2014 Top Companies - 25-99 Employees

Answer 1 Communications

INDUSTRY: Telecommunications
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 80/80
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mary Jones, President
WEBSITE: answer1.com
Answer 1 Communication provides live 24/7 call and contact center services to businesses internationally. A naturally diverse staff is just one testament to Answer 1’s core value of “we believe in each other.” To promote a team atmosphere, the company hosts numerous parties throughout the year, including potlucks, costume parties and video game challenges. Agents participate in the weekly Challenge Yourself program which rewards employees with gift cards and bragging rights.


Appointment-Plus

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 73/73
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bob LaLoggia, CEO
WEBSITE: appointment-plus.com
Appointment-Plus, a software development company, encourages its employees to stay active and be healthy. In addition to paying 100 percent of the employee premium on health insurance, the company offers up to a $150 reimbursement for fitness clubs. They encourage employees to stay active with their families by offering two weeks paid maternity leave in addition to standard PTO, and their “Fridays in the Park” program keeps employees healthy with a friendly game of basketball.


Arizona Charter Academy

INDUSTRY: Education
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 65/65
AZ LOCATION: Surprise
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Melissa Holdaway, COO/CEO
WEBSITE: azcharter.com
The Arizona Charter Academy, a non-profit public charter school, offers numerous professional development opportunities where staff members can attend workshops or receive ongoing training in their field. Employees are encouraged to work on community service projects with students, and are provided the resources they need to implement them, including paid time off. In addition to a staff appreciation week, ongoing “surprises” include lunch, coffee deliveries and an hour or two break while someone covers their class.


Arizona Team

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 37/37
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Matthew Osborne, President
WEBSITE: arizona-team.com
Arizona Team, which specializes in marketing and sales services, provides a career path that is limitless by promoting its employees on merit rather than tenure, creating an atmosphere where employees feel valued and can grow. Among its unique programs is the monthly Lean In group, which allows women to discuss personal and professional growth opportunities. And every week, a different employee gets to play “Office DJ,” selecting upbeat music to play throughout the main lobby and offices.


Axosoft, LLC

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 39/39
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Hamid Shojaee, CEO
WEBSITE: axosoft.com
Axosoft provides bug tracking and software project management applications for software development teams. The company is home to the AxoFarm, an in-office garden full of herbs and vegetables. Combined with in-house fitness classes, Axosoft recognizes the importance of keeping its employees healthy and happy. They also paid trips to anywhere in the U.S. for an employee’s one year anniversary, as well as pumpkin decorating, movie afternoons and Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior programs during the holiday season.


AZPerio, PLLC

INDUSTRY: Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 46/46
AZ LOCATION: Paradise Valley
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ralph Wilson, Managing Partner
WEBSITE: azperio.com
Periodontal specialist AZPerio understands that life happens to its employees, and to help with all the twists and turns, the company offers personal loans to help in times of hardship. With over 80 percent of the team comprised of women, AZPerio provides maternity leave for two months, as well as short-term disability. And employees not only get treated to a traditional holiday dinner, but an entire week off during Christmas as well.


BestIT

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 44/44
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Harry Curtin, CEO
WEBSITE: bestit.com
BestIT, a full-service technology and consulting provider, delivers high-performance results to its customers and employees alike. The company hosts a number of events throughout the year, including bowling, kart racing and paintball outings. They also have their own race team and flexible work schedules.


Better Business Bureau

INDUSTRY: Non-Profit – Information Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 52/52
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Matthew Fehling, President/CEO
WEBSITE: arizonabbb.org
The BBB not only handles complaints, but also provides customer and business reviews and accreditation. The company hosts monthly TEAM meetings with lunch and insights into the inner-workings of the organization. The management team makes it a priority to understand employees’ needs, and the entire staff has the opportunity to have one-on-one’s with the President/CEO twice a year. BBB Bucks are used to acknowledge staff members who go above and beyond, and can be redeemed for gift cards and even PTO.


