A roadmap for employee success and long-term commitment.

The formula is simple – support professional development, recognize successes, provide flexibility, offer exceptional perks, invest in cutting edge technology and create a fun workplace.

Culture establishes the reasons people want to work at a company. Happy employees are loyal employees. With an extremely low turnover rate, meaningful employee perks and an enjoyable atmosphere, Paul J. Ford & Company has been regularly recognized as a top place to work. When employees were surveyed and asked about company culture, they used the following words to describe it, family-oriented, fun, supportive, collaborative, teamwork, relaxed and community.


With a first-class benefits package and unmatched employee perks, the company promotes a fun atmosphere that treats employees well to facilitate success.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Company paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick time
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • 401(k) savings program
  • Engineers are paid straight time for overtime
  • Frequent social events and employee lunches
  • Company paid parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Allstate Critical Illness, Accident and Cancer Insurance

Professional Development

As a professional services firm, we understand that clients don’t hire a company, they hire people. We recognize that our greatest asset is our employees, so we want to continually invest in them by offering:
  • Paid professional license fee – the company pays for engineers to take the professional engineering exam and offers a monetary bonus when passed
  • Paid professional membership dues – the company encourages and pays for memberships in professional associations
  • Continuing education – the company provides educational resources and training to further knowledge for not only engineering practices but also business fundamentals
  • Tuition reimbursement - the company reimburses tuition expenses up to 10% of employee's salary or $5,000 whichever is less with maximum lifetime reimbursement of $25,000
  • Cross Training – the company encourages engineers to learn new specialized skills through cross-training among our three market groups

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Working hard today should include planning for the future. Paul J. Ford & Company makes saving for retirement easy. Since 1994, the firm has been an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company and became 100% employee owned in 2015. As an ESOP, our employees have a direct stake in the company, a position that they do not take lightly. In the role of employee owners, we are empowered to react quickly and make decisions in the best interest of our clients.

Employees are automatically enrolled in the ESOP which is driven by the profitability of the company and not by employee contributions. Basically, employees get significant benefits at no cost to them.

Historically, ESOP funds have provided a higher rate of return than other retirement plans which means higher employee balances. Research has also shown that ESOP companies are more profitable, grow faster, have more productive employees and ultimately a lower employee turnover rate.