Congratulations i2C Ranks 15th – Best Workplace Asia 2016 List!

i2C is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Asia recognized by Great Place to Work®. Ranking 15th on this year’s list, of small medium workplaces we now sit along with an elite group of 59 other Companies and are the only architectural firm appearing in the top 60.


More than 900 companies participated in national list studies in 9 Asia-region countries where Great Place to Work is represented: Australia, China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. Of these, the 60 Best Workplaces in Asia were determined based on over 310,000 responses to the Trust Index© survey in Asia, which represents more than 1.8 million employees.

Last year saw i2C rank as 11th in the Best Places to Work in Australia Study 2015 (firms less than 100 employees) so this latest recognition reinforces the strong culture of our workplace.

We thought we’d take this opportunity to share some of our workplace offerings and recruitment strategies as this recognition is testament to the willpower and innovation of our company to fostering committed and engaged employees.

i2C’s leadership duo and founding Managing Directors, Brian Jende and Anthony Merlin, cite their longstanding friendship as the fundamental platform for i2C’s workplace culture. “We wholeheartedly believe that any company is only as good as its people and we want all of our employees to feel that their contribution is valued and that coming to work is about more than just doing a job,” said Anthony.


Anthony Merlin & Brian Jende (MD’s)

Great Places to Work

Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures. Their research tool the Trust Index® Employee Engagement Survey, is taken annually by over 10 million employees worldwide. Leading companies worldwide use this model to increase the levels of trust across their organisations and drive business results.

Great Place to Work will blend an analysis of your employees’ workplace experience, through the Trust Index©Survey, with an assessment of each Companies programs and practices, through a Culture Audit©. They can then provide extensive benchmarking against the culture and performance of best companies nationally and internationally within and across comparable industries and organisational profiles.

“Just like your customers, employees have a choice when choosing where they want to work” said Zrinka Lovrencic, MD Great Place to Work Australia, “Companies are transforming how business is done both internally and externally. They understand that a high-trust work culture results in higher productivity, increased engagement and better financial performance. These factors ultimately lead to a competitive advantage and enable companies to quickly bounce back from challenging situations. These 50 companies set the standard for businesses.”

i2C Workplace Culture

Several years ago the i2C Team was instrumental in developing seven Points of Culture and they exist as a constant reminder for our goals and working life. So it was validation for Brian and Anthony when reviewing our 2015 results across the five dimensions of the Great Places to Work Trust Index©Survey – credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. These same results were used to determine our ranking in the Best Workplaces Asia List.

Score are represented as percentages of affirmative responses by our team members.

Other i2C working benefits

Along with the renumeration, novated leasing and corporate health insurance, team members are provided with career planning, professional development and on-going education as well as practical support/mentoring, networking and volunteering opportunities to enable personal and professional growth.

“We’re proud to have created an encouraging environment where everyone is confident in expressing themselves and are supported by a loyal team,” says Anthony (MD i2C). “We recognise that our team deserve to enjoy work/life symmetry and we’ve adopted a fun-loving, whole-of-life perspective to reflect this. Recruiting and keeping a talented team is key to setting ourselves apart. We aim to be proactive with strategies and benefits”.

i2C employees also enjoy a range of additional benefits including:
• flexible work hours
• a well-being payments scheme
• additional leave based on tenure
• birthday leave
• profit scheme
• break-out rooms
• annual team-building
• working beer keg in kitchens
• monthly team lunches
• overseas placement opportunities within Ryder Alliance
• Recruitment cash bonuses

Feel free to download our Team Handbook here for more information on what it’s like to work for i2C.

Stay in touch with our Careers page and future working opportunities here.