Find out which are the top companies to work for in 2020.
Welcome to the 2020 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. The following list showcases the companies that are at the top of their game in creating workplaces with the most satisfied employees.
More than 10,000 employees from a variety of companies across the state responded to this year’s survey. Staffers rated their satisfaction on six workplace practices: work environment, management & communications, decision-making & trust, career development & learning, and benefits & compensation.
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1. Hayden Homes
Oregon employees: 130 | Score: 636.48
This homebuilder offers an array of generous benefits, including a $35,000 discount off the listed price of a new home. Training and educational opportunities abound. The company brings in external experts, including Harvard Law School professors, to conduct workshops. “The opportunities to grow both professionally and personally are endless.”
2. Crystal Greens Landscape
Oregon employees: 180 | Score: 629.37
Employees rave about the family-feel culture at this landscaping company. Strong health benefits and a 401k are a boon too. “I have never felt like I am constrained or limited here, and have had the opportunity to take on new responsibilities that have helped me to grow,” says a staffer.
Oregon employees: 107 | Score: 625.87
Staffers enjoy plenty of office perks, including an on-site chef, a gym and fitness classes, and 120 hours of professional development time annually. One employee at this McMinnville tax consulting firm says: “It is fantastic to have leaders who look around at what really works, what people really want, and take action to ensure that we do well.”
4. U.S. Cellular
Oregon employees: 128 | Score: 617.72
This mobile-network operator offers staff rewards for wellness activities, such as taking a health assessment, daily fitness tracking and self-directed learning courses. Financial support for education is valued. One staff member describes the employer as having “all of the benefits of a large corporation with the feel of a small business.”
Oregon employees: 235 | Score: 611.23
Employees who work in the Springfield office of this national homeware e-commerce company receive a full benefits package on the first day of work, including 16 weeks of paid leave for new parents. Free snacks go down well too. “I know my efforts are always recognized and rewarded,” says one staffer.
6. Adroit Construction
Oregon employees: 100 | Score: 604.13
Staff praise leaders at this Southern Oregon construction firm for helping staff to grow and develop in their positions. Employees feel their opinions and suggestions for improvement are valued. Leaders foster a family-feel culture and provide catered meals, gift giveaways and good compensation.
7. Express Employment Professionals
Oregon employees: 150 | Score: 603.98
A family-friendly workplace is cultivated at this staffing firm. Employees can bring family into the office to spend time with them during work. Managers foster career pathways and offer bonuses and training to keep workers engaged
8. Perlo Construction
Oregon employees: 132 | Score: 602.17
A philanthropy program allows employees to get involved in community work, such as doing pro bono construction work for schools and charities. Staffers feel empowered to make decisions and act on ideas. Free swag, an on-site gym and company events build morale. “They give us the tools, training and support to conquer our tasks.”
9. Rogue Credit Union
Oregon employees: 450 | Score: 598.60
Perks of working at this Southern Oregon credit union include free bikes for commuting, tuition reimbursement, an employer-sponsored wellness clinic, interest-free loans and an on-site fitness center. “The care and concern for employees is outstanding. They make sure to let us all know that our opinions matter to them,” says one happy staffer.
Oregon employees: 105 | Score: 598.36
Outings that bring workers and their families together are a focus at this employee-owned building firm. One such event is an annual winter trip to Bend where employees and significant others can spend the weekend together. Staffers appreciate the opportunities for growth and promotion.
11. T-Mobile: Salem Customer Experience Center
Oregon employees: 783 | Score: 597.16
Employees can kick back and enjoy a games room with arcade-style games and a TV. An on-site cafe, a fitness center and quiet rooms with massage chairs are perks too. “I love the diversity of our location, and I love how we always have fun events happening.”
12. Andersen Construction
Oregon employees: 201 | Score: 596.10
Monthly wellness lunches and webinars that teach employees about nutrition, mental health and financial planning are a feature at this construction firm. A profit-sharing plan that contributes 15% of an employee’s annual salary into a retirement plan is also on offer.
13. Mortgage Express
Oregon employees: 112 | Score: 595.13
Flexible work schedules and generous paid time off are benefits of working for this home-loan lender. A laid-back environment, office parties and opportunities for advancement are part of the appeal. “Really pleasant work atmosphere and lots of flexibility for families” is how one employee describes the workplace.