Bishop Fox

INDUSTRY: Consulting
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 50/50
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Francis Brown, Partner & Vincent Liu, Partner
WEBSITE: bishopfox.com
Bishop Fox is a security consulting firm that has provided services to Fortune 1000 companies, high-tech start-ups and financial institutions around the world. Among the benefits of being a Bishop Fox employee is a flexible work schedule, including the ability to telecommute, and access to the company-owned ski lease in Lake Tahoe.


Clear Title Agency of Arizona

INDUSTRY: Real Estate – Title & Escrow
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 41/41
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: James B. Patterson, CEO
WEBSITE: cleartitleaz.com
Clear Title Agency provides quality title and escrow services throughout the state. The company offers a summer retreat to the White Mountains, as well as a Diamondbacks outing during baseball season. Clear Title Agency promotes the personal growth of its staff, with flexible hours to meet family needs and an employee recognition program that provides a monetary award to the charity of an employee’s choice.


Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care, LLC

INDUSTRY: Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 54/54
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Charlotte Igo, COO
WEBSITE: chpchospice.com
As a physician and nurse owned and operated hospice, Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care knows the importance of ensuring its staff is treated with the utmost consideration. Employees can receive tuition reimbursements to help further their educational goals. The company is predominantly females, and they support diversity through their peer mentoring and flexible work arrangements. A unique feature of the company is its lending library full of books that is open to all employees.


Core Communications

INDUSTRY: Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 46/46
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Shawn Morse, Managing Director
WEBSITE: corecable.net
Core Communications is a specialty contractor that provides fulfillment solutions to the cable television, telecommunications, and broadband services industries. The company hosts a number of team building activities, including go-kart racing, paintball and golf. They have a performance-based metrics system that is converted to a GPA scale for giveaways, bonuses and higher pay scaled. Core Communications works with New Pathways for Youth, donating both money and time to the cause.


Equity Methods

INDUSTRY: Consulting
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 30/30
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Takis Makridis, President & CEO
WEBSITE: equitymethods.com
Equity Methods focuses on solving a variety of equity compensation plan design, valuation, accounting and tax challenges. They also focus on their employees, with a flat and collaborative organizational structure that includes company-sponsored offsite social events such as laser tag, community service and hiking. Equity Methods also ensures its staff always feels comfortable, so relaxed, non-formal attire is the norm.


ethology

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 65/43
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jeffrey Pruitt, CEO
WEBSITE: ethology.com
ethology is a full service, integrated digital marketing agency that offers, among other services, research, content strategy and email marketing. Among the benefits they offer are three weeks of paid time off, a $250 paid vacation bonus, and employee recognition that offers $100 a month and $2,500 at the end of the year to the top employee. Employees have the chance to further their skills through industry conferences, and the once-a-month Taco Tuesday is an employee favorite.


Genius Avenue

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 32/32
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ben Rozum, President
WEBSITE: geniusavenue.com
CAREER PAGE: geniusavenue.com/careers.aspx
Genius Avenue provides comprehensive benefit administration and marketing services through online marketplaces using cloud‐based technology. Keep an eye out for Franklin, the office’s dinosaur mascot. Franklin is always hiding, and when a staff member finds him, he or she hides him again lets everyone know he’s moved. During busy times, offsite activities such as bowling and interdepartmental activities such as decorating contests keep the mood light. Genius Avenue shuts down an hour early every Friday, and the casual dress code includes shorts and flip-flops.


KnowledgeNet

INDUSTRY: Education
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 76/70
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Rob Doty, Managing Partner
WEBSITE: knowledgenet.com
KnowledgeNet offers a blend of effective training styles designed to leverage the benefits of traditional instructor-led training at your desktop. The company provides a plethora of fun activities for its staff members including tournaments, salsa and chili cook-offs, Pajama Day and Super Hero Day. With a strong commitment to helping the community, KnowledgeNet employees have cooked dinner for Ronald McDonald House residents, donated bottled water to the homeless and worked telethons for local charities.


