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SpareFoot named Statesman’s Top Workplace For 2013

Startup SpareFoot was just named Austin’s best small-size employer in the Austin American-Statesman’s Top Workplaces program. This is the third program in 2013 to rank SpareFoot an exceptional place to work.

AUSTIN, TX—Austin-based SpareFoot, which operates the country’s largest online marketplace for self-storage, has been named the Austin area’s best small employer in the Austin American-Statesman’s Top Workplaces program.

“In 2013, this is the third program that has recognized SpareFoot as an exceptional place to work,” said Chuck Gordon, co-founder and CEO of SpareFoot. “At SpareFoot, we pride ourselves on working hard and playing hard, and on creating a company culture that values and embraces everybody. Every day, we strive to keep SpareFoot a great place to work.”

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. WorkplaceDynamics LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, conducts the employee survey.

“Our leadership treats us phenomenally,” one SpareFoot employee told WorkplaceDynamics, “and they understand the importance of hiring great people. This is seriously the best place I’ve ever worked.”

Also in the Top Workplaces program, Gordon received a special award for leadership. WorkplaceDynamics chose Gordon and other winners of special awards. The awards were based on employees’ responses to survey questions from WorkplaceDynamics.

“He is a fantastic motivator, and really sets the tone for our corporate culture,” one SpareFoot employee said of Gordon in the WorkplaceDynamics survey. “He also is very open and transparent about what’s happening at the company. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is looped in on what’s happening at the company.”

WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 37 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and one in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees.

The Austin American-Statesman published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Nov. 17. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, visit
www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

About SpareFoot

SpareFoot makes renting self-storage easy. Our free marketplace lets customers find and reserve storage units online. We have the largest inventory of storage units in the U.S., with a network of more than 6,500 facilities ranging from mom-and-pop to publicly traded REIT. We reach millions of people who need storage through exclusive partnerships with brands like SelfStorage.com, Apartments.com and Penske Truck Rental. The Austin Business Journal named SpareFoot the Best Place to Work in Central Texas for 2013, office furniture company Turnstone named SpareFoot one of the Best Young Companies to Work For in 2013, and the Austin American-Statesman named SpareFoot the Top Workplace in Central Texas for 2013.

For more information, visit sparefoot.com.

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