14. Vernier Software & Technology
Oregon employees: 111 | Score: 595.07
Managers go above and beyond to make employees feel appreciated at this maker of STEM education products. On-site exercise instructors, showers and a fitness room are part of the company’s focus on wellness. Employee appreciation weeks with games and prizes are perks too.
15. Turner Construction
Oregon employees: 129 | Score: 591.13
Management is always willing to hear new ideas and is accepting of differing opinions, says one employee at this construction firm. Another enjoys the flexibility to manage a work-life balance. A family atmosphere and sense of collaboration contribute to the positive workplace culture.
16. PAE Consulting Engineers
Oregon employees: 232 | Score: 590.85
A wealth of benefits is on offer at this engineering design firm. Flexible schedules, telecommuting, sabbaticals, an on-site fitness center and massages, paid community service time and transit passes are just some of the perks. “The flexibility we have with our home life is amazing.”
17. Pacific Landscape Management
Oregon employees: 275 | Score: 590.28
Company parties and summer BBQs, gifts to recognize years of service, and free tickets to see Portland Timbers and the Trail Blazers are some of the benefits of working for this landscaping company. Employees appreciate being treated equally and feel empowered to speak to managers.
18. Hallmark Inns & Resorts
Location: Lake Oswego
Oregon employees: 278 | Score: 588.35
This employee and family-owned hotel group treats its staffers like family. Employees can donate vacation time to those in need. The company gives gift certificates to staffers who perform well. Holiday parties, trainings and promotional opportunities are part of the appeal.
19. Gee Automotive/Tonkin
Oregon employees: 769 | Score: 586.17
Employees receive discounts on the purchase of vehicles, as well as on service and parts, at this car dealership’s locations. Staffers feel their opinions are heard and that managers act on staff feedback. “We have all worked together for a long time and treat each other like family.”
Oregon employees: 150 | Score: 585.54
Employees say managers care about their personal development, reward high performers and help those who are underperforming. “They are willing to invest time and money in their employees,” says one team member at this staffing firm. Others appreciate the uncapped commissions, stock options and focus on mentorship.
Oregon employees: 140 | Score: 584.52
Coaching, training and working toward personal career goals are part of the mantra at this business consulting firm. “They try to make every employee happy and able to succeed,” says a staffer. “We get to create our own path, lean in to what interests us and stay challenged on a regular basis,” says another.
22. Oregon Pacific Bank
Oregon employees: 118 | Score: 584.02
A peer-recognition program encourages staff to acknowledge each other for doing good work. Employees have opportunities to advance. Several staffers were promoted from entry-level positions to senior management roles. Four hours of paid volunteer time a month is popular, too.
Oregon employees: 119 | Score: 583.74
“A collaborative environment where I feel welcome and appreciated” is how one staffer describes working at this tech firm. Employees praise leadership for caring about the well-being of employees and valuing feedback. “We have an incredible amount of transparency within the company, and I feel like I always know what is going on.”
24. Fortis Construction
Oregon employees: 350 | Score: 583.24
A culture of collaboration and care is a common way staffers describe working for this construction company. The focus on teamwork and transparency over company decisions is appreciated by staff. Employer-matched charitable contributions and company-sponsored volunteer efforts are popular too.
25. Abby’s Legendary Pizza
Oregon employees: 110 | Score: 581.91
Employees say managers show respect for staff at this pizza chain. “I’ve never worked with a CEO or upper management who care more about their employees and know the business just as well,” notes one worker. Another enjoys the flexibility to work around the needs of their family.
Oregon employees: 110 | Score: 579.21
Employees appreciate the atmosphere of open communication and ability to say what is on their minds at this Southern Oregon manufacturer. A strong commitment to work-life balance and personal development go down well too. “I love all the opportunity to learn and grow here,” says a staffer.
Oregon employees: 350 | Score: 574.47
Well-being programs abound at this commercial real estate firm. Employees can attend classes on diabetes reversal, nutrition, chronic condition management and weight loss. Volunteer opportunities and flexible working hours are on offer too. Clear paths for career development and opportunities to grow and stay challenged are also appreciated.
28. LifeSource Natural Foods
Oregon employees: 114 | Score: 573.00
Employees rave about the generosity of the owner at this organic grocery store. Staff appreciate flexible hours. Profit sharing and a subsidized gym membership round out the benefits. “The company is dedicated to providing a healthy, happy workplace with great benefits and real-life living wages.”