MassMutual Arizona

Insurance – Non-Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 73/73
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jeff Dollarhide, President, CEO & Managing Partner
WEBSITE: arizona.massmutual.com
CAREER PAGE: arizona.massmutual.com/our_opportunity.php
MassMutual Arizona provides customers with quality insurance options, including whole life and disability. Every month, the company holds a luncheon that includes various activities such as a chili cook off. The company’s top producers are awarded with trips to unique locales such as Paris, Monte Carlo and Sicily. Fun activities such as softball and paintball help staff members form a strong bond, and MassMutual’s flexible schedule is perfect for working mothers and families.


Miller Russell Associates

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 33/33
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mark Feldman, CEO
WEBSITE: miller-russell.com
Miller Russell Associates provide investment, wealth management and tax compliance and consulting services. Employees have full access to a well stocked break room full of free snacks, and the company provides mentorship to emerging leaders in the firm. The office will occasionally close down for fun activities as well charity, including spring training games and volunteer opportunities at St. Mary’s Food Bank.


Natural Partners, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Distribution
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 88/88
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Tye Smith, Founder & CEO
WEBSITE: naturalpartners.com
Natural Partners, Inc. provides professional grade natural supplements and e-commerce support to health care professionals. As is the case with their customers, Natural Partners want their employees to be healthy. They offer an Avante Food Market, which is subsidized so employees receive $50 a month for free. The company has a number of celebrations every month, including barbecues, arts and crafts and a day hosted by the company’s Executive Vice President.


OpenTech Alliance, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 99/99
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Robert Chiti, President & CEO
WEBSITE: opentechalliance.com
OpenTech Alliance provides solutions that connect storage owners and tenants through the automated Kiosks and Call Center services known as INSOMNIAC. OpenTech provides a number of unique perks, including organic fruit deliveries twice a week and chair massages right in the office. Every employee receives premium AAA membership, and after 10 years of service, PTO jumps to 160 hours per year.


Orchard Medical Consulting

INDUSTRY: Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 49/30
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Robin Orchard, President & Owner
WEBSITE: orchardmed.com
Orchard Medical Consulting provides quality nurse case management services for employees who have incurred catastrophic work-related injuries. They are one of the largest sponsors of Kids’ Chance of Arizona, which helps kids further their educational and personal dreams. The company has monthly birthday potlucks, a referral bonus program and a Biggest Loser weight loss challenge.


PCA skin

INDUSTRY: Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 90/90
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Doug Abel, CEO
WEBSITE: pcaskin.com
PCA skin offers professional skin care products as well as educational training for aestheticians. Among the charities the company works with is the Sojourner Center, and the company offers paid days off to volunteer for various charities. PCA skin also offers flexible work schedules and meetings with management on a regular basis.


Renters Warehouse Arizona, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Real Estate – Property Management
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 28/28
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Kevin Ortner, CEO
WEBSITE: phoenix.renterswarehouse.com
Renters Warehouse Arizona, Inc. offers professional landlord services, including leasing and management, for property owners. Employees have the opportunity to create their own schedules within the work week, and there is always the opportunity for monthly bonuses. Along with free tickets to local events, Renters Warehouse keeps things interesting with mini golf in the office during break times and a dance off among the staff.


Retailer Web Services

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 40/40
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: James Kane, CEO
WEBSITE: retailerwebservices.com
Retailer Web Services develops, hosts and maintains e-commerce web sites for independent Furniture, Major Appliance, Mattress, Bedding, Outdoor Power and Decorative Plumbing retailers. The company likes to surprise its employees with unique perks throughout the year. They have brought in a massage therapist for a day and have given out rewards for exceptional contributions, including iPads to 10 employees after a successful trade show season. They also have breakfasts catered on Mondays and provide employees with fun toys to reduce stress, such as stress balls.


