Sikich named one of the Best Workplaces in Chicago™; Cotton, A Sikich Company named a Washington Post Top Workplace

CHICAGO – June 24, 2022 – Sikich was named one of the Best Workplaces in Chicago in 2022 by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. This is Sikich’s second consecutive year being named to the prestigious list and comes shortly after earning the Great Place to Work designation. Sikich is one of just 100 companies headquartered in the Chicago area to receive this honor. 

This year’s Best Workplaces in Chicago award is based on employee feedback collected through America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study of over one million employee survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million U.S. employees. In that survey, 90% of Sikich’s employees said Sikich is a great place to work. This number is 57% higher than the average U.S. company. 

“In this moment, I truly couldn’t be prouder,” said Heather Peters, chief human resources officer at Sikich. “Sikich’s ranking on this list is fundamentally rooted in the culture our people have built. To maintain this unique and innovative culture, Sikich is committed to providing the tools and resources our talent needs to have the best work experience at our organization.” 

Cotton, A Sikich Company, was also honored as a 2022 Washington Post Top Workplace regional winner. This is the third consecutive year Cotton received a Top Workplace designation. The list is based solely on employee feedback that measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection. 

“Three consecutive years with this award under our belt is no small feat,” said Steven Koons, partner at Cotton. “The most rewarding part is knowing our people not only valued the workplace we molded as Cotton but also the culture we’re now creating as new members of the Sikich team.” 


Great Place to Work selected the Best Workplaces in Chicago by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from its study of thousands of companies representing more than 6.1 million U.S. employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Companies must be headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan statistical area to be eligible. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.  


Survey feedback from employees is the sole basis for determining Top Workplaces. Employee feedback is gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers a competitive benchmark.  


Sikich LLP is a global company specializing in technology-enabled professional services. With more than 1,400 employees, Sikich draws on a diverse portfolio of technology solutions to deliver transformative digital strategies and ranks as one of the largest CPA firms in the United States. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments and federal agencies, Sikich clients utilize a broad spectrum of services* and products to help them improve performance and achieve long-term, strategic goals.

*Securities offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

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