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Posted on: May 12, 2020

RPI 2020 Best Workplaces


RPI Group, Inc. (RPI) has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. Hitting newsstands May 12 in the May/June 2020 issue, and as part of a prominent feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. 

At RPI, the experience matters just as much as the solution and their employees play a crucial part in that. RPI got into this business because they loved ambitious projects; the timelines others could not meet and the challenges too complex to solve. At nearly two decades in, they’re still obsessed with fixing what is broken in the industry while providing an experience as seamless as the final product.  RPI has gone to extraordinary lengths to attract, develop, and maintain its highly skilled and dedicated workforce. Our customers benefit from receiving top quality support and results while our employees can continue rising to any challenge. It is the extraordinary people and teams working in the close-knit family-like atmosphere that make the real difference. 

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists for this year’s list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. Then we ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 73.5 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work.
The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity. It is a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments, and artifacts of “fun.”

Robert Pleban, CEO of RPI says, “We are thrilled to receive this award for the third time!  Having a human touch in a high-tech world is critical.  Simply put, being human centric is mission centric.  We are truly grateful for all our fantastic folks here at RP!.”

“Building a great corporate culture comes only from strong leadership,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from, especially now, when company culture is more important to the workforce than ever.”

While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:

  • 100 percent provide health insurance.

  • 50 percent allow employees to bring pets to work.

  • 62 percent take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge. 

  •  20 percent offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service.


Founded in 2001, RPI Group, Inc. (RPI) is a Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing a variety of tailored services to the National Security Community, the U.S. DoD and the commercial marketplace. RPI brings together an accomplished team of national security, cybersecurity, and systems engineering experts with the experience, relationships, and qualifications to support a wide range of clients.  RPI’s core capabilities include:  Cybersecurity, Industrial Control Systems Operational Technology (ICS OT) Cybersecurity, Network/Systems Architecture & Engineering, and Research & Development. RPI is headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA. with a supporting office in Denver, CO.  


The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit


Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit

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