At Framework LLC, 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 13 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.00. It was published on Jul 7, 2017. 4602 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.

What They Do

We asked Framework LLC to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Framework is a respected advisory and analytics firm helping companies create value, minimize risk, and build trust through sustainable business practices. Our clients are represented in the Fortune 100, S&P 500, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Stamford, Connecticut, 06901 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Bainbridge Island / Seattle, Washington, 98110 US Employees: 13
Corporate Structure: Partnership; Private Founded: 2003

Framework LLC has been awarded:

Best Small Workplaces 2016 (ranked 2)

At this year's post-holiday party, Framework celebrated our #2 rank on Fortune's Best Places to Work Small Business category with a champagne toast and auspicious fortune cookies.

Perks and Programs

We asked Framework LLC to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Working Style Assessments: At the beginning of their employment, Framework employees take the Gallup Strengths Finder and Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI) assessments, which provide insights into a person's thinking and working preferences and styles of communication, interaction, and problem solving. Employees can review their results with Framework's outsourced certified organizational psychologist to understand how to use this information to increase their productivity. The firm's managers also apply it to build effective teams, tailor job responsibilities, and enhance organizational performance.
  • Flexible Work Arrangments: Framework offers its employees flexible work arrangements. All employees are equipped with a laptop and cell phone to make telecommuting more accessible. We also use video conferencing technology to hold online team meetings. Most employees also take advantage of Flex Fridays to work from home at the end of each week. These programs help employees balance work and family/life obligations. On Fridays during the summer months through Labor Day, Framework allows employees to leave early if they've met their work responsibilities for the week.
  • Handcrafted Holiday Gifts: Every year, Framework employees join in making a unique handmade, edible gift to thank our clients and collaborators for their partnership during the year. The process begins by involving the whole team in brainstorming the gift concept. Then we purchase sustainable ingredients and packaging materials and gather for a day of gift crafting and packing that doubles as an energizing team-building exercise. Past gifts have included our own custom blends of aromatic teas, flavored salts from around the world, and decadent, spiced hot cocoa.
  • Employee Growth and Development: Framework encourages employees to reach their full potential and offers growth and development opportunities accordingly. This support includes the ability to participate in industry events and training sessions, as well as access to coaching or specific skills-development. Employees identify areas of desired growth in their annual goal-setting and over the course of the year submit requests to attend webinars, conferences, or training that are relevant to their development and job responsibilities.
  • NoteWorths: Framework's values are central to who we are individually and collectively, and guide us in delivering outstanding service. Any Framework employee can recognize and thank another for exemplifying a company value through a tool we call NoteWorths, a set of cards representing each of the seven Framework values. An employee selects the appropriate card, writes a note explaining how the recipient demonstrated that value, and presents it at a staff meeting along with a token good for a free taco at our favorite neighborhood tapas restaurant. Framework's Values are: 1. Committed to a better world 2. Reliable and accountable 3. Positive and energetic 4. Collaborative and supportive 5. Pragmatic and value-focused 6. Leading and innovating 7. Always learning and sharing
  • Social Celebrations: Framework hosts social celebratory events throughout the year to show appreciation for our team, increase employee engagement, and simply have fun! To help our employees feel part of the Framework family, we celebrate employees' birthdays, the arrival of a new baby, new hires, and the completion of internships, and also host an annual holiday party. We also occasionally go out together for lunch, cocktails, and summer outings such as hikes or kayak excursions.
  • Office Ergonomics: Framework believes all employees should work in a safe and comfortable space where they can perform their best. Our office is equipped with multiple ergonomic tools at every workstation: standing desks to break up long periods of sitting, adjustable chair heights for optimal spinal comfort, dual monitor screens to reduce eyestrain, and sound-cancelling headphones to reduce noise in an open work space. Yoga balls are available as alternate seating. We even designed a "quiet room" into the office plan where our colleagues can take a private call, meditate, take a re-energizing nap or do a downward dog pose.


100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary75% Company-paid health coverage for employees
38% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 75% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
Framework employees and its leaders shared some friendly competition at this year’s annual meeting trying out a new engagement activity of physical, mental, skill and mystery challenges.


31 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 23 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
31 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 23 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (80% use it)
  • Telecommute option (75% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Framework offers free healthy snacks to its employees, including fruit, nuts, cheese and crackers, hummus and chips, and other delicious food to boost brain power. Coffee, tea, water, and carbonated water are available beverages.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity



Framework gifted homemade blueberry muffin mix packages to special recipients this past holiday season. Native American lore held it that the the blueberry was a gift to the people from the great spirit for sustaining their strength through a long winter.

How to Get Hired

We asked Framework LLC for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Candidates who are driven by Framework's mission to promote sustainability and embody the company's core values make wonderful employees. Framework's core values consist of being: - Committed to a better world - Reliable and accountable - Positive and energetic - Collaborative and supportive - Pragmatic and value-focused - Leaders and innovators - Always learning and teaching Every job post includes the question: "What attracts you to Framework and why would you be a great fit?" Candidates who take the time to craft thoughtful responses and demonstrate an authentic interest in working for Framework outshine those who send in generic submissions. As a company, we aim to align employees' job duties and responsibilities with their talents, passions, and preferences, so we strive to get to know applicants as "whole" people rather than simply their "work persona". 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees should submit a well-thought-out custom and authentic cover letter that offers insights into how they can specfically contribute to the firm's success. We appreciate candidates who can clearly articulate their personal value proposition within the context of Framework's mission, values, and service offerings.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We have not identified specific hiring needs for the near term; however, as a growing enterprise, positions may come open throughout the year. As we expand, we will continue to focus on attracting diverse candidates. Framework realizes the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the social and economic benefits that a diverse workforce has for our own employees and in a greater perspective, on a global scale.  

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

We encourage applicants to visit our website ( to learn more about what we do as a company, the clients we serve, samples of our work, and who our employees are as individuals. Framework also has a company LinkedIn page and Twitter account (@SustainStrategy) where interested candidates can follow our updates and read editorial pieces to better understand the work we do.

hiring Outlook

1 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 18% Job Growth
29 Average applicants per opening 88 Total job applicants
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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