The Morgan Group constructs a culture for growth
Hurricane Harvey left some Morgan Group employees without homes. The property management company, with 207 employees, provided those in need with places to stay at one of its 25 area properties at no cost.
“It didn’t matter who you were,” whether maintenance or corporate, Morgan Group recruiting manager Karen Thomas said. “Everybody’s helping each other. It’s like we’re trying to win the World Series together.”
Its founder, Bill Morgan, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor, said the 30-year-old company’s culture of care makes for a welcoming work environment. The company ranked No. 2 in the midsize Top Workplaces category.
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“Make them feel good. It’s what we strive for everyday,” Morgan Group marketing manager Joe Melton said. “We recognize that people on the field help drive what we do.”
The quarterly peer-driven Circle of Excellence Award for exceeding expectations is one of the ways the Morgan Group shows esteem for its employees. At the end of the year, the Bill Morgan Award is presented to one individual for “going above and beyond,” Melton said.
The company’s comprehensive training, which Melton described as “robust,” includes in-house training and web and video conferencing. A recent hire commented to Melton how involved and supportive everyone was in making his transition into the company such a welcoming experience.
Thomas and Melton credit the company in attention to personnel for the Morgan Group’s retention success rate.
“We feel a part of the Morgan family,” Thomas said.
“I am blessed to be working with a group of outstanding individuals. Everyone is a team player, and the happiness in the departments shows through,” one employee commented in the Top Workplaces survey.
Another said, “The people at Morgan are some of the best people I have ever met in my life.”