Entrepreneur.com and the Great Place to Work Institute took a look at medium-size employer practices in workplaces across the U.S. Here is our list of companies that made the cut for our annual ranking.
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ACUITY
ACUITY
Industry: Financial services and insurance Location: Sheboygan, WI Employees: 808
Holding the No. 1 spot in our Medium Companies list for two years in a row, ACUITY thanks its staff in several ways, such as creating personalized Wheaties boxes for all of its more than 800...more
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Integrity Applications Incorporated
Integrity Applications Incorporated
Industry: Professional services -- consulting engineering Location: Chantilly, VA Employees: 428
A developer of security and intelligence technologies for the public sector, Integrity Applications covers 100 percent of benefits for employees and their dependents and has kept up benefits for...more
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Holder Construction Company
Holder Construction Company
Industry: Construction and real estate -- contracting Location: Atlanta, GA Employees: 580
Holder supports the efforts of its employees -- called associates -- to balance work and personal life. The company closes at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays, giving everyone a jumpstart on the weekend. If an...more
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CustomInk.com
CustomInk.com
Industry: Retail -- clothing Location: Tysons Corner, VA Employees: 290
Staff members at this custom t-shirt and apparel company celebrate with style. Employees are welcomed and rewarded with CustomInk t-shirts, jackets and other gifts. Team spirit extends beyond the...more
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Development Dimensions International
Development Dimensions International
Industry: Professional services -- consulting -- management Location: Pittsburgh, PA Employees: 527
This talent management firm celebrates individual contributions as well as teamwork with events such as "It s All About You" week, where individual employees are applauded by co-workers for...more
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4imprint
4imprint
Industry: Advertising and marketing -- direct marketing Location: Oshkosh, WI Employees: 418
The CEO gives out his home phone number to the 425 employee associates at 4imprint, letting them know he means it when he says they can contact him about anything. With 42 percent of positions...more
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AMX
AMX
Industry: Electronics Location: Richardson, TX Employees: 498
The 501-person staff enjoys foosball and ping-pong tables, sand volleyball courts, basketball tournaments and a holiday celebration for just about any holiday you can think of. But AMX is also...more
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Enterprise Bank and Trust Company
Enterprise Bank and Trust Company
Industry: Financial services and insurance -- banking/credit services Location: Lowell, MA Employees: 356
Contrary to the trend in the banking and credit industry, Enterprise Bank has managed to keep spreading "seeds" for employees. After planting an extensive rooftop garden on one of its bank...more
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dunnhumbyUSA
dunnhumbyUSA
Industry: Advertising and marketing -- direct marketing Location: Cincinnati, OH Employees: 434
This marketing data insights firm helps other companies understand the depth of their market, and goes to similar lengths to foster employee culture. It puts core values such as passion,...more
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Parkway Properties
Parkway Properties
Industry: Construction and real estate -- property management Location: Jackson, MS Employees: 379
This real estate investment firm rolls out the proverbial red carpet for new hires by arranging welcome lunches with different teams throughout the week, and assigning a "Parkway Peer" to help...more
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Genencor
Genencor
Industry: Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals Location: Palo Alto, CA Employees: 546
Genencor employees have several impromptu celebrations such as "break in the weather days," which celebrate the first nice day of weather in the spring. On-site perks include oil changes,...more
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Higher One
Higher One
Industry: Financial services and insurance Location: New Haven, CT Employees: 302
The entrepreneurial effort of three former Yale students, Higher One is in its 11th year of delivering support to student recipients of financial aid. For its 10th anniversary, the company flew...more
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MBP (McDonough Bolyard Peck)
MBP (McDonough Bolyard Peck)
Industry: Professional services -- consulting engineering Location: Fairfax, VA Employees: 298
This construction management firm added 100 new employees this year and takes steps to make sure new hires feel welcome before they start work. Between the offer and an employee's first day, the...more
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EILEEN FISHER
EILEEN FISHER
Industry: Retail -- clothing Location: Irvington, NY Employees: 701
This women's clothing designer and manufacturer offers programs that support employee wellness such as a $1,000 annual stipend toward anything the employee defines as "wellness" (typically used for...more
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The Integer Group
The Integer Group
Industry: Advertising and marketing Location: Lakewood, CO Employees: 851
At this marketing firm, being inspired is a top priority. Employees have their IQ -- or "inspiration quotient" -- measured during interviews based on their answer to the question: "What inspires...more
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ESL Federal Credit Union
ESL Federal Credit Union
Industry: Financial services and insurance -- banking/credit services Location: Rochester, NY Employees: 631
Seventy-five percent of jobs at ESL Federal Credit Union are filled internally. This is due in part to the company's "iVisit" program, which encourages employees to visit other departments within...more
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Hoar Construction
Hoar Construction
Industry: Construction and real estate -- contracting Location: Birmingham, AL Employees: 512
Hoar Construction "builds" its people with the same enthusiasm it builds its million-dollar projects. In addition to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursement, Hoar offers employees a variety of...more
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Embrace Home Loans
Embrace Home Loans
Industry: Financial services and insurance -- banking/credit services Location: Newport, RI Employees: 540
While the mortgage industry has been hit hard by the economic downturn, Embrace Home Loans has nearly doubled in size in the past three years. The company's motto is "not too big to feel," and...more
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Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman
Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman
Industry: Professional services Location: Denver, CO Employees: 348
Management at this accounting firm believes that every employee has a "forte" or passion worth putting work into. Every employee is matched with a mentor, a coach and a buddy who works...more
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Hilcorp Energy Company
Hilcorp Energy Company
Industry: Manufacturing and production Location: Houston, TX Employees: 635
Hilcorp surpassed its goals for its "Double Drive" incentive last year, a program tied to improving production and meeting other company goals. As a result, the company's employees were each...more
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Noblis
Noblis
Industry: Professional services Location: Falls Church, VA Employees: 616
Tracing its history back to an MIT laboratory, this research firm aims to keeps its engineers and scientists at the cutting-edge through tuition reimbursement and regular development events such as...more
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OtterBox
OtterBox
Industry: Manufacturing and production -- personal and household goods Location: Fort Collins, CO Employees: 294
This designer of protective cases for smartphones hires people for their "Ottertude" -- those who embody the company's core values including innovation, passion and accountability. New employees...more
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DELTA Resources
DELTA Resources
Industry: Professional services Location: Arlington, VA Employees: 264
This woman-owned government technology contractor sends employees flowers and offers donations for life events such as funerals and weddings. Additionally, any employee can receive up to $250 per...more
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Cirrus Logic
Cirrus Logic
Industry: Electronics Location: Austin, TX Employees: 478
Staff members at this developer of signal-processing chips for audio and energy applications not only have generated more than 1,000 patents, they also have a passion for letting loose. Weekly...more
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Novozymes
Novozymes
Industry: Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals Location: Franklinton, NC Employees: 829
Novozymes is in the business of producing enzymes and other bio-innovations that do everything from the removing trans-fats in foods to the creation of renewable energy. Its internal news channel...more

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