CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today it was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in New York State’s capital region by the Albany Business Review. It is the third year in a row that Auto/Mate has received the honor.

“I believe what makes our team so great is having people share the company goals along with their individual knowledge,” said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate. “In addition, we have a tremendously high level of mutual respect among the Auto/Mate team.”

The Albany Business Review honors just 30 companies each year with the “Best Places to Work” distinction. The business journal partners with Quantum Workplace, a Nebraska-based research firm, to conduct anonymous employee engagement surveys at nearly 125 companies. The companies with the highest scores were recognized.

The surveys revealed that all the companies honored invest heavily in their employees to recognize them for hard work and talent. They also don’t let broader economic issues dictate whether to make additional investments in their employees.    

“We are genuinely passionate about the work that we do and the customers we support,” said David Druzynski, Auto/Mate’s director of human resources. “This has helped to foster a unique, fun and engaging work place where team members feel valued and are recognized for their contributions.” 

The “Best Places to Work” winners were announced Dec. 7 at a special luncheon that drew more than 575 people. Auto/Mate was subsequently profiled in a special supplement of the Albany Business Review.