they perform.”

This is the fourth consecutive year that FONA has been named on the list and one of the four awards that FONA has received in the past month. FONA was also recently named as the #2 medium-sized workplace in the nation for manufacturing and production by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work along with receiving a Chicago’s Best & Brightest Elite Award for Compensation, Benefits & Employee Solutions for the 14th consecutive year. In addition, FONA was named a Best & Brightest “Icon” which recognizes the company’s longevity and continual presence among elite workplaces.

About FONA International, Inc.

Founded more than 30 years ago, FONA International creates and produces flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, and nutritional companies in the world. It offers flavor solutions for the confection, grain, beverage, performance nutrition, OTC and emerging markets from its state-of-the-art, 33-acre campus in Geneva, IL. FONA’s seven core values drive it to pursue excellence and foster incredible partnerships. More than just great flavors — FONA provides complete market solutions.

About The Award

Great Place to Work based its ranking on survey responses representing more than 189,000 employees at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations. To see the full list, click here.