An Employee Stock Ownership Plan – or ESOP – is an employee benefit by which a company grants ownership interest to its employees. At AUS, we feel that it’s much more than that. Our ESOP is the basis for an inter-company strategic program fostering innovation, collaboration, and a long-term perspective.
Since the plan’s inception in the early 2000′s – fueled by a common interest in the future value of AUS – we have launched a multitude of collaborative initiatives throughout our companies. We consolidated these phenomena by overlaying innovative and collaborative frameworks, ensuring our employee-shareholders the opportunity to enjoy not only the benefits of employment, but also the benefits of ownership.
Teams comprised of executives, designers, software engineers, social scientists and other unusual combinations are standard. All good ideas are on the table, awarding our companies with a highly dynamic environment, while remaining independently focused on their clients and verticals.
Every day, businesses are affected by thousands of minor to critical decisions. At AUS these decisions are made by employee-shareholders at different seniority positions, but sharing the same true sense of ownership. They build from within one of our greatest assets: our collaborative framework.
With teams sharing similar values and long-term objectives, our operating companies benefit from a much larger pool of competencies, and yet remain independently operated to focus on their client’s needs.
Efficiency & Proficiency
Our business units face different competitive environments at local and global levels. As a parent company, one of our core focuses is to monitor and improve their efficiencies, increasing value for our clients and shareholders.
AUS invests strategically in core competencies that can be employed by the largest amount of internal stakeholders. The emphasis on profitability provided by our ESOP framework maximizes the shared utilization of these new skill-sets, improving value through cost synergies and differentiation.
Mentoring & Coaching
Although we value our forward-thinking mindset, AUS is not a startup. We are a financially sound and mature corporation, proud to be considered a great place to work. We secure our longevity by promoting a work environment where all ideas are welcomed, bringing together cutting-edge expertise and empirical experience.
While AUS’s fast-growing workforce benefits from a rich learning environment, mentors and coaches are constantly updating their knowledge bases. This system is fueled by the incentive structure of an ESOP organization, which prioritizes long-term planning and commitment to the future value of AUS stock. Our most seasoned employees ensure their experience is generously shared with the next generation, who will keep improving AUS’ future value once they transition to more senior roles and responsibilities. It is the ideal learning environment.