The Shape Family Culture and Values
Shape Corp. has been able to maintain a small company atmosphere throughout a history of constant growth. Associates refer to this culture as the “Shape Family.” Shape is proud of our history, reputation and each associate that has built the Shape Corp. we know today. Our phenomenal growth and excellent reputation in our community and our industry is the result of Shape’s ability to keep commitments.
Even as Shape continues to grow globally, we are committed to keeping our associates united through our core values, culture and communication. Corporate quarterly meetings, monthly town hall meetings, a company cheer and an intranet that connects associates around the world are only a few ways Shape cultivates an atmosphere for open communication and fun. Our family culture enables us to work as a team that develops new and innovative solutions for our industries. See what we’re talking about by flipping through issues of our corporate magazine, Shape on the Roll
The three basic commitments that drive our company include:
Commitment to delighting our customers: Shape has accumulated an impressive list of customers because of the faith and trust that the company has earned over the years by transforming customer needs into quality parts, delivered on time, at a competitive price. The highest compliment that any Shape associate can receive is a well done from the customer.
Commitment to the well-being of Shape associates: Shape managers believe that associates want to be treated with dignity and respect, and want to perform meaningful work in a safe and healthy work environment. And we believe that associates want to grow with their careers. You will find evidence of this commitment to our non-union associates expressed in such places as our policies, pay strategies, profit-sharing plan, work team strategies, educational opportunities, fitness center, special events and much more.
Commitment to making a profit: Profit is necessary for long-term growth, capital investment, associate security and organizational health. Shape has a profit-sharing plan that shares a portion of the profits with all full-time associates. This profit-sharing plan is not only a reward for a job well done; it is also a visible means of reminding associates of the critical importance of being profitable. The leadership team at Shape is committed to making decisions that ensure both short-term profits and long-term security.