Onica Named One of Inc. Magazine’s 2019 Best Workplaces

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Onica becomes one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement.

SANTA MONICA, CA – May 16, 2019 – Onica, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and audited Managed Service Provider has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s 2019 Best Workplaces.

This list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Collecting data on nearly 2,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 346 finalists.

Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Omaha’s Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. This year, 74.2 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work—beating last year’s 72.1 percent.

The strongest engagement scores in the data came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity.

It’s been a breakout year for Onica, as the company has emerged as one of the largest AWS consultancies in North America through the acquisition of >TriNimbus Technologies, Canada’s first APN Premier Consulting Partner. Onica was also named to CRN’s 2019 Tech Elite 250 list and the company earned a spot on CRN’s 2019 MSP 500 list, joining the MSP Elite 150 category recognizing cloud-focused MSPs. Onica also ranked second on ChannelE2E’s 2019 Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs List.

According to Stephen Garden, Onica’s Chief Executive Officer, “What people really love about working here is the challenge of working on some of the most sophisticated cloud projects in the world. Our team members say that they can gain a three years’ worth of career experience in less than six months.”

With a continually growing portfolio of AWS cloud computing solutions and enterprise clientele, Onica has grown more than 300% over the last two years to become a global cloud transformation company.

“The opportunity to be at the center of this transformation is the main draw for our employees,” says Garden, as the company boasts some of the best tech talent around with 400+ AWS certifications. He also points out the company culture emphasizes transparency and empowerment. “We always want employees to let us know what’s working and what’s not,” said Garden. “We want people to be empowered to take initiative to help the company grow.”

The 2019 Inc. Best Workplaces Award comes at an opportune time as Onica has rapidly expanded to 8 locations with new offices in downtown Toronto and Irvine and is looking to aggressively hire people who are passionate about helping businesses innovate on their cloud journey.

While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:

  • 99 percent provide health insurance—and some cover the cost.
  • 49 percent allow employees to bring pets to work.
  • 65 percent take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge.  
  • 16 percent offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service.

“With today’s tight labor market, building a great corporate culture is more important than ever,” says Inc. magazine editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from.”

About Onica

Onica is a global technology consulting company at the forefront of cloud computing. Through collaboration with Amazon Web Services, we help customers embrace a broad spectrum of innovative solutions. From migration strategy to operational excellence, cloud native development, and immersive transformation, Onica is a full spectrum integrator.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age’s “A-List” in January 2015, and a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012, Inc. has a monthly audience reach that’s grown from two million in 2010 to more than 20 million today. For more information, visit Inc.com.

About Quantum Workplace

Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit QuantumWorkplace.com.


Onica is a global cloud native services provider at the forefront of cloud computing. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) APN Premier Consulting Partner and audited Managed Services Provider, we help our customers solve the most complex and transformative cloud projects in the world to build new revenue streams, increase efficiency, and deliver incredible experiences.

As a Rackspace Technology Company, we are backed by a global network of experts delivering proven solutions across the full spectrum of cloud technology. Everything we do is wrapped in our obsession with our customers’ success – our Fanatical Experience™ – so they can work faster, smarter, and stay ahead of what’s next.

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