Why Join M9

Working at M9

M9’s success is directly related to a sustained focus on our culture.

Positive change and growth has afforded employees the ability not only to grow their own professional careers, but to assist others to do the same. We’ve done it while managing to have a lot of fun along the way.

M9 is committed to the belief that every voice matters. All decisions are discussed, validated, and agreed upon in a round-table style. Ideas are gathered through weekly polls, surveys, video calls, quarterly meetings, and votes. We ask the questions, welcome the suggestions, LISTEN, and ACT.

M9 gives our employees a platform to be heard because we firmly believe in the talent of the people we hire, and the knowledge that the “best idea wins” creates a positive working environment where everyone feels motivated to bring their best ideas forward.

We look for new team members who enjoy working hard, come from diverse backgrounds, display a forward-thinking mindset, and appreciate that while they may not have the winning opinion every time, they will be heard. 

Over the past 12 months, we took a holistic look at our Core Values Program, seeking feedback to add 2 values to create the final 9: Curiosity, Integrity, Humility, Work Ethic, Kindness, Competitiveness, Humor, Reliability, Respect. Our quarterly awards program celebrates the efforts, accomplishments, and contributions of our employees through a robust awards program that reflects our 9 Core Values as well as the missions and goals of our company.

“M9 believes that great culture begins with our commitment to the belief that every voice matters, belief in the talent and expertise of the people we hire, and the knowledge that the “best idea wins”. This creates a positive working environment and also creates a healthy striving culture where everyone feels motivated to bring their best ideas forward.”

– Ethel Formichelli, SVP Operations

Employee Recognition

At M9, we notice and appreciate the efforts, accomplishments, and contributions of our employees through a robust awards program that reflects the values, missions, and goals of our company.

Ongoing Awards:

Positive Impact Award (PIA). The PIA is M9’s spot award program. Any employee can identify, nominate, and recognize their peers at any time throughout the year. The employee contribution must be for an action or accomplishment that is beyond the scope of the employee’s regular day-to-day activities and assignments and ties to one or more of M9’s corporate core values.

Years of Service Award. To celebrate all careers with M9, we recognize employees when they hit specific work anniversaries (1, 3, 5, 10, 15+ years of service) to honor the individual contributions of our employees over time.

Quarterly Awards:

Top Performer. The Top Performer award recognizes the accomplishments of our employees with a focus on work ethic, goal achievement, and total contribution to enable company growth. One individual each quarter is eligible to receive the award.

Person of the Quarter. The Person of the Quarter award recognizes one billable and one corporate employee for their overall contribution to M9. To be eligible for award, employees nominated must demonstrate how they embody the nine M9 Core Values in their daily lives. All employees are eligible for this award one time per year.

Annual Awards:

Volunteer of the Year. The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an employee who has gone above and beyond to volunteer their time and talent to make a positive impact on their community at large. For the purposes of this award, volunteering is defined as significant unpaid hours; contributed talents, energy and skills to help non-profit organizations in the community; and demonstration of exceptional commitment, service, creativity, cooperation, and leadership.

Rising Star of the Year. The Rising Star of the Year award recognizes an employee who has recently joined M9 and is on the way to becoming a star performer. All corporate individuals who are in their first year of employment with M9 and who have shown outstanding performance in his/her current position are eligible for award.

M9 President’s Club. President’s Club is M9’s ultimate sales achievement award—a lavish trip ($5,000 value) reserved for those individuals who achieve their predetermined goals during the fiscal year.

M9’S FULTON AWARD

The Fulton Award is named in honor of M9 Founder and CEO, James McKee’s father, Mr. Robert Fulton McKee.

This annual award recognizes a single individual’s outstanding achievement and superb contribution to M9’s culture, team, and brand. To be eligible for award, an individual must already have been selected for the quarterly Person of the Quarter award. The recipient receives the Fulton Trophy for the following year (with the individual’s name engraved) to illustrate to friends, family, and colleagues their outstanding achievement. Awardees are also invited to join M9 leadership on an annual, all-expenses paid trip for two as part of the M9’s President’s Club.

M9 Benefits

PTO

M9 offers three (3) PTO policies determined by years of experience and the clearance level required by the offered position. PTO accruals begin on the first day of employment with M9 Solutions. Employees request PTO through their online benefits account.

M9 HOLIDAYS

M9 recognizes 10 paid federal holidays, outside of PTO: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

All full-time employees will also be able to select one (1) holiday to “float” in addition to M9’s 10 paid federal holidays.

401(k)

M9 Solutions has partnered with a company called For Us All to manage the administration of our Vanguard 401(k) plan. Employees become eligible to participate in M9’s 401(k) plan after 90 days of full time employment. Company match of 100% of employee contribution up to 3% of compensation and company match of 50% of employee contribution of the next 2% of compensation. No vesting period for company match!

CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT

M9 supports your professional development by offering certification reimbursement. M9 will reimburse you for certifications that are relevant to your current position and approved by your M9 Manager.

HEALTH BENEFITS

A comprehensive benefits package is available to all employees. Benefit coverage begins on the 1st of the month following the start date. Full-time employees working over 30 hours per week are eligible to take part in the following benefit programs offered by M9 Solutions:

  • Medical: CareFirst – HMO (with $0 individual and family deductibles), POS, or HSA plan options, video visits available
  • Dental: Principal
  • Vision: Principal
  • Life & AD&D: Principal
  • Disability (Short & Long Term): Principal
  • Group Life (employer-paid, no cost to the employee): Principal
  • Accident & Critical Illness: Principal
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) + Work/Life Program: Health Advocate
  • Health Advocacy Services: Health Advocate
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Medical FSA & Dependent Care FSA – Rippling
  • Pet Insurance: Nationwide

MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM

M9 wants to help employees make contributions to charities and organizations that matter to them. Each year, M9 will match charitable contributions dollar-for-dollar, up to $500. Please note that we can only match 501(c)(3) status organizations. Employees become eligible for the matching gift program after 90 days of full-time employment.

Interested in Joining Us?

We are looking for talented professionals who are ready to take their career to the next level.