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WQA certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’
Employees cite workplace flexibility, integrity, supportive culture
LISLE, Ill. (October 9, 2018) – The Water Quality Association has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®.  Water Quality Association earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.

“I believe WQA is a great place to work, but I’m delighted to have an outside group validate that,” said Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Our team supports a workplace culture of integrity, accountability, openness and teamwork -- and we know how to have fun, too.”


WQA employees agreed with that assessment:


  • 96 percent said WQA has a great atmosphere
  • 95 percent said they take great pride in their work
  • 94 percent cited great communication

Employees also praised the association for its flexible work schedules and the ability to telecommute. They said management trusts them to do their jobs without looking over their shoulders.

Great Place To Work has surveyed more than 100 million employees in the last 30 years to help organizations around the world identify and build high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures. Forty-eight Water Quality Association employees completed surveys, resulting in a 90 percent confidence level and a margin of error of ± 5.17.


WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.

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