For the seventh year in a row, the Bay Area News Group has named California Water Service Group one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area. The 2018 distinction, which was announced yesterday evening, was awarded based on input from local employees of its largest subsidiary, California Water Service (Cal Water).
The Top Workplace rankings are based on survey information gathered by an independent research company specializing in employee engagement and retention. The survey asks employees about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics.
Cal Water is a regulated water utility with 376 employees in the Bay Area. The utility serves about 400,000 people in the Bay Area communities of Atherton, Broadmoor, Colma, Cupertino, Daly City, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Livermore, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Woodside. Statewide, Cal Water serves about 2 million people.
“Our employees are our best ambassadors, and when they are valued and have an environment in which to learn, grow, and thrive, they can focus on delivering the quality, service, and value we promise to all of our customers,” said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. “This is integral to fulfilling our commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.”