Top Places to Work recognizes outstanding company cultures in the South Sound.
Congratulations to the the 2014 Honorees!
Premier Media Group - Small/Medium award
Farrelli's Wood Fired Pizza -Large Employer award
Better Business Bureau - Non-Profit award
Rapport Benefits Group - Appreciation award
CodeSmart Inc - Equity Award
Print NW - Gratification award
The Artisans Group - Integrity award
Panagiotu Pension Advisors - Solidarity award
Late Chairman of Roman Meal, Charles Matthaei - Legacy award
2014 Finalists: A Step Ahead, Albers & Company, The Artisans Group, Auburn VW, Better Business Bureau, BiNW, CodeSmart, Columbia Bank, Doty Beardsley & Rosengren, Farrelli's Wood Fired Pizza, Financial Insights, KMB Design Groups, LaborWorks, Machine & Fabrication, Panagiotu Pension Advisors, Premier Media Group, Print NW, Rapport Benefits Group, Reber Ranch, Smith Fire Systems, Sunset Air, Tacoma Community House, Torklift Central, Washington Architectural Hardware, Washington Business Bank & Ziegele Smile Studio
Heritage Bank has been creating financial solutions for the needs of our neighbors since 1927. We are known as the "quality bank" because our staff works together as a team, focused on building lasting relationships to help customers reach their financial goals. We are dedicated to exceeding customers' expectations. Combine this with a devoted focus on giving back to the communities through contributions and staff volunteer efforts, and you have exactly what customers and communities deserve from their local bank.
Lucky Eagle Casino is the place to stay for business, leisure or special events. Featuring over 1,000 machines, plus 115 slot games in a private non smoking room.
Machine & Fabrication's company culture, or DNA, is rooted in the idea that every job is a rush job and absolutely must be delivered on time and be 100% correct no matter how unreasonable the schedule might seem. We run our operations 24 hours a day in order to insure that we deliver on our promise of quality and service every time.
Albers & Co.
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Groomingdales Pet Salon is a local community business offering great service for pets at affordable rates for pet parents. Deanna Clarke has 20 plus years of experience as a professional grooming stylist and she brings her expertise and experience to pet lovers as the proud owner of Groomingdales Pet Salon in Lakewood, Washington. Deanna believes that keeping your pet well groomed and providing a caring, personal touch is one of the best ways to ensure your pet is healthy, happy and looking their very best.
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Nominees are evaluated in five categories:
Fosters a socially welcoming work culture
Sense of team or family
Ability to be genuine and authentic as individuals
Employees are proud of: personal contributions, team contributions, organization's products and reputation.
Rewards are distributed with fairness
Promotions and hiring are based on ability and qualifications
There is a process for appeals
Discrimination is intolerable
Employees are consulted on relevant decisions
Professional development is supported
Personal lives are respected
Company vision is communicated and consistent with employee responsibilities
Employees are provided with resources and tools needed to be successful and complete tasks
Communication is open and accessible
Top honors are given to companies who exhibit high rankings in all five judging categories:
Organization must be headquartered in the South Sound (Pierce, Thurston, Mason or Lewis Counties, or South King County)
Organization must be at least five years old
Organization may not be the subsidiary of a parent organization
Organization must complete the application process
30% of the nominee's South Sound workforce must submit an employee opinion survey evaluating their workplace culture