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Commonwealth Financial Network® Ranked a Top Place to Work in Massachusetts Eight Years Running

WALTHAM, MA (November 17, 2015)—For the eighth consecutive year, Commonwealth Financial Network® has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe. Overall, Commonwealth was honored as the #8 best place to work among large–size* firms. Commonwealth is part of an exclusive group of Massachusetts companies that has earned a spot every year since the Globe introduced its Top Places list.

The Top Places to Work ranking recognizes companies across the state based on employee opinions on six key factors related to employee satisfaction: company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, and pay and benefits. Private companies, nonprofits, and publicly held businesses were included in the analysis.

“It is an honor to have been named a Top Place to Work in Massachusetts for eight consecutive years,” said Kate Creagh, managing principal, human resources, at Commonwealth. “To us, tenure speaks volumes. With 50 percent of our people exceeding 5 years with the firm—and half of those topping 10 years—we do not take longevity of any kind for granted. Our employees invest in us as much as we invest in them. And in a region with so many high–caliber businesses, we’re pleased to be an employer of choice for professionals who value coming to work each day, enjoy and find meaning in the services they provide, and seek a rewarding, long–term career.”

“Culture is at the forefront of our company, and it’s been that way since our founding in 1979,” said Wayne Bloom, Commonwealth’s CEO. “Staying true to our founding principles has helped us proudly grow to nearly 800 home office employees, supporting approximately 1,600 financial advisors across the nation, and reaching $100 billion in assets under management. By maintaining a workplace culture that keeps our home office staff engaged, motivated, and committed for the long term, we know we are delivering exceptional service to our advisors.”

In all, Commonwealth has been recognized 32 times as a Best Place to Work by top publications, including the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal, and San Diego Union–Tribune, as well as by the IT industry’s leading publication, Computerworld.

*Large–size is defined as companies with between 250 and 999 employees in Massachusetts.

About Commonwealth Financial Network
Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. The firm supports approximately 1,600 independent advisors nationwide in serving their clients as registered representatives, investment adviser representatives, and registered investment advisers, as well as through hybrid service models. For more information, please visit www.commonwealth.com.

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