ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that it was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Chicago. Crain’s Chicago Business partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. Since 2008, Crain’s has highlighted the local companies rated highest by their own employees. The full Best Places to Work in Chicago list will be featured in the April 15th issue of Crain’s Chicago Business and is showcased online at www.chicagobusiness.com.
“Cresco Labs is honored by our inclusion on Crain’s Best Places to Work list, and we applaud our employees’ dedication, drive and thriving work ethic that fuels our Company’s fast-paced ambition in the evolving cannabis industry. We strive to make our workplace a comfortable environment that keeps our employees energized and working to peak performance,” said CEO & Co-Founder Charlie Bachtell. “Cresco’s core mission is to normalize the cannabis industry, and that speaks to the type of employees we have today and those we want to attract and retain over the long term. We recruit new employees from leading healthcare, manufacturing and consumer packaged goods companies, and therefore our corporate culture and work environment rivals the best corporate atmospheres that our employees are familiar with and expect from their employer.
“From our onboarding process that makes new employees feel immediately welcome, to comprehensive training programs and best-in-class incentives, our employees become immediately integrated into the Cresco family the day they start,” Bachtell continued. “From then on, our employees are continuously educated through informational seminars on developments in the cannabis industry and within our Company. Importantly, every one of our employees is offered significant personal growth and advancement opportunities as well as a quarterly review process that empowers them to deliver feedback used to improve processes and productivity and enhance their daily work environment.”
Cresco Labs offers competitive salaries as well as a highly competitive benefits package that includes a 401K plan, unlimited vacation days and a comprehensive healthcare insurance program. Cresco also offers a casual dress code, flexible work schedules along with frequent social events to promote teamwork and department comradery.
For certain employees that work long hours at their computers, Cresco provides ergonomic chairs, stand-up desks and dual monitor workstations to ease back and neck pain and to make work life easier on the eyes.
Currently, Cresco Labs has nearly 125 full-time employees in the Chicago metropolitan area and 750 full-time employees nationally.