Inc. magazine’s best places to work list is out, and Georgia has 12 companies on the list.
The magazine's Best Workplaces for 2019 list recognizes private, independent U.S. companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement and stellar benefits.
Employees of each nominated company were given a survey, conducted by Omaha’s Quantum Workplace, on topics that included trust, management effectiveness, perks and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed and audited the data.
All companies had to have a minimum of 10 employees and be U.S.-based, privately held and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:
- 99% provide health insurance—and some cover the cost
- 49% allow employees to bring pets to work
- 65% take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge
- 16% offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service
“With today’s tight labor market, building a great corporate culture is more important than ever,” said Inc. magazine editor-in-chief James Ledbetter. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from.”
Georgia’s 12 companies, in alphabetical order, are:
- Everywhere Agency
- Gasket Guy
- Stable Kernel
- Syfan Logistics
- Vdart Inc
- Village Realty
You can click on the company name to learn more about it.
The AJC recognized SalesLoft and Kabbage as Top Workplaces for 2019.
SalesLoft, founded in November 2011, hired 120 people in the past year, bringing its total workforce to 220 global employees, the majority of whom are in Atlanta. It’s the 2019 Top Workplaces midsize winner.
“I was really looking for something where I could be fulfilled and aligned with my morals and values. What was most important for me finding a company aligned with why they do things,” said Mónica Cottrell, who was hired in August 2017 as an implementation success manager who trains clients on the software. “I really wanted to find a place that I could thrive, and not just do my role, but really contribute to the overall vision and purpose of a company. It’s hard to find a company like that.”
Associated Press reports were used in this article.