Join Our Team And Become An Employee-Owner
What Does It Mean To Be “Employee-Owned”?
Just what it says—the employees own W.E. O’Neil. All of it. 100%. Every non-union, full-time employee and many part-time employees have a direct path to ownership at no cost to them.
Employee ownership is a different way of doing business, where all employees’ interests are directly aligned with the company: we are all 100% accountable and 100% invested. This creates a powerful dynamic that benefits our people, our clients, and our work.
The Ownership Advantage
As an employee-owner, you contribute your ideas, effort, and teamwork. Your work, combined with the work of your fellow employee-owners, drives company performance.
This increases the value of our business, which flows back to you as an owner in the form of share values and ultimately dollars in the bank.
Here’s how it works: each year as an owner, you receive a distribution of shares. You don’t pay for these shares; you earn them with your ideas, effort, and teamwork. As we grow and become more successful, our share price increases, which means your shares will be worth more and more.
What is an ESOP?
An ESOP is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, the structure through which O’Neil is employee-owned.
Technically, an ESOP is a retirement plan, similar to a 401(k). However, unlike a 401(k):
- Your account balance is tied to the share value of your company, not external securities.
- You pay nothing for your shares. W.E. O’Neil makes all the contributions to your ESOP account.
- The value of your ESOP is transferred to you when you retire or leave the company.
Meet Our Employee-Owners
Ever wanted to own a company?
Join our team and become a fellow employee-owner. Employee ownership is a different way of doing business: we are all 100% accountable and 100% invested. This creates a powerful dynamic that benefits our people, our clients, and our work.