29. The Partners Group
Oregon employees: 100 | Score: 568.36
This financial services firm offers employees 32 hours a year of paid volunteer time and company matching on donations to nonprofits. Profit sharing is a popular benefit too. A focus on wellness comes in the form of on-site biometric screenings, flu shots, mental health awareness classes and standing desks.
30. Cushman & Wakefield
Oregon employees: 101 | Score: 567.68
“Universal and global but managed like a small firm” is how one employee describes this commercial real estate company. Another tells how managers provide opportunities for employees to grow and learn. A “cool workspace” and commitment to embracing new technology are bonuses too.
31. D.A. Davidson
Oregon employees: 155 | Score: 567.40
Volunteering is taken seriously at this employee-owned financial services firm. The company matches employee donations to nonprofits by up to $800 a year. Two annual events are held to reward employees for community service. Profit sharing and tuition reimbursement are part of the attraction of working here.
32. Cook Security Group
Oregon employees: 163 | Score: 565.83
Rewarding staff for good performance is the name of the game at this security systems tech company. Employee appreciation weeks — which include gift cards, care packages and lunches — are on the agenda. Employees are paid for their commute time and reimbursed for continuing education classes.
Oregon employees: 120 | Score: 565.01
A relaxed, low-stress environment is how one employee describes working at this creative agency. Leaders who are accessible and transparent about company performance also add to the feel-good atmosphere. The company is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds. “The diversity drive from our CEO is something that inspires me every day.”
1. Lorentz Bruun Construction
Oregon employees: 55 | Score: 646.62
Everyone’s opinion is valued is a common refrain at this construction firm. Employees feel they can grow and take advantage of promotional opportunities. “Collaborative management and decision approach is rewarding as you get to see your opinions and decisions applied and implemented.”
2. NAI Elliott
Oregon employees: 45 | Score: 642.45
Flexible hours that encourage work-life balance, a focus on employee growth and advancement, and a cool workspace are lauded by employees of this commercial real estate firm. “They lead by example and create a positive collaborative environment that I’m proud to work in,” says an employee.
3. Point B
Oregon employees: 56 | Score: 634.19
This employee-owned business consulting firm includes employees’ family members in festivities. Each year partners are invited on a fully paid, three-night getaway. Staff are reimbursed for anything wellness-related, including gym memberships and nutrition classes. Associates are also provided training to serve on nonprofit boards to hone leadership skills.
4. The Gunter Group
Oregon employees: 38 | Score: 631.64
The business consulting firm strives to create a family-oriented work environment. Lunch-hour trainings are provided so employees can learn more about co-workers’ expertise. Frequent company happy hours and an annual off-site retreat for employees and their families are part of the appeal.
5. Barran Liebman
Oregon employees: 41 | Score: 615.19
This law firm says it is intentional about creating a workplace where team members thrive. It holds frequent celebratory events for employees and families, including holiday and wine-tasting parties, aimed at building connections among team members. Employees praise the firm’s leaders for encouraging open communication and valuing their feedback.
6. KDP Certified Public Accountants
Oregon employees: 42 | Score: 614.96
Work-life balance is a defining feature at this accounting firm. Employees have flexible schedules to work around family commitments. Workers also praise the opportunities for professional and personal growth, including support for continued education.
7. Evergreen Consulting Group
Oregon employees: 54 | Score: 614.85
Employees appreciate the lack of commuting hassles at this virtual consulting firm. The work-at-home policy enables flexibility to balance work and personal life. Further-education support and retirement and financial planning are popular benefits with staffers too.
8. Emerick Construction
Oregon employees: 64 | Score: 614.55
“They get that their biggest asset is people,” says one employee at this construction firm. Staffers appreciate that managers trust workers to take care of business rather than micro-manage. Empowering others to make decisions is an “underrated facet” of workplace culture, says another.
9. Hagan Hamilton Insurance
Oregon employees: 52 | Score: 613.47
An annual education stipend of $750 for each employee is on offer at this insurance company. Profit sharing and regular bonuses are a boon too. The focus on work-life balance and recognition of family commitments is praised by workers. Volunteering and charitable giving are encouraged.
10. PlanB Consultancy
Location: Lake Oswego
Oregon employees: 39 | Score: 613.34
The consulting firm encourages employees to volunteer at a variety of organizations at home and abroad. It provides generous benefits, including a 7% match on employee 401(k) contributions. Employees say they feel their feedback and suggestions are welcome and valued. “It is encouraged to take time off,” adds a staffer.
Oregon employees: 38 | Score: 612.46
Family-friendly policies rule at this staffing firm. Employees can bring infants to work up to the first six months of life. Staff are also encouraged to bring their children to the office during school closures. On-site massage, dry-cleaning service, nap room and numerous discounts make this a popular place to work.
12. Mid-Valley Commercial Construction
Oregon employees: 75 | Score: 612.12
The construction firm has a “share-the-wealth philosophy” that includes distributing profits with twice-yearly bonuses for all employees. A summer BBQ and holiday party for staff and their families keep up morale.
13. Sussman Shank
Oregon employees: 68 | Score: 609.94
This law firm offers a variety of volunteer and mentorship opportunities, which it believes helps teams to bond and strengthens trust. It matches employee donations to charities up to $200. “They acknowledge that you have a life outside of work and values outside of work and do their best to accommodate that,” says one staffer.
14. Willamette Community Bank
Oregon employees: 39 | Score: 608.46
Volunteering is a big deal at this local bank. Employees and board members can volunteer 136 hours at local nonprofits during Community Bank Week each year. Staffers say managers support their lives outside of work and allow time off for family events or emergencies.
15. Virtual Supply
Oregon employees: 54 | Score: 608.45
Employees are encouraged to engage with each other across departments at this product-distribution firm. Summer BBQs, quarterly office outings, volunteering and education programs boost workplace culture. TriMet passes and catered lunches are popular too. “I can talk to the CEO anytime and anyone can come and ask me for help.”
16. TZ Medical
Oregon employees: 52 | Score: 606.20
This medical equipment manufacturer makes sure it has a well-stocked break room with free snacks and drinks. Employee appreciation weeks and flexible hours contribute to the “employee-first” culture. Workers appreciate that their opinions and feedback are taken seriously. “Management really cares and takes pride in how happy their employees are.”
17. Cardinal Services
Location: Coos Bay
Oregon employees: 50 | Score: 604.60
This employment agency takes staff feedback seriously by incorporating employee-based solutions into its decisions. Paid time off to volunteer in the community is part of the culture. Workers praise the family-feel environment and support from managers. “They trust their employees and do not micro-manage” is how one describes working here.
18. Kidder Mathews
Oregon employees: 79 | Score: 602.48
One employee describes this commercial real estate firm as a “Goldilocks company,” which is “large enough to offer great benefits and small enough that you don’t get lost.” Staff members cite advancement opportunities, training programs and bi-weekly team yoga sessions as reasons to love their job.
19. Garrison’s Home
Location: Central Point
Oregon employees: 58 | Score: 601.08
This family-owned furniture and bedding store offers training and tuition reimbursement for educational courses that employees wish to pursue. “There’s all the opportunity I want for myself,” says one employee. Workers enjoy a 10% employee discount on all furniture, as well as flexible time off and a “carefree family environment.”
20. Work & Co
Oregon employees: 58 | Score: 600.23
Despite the name, work-life balance is encouraged at this digital production company. Employees can expect catered lunch three days a week, bagels every Monday and a kitchen stocked with healthy snacks. Other perks include bike parking, a shower, and a “wellness space” for yoga, light therapy and meditation. Namaste
Location: Lake Oswego
Oregon employees: 60 | Score: 596.23
“Incredible culture, collaboration and creativity within team” are the reasons one employee gives for enjoying their work at this consulting firm. Teamwork is encouraged and an open-door policy among company leaders is appreciated. Managers show trust in employees by offering professional development opportunities and flexible work hours.
22. Quantum Innovations
Location: Central Point
Oregon employees: 52 | Score: 592.32
According to one worker, “everyone here would give you the shirt off their back without hesitation.” This Southern Oregon coating manufacturer lets employees have flexible hours, has a “family-first” attitude, and allows staffers the time to contribute and give back to their communities.
23. Harper Houf Peterson Righellis
Oregon employees: 85 | Score: 589.98
Career growth opportunities, flexible hours, family values and “wonderful supervisors” are all reasons employees give for why they enjoy their job at this civil engineering firm. The company hosts events where employees are encouraged to bring families.
24. Maul Foster & Alongi
Oregon employees: 61 | Score: 589.32
This environmental engineering and consulting firm “creates and encourages a culture of open communication, appreciation and excellence,” according to one satisfied employee. The employer encourages feedback, collaboration and a positive workplace culture.
25. Farleigh Wada Witt
Oregon employees: 49 | Score: 588.35
Employees cite the excellent human resources team as a reason they enjoy being part of this company. High entry-level pay, flexible work hours and a family environment are championed at this law firm. Continued-learning seminars, which let employees stay abreast of the latest innovations in their sector, are a perk too.
26. Konell Construction & Demolition
Oregon employees: 55 | Score: 582.81
The chief executive of this construction company has an open-door policy that makes for a supportive management culture. “401(k) contributions, paid time off and affordable health care options” are crucial benefits, says an employee.
27. General Pacific
Oregon employees: 40 | Score: 582.72
“People from bottom to top are all wonderful to work with,” says an employee at this wholesale stocking distributor for the utility sector. The company contributes to 401(k) and health-savings accounts without requiring an employee match. It also offers quarterly profit sharing and a financial-health education program.
28. Fitzpatrick Painting and Construction
Oregon employees: 88 | Score: 579.95
Generous benefits and paid time off are reasons employees enjoy working at this construction company. “They truly go the extra mile to show us they care through education, training, very nice health and retirement packages, and the on-site gym.”
29. Buckley Law
Location: Lake Oswego
Oregon employees: 48 | Score: 578.98
Employees praise managers for placing trust in staff to do their job without micromanaging. “They have an awesome benefits package that has greatly reduced my stress level,” adds an employee at this law firm. “It is a larger firm that feels smaller because of how familial and close it feels,” says another.
30. Solutions YES
Oregon employees: 49 | Score: 578.28
“Empowered to do our job and make decisions” is how one employee describes working at this document management firm. Others appreciate that managers listen to their ideas and enjoy the family feel of the business. “I can talk to my boss about anything. Everyone here is family.”
31. Bartlett Tree Experts
Oregon employees: 35 | Score: 577.16
Apart from the “highly talented and motivated staff,” employees cite the company’s commitment to helping staff pursue continuing education as a big perk. “They pay for any continuing education, and if there is an extra class that I’m interested in that pertains to my field, all I have to do is ask.”
32. Finity Group
Oregon employees: 36 | Score: 575.23
Employees cite people and culture as the biggest perk of working for this wealth management and financial planning firm. “It’s a great place to grow as a financial advisor,” says one employee. “Great environment, good pay, awesome atmosphere, fun co-workers, great work-fun balance. No micromanaging,” says another.
Oregon employees: 56 | Score: 573.86
This ticket search engine firm builds community within their workforce by hosting a variety of on- and off-site events. Employees laud their inclusive culture and the company’s commitment to hiring employees who are neuro-diverse, queer and people of color. There is a “sincere effort to improve quality of life,” says one worker.
34. Medford Radiology Group
Oregon employees: 50 | Score: 572.22
Employees cite the high quality of leadership as a reason to work for this Southern Oregon medical group. According to one employee, “the open-door policy is amazing.” Family-friendly events and profit-sharing contributions to retirement accounts go down well too.
Oregon employees: 15 | Score: 652.69
At this employee-owned company, workers can expect weekly golf outings, go-kart races and Blazers game tickets, not to mention work-sponsored family BBQs. Employees cite opportunities to advance and flexible work hours as reasons they enjoy working for this drywall contractor.
2. Wagner Dental Care
Oregon employees: 15 | Score: 651.46
Staff cite the generosity of the doctors as one great reason to come to work. One employee says the “awesome management” creates a positive work environment for all. “Everyone takes the time to listen to everyone’s opinion and ideas and set goals for everyone to reach,” says another employee.
3. Energy 350
Oregon employees: 31 | Score: 644.98
Creative company events, such as yoga and on-site massage therapy, combined with competitive pay and benefits and a highly skilled team makes this engineering consulting firm an enjoyable place to work. The employer also offers a $2,000 annual wellness reimbursement for “anything that brings you joy.”
4. Meadow Outdoor Advertising
Location: The Dalles
Oregon employees: 20 | Score: 644.02
“The owners treat us like family,” says an employee at this billboard advertising agency. Staff feel well taken care of with a roster of benefits, including off-site trainings, educational classes, stand-up desks and flexible hours.
5. Percipio Consulting Group
Oregon employees: 22 | Score: 630.90
The company’s policies are “progressive and always looking to improve,” according to one employee. When team members expressed interest in starting a sustainability program, the company responded positively. “We hire great people and work with interesting companies.”
6. Mad Fish Digital
Oregon employees: 17 | Score: 629.37
Flexible work schedule, growth opportunities and “no micromanaging” are part of the appeal of working for this marketing firm. “It’s the only agency in Portland I would work for,” says one employee. “Everyone at the company can be trusted to do great work, and the flexibility on the job is great,” says another.
7. Matrix Networks
Oregon employees: 21 | Score: 624.65
“The company values work-life balance and takes pride in the community it serves” is how one employee describes working here. Workers value the telecommunications company’s commitment to ecological responsibility, as well as the “all-in vibe” cultivated by the family-run business. “We are a team and a family,” says another.
8. Hamilton and Kashoro
Oregon employees: 15 | Score: 618.54
Staff praise the fun, family-first environment at this construction company. “If your child is sick, you stay home. If your child care fell though, bring your kids to work,” says one employee of the flexible culture. An indoor basketball court, ping-pong table and putting green are perks too.
9. Davidson Benefits Planning
Oregon employees: 22 | Score: 616.85
Workers are treated like family at this employee-benefits management company. In addition to profit sharing and comprehensive health benefits, one employee notes how the owner personally supported an employee with an ailing family member by arranging for medical care.
10. NW Staffing Resources
Oregon employees: 24 | Score: 616.49
Competitive benefits, commitment to work-life balance with generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement for employees who seek continuing education are all reasons staffers work for this employment agency. “Management genuinely want to see people grow and succeed.”
11. Rich Duncan Construction
Oregon employees: 30 | Score: 610.69
Employees laud the community involvement and generous spirit of giving at this construction company, which supports local businesses, donates time and money to nonprofits, and encourages others to do the same. “I consider it an honor to work for such a committed company.”
12. Oregon Restoration
Oregon employees: 28 | Score: 610.68
This building repair company has cultivated a “proactive love culture,” according to one employee, which takes employee appreciation to the next level with reward systems, team unity, competitive benefits and bonding activities, such as game nights and outdoor excursions. “Really good benefits. Great people,” says a staffer.
Location: Lake Oswego
Oregon employees: 15 | Score: 608.50
This laboratory testing company offers flexible hours and free services for employees and their families. Employees appreciate that managers involve staff in company strategy. “We have a great leader and open communication,” says one employee. “We all feel heard and involved in every decision made for the company’s success,” says another.
14. Pepper Foster Consulting
Oregon employees: 30 | Score: 608.25
Valuing its commitment to inclusionary policies, transparency and the opportunity to learn from senior leaders are all reasons employees enjoy being a part of the team at this consulting firm. “The whole company feels aligned toward common goals with a shared purpose,” says one employee.
15. Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth
Oregon employees: 18 | Score: 607.12
Respect for work-life balance is a mantra at this law firm. “When I was out sick for a week with the flu the whole team stepped in,” says one employee. “The level of empathy and open communication in our company is far and away the best that I have come across in an office setting.”
16. Cable Hill Partners
Oregon employees: 15 | Score: 606.70
Employees praise the “drama-free” work environment, along with a culture of learning, which is fostered with monthly “lunch and learns” and a tuition-reimbursement program. The wealth-management company also offers four weeks of paid paternity leave and charitable matching. “Highly collaborative environment in an industry where this doesn’t normally exist.”
17. CIDA Architects and Engineers
Oregon employees: 31 | Score: 606.27
“I never have to worry about balancing work and family life,” says a staffer. “When a friend of mine passed away unexpectedly, they offered more support than I expected.” The company provides tuition assistance, “amazing benefits” and opportunities to give back to the community.
18. Goldberg Jones
Oregon employees: 15 | Score: 604.56
Employees praise managers at this law firm, who encourage transparency over company decisions. They foster a culture of “freedom and individuality” by allowing employees to manage their own caseload. “I love the autonomy here,” says one worker. “Zero work stress and I feel completely supported by the firm and my supervisor,” says another.
19. Sunnyside Sports
Oregon employees: 24 | Score: 603.75
Management “always chooses the high road” when decisions need to be made about their workers, says one employee at this bike store. Another expressed gratitude for the way the company treated them during cancer treatment. Other employees praise the training and opportunities to progress and get promoted.
20. Kelly’s Automotive Service
Oregon employees: 31 | Score: 603.55
Employees note this auto repair shop fosters a culture of training and improvement. It also gets involved in the community by raising money to support good causes. “Our company owners are down to earth and very approachable when it comes to both business and personal matters.”
21. 71 and Change
Oregon employees: 19 | Score: 602.38
Employees at this management consulting firm enjoy unlimited vacation, “a ton” of flexibility, and transparency with the financial standing of the company. “It is an amazing thing to be able to see,” says one employee. “For a new company, we have an enthusiastic and caring group that wants everyone to succeed and be happy,” says another.
22. Gates Home Furnishings
Location: Grants Pass
Oregon employees: 27 | Score: 602.35
Employees at this Southern Oregon furniture store say managers treat them like family. The company offers bonuses, medical premium allowances and retirement programs. “Gates has opened so many opportunities for us,” says one employee.
23. Pittman & Brooks
Oregon employees: 23 | Score: 602.10
This certified public accounting firm provides a flexible schedule for workers, who praise the employer’s commitment to work-life balance. Staff praise the “amazing” schedules offered by the company. “I don’t know how anyone can stick to a strict 8-5 schedule. It isn’t realistic in our world today,” says one employee.
24. Humber Design Group
Oregon employees: 16 | Score: 600.83
This civil engineering group offers flexible hours, an open-door policy and a management team that always takes employee opinions into consideration. “It’s wonderful to work with such a supportive and creative group, and see women and people of color in management positions.”
25. TMT Development
Oregon employees: 18 | Score: 599.63
This property developer “is seriously the best company I have ever worked for,” says one employee. “Our management team is amazing.” Workers will find plenty of team building and volunteer opportunities, as well as regular awards and bonuses, and educational webinars to encourage growth. “Great leadership. It all starts at the top,” says another.
26. 3J Consulting
Oregon employees: 31 | Score: 598.49
One employee describes this employer as an “amazing firm that is all about making the work environment positive and fun.” The civil engineering and community planning firm provides freedom for employees to study, grow and research topics independently. One employee praised the “professional development that doesn’t occur at larger organizations.”
27. Steele Electric
Oregon employees: 20 | Score: 596.87
Employees praise the flexibility and management style of this electrical services firm, as well as “never asking you to sacrifice” time with family for time at work. Workers also praise the supportive team dynamics. “We have an incredible group of majority young people who give ‘millennials’ a good name,” says one employee.
28. RHT Energy
Oregon employees: 17 | Score: 596.73
This engineering company puts their focus on employees by offering flexibility with their work schedules, the ability to work remotely, and a $150 get-out-of-town reimbursement that goes toward employee vacations. “If we have interests outside of work, RHT supports us,” says one happy staffer.
29. Jackson County Physical Therapy
Oregon employees: 34 | Score: 595.19
Employees enjoy the “casual, comfortable work environment,” along with a strong sense of ethics, community outreach and a focus on patient care. Other employees praise the company’s commitment to sustainability and supportive leadership team.
30. LANE/Finn Partners
Oregon employees: 19 | Score: 593.54
Asked what they liked about working at this public relations firm, one employee replied that the management team has created an “employee-centric” culture with flexible schedules. Special support is given to working parents, with work-from-home options and part-time hours.
31. Fournier Group
Oregon employees: 17 | Score: 591.66
Employees at this independent insurance agency praise the “empowering management style,” which encourages employees to work independently and ask questions. The company is also very active in the community and offers “great benefits.” A loyalty program offers staff up to $10,000 at 20 years of service.
32. Intuitive Digital
Oregon employees: 15 | Score: 591.50
This marketing agency has a “small and well-picked” team, says an employee. “Fun is part of the company culture. We have Nerf dart battles in the middle of work, get monthly massages, have happy hour, surprise lunches and go on team outings.” Staff can also work from home on Fridays.
33. Brighton Jones
Oregon employees: 15 | Score: 590.47
This wealth management firm offers employees the ability to work from home, free weekly yoga classes, and a stipend to pursue personal and professional development goals. Employees praise the management’s commitment to their workers. “Our office is full of amazing individuals that motivate me to work harder every single day.”
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