St. Louis Post-Dispatch Names APA Adoption Center a Winner of the Greater St. Louis Top Workplaces 2023 Award

APA Adoption Center, an innovative and progressive leading animal welfare organization in St. Louis, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization. 

This recognition is a testament to the organization’s commitment to providing a positive and fulfilling work environment for its dedicated team of staff and volunteers. 

The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers feel valued and respected. The culture of the APA is built on trust, compassion, accountability, joy, support, and respect. The APA continually invests in the personal and professional growth of team members and values innovation and new ideas that make it possible to meet the needs of the community served. In addition to a competitive compensation package, benefits of working at the APA include: 

  • Mission-based work 
  • Sign-on and retention bonuses 
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Pet bereavement 
  • Discounted wellness veterinary services
  • Due to inflation in 2023, merits increased to 5-7%   

The APA is dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. With a 100-year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 5,000 pets find safe loving homes each year. Thousands more are helped through wellness, outreach, and supportive programs that keep pets healthy and with the people who love them. The organization’s success would not be possible without the commitment and passion of its incredible staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to provide a haven for animals in need. 

“The APA believes that by getting the best people, retaining them, and creating a culture where they can thrive and do their very best work, we are able to more effectively make a difference to the pets who need us,” added Sarah Javier, CEO of APA, “So, that is what we do.” 

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