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100 Quotes to Celebrate a Work Anniversary

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No one should overlook work anniversaries. Whether it be one year or twenty, they are all important. It celebrates how much work an employee has put in and what they are doing to help move the company forward. Honoring a work anniversary is a great way to show that you are noticing all their hard work and dedication. No matter if it's a co-worker, employee, or family member, they deserve the recognition.

If you’re looking for ways to say “Happy work anniversary,” you’re in the right place. I have compiled 100 different ways to wish someone a happy workiversary. You’ll be sure to find something that fits the special occasion or person you want to celebrate.

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One-Year Work Anniversary Quotes

One-Year work anniversaries are a big deal! Staying with a company for 365 days deserves a shout-out. This employee has worked hard from day 1 and proved that they have what it takes. Acknowledge the not-so-new team member with words of encouragement, like these:

  • “We were so happy to welcome you to the team this year, and are so excited to see what you will do in the years to come!”
  • “This is the first of many happy milestones. Congratulations on reaching one year!”
  • “Today marks your one-year work anniversary, but it feels like you have been here forever. We are so happy to have you as part of our team!”
  • “Congratulations on your 1-year work anniversary! You've accomplished a lot in the past year, and I can't wait to see what you do in the future.”
  • “Congratulations on completing your first year of employment! Every business requires a hardworking and intelligent employee like you. Best wishes!”
  • “Pretty sure our company’s future is brighter because it has you in it. Congratulations on completing one year here successfully. Happy 1st work anniversary to you.”
  • “Congratulations on your work anniversary. You continue to be a key player on this team, and your efforts help make it a success. Thanks again, and congratulations!”
  • "You are an essential part of our company, and I’m really impressed with your work thus far. Have a wonderful work anniversary!"
  •  "We are lucky to have you on our team. Wishing you a happy work anniversary."
  • “You have come a long way and it is our pleasure to see you grow here as a confident person. Happy Work Anniversary.”

10-Year Work Anniversary Quotes

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A whole decade! Staying at a company for 10 years shows more than hard work and dedication. It proves that this employee is a true part of the company and is someone who you can always count on. They’ve seen all the good and all the bad and are still sticking with it. Honor this full decade with quotes like these: 

  • “10 years is a long time, but we hope you’ll be spending many more years with us. Your dedication and hard work are much appreciated.”
  • “Congratulations on achieving ten years of service. The organization depends on your dedication to your job and the quality work that you do. We couldn’t do it without you!”
  • “It's been a decade since you joined us and used your brilliant expertise to help us achieve what seemed impossible. Today is your tenth work anniversary, and I wanted to send you our warmest anniversary greetings.”
  • “We all can take inspiration from your hard work, dedication, passion, and loyalty that you have displayed throughout these ten years of service. Congratulations on your Work Anniversary!”
  • “Congratulations on your 10th work anniversary! With your expertise and willingness to lead by example, you deserve this recognition. Congratulations on your accomplishment.”
  • “10 years is a long time, but we hope you’ll be spending many more years with us. Your dedication and hard work are much appreciated.”
  • “Entering double digits is no small deal. Happy workiversary!”
  • “Ten years and each has been better than the last. Cannot wait to see what you achieve in the next ten!”
  • “Thanks for sticking it out with us over this past crazy decade! So happy to have had you along for the roller coaster ride!”
  • “Congratulations on your 10th work anniversary! With your expertise and willingness to lead by example, you deserve this recognition. Congratulations on your accomplishment.”