Rose Law Group

INDUSTRY: Legal
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 35/35
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jordan Rose, President & Founder
WEBSITE: roselawgroup.com
Rose Law Group has 27 areas of law practice, including renewable energy and family law. The firm has monthly ‘fun days’ that have included happy hours, massages, shooting ranges and even paid vacations with families to a resort. They also have a personal concierge, an onsite gym and house cleaning and night nurse for families that have new babies. They are active in a number of charities, including the American Heart Association and the Arizona Kidney Foundation.


SiteLock, LLC

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 56/48
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Thomas Gorny, CEO
WEBSITE: sitelock.com
SiteLock helps protect a business’s online presence with reliable, high-quality website security. The company offers free food for its employees every day, as well as telemedicine for the employees and their dependents. In addition to an onsite health coach, SiteLock has a game room with an Xbox, ping pong table, pool table and DIRECTV.


Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 32/32
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Steve LeVine, CEO
WEBSITE: slentertainment.com
SLE, an events and public relations agency, specializes in a number of areas including event planning, talent booking, marketing and promotions. The company offers Friday Fundays, where the entire office will participate in events such as pizza parties, Xbox competitions and spring training games. They also have a music studio in the office, where guests DJs can play music during happy hours. The staff also participates in various competitive areas, including ping pong tournaments, award show polls and Fantasy Football leagues.


Telesphere

INDUSTRY: Telecommunications
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 99/65
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Clark Peterson, CEO
WEBSITE: telesphere.com
Telesphere is a leading provider of business VoIP solutions, bringing businesses extensive communications services. Telesphere is active with the Greater Scottsdale Boys & Girls clubs, having hosted, sponsored and run an annual golf tournament the last two years. The company has a Culture Team that creates fun activities throughout the year, including sumo wrestling and pumpkin carving. Seasonal sports are big at Telesphere; there are intramural team-building competitions that include trashcan basketball and Wii competitions.


The Lavidge Company

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 82/82
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bill Lavidge, CEO
WEBSITE: lavidge.com
The Lavidge Company is a full-service advertising, public relations, and interactive marketing agency. The company’s office is designed to be open and fun, with a café often stocked with food for the staff (as well as a kegerator for Friday happy hours), satellite/cable television and massage chairs. Summer vacation is a thing of the past for working adults, but The Lavidge Company brings summer excitement back by closing the offices at 3 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Trax Technologies, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 81/81
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Scott Nelson, President
WEBSITE: traxtech.com
Trax Technologies processes freight bills and other freight transactions for shippers and logistics services providers around the globe. Upper managements knows the importance of a work-life and family balance, with the President and executive staff often making this a first priority. They participate in a number of charitable activities, including Operation Christmas Child and a matching donation program for the typhoon relief in the Philippines.


2014 Top Companies - 100 - 999 Employees

Alliance Bank of Arizona, A Division of Western Alliance Bank

INDUSTRY: Banking
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 222/222
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jim Lundy, Founding CEO
WEBSITE: alliancebankofarizona.com
CAREER PAGE: alliancebankofarizona.com/Careers.aspx
Alliance Bank of Arizona is positioned as a “super community” bank to deliver a broader product array and larger credit capacity than a traditional community bank. One of their largest programs is “Mission Fitpossible,” a weight loss challenge for all the employees. The company makes sure staff members that go above and beyond the call of duty are recognized, with special reward programs and quarterly recognition of employees.


Alliance Financial Resources, DBA Alliance Home Loans

INDUSTRY: Financial Services – Residential
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 190/168
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jamie Korus, President
WEBSITE: afrhomeloans.com
Alliance Financial Resources is a residential mortgage lender offering loans for individuals looking to purchase or refinance real estate. The company offers paid days off to volunteer at various charities, as well as quarterly events to better the community. Breakfast and lunch are provided to the staff multiple times a month, and softball tournaments, chair massages and an Employee Appreciation Day at a spring training game are regular parts of the company culture.


