Best places to work in Georgia for 2019, according to Inc. magazine

Over 2,300 companies participated in AJC's 2018 Top Workplaces award But only 150 could be included in this year's Top Workplaces award Employees across the metro Atlanta responded to print and online surveys Energage −a Philadeplphia-based human resources consulting company − surveyed 256 metro area companies Throughout those companies, more than 55,000 employees participated Employees favored geniuine care from their employer and an investment in each employee Congratulations to all the winners!

Georgia is home to 12 of the 346 top workplaces on Inc.’s fourth annual survey

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.

» Here are all the winners from AJC's 2019 Top Workplaces awards

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.”

» 11 Atlanta companies with cool, rare perks

Georgia’s 12 companies, in alphabetical order, are:

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.”

» SalesLoft: Top Midsize Workplace

Associated Press reports were used in this article.