15-Year Work Anniversary Quotes

15 years may have gone by in the blink of an eye, but that doesn’t mean it should go unnoticed. This employee has always gone the extra mile to make sure that all their work (and others!) gets done. They’ve trained newcomers and have always been the first to volunteer to stay late. Make sure that you remind them how valuable they are with one of these work anniversary quotes: 

  • “I’m grateful that I found someone like you as one of my employees. You have stood by our side through thick and thin for more than a decade now. And today marks the 15th work anniversary of your professional life. I congratulate you on your achievement and convey my best wishes on your work anniversary.”
  • “Congratulations on your 15th anniversary! You’ve come a long way since you started as a Research Clerk. When handed that first program, maybe before you were ready, you stepped up and made it work. Congratulations again, and keep up the exceptional work!”
  • “Every organization needs someone who stands out from the rest to be an inspiration for others to emulate. You are that person, and I am proud of you and everything you do daily. Happy work anniversary!”
  • “Success never comes in a day. It comes with strong determination and with great hard work, and you are an example of that. I wish you a Happy work anniversary.”
  • “You are a loyal employee, and the confidence you bring to the job is genuinely admirable. We’re grateful you joined our team and wish you a Happy Work Anniversary!”
  • “Every organization needs someone who stands out from the rest to be an inspiration for others to emulate. You are that person, and I am proud of you and everything you do daily. Happy work anniversary!”
  • “You have more than proved your capabilities in the 15 years you have worked with us. The company could not be prouder. Thank you and congratulations on your 15-year work anniversary.”
  • We feel lucky and glad to be a part of your team. Your exceptional leadership is beyond words. Happy work anniversary.
  • “With a team member like you, it becomes easier for the company to achieve goals. Happy anniversary!”
  • “Happy 15-year work anniversary! From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for all that you’ve done. We wish you many more memories and years ahead!

20-Year Work Anniversary Quotes

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If an employee has been with you for 20 years, they’re in it for the long run. All their hard work has changed the company for the better. Their dedication has made a lasting impression and without them, you’d be clueless. Make sure everyone knows they’ve been with you for two full decades with one of these meaningful sayings:

  • “We are grateful for your contribution and dedication to our organization. Today, you complete 20 years with us. Continue to climb new heights with your hard work, zeal, and commitment. Wishing you a happy work anniversary.”
  • “My heartiest congratulations to you on achieving another milestone in the journey of your success. I wish you a happy 20th working anniversary.”
  • “You have shown everyone the true meaning of dedication and loyalty by confirming your association with our organization for 20 years. Today marks the day of this milestone. Cheers to your two decades of service.”
  • “Let me congratulate you on your 20th anniversary. Your leadership in the recreation department is worthy of all the praise you will hear today. Thank you for the high level of service that you provide. Wishing you more successes and best wishes always!”
  • “For the past 20 years, you have been a great member of this organization, serving in various roles. Your time and dedication to the company and the mission are much appreciated. You are always willing to help where it is needed in addition to doing your job. Thanks again, and congratulations!”
  • “Congratulations on achieving 20 years of exemplary work service. We truly appreciate your dedicated service to the organization, and I am personally thankful for your example as a role model in your local community. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “Today marks the culmination of your two-decade tenure as a valued member of our team. We are honored and grateful to have you here. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and inspire us for many years to come. Once again, congratulations on your work anniversary.”
  • “You are a source of inspiration and positivity which makes these 20 years colorful, fun, and full of success. Happy 20th work anniversary to you.”
  • “You are a winner indeed and we are so proud of having you among us over these 20 years. Your dedication to work is beyond admiration. Celebrate this day with joy.”
  • “The 20-year mark is a time to sit back and celebrate. You deserve it for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to this company. We love working with you-happy 20 years!”

Funny Work Anniversary Quotes

We all have that one co-worker who brings all the laughs. Whenever they’re around, you know it’s going to be a good time. The company wouldn’t be the same without their sense of humor. Appreciate them on their work anniversary by speaking their language. Use a saying filled with humor when wishing them a “happy workiversary”:

  • “I heard you started so long ago that instead of filling out paperwork your first day, you chiseled your W-2 in stone. Anyway, happy work anniversary.”
  • “A work anniversary may seem like a lot of fun today. But just wait until you’ve been here as long as I have!”
  • “I bet you’d hope we’d forget, or at the very least that you’d forget how long you’ve been here. Afraid not! Happy anniversary.”
  • “Do you remember what you were doing this time last year? Probably the same thing you’re doing right now.”
  • “To us, it feels like just yesterday you started working here. To you, I bet it feels like a lifetime.”
  • “‍It’s another year down of tolerating you and looking ahead for many more years to be passed working with you. Happy work anniversary!”
  • “I think everyone would say that you are a gift to this company. Your dedication and contributions would be hard to replace. Please don’t regift yourself somewhere else.”
  • “I will never know how you stay here so long and still stay sane. Thanks for sticking it out in the madhouse with us!”
  • “Happy workiversary! We were going to hire a plane to write it in the sky, but, budget cuts, so just enjoy some cake instead.”
  • “Happy work anniversary! I would shout it from the rooftops, but, safety issues, so I’ll just say it to your face instead.”

Work Anniversary Quotes for Boss

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When all your friends are sharing horror stories about their bosses, you don’t find yourself with any. Your boss has been the person who is always in your corner and encouraging you to go the extra mile. It’s important to recognize their work anniversary also! Thank them for all the hours and work they put into the company while also mentoring their employees. Make your boss feels appreciated on their work anniversary with one of these quotes: 

  • “Thank you for your unlimited patience with us and for guiding us relentlessly with your valuable experience. Thank you for everything. Have a wonderful work anniversary.”
  • “Your dedication and passion for your work make you the success that you are. Keep raising the bar, and have a happy work anniversary.”
  • “Congratulations on your work anniversary. You always saw possibilities in us and inspired us to spark that. It’s our honor to work under your supervision.”
  • “Happy work anniversary. Today’s achievement of this organization is only possible for your supreme leadership, inspiring support, dedication, and passion. Thanks for all your efforts.”
  • “Through all these years, your guidance and support helped to accomplish all the targets. Wish you a blissful future and thank you for your inspiring and supportive leadership.”
  • “Congratulations on all of your hard work and dedication over the years. You are a pillar of our organization, a great leader, and a supportive colleague. It is an honor to be part of your team. Happy Work Anniversary!”
  • “On behalf of our [team/department], we would like to congratulate you on your work anniversary. You demonstrate dedication, passion, and loyalty by devoting [years of service] to this company. You are a valuable member of our community and a fantastic leader. We wish you all the best and success in the years to come.”
  • It’s your leadership and patience that got us to where we are today. Happy work anniversary!
  • “Our team has exceeded targets and risen to new heights due to your leadership, guidance, and decisions. Happy work anniversary!”
  • “You are a brilliant manager whose passion for excellence is unparalleled! Congrats on your (X)th year!”

Work Anniversary Quotes for Co-Workers

Let’s face it. Without your co-workers, work wouldn’t be the same. You look forward to seeing them every day and being able to build friendships with them. They have helped you grow and are always a shoulder to cry on when you need them. Show them their work anniversary is worth celebrating with one of these quotes:

  • “On your anniversary, we appreciate all your hard work and dedication. Best wishes for another successful year.”
  • “It is a blast to work with an amazing co-worker like you every day. Looking forward to many more years of working together.”
  • “You are a source of inspiration, as your work ethic is exemplary. Thank you for being there every time we have needed you. Wishing you a happy work anniversary!”
  • “We want you to know that you are a valuable member of our team. We wish you all the success in your career!”
  • “Happiest work anniversary dear colleague. We feel lucky to have you on our team. We feel powerful and enlightened being with you in this professional field. Have a good one this year.”
  • “If every colleague were as wonderful as you, then the work world would be a much better place. Happy work anniversary!”
  • “Today is a day to reflect on all you have achieved so far, and all you hope to accomplish in the time to come. Happy work anniversary.”
  • “The future has big things in store for you, but we are so glad you are here with us in the present. Happy work anniversary!”
  • “This place would not be the same without you around. The way that you have led this company on its journey from good to great is incredible. Happy anniversary!”
  • “From the minute that I stepped into this office, I looked up to you as a leader, a role model, and a friend who would never steer me wrong. Happy anniversary to such a great force in this company.”

Work Anniversary Quotes for Your Work Bestie

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It’s not every day that you get the chance to work with someone who becomes your best friend. They’re the person that you always go to for advice and you know you can trust. In fact, you don’t even need to be at work to hang out. You two have become inseparable. Make sure to go all out for their workiversary with words like these: 

  • “Happy work anniversary! Working with me every day is your gift.”
  • “Through good times and bad times, you have been beside me always. Happy anniversary! Hope you continuously enjoy every minute of your stay in this office.”
  • “To the person who makes coming into work every day worth it! Happy work anniversary!” 
  • “Happy x year work anniversary! With a work bestie like you, Mondays aren’t so bad after all.” 
  • Whoever said work isn’t fun doesn’t have a work friend like you. Happy workiversary!” 
  • “Chance made us co-workers, but fun and laughter made us friends. Happy work anniversary!” 
  • “Work BFF (noun): Someone you love dearly, and also happen to work with. Happy Workiversary!” 
  • Happiness is having a colleague who becomes a friend. Happy x year work anniversary1” 
  • “Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  • The best coworker is a friend, a teammate, a sounding board, and a shoulder to cry on.” – Unknown

Work Anniversary Quotes for Self

You deserve to celebrate your own workiversary too! Make sure that you honor your own workiversary by reflecting on your accomplishments. Whether you want to write it out or personalize a piece of meaningful jewelry, try one of these quotes:  

  •  “X years at [company name] and many more to go. I’m so proud of myself.” 
  • “I worked so hard to get to where I am and it only goes up from here!” 
  • “On even the hardest days, I still pushed through. Happy workiversay to me!” 
  • “Another year down! It feels like just yesterday I started, and here I am not achieving my dreams.” 
  • “Congratulations to me for my (number) year of work! I hope to give my hundred and a thousand percent to this company and help it progress at light speed.”
  • “I'd like to wish myself a happy work anniversary. I am grateful to many people for this achievement because they all helped me stay motivated here with their sage advice and inspiration. Thank you very much, everyone.”
  • “Congratulations on completing another year of work successfully. Growing professionally at this place was a privilege and an honor. I'd like to wish myself a happy work anniversary.”
  • “I’ve made it so far in these short few years. I’m so proud of the person I’ve become and all the dedication I put into my work.” 
  • “Happy workiversary to me! I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way.” 
  •  “Working X years at [company name] is such an important milestone. I can only hope for many more successful years!”

Work Anniversary Quotes for Significant Other

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Your significant other is the hardest working person that you know. They go to work every day with no complaints and give it their all. They may not want you to make a big deal of their work anniversary, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn't acknowledge it. Let them know how proud you are of them with one of these quotes: 

  • “I am so proud of you my dear husband/wife. Your dreams are finally becoming a reality. Happy Job anniversary!”
  • “The success of your company has been upwards since the day you joined it. Wishing you a happy anniversary my dear husband/wife!”
  • “The way you show commitment to your work is so inspiring. Happy work anniversary, my love!”
  • Congratulations on your joyous work anniversary my dear husband/wife. I want you to know I am so happy with the achievements you have made.
  • “The success of your company has been upwards since the day you joined it. Wishing you a happy anniversary my dear husband/wife!”
  • “I know you put in so much hard work each day, and it pays off. I’m so proud of you. Happy work anniversary!” 
  • “Happy work anniversary to the person who works hard each and every day. I appreciate all that you do.” 
  • “You bring so much to your company, it’s no small feat to hit your X-year work anniversary. Congratulations to my favorite person!”
  • “Your company is so lucky to have you! Your hard work and determination have got them to where they are today. Happy work anniversary!” 
  • “Today we celebrate you and all you have accomplished over the past x years. Happy workiversary. I love you!”

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Allie Berloco

Allie Berloco is a writer for Fortune & Frame. She graduated from Marist University with a double major in Media Studies, TV & Film Production and Communications, Journalism. She's sown here in her official Harry Styles fangirl outfit after seeing him perform live on the Today Show in NYC.





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