Principled isn’t just a word; it’s our philosophy.
After serving our clients, our secondary goal is simple: to do good in the world. We offer a flexible working culture designed to cultivate collaboration and encourage the best possible work. We believe that we are better able to meet our clients’ needs when our staff have the freedom of productive and fulfilling work environments. We also offer a full set of world-class benefits, including a unique sabbatical program.
This seven-week sabbatical, available to each employee in his or her seventh year and every seven years thereafter, is more than a chance to take time off work. If any employee spends one of the weeks volunteering with a charity dedicated to doing good in the world, PT will donate $5,000 to the charity or to cover the employee’s expenses for the week. Learn more about our employees’ incredible sabbatical stories here.
While the sabbatical program allows us to help charitable organizations across the world, we also strive to make a positive difference in our own communities. Each December, Principled Technologies donates $400 per employee to local charities of each employee’s choice. Between the sabbatical program and end-of-year giving, PT’s charitable donations for 2015 totaled $53,600.
Our founders, Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings, have worked together in technology assessment for over 27 years. As journalists they published over a thousand articles on a wide array of technology subjects. They created and led the Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation, which developed such industry-standard benchmarks as Ziff Davis Media’s Winstone and WebBench. They founded and led eTesting Labs, and after the acquisition of that company by Lionbridge Technologies were the head and CTO, respectively, of VeriTest. In their ten years at PT, they have continued to collaborate with each other and the rest of the highly qualified staff to create the best technology assessment and fact-based marketing firm in the world.