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Cowden employees are its most important asset and Cowden rewards their skill and accomplishments through exceptional compensation, benefits and retirement programs. Cowden has been recognized as an employer of choice, as illustrated by the numerous awards it has received.

Winning Workplaces and the Wall Street Journal awarded Cowden as a “Top Small Workplace,” a national, lifetime designation recognizing Cowden’s exceptional workplace, “people first” mentality and the freedom-to-fail culture. This has translated to long-term employee retention, which gives clients deep-rooted relationships enhanced by depth of knowledge.

In both 2006 and 2007, the Pittsburgh Business Times recognized Cowden as one of the “50 Best Places To Work In Western Pennsylvania.” Final ranking and scores were based upon an online employee satisfaction survey. Cowden was ranked in the top 10 and the way in which its founder, Jere Cowden, made everyone feel valued for what they bring to the organization, was a consistent theme expressed by its employees.

In 2008, Cowden received the Inc. 5000 Award, which celebrates the fastest-growing private companies in America.

In 2015, Cowden was honored as one of the recipients of the Smart 50 Award. Presented by Chase, the honor recognizes top executives of the smartest companies in the Pittsburgh region for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations.


Top Small Workplaces 2007 Winner
Best Places To Work In Western PA 2006
Inc. 500 | 5000
Smart 50