June, 2019

APS Top-Ranked in Sales and Leadership by Comparably

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APS Top Ranked in Sales and Leadership by Comparably

What do T-Mobile, Chick-fil-A, Costco, and APS have in common? They are all ranked as a Top 25 Best Sales Team by Comparably, a leading career site driven by employee reviews. “We are honored to be recognized for our company culture among the likes of well-known corporations like T-Mobile and Costco,” said APS CRO Christian Valiulis.

Valiulis was also recognized as a 2019 Best Sales Leader for his contributions as an inspiring department leader. Out of 1,083 employee ratings, APS emerges with two new recognitions that highlight our commitment to creating a positive company culture and fostering a healthy work-life balance.

2019 Top 25 Best Sales Teams

APS’ sales department solidified its place as a Comparably Best Sales Team for 2019. APS currently ranks in the Top 15 percent of similarly sized companies in the United States, along with ranking in the Top five percent of companies in Shreveport, LA. Now that’s something to be proud of.

APS’ Earned an A- for Company Culture. Seriously.

Winners of the Best Sales Department award were determined using employee feedback about the company culture. APS earned an overall culture score of 86 out of 100 or an A-. The culture score incorporates employee ratings based on their feedback about the Compensation, Leadership. Professional Development, and Work-Life Balance. It’s safe to say we know how to work hard and have fun here at APS.

Simply Chic

Enjoying an onsite shopping break with local business Simply Chic Boutique.

Boona Bean

Getting a midweek pick-me-up with Boona Bean Coffee.

Polar Express Day

Celebrating the holidays with APS’ annual Polar Express Day.

What APS Employees Have to Say

Check out what our employees are saying about APS’ company culture:

What is most positive about the culture and environment at your company?

  • “Everyone gets along and lifts one another up. We work well together and develop friendships outside of work.”
  • “Weekly one-on-one check-ins with management across all departments (360-degree feedback) allow for company growth at all levels within our organization.”

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At APS, we’re passionate about helping our customers achieve their business goals by providing them with great tools to handle their Payroll and HR needs. Our customer’s success is our success. We’re looking for exceptional people to take on this challenge.

Christian Valiulis Named 2019 Best Sales Department Leader

APS Chief Revenue Officer, Christian Valiulis, has been recognized as a 2019 Best Sales Department Leader by employee review site, Comparably. From 53 ratings, APS employees noted they are very satisfied with their Executive Team and gave them an “A+” or 89 out of 100.

With 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development, Christian has played a vital role overseeing marketing, sales, strategic product and service alliances, as well as channel partnerships for the past 10 years at APS Payroll.

Christian has been a member of the Forbes Business Development Council since 2017 with thought leadership articles published in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Magazine, just to name a few. When he isn’t working, Christian enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, honing his skills on the yoga mat, and getting a little competitive on the tennis court.

Read Christian’s most recent published article: Is the Gig Economy Affecting Your Bottom Line?

Christian has been an integral part of the development and success of the sales department. His leadership is shown through his positive interactions with the team and his commitment to helping make payroll and HR easier for each of our customers.

Aaron Johnson

President, APS Payroll

A+ for APS’ Executive Team

Based on employee ratings, APS Payroll’s employees are very satisfied with their executive team and gave them an “A+” or 89 out of 100, which isn’t much of a surprise. Our executive team is awesome.

Curious how Comparably generates the Executive Team score? The score is calculated by combining responses to the questions of “How would you rate your executive team?” and “Do you approve of the job your executive team is doing at your company?”

The proof is in the pudding, or in our case, the numbers. Take a look at a few noteworthy ratings for our executive team:

  • Ranked in the Top 5% of other companies in Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • Ranked in the Top 5% of 2,034 companies in the US that also have 51-200 employees.
  • 78 percent of employees approve of the job the executive team is doing at APS Payroll.

A Whole Lot of Love for Our Leadership Team

Who doesn’t want to work at a company where upper management is well-liked? Check out why our employees love our executive team:

What do you like best about the leadership team?

  • “Our leadership team listens and is eager to hear employees’ perspectives. Our leadership team believes in communication and the employees are given the state of the business and the direction of the business each year. Our leadership team has a FUN and APPROACHABLE personality.”
  • “Their constant focus on elevating our work environment for employee success, strengthening our products for both our clients and staff support experience, and always considering how we can improve our internal process to grow the overall customer experience.”

Did We Mention…

In addition to APS securing the top 25 Best Sales Department in the United States and an executive team member earning the Best Sales Department Leader award, we have also earned a record 35 G2 achievements for just Spring 2019 alone. We’re proud to continually be recognized for our innovative technology and personalized customer experience, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon!

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