Ashton Woods Homes

INDUSTRY: Real Estate – Home Building
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 500/55
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ken Balogh, President & CEO
WEBSITE: ashtonwoodshomes.com/phoenix
Ashton Woods Homes has built award-winning, high-performance new homes for more than 30 years. The company has worked with a number of charitable causes, including the Special Olympics, Rebuilding Arizona and various food drives. Employees are treated to early releases before every holiday, as well as casual dress on both Thursdays and Fridays. Other company-sponsored events include hiking, basketball, spring training and overnight resort vacations.


ASU Foundation for a New American University

INDUSTRY: Non-Profit
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 202/198
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: R.F. “Rick” Shangraw Jr., Ph.D., CEO
WEBSITE: asufoundation.org
The ASU Foundation’s primary goal is to advance philanthropic programs that support students and life-long learners. The staff is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, with events such as Walk Across America, a team fitness challenge, and a Biometrics Fair to raise health awareness. They also offer onsite yoga classes weekly. The ASU Foundation offers a number of morale-boosting perks, such as a holiday party at the Phoenix Zoo and Star Cards, personalized, hand-written notes that colleagues can give to each other for a job well done.


Banner Casa Grande Medical Center

INDUSTRY: Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 819/819
AZ LOCATION: Casa Grande
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Rona Curphy, CEO
WEBSITE: BannerHealth.com/CasaGrande
CAREER PAGE: bannerhealth.com/careers
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center offers an impressive array of inpatient and outpatient care, including emergency, heart and maternity care, to meet the needs of Casa Grande and surrounding communities. In addition to flexible hours, competitive time-off and salary plans, they offer their employees a wide-range of benefit choices that can be mixed and matched to best meet their personal and financial needs. Banner Casa Grande is part of Banner Health, an organization that has the stability that comes with success and the values you’ll be proud to represent.


ClearCall Solutions

INDUSTRY: Consumer Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 189/189
AZ LOCATION: Chandler
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mike Melton, President
WEBSITE: clearcallsolutions.com
ClearCall Solutions is a fast-paced direct response B2C sales and marketing company. The company offers workday walks, where employees take casual strolls around the business park to get away from it all for a few minutes and get some exercise. Keeping with the health theme, ClearCall also offers yoga sessions during lunch with an in-house trainer and a weight loss challenge/gym reimbursement program. Employees also enjoy using the combination ping pong and pool table.


Credit Union West

INDUSTRY: Banking
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 183/183
AZ LOCATION: Glendale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bob MacGregor, CEO/President
WEBSITE: cuwest.org
CAREER PAGE: cuwest.org/about-us/careers.aspx
Credit Union West is a financial cooperative in Arizona with a mission to enhance quality of life and meet their clients’ financial needs. Credit Union West underwrites many programs for troops at Luke Air Force Base and throughout the state, including VA Stand Down and Luke Day Picnic. In addition to wellness fairs, the company has Halloween and ugly sweater contests and offers quarterly incentives and annual bonuses.


EBCO, Inc. dba La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

INDUSTRY: Retail
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 219/219
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ed Breunig III, Owner & CEO
WEBSITE: lazboy.com/Arizona
CAREER PAGE: lazboyjobs.com
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries offer unique pieces that complement every room of the home. Currently on a path to become “The Greatest Retail Show on Earth,” La-Z-Boy offers a number of incentives for its staff, including its Milestone Award Program. The program includes a Rolex watch on an employee’s 10-year anniversary, and an all expense paid trip to Hawaii after 20 years. La-Z-Boy also has a 75 percent match on an employee’s 401k plan, and customized “circus tickets” are redeemable for flex time and other prizes.


Edupoint Educational Systems, LLC

INDUSTRY: Software
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 125/102
AZ LOCATION: Mesa
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Robert Weathers, CEO
WEBSITE: edupoint.com
Edupoint Educational Systems provides K-12 student information management systems that enable teachers, school staff and district administrators to maximize student performance. Edupoint offers flexible scheduling and, on Fridays, catered lunch for the staff. They offer an employer-funded Flexible Spending Account and 15 percent total employee contribution for medical benefits, and their monthly Pilates and “MELT” classes keep worker’s healthy year-round.


