SnagAJob, Decision Lens, CustomInk, Delta Among Best Firms to Work For
Jacksonville Beach, FL-based Professional Placement Resources has been rated the best small company to work for in America, Fortune reported citing the research firm Great Place to Work.
The study defines small companies as those with between 25 and 249 employees. Medium companies, which were also rated, have between 250 and 999 employees.
These companies have created unique cultures and great workplaces on par with the bigger firms, the report said, citing the perks they offer: stock options, free food, yoga classes, and unusually generous benefits programs.
Here is a snapshot of some of the best small and medium companies to work for, along with their rankings:
1. Professional Placement Resources
Jacksonville Beach, FL
“The pet-friendly staffing agency places nurses in temp jobs in all 50 states and provides private housing and travel reimbursement.”
4. Granite Properties
“New hires at this commercial real estate manager are paired with a tenured field buddy, who gives them tours of the company’s properties.”
7. Studer Group
Gulf Breeze, FL
“The founder of this healthcare consultancy sends gift cards to recognize birthdays: Employees receive $75, and their kids (under 18) get $25.”
Glen Allen, VA
“The online employment site rewards tenure with vacation packages on big anniversaries. Ten years are celebrated with a week in the Bahamas.”
9. Dixon Schwabl
“Two house bands rock the headquarters of this advertising, marketing, and public relations agency near Rochester.”
20. Decision Lens
“This software designer takes staff on unusual trips to see how other teams work — including a visit to the U.S.S. Eisenhower aircraft carrier.”
“Staff of this software maker who travel for work extensively have had their families flown to meet them, all on the company’s dime.”
“Eric Mosley, CEO of this HR consulting firm, discusses its recognition programs in his new book, The Crowdsourced Performance Review.”
4. Return Path
New York City, N.Y.
“In addition to stretch bonuses for taking on extra responsibilities, this email software developer awards annual stock option grants.”
Tysons Corner, VA
“Free food is the culture at this online custom T-shirt designer, which provides two meals to the staff each week, in addition to snacks.”
10. Holder Construction
“Associates who move for out-of-town projects are offered a variety of relocation benefits to make the transition easier for their families.”
11. Cirrus Logic
“Music is in the heart of this maker of audio gear and tech products: Employees get VIP treatment and tickets to the South by Southwest festival.”
12. Eileen Fisher
“Everyone gets the same percentage salary increase at this retailer instead of raises tied to performance. Profit sharing is also divided evenly.”
14. ESL Federal Credit Union
“The CEO of this credit union, started by Kodak founder George Eastman in 1920, goes on “road shows” to pay personal visits to staff.”
16. Walker & Dunlop
“Last year 27 employees at this financier of commercial real estate projects received $2,000 each for reaching three years of service.”
New York City, N.Y.
“The headquarters of this medical tech company has an office rec room, replete with arcade games, Ping-Pong tables, and a hammock.”
New York City, N.Y.
“The financial consultant insists that everyone take a two-week vacation each year — $1,000 bonuses are given for taking 10 consecutive workdays.”
22. LeasePlan USA
“A Fun at Work committee at this fleet manager plans special events such as goofy golf, Ping-Pong tournaments, and turkey bowling.”
“The online marketplace for handmade artisanal goods is a beehive of hipster activity and creative expression.”
24. DELTA Resources
“The defense contractor allows unused time off to be paid out as a lump sum at the end of the year — unusual in any industry.”
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