What It Takes to Be a 'Top Place to Work'

by Keith Seitter, AMS Executive Director
I am very proud to report that the AMS was named by the Boston Globe as one of Boston area’s top places to work.   This prestigious award is a reflection of the incredible staff we have in the AMS, but it also reflects on the Society’s members and its mission to advance the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society.
TPTW 2013 logosThe organization that conducted the study that named the top places to work in the Boston area (and who has done similar studies across the country), makes it clear in the supporting documentation that a key factor in workplace satisfaction is doing work that the employees feel is important and mission-driven.  The AMS community is doing incredibly important work across the breadth of its many subdisciplines, from helping ensure sustainability of the atmosphere, oceans, and water resources in the face of a changing climate, to protecting life and property from the threats of severe weather and other hazards.  The AMS staff understands the importance of this work and takes great pride in supporting the professionals who do it.  The fact that AMS members tend to be simply wonderful to work with as they share their passion for the science and its application also makes being on the AMS staff a truly enjoyable and satisfying experience.
So we share this award with our members and the broader community served by the Society, and thank them for making the work we do as AMS staff members so fulfilling.