Fann Contracting, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Construction
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 170/170
AZ LOCATION: Prescott
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mike Fann, President
WEBSITE: fanncontracting.com
Fann Contracting performs heavy civil and highway construction throughout the state of Arizona. In addition to a 4-day workweek and profit sharing bonus, Fann takes all employees to Conexpo, an equipment trade show in Las Vegas. The company holds celebration BBQs after a safe job is complete, and the annual fall picnic and company Christmas party bring together employees and their families for various activities and healthy meals.


First Fidelity Bank NA

INDUSTRY: Banking
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 383/62
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Lee Symcox, President & CEO
WEBSITE: ffb.com
First Fidelity Bank is a locally owned and operated national bank. Employees can take advantage of free banking services and reduced-rate personal loans. The Salute to Service Program celebrates employee milestones with a gift and formal recognition by the CEO, and management hosts an employee appreciation week once a year. Every day of the week has a different theme, and perks includes free ice creams, passes for PTO, half days off and a day where employees can wear jeans.


George Brazil Services

INDUSTRY: HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Home Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 101/101
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jim Probst, Owner/President & Patricia Langlin-Brazil, Owner
WEBSITE: georgebrazilservices.com
CAREER PAGE: georgebrazilservice.com/coupon
George Brazil Services offers repair and installation of residential air conditioning and heating. The company has special perks for its top performers, having sent the top salesperson to Mexico with a guest, as well as the top service tech to California for a vacation. Two management team members receives a cruise each year. Other perks include weekly lunches, ice cream socials and ticket giveaways to special events.


Homeowners Financial Group USA, LLC

INDUSTRY: Mortgage Banking
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 166/156
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bill Rogers, Founder & CEO
WEBSITE: homeownersfg.com
Homeowners Financial Group is a full service mortgage banker, leading the Valley in residential lending. Employees are treated to a large variety of unique events throughout the year, including holiday parties, a picnic, happy hours and softball games. The company offers opportunities to work remotely, and staff members combine to give back to more than 30 charities annually, including Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Hyatt Regency Phoenix

INDUSTRY: Hotel/Hospitality
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 281/281
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Thomas Delaney, General Manager
WEBSITE: phoenix.hyatt.com
CAREER PAGE: hyatt.taleo.net/careersection
The Hyatt Regency Phoenix is a premier hotel in downtown Phoenix that offers panoramic city and Valley views. All full and part time employees are eligible to receive complimentary hotel stays – with full time staff members receiving 12 nights a year. The Hyatt also offers tuition reimbursement and a continental breakfast and hot lunch for free, every day of the week. The hotel’s employee restaurant even offers a seating area that mirrors a traditional living room, with two televisions and two computers.


Limelight Networks, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 392/226
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Robert Lento, President & CEO
WEBSITE: limelightnetworks.com
Limelight Networks’ is a digital content delivery company that helps content publishers avoid sending files over the busy public Internet but still deliver them directly to end-users. The company has a free, fully-stocked deli onsite as well as a flexible time off policy. The office is located close to Mill Avenue, providing access to great restaurants and covered parking. Limelight also has a game room featuring ping pong and pool tables, and a relaxation room for employees to unwind in.


Lovitt & Touché, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Healthcare – Insurance/Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 190/189
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Charles Touché, CEO
WEBSITE: lovitt-touche.com
CAREER PAGE: lovitt-touche.com
Lovitt & Touché provides customized solutions to employer’s challenges in areas that include insurance purchasing, funding options and risk assessment. The company offers opportunities to improve wellness through weight loss competitions, wellness seminars, yoga, organized walks, massages and an onsite health coach. They also offer flexible hours that include options to work from home and telecommute, as well as monthly charity events such as potlucks and chili cook offs.


