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Energy CX Named One of the Fortune Best Workplaces in Chicago™ 2024

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Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have honored Energy CX as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Chicago. Earning this top spot demonstrates that the brokerage firm has surpassed rigorous benchmarks, establishing itself as one of the best workplaces among companies headquartered in Chicago.

Energy CX,  the data-driven energy brokerage on a mission to help customers purchase energy smarter, has been named a 2024 Fortune Best Place to Work in Chicago for the first time in company history.

"We are honored to be on this highly competitive list of companies driving positive change," said Miles Rice, CEO of Energy CX, which ranked in the Top 50 alongside Hyatt Hotels Corporation, AbbVie and Paylocity. "Fortune’s recognition highlights our relentless commitment to providing an innovative workplace culture while creating the best possible experience our employees, customers and the energy industry have ever seen.”

Fortune magazine partnered with Great Place to Work® to analyze confidential survey feedback from employees in the Chicago area about various elements of their experience, including trust in leadership, team camaraderie and more. The survey also uses metrics to predict retention, agility and overall business success.

When it comes to the overall employee experience, 97% of Energy CX employees surveyed said the energy brokerage is a great place to work, compared to the 57% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

Energy CX's commitment to investing in its employees is evident in its comprehensive benefits package, hybrid work environment and company culture. The fifth-generation Chicago-based company fosters a collaborative and supportive atmosphere where employees report they feel valued and empowered to make a difference through providing sustainable and innovative solutions for their partners.

“We are proud to be recognized as an employer of choice in Chicago,” said Co-CEO Scott Hammes. “This is a testament to the relentless hard work, collaborative spirit, and dedication of our incredible employees, who show up each day to drive excellence and pursue growth.”

“Congratulations to the Best Workplaces in Chicago,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work®. “These companies are showing care and commitment to their people, and their efforts are being rewarded with the most valuable asset in business today: trust.”

Energy CX is currently looking to expand with roles in Customer Success, Operations and Business Development to help serve its clients nationwide and foster partnerships throughout Chicago and the country. 

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About Energy CX

Energy CX is a leading energy brokerage based in Chicago. Known for transforming the way clients navigate the complex energy landscape, the company's data-driven approach and dedication to innovation position it as a leader in the energy brokerage industry. For five generations, the Rice family has been laser-focused on its commitment to advancing energy solutions. Established in 2010, the brokerage maximizes savings, efficiency, and sustainability through technology and industry expertise. Services span energy procurement, sustainability solutions and utility services across 20+ states. Recognized as a Top U.S. Energy Brokerage and a 2024 Great Place To Work®, Energy CX has reduced energy costs for thousands of properties nationwide. For more information, please visit


About the Fortune Best Workplaces in Chicago

Great Place To Work selected the 2024 Fortune Best Workplaces in Chicago by surveying companies that together employ more than 8.2 million people in the U.S., with over 1.3 million confidential survey responses received. Of those, nearly 50,000 responses were received from employees at companies who were eligible for the 2024 Fortune Best Workplaces in Chicago List, and these rankings are based on their feedback. To be eligible for the list, companies must be Great Place To Work Certified, have at least 10 U.S. employees, and be headquartered in the Chicago region. Read the full methodology.


About Great Place to Work

As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Its proprietary platform and For All™ Model help companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.

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About Fortune

Fortune upholds a legacy of award-winning writing and trusted reporting for executives who want to make business better. Independently owned, with a global perspective and digital agility, Fortune tells the stories of a new generation of innovators, builders, and risk takers. Online and in print, Fortune measures corporate performance through rigorous benchmarks, and holds companies accountable. Fortune creates communities by convening true thought leaders and iconoclasts — those who shape industry, commerce and society — through powerful and prestigious lists, events, and conferences, such as the iconic Fortune 500, the CEO Initiative and Most Powerful Women. For more information, visit