HILLIARD, Ohio — BMW Group Financial Services’ Regional Service Center in Hilliard, Ohio, was honored as the 4th “Best Place to Work” in Central Ohio. The company was selected out of a field of 100 companies and among 35 honorees. The award is sponsored by Columbus Business First News in conjunction with survey administrator, Quantum Workplace. It highlights companies in Central Ohio whose operations are changing the business landscape.

The annual recognition rankings are based solely on the results of employee satisfaction surveys and categorized by company size, ranging from a “micro” category of 10 to 24 employees on up to the “large” category of 500 or more employees, in which BMW Group Financial Services’ Hilliard facility was honored. Within each company size category, employers are evaluated by employees within areas that include team effectiveness, people practices, work environment, trust in senior leaders, and feeling valued.

“We believe we have a responsibility to maintain a work environment which is respectful, stimulating, balanced, and fosters professional growth,” said Wayne Orchowski, the company’s COO. “Recognition of performance and commitment also plays an important role, whether it be through our coveted Roundel and ONE Awards or other informal means. We take pride in knowing our associates enjoy their professional lives.” 

Although the associates employed at BMW Financial Services in Hilliard, Ohio, are attracted to the global aspects of the brand, they also appreciate the local attributes provided at their location, such as an on-site health center for employees and their families. Having recently celebrated 20 years in the Central Ohio community, BMW Financial Services is well known for its external involvement of serving their communities through various charitable outreach programs in which they partake together. Grass roots efforts include defensive driving programs, giving to food pantries and supporting children’s shelters.