Nextiva, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Telecommunications
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 215/205
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Thomas Gorny, CEO
WEBSITE: nextiva.com
Nextiva provides unified communication services that include VoIP, Fax, Tele and Web conferencing. The company offers its employees free food every day, as well as affordable health care that includes telemedicine for all employees and dependents. The game room at Nextiva lets staff members unwind with pool, ping pong and an Xbox.


Rio Salado College

INDUSTRY: Education
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 541/541
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Dr. Chris Bustamante, President
WEBSITE: riosalado.edu
Rio Salado College is one of the 10 Maricopa County Community Colleges, and the largest online public community college in the nation. Employees can engage in yoga and strength training classes onsite, as well as discounted healthy lunch specials at the college café. The “Wii and ice cream time” set up by management involved rotating the Wii gaming system throughout the departments so employees can play during breaks and have an ice cream treat.


Verengo Solar

INDUSTRY: Renewables & Environment
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 997/196
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Randy Bishop, CEO
WEBSITE: verengosolar.com
CAREER PAGE: verengosolar.com/careers
Verengo Solar offers affordable, renewable solar energy for homeowners. The staff organizes quarterly “Solarbrations” that recognize employees for their contributions and includes offsite games, dinners and raffle prizes. The weekly “Rah-Rah” program highlights the successes of the prior week through games and prizes, and the “Company Kudos” email allows senior executives and all other employees to give shout outs for a job well done.


WebPT

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 192/192
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Paul Winandy, CEO
WEBSITE: webpt.com
WebPT is the leading EMR (electronic medical records) for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. WebPT holds this annual holiday party at a unique venue, the Phoenix Art Museum. Employees can indulge in food truck lunches and “Popcorn Wednesdays,” and every now and then, a Nerf gun battle will break out as part of the company’s ongoing game of Capture the Flag.


ZocDoc

INDUSTRY: Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 538/83
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Cyrus Massoumi, Founder & CEO
WEBSITE: zocdoc.com
ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist who accepts their insurance. As a healthcare-based company, ZocDoc offers free healthy snacks daily, as well as catered lunches. Friday happy hours often have themed contests, and the team bonds with frequent events such as improve classes and weekly fitness classes. ZocDoc offers its employees unlimited PTO and flexible work hours. Whenever an employee works late, ZocDoc provides a free dinner and taxi ride back home.


2014 Top Companies - 1000+ Employees

Alliance Residential Company

INDUSTRY: Real Estate
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,991/537
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bruce Ward, President & CEO
WEBSITE: allresco.com
Alliance has invested in more than $3 billion of real estate and manages a $9 billion portfolio with a focus toward superior local leadership and a comprehensive national support infrastructure. Alliance InStyle wardrobe allowance provides fashion-forward career apparel choices for associates from major retailers. Employees are eligible for discounts on apartment homes and have access to discounted corporate suites when traveling. The company produces videos in-house featuring associates as actors to introduce new programs and promote internal campaigns.


American Express

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 25,600/7,388
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ken Chenault, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: americanexpress.com
CAREER PAGE: careers.americanexpress.com
American Express is the world’s largest card issuer, a processor of millions of transactions daily and a partner that provides business-building services. They offer fitness and yoga classes in as well as seated massage therapy and also have a break room with video games, air hockey and foosball. Senior leaders will often drop by an employee’s desk to personally thank them for exceptional results, and American Express’s commitment to the community helped St. Jude’s raise more than $92,000 in 2013.


Burns & McDonnell

INDUSTRY: Engineering, Architecture & Construction
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 4,000/62
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Greg Graves, CEO & Chairman
WEBSITE: burnsmcd.com
Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm. The company has a corporate $75,000 Matching Gifts Program, in which the company provides financial support of employee-owners’ favorite charitable effort. Burns & McDonnell’s MacCulture Recognition Program allows managers to recognize exceptional employee-owners throughout the year with an award that recipients can redeem for gift cards from more than 350 merchants.


