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Ascension, the leader in Catholic faith formation, named one of the best companies to work for in America


The multimedia publisher and chart-topping media giant earns 2021 Great Place to Work Certification™

Ascension, the leader in faith formation, is proud to be newly Certified™ by Great Place to Work®.

The prestigious certification is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Ascension. 93% of employees said it’s “a great place to work”—34 percentage points higher than the average US company.

“Our employees start work each day inspired by our mission to share the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith with a growing number of people in America who are searching for a deeper relationship with God,” comments Jonathan Strate, Ascension’s president and CEO. “This recognition by The Great Place to Work Institute is a tremendous affirmation of the thriving culture that all of us at Ascension have built together.”

Employee participation in the Great Place to Work® survey was voluntary, and responses were confidential. Ascension’s highest scores were related to leadership and camaraderie. For example, employees said, “Management is honest and ethical in its business practices” (98%), “people here are given a lot of responsibility” (98%), “people care about each other here” (97%), and “management recognizes honest mistakes as part of doing business” (97%).

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation.

“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily—it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” explains Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Ascension is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”

According to Great Place to Work’s own research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified™ great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified™ workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion.

About Ascension
Best known for the #1 Apple Podcasts chart-topping Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)™ podcast, Ascension is a multimedia network and the leader in Catholic faith formation and digital content. Over the past 20 years, Ascension has helped nurture the faith of over 10 million people in over 8,000 parishes through more than 50 unique faith formation programs and the Ascension Presents media and YouTube platforms. 

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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