At Ruby+Associates, Inc., 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 38 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.02. It was published on May 20, 2016. 2679 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
100%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
100%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
100%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
97%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
97%
 

What They Do

We asked Ruby+Associates, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Ruby+Associates is a structural engineering firm devoted to serving the construction industry.  Our core services include construction engineering, erection engineering, building design, heavy lift engineering and connection design.  

About this Company

Website: www.rubyandassociates.com Industry: Engineering
US Headquarters: Bingham Farms, Michigan US Sites: 1
Major Locations: Bingham Farms, Michigan US Employees: 40
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1984

Ruby Associates, Inc. has been awarded:

Best Small Workplaces 2016 (ranked 42)


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Perks and Programs

We asked Ruby+Associates, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Benefits Program: Ruby+Associates offer medical, dental, vision, life/disability insurance; all at no cost to our employees or their dependents. Our employees also have the option of participating in a wellness program with incentive awards. On-site bio-metric screenings are offered each year, telephone coaching on a variety of health issues and a variety of other resources to address the health needs of our employees.
  • National Engineers Week: Every year Ruby+Associates celebrates National Engineers Week. Meals are provided each day, one includes our CEO making breakfast for the Team. We also host games/events each day. Games are sponsored by team members. Of course prizes are given for some healthy competition! As most jobs can be stressful, we offer chair massages one of the days. Employees receive a gift to show our appreciation for all that they do. We just love our Engineers/Team!
  • Recognition Program: Ruby+Associates makes it a priority to recognize employees. Some examples of how we do this include: (1) Birthdays and anniversaries are announced at every monthly team meeting, (2) All employees receive a $50 gift card on their birthday, (3) 20 and 30 work anniversaries are awarded with generous gifts, (4) The President/CEO dedicates the last 5 - 10 minutes at monthly team meetings to acknowledge employee contributions. This is open up to the team to share their appreciation to others as well. (5) CEO organized a formal lunch (waiters, white table clothes, etc.) for our employees to celebrate a revenue milestone and show her appreciation for everyone's hard work.
  • Ruby Swag: All employees receive free Ruby logo apparel/products throughout the year. Last year employees received approximately 8 new apparel pieces. Needless to say employees have plenty of clothing options to wear to work!
  • Work Flexibility: Ruby+Associates supports flexible work arrangements that meet our employees needs. We care about their families and outside interests, thus if they need flexibility we give it to them.
  • Social Events: Ruby+Associates hosts 2 social events each year. The first is a Holiday Party which includes all expenses paid (even the Uber transportation) for the employee and their guest. The party includes a meal, activity (last year was Fowling) and a gift. The other event is a family party in the summer. This past year it was a Detroit Tigers baseball game.
  • Company Provided Lunches/Snacks: Ruby+Associates provides lunches/snacks approximately 1 - 2 times a week. Weekly delivery of organic fruit too.
  • Professional Development: Ruby+Associates makes professional development a priority. Some activities include; (1) Ruby Tuesday Lunch/Presentation - this training is offered every month and gives our employees an opportunity to present and promote knowledge sharing, (2) Industry-given webinars plus lunch, (3) Industry conferences, (4) Professional memberships - we pay for 3 association memberships.
  • Bourbon, Beer and Barbecue Annual Event: Ruby+Associates holds an Open House for its employees, significant other, and clients every year. Approximately 200 - 250 attendees join us for this event. This is a great opportunity for our employees to network with clients and build relationships.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

25% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 2% of an employee's salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
24 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) plan
  • Long-term care insurance to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free beverages during the day
Who Says Engineers Aren't Fun!

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

24 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 18 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
8 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 6 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (75% use it)
  • Telecommute option (8% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

35 days Job-protected maternity leave

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Elder care resources
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Cholesterol tests
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Blood pressure screening

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$39,426 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
Pod of Whales

Demographics

 
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How to Get Hired

We asked Ruby+Associates, Inc. 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?

At Ruby, to get in the door, we seek people who are passionate about the work that we do, and the clients we serve. Next, we look to our core values as the foundation when evaluating candidates. We need people who will deliver unmatched client service – so we look for people who have experience serving others, whether through being a Teaching Assistant, or being a volunteer in a student-run organization. We need engineers who embrace challenges, so we look for those who have shown perseverance. We need our people to be leaders in their work, so we seek those with experience in leading capstone projects. We need people who will be continuous learners so we look for those who have invested in themselves in their free time.

And through our recruiting process, they need to show us these qualities all while remaining humble in the process.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees get our attention when they have done enough homework and research about Ruby and truly understand what makes us different.  If they are able to articulate that difference and their passion for that difference when approaching us either via email or at a career fair, they get our attention.  Since we look for our entry-level engineers at the top ranked universities, who prepare them through course work, internships and leadership opportunities, we know they are going to be technically qualified – so that is not the differentiator. Many of our recruits have always been the smartest person in the room. At Ruby you will never be the smartest person in the room, and you have to be OK with that. So in their brilliance, they must also be humble.  We have no use for egos here.

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

Ruby+Associates is always looking for qualified structural engineers.  This year, we are looking for experienced structural engineers with strong leadership skills .  We want leaders that can manage, motivate and coach our younger engineers.  Transfer of knowledge is key as we continue to grow.  We owe it to our staff to provide a clear career path, offering challenging opportunities and mentoring along the way! 

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

If anyone would like to learn more about Ruby+Associates we invite you to our webpage (www.rubyandassociates.com).  This website gives an overview of who we are, the type of projects that we work on, a short bio on every team member. and the job opportunities that are available at our company.   Please e-mail mbdelvero@rubyandassociates.com for additional information.

hiring Outlook

6 Job openings forecast for coming year 18% Job Growth
10 Positions filled in past year 20% New hires by employee referrals
2 New positions created 2 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 5 New graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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