Camden Development, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Real Estate
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,779/55
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ric Campo, CEO & Chairman
WEBSITE: camdenliving.com
Camden is engaged in the ownership, development, acquisition, management and disposition of multifamily residential apartment communities. In addition to surprise bonuses, employees can take advantage of $20 apartment suites when they are on vacation. The ACE Awards recognizes employees and communities based on their performance in the past year at a local venue with lunch and a paid day off. Camden is active in the community, having helped Operation Home Front and the Arizona Wounded Warrior Program.


Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 13,600/3,265
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Walter W. Bettinger II, President & CEO
WEBSITE: schwab.com
CAREER PAGE: charlesschwab.com
Charles Schwab provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services. In addition to a Matching Gift program, the Time for Giving program allows employees eight hours of PTO to participate in community service. A Healthy Reward program rewards employees with $250 for completing designated health/wellness activities. Seasonal competitions to promote health and fitness include the “Maintain Don’t Gain” wellness competition to inspire and help employees make healthy choices during the holidays.


Discover Financial Services

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 13,678/2,504
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: David Nelms, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: discover.com
CAREER PAGE: mydiscovercareer.com/home.aspx
Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payments company offering credit cards, banking products, loans and payment services. “Orange Pride” is a committee that offers special give-a-ways on “Orange Out Days” to all employees for showing Discover pride. There is also an Orange Pit room available that offers video games, WiFi connection, TV’s and lounge chairs. The company hosts an elaborate contest where employees can win trips to events such as the Discover Orange Bowl and Rose Bowl parade and game.


Edward Jones

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 36,575/2,504
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jim Weddle, Managing Partner
WEBSITE: edwardjones.com
CAREER PAGE: careers.edwardjones.com/us
At Edward Jones, financial advisors work with clients to understand personal goals and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio. Every associate has an opportunity to own part of the company. Any associate in good standing with three years of service can be offered partnership. Simply for ensuring diversification in clients’ portfolios, financial advisors earn extravagant trips to exotic destinations across the globe with their families.


Fry’s Food Stores

INDUSTRY: Retail – Grocery
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 16,984/16,984
AZ LOCATION: Tolleson
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Steve McKinney, President
WEBSITE: frysfood.com
CAREER PAGE: frysfood.com\careers
Fry’s has been serving Arizonans’ with fresh food at famous low prices since 1960. Fry’s makes sure to keep its staff rooms updated with all the latest comforts, remodeling the rooms with new furniture and accessories every year. Associates can take part in the annual Dodge Ball & Wacky Costume Contest, the largest competition of its kind in the state. They also offer a two-day event at SunSplash Waterpark. Employees and their families can attend the exclusive event and receive free lunch, snow cones and drinks.


GEICO

INDUSTRY: Insurance (non-healthcare)
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 31,159/1,248
AZ LOCATION: Tucson
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Tony Nicely, CEO
WEBSITE: geico.com
GEICO, or the Government Employees Insurance Company, was originally founded on the idea that they would target a customer base of U.S. government employees and military personnel. Now, GEICO provides insurance to a wide range of customers throughout the country. They also provide support to their staff through promotional opportunities and profit sharing. The annual associate appreciation day picnic recognizes the staff’s hard work throughout the year.


General Motors Company

INDUSTRY: Automotive
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 86,063/365
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mary Barra, CEO
WEBSITE: gm.com
General Motors is passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s top vehicles. In addition to top-notch holiday and vacation time, GM offers its staff walking and fitness groups and paid time off to participate in community outreach programs. GM also has multiple holiday-themed events throughout the year, including potlucks and decorating contests, and holds diversity festivals throughout the year.


Grant Thornton LLP

INDUSTRY: Accounting
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 6,000/71
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Stephen Chipman, CEO
WEBSITE: grantthornton.com
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory organizations. These firms help organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing forward-looking advice. Proactive teams use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for clients and help them to