The 2009 Top 33 Small Companies to Work For in Oregon


Share this article! NUMBER 1: SMALL COMPANIES Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide 2009 2008 Company Industry City Website Benefits and Compensation Work Environment Decision Making and Trust Performance Management Career Dev and Learning Employer Benefits Survey TOTAL 1 4 Rose City Mortgage Specialists Portland 94.8 99.6 99.0 97.8 93.2 71 555.42 Socially responsible … Read more

NUMBER 1:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
14Rose City Mortgage SpecialistsPortland94.899.699.097.893.271555.42
Socially responsible mortgage brokerrosecitymtg.com

No. 1 Small Company: Rose City Mortgage Specialists
Rose City Mortgage has been a 100 Best winner three times and the collapse of its industry isn’t going to change how the employees feel about working there. Over the past few months, they’ve had to give up their office and reduce their staff and now operate out of their CEOs home. But they understand their culture isn’t imbedded in a great office space, it’s inside them. The employees at this company brought their values with them: team work, sustainability, community and commitment. At the new home office, the deck is open for meditation and anyone can use the hot tub. Dogs and kids are welcome and the beverages are in the fridge. Flextime and telecommuting are SOP; the employees set their own schedules. “There’s no hierarchy here,” says one employee. “You feel like family the first day.” “It almost seems too good to be true,” says another. But it is.

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NUMBER 2:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
27United Human Capital SolutionsLake Oswego91.594.194.593.392.376.7542.40
Health-care staffinguhcsolutions.com

No. 2 Small Company: United Human Capital Solutions
If you have a thing for Star Wars, Lake Oswego-based United Human Capital Solutions might just be the place for you. New and senior employees participate in the company’s unique "Jedi Program." The program was set up five years ago to mentor new employees in talent recruitment and job placement. But it isn’t easy to become a "Master Jedi." Only two get the designation, and the CEO is one of them. But if you work here and don’t make top Jedi, you might still go to Las Vegas, where employees get to go if company goals are met. This company has been on the list for five years in a row so it’s no surprise that one employee says, "I would follow these leaders anywhere. The future’s so bright for this company, I gotta wear shades!"

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NUMBER 3:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
322QuangoPortland96.793.795.192.795.162.5535.80
Design and marketingquangoinc.com
No. 3 Large Company:Quango
Sure, this Portland-based design and marketing firm offers 100% paid health benefits to employees. But maybe even more important to your typical techie and gamer, Quango employees get access to the latest video games. If video games aren’t enough to loosen up employees at the end of the day, it’s nothing a good old-fashioned massage can’t fix. Relaxation is essential to the creative process so the company, which has been on the 100 Best list for three years in a row, brings in a massage therapist every other week for all 18 employees. "We get free video games, XBox Live memberships, season snowboarding passes and free beer," says one worker. Who could ask for

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NUMBER 4:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
410Columbia Printing & GraphicsPortland92.495.293.188.788.572.7530.63
Comm., digital, clean-room printingcolprinting.com

 

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NUMBER 5:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
513Power Equipment SystemsSalem85.69393.38690.377.3525.47
Lawn/garden equipment wholesalerpesnet.com

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NUMBER 29:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
29NRDavidson Benefits PlanningTualatin85.987.189.986.480.569.9499.69
Employee benefit servicesjjdavidson.com

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NUMBER 30:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
3032Conkling Fiskum & McCormickPortland83.087.186.278.981.081.8498.02
Public affairs, PR, researchcfm-online.com

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NUMBER 31:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
31NRNW Port. Area Indian Health Bd.Portland86.289.180.768.382.286.9493.43
Health promotion, research, policynpaihb.org

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NUMBER 32:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
32NRSummit BankEugene83.18788.479.484.670.5492.95
Banking and financial servicessummitbankonline.com

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NUMBER 33:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
20092008Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
3327NACM OregonPortland78.588.688.979.383.174.4492.83
Business credit servicesnacmoregon.org

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