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Great Places to Work for 2011

#4 - AutomationDirect

Industry: Industrial services
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/gptw/54
AutomationDirect
Location: Cumming, GA
2010 Revenue: N/A
http://www.automationdirect.com

Why It's a Great Employer

A direct seller of automation controls for manufacturing machines, AutomationDirect puts an emphasis on balance in supporting employees. Its approach draws on a version of the "Wheel of Life" as a metaphor, with a different "spoke" representing common goals each employee is trying to keep in balance -- such as family, career and physical well-being, among others. The logic follows that if someone's "spokes" are out of sync, the wheel can't spin efficiently. The company offers a number of perks to help employees' wheels stay well-rounded, among them on-site yoga and Pilates classes, personal and professional development courses and a monthly newsletter focused on character building. Last year, the company had a full-time annual turnover rate of about 2 percent.

Employee Perks

Bonus
Free Snacks
Free Beverages
Mailing
Dry Cleaning
Travel
Free Lunch
Free Breakfast

By The Numbers

190
Current Full and Part-Time Employees
171
2009 Full and Part-Time Employees
2%
Full-Time Voluntary Turnover
$1,500
Highest Referral Bonus
100%
Portion of employee health-care premium paid:
100%
Portion of dependent health-care premium paid: