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Great Places to Work for 2011

#17 - XPLANE | Dachis Group

Industry: Professional services -- consulting -- management
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/gptw/67
XPLANE | Dachis Group
Location: Portland, OR
2010 Revenue: $8,400,000
http://www.xplane.com

Why It's a Great Employer

With offices in Oregon, St. Louis, Madrid and The Netherlands, business-design consulting firm XPLANE develops interactive materials to make complex information more accessible for its clients. Twice per month, XPLANE blocks out two hours for "Visual Thinking School," where staff members gathers to build their skills in drawing, storytelling and presentation. Every two weeks a different employee takes temporary ownership over the company's "Inspiration Wall," using his or her craft to inspire others with a creative portrayal of that which inspires that person most. The "Exceeding Expectations" award allows peers to nominate each other for extraordinary performance, with award winners selected from each studio once every month.

Employee Perks

Bonus
Free Snacks
Free Beverages

By The Numbers

52
Current Full and Part-Time Employees
31
2009 Full and Part-Time Employees
12%
Full-Time Voluntary Turnover
$500
Highest Referral Bonus
100%
Portion of employee health-care premium paid:
50%
Portion of dependent health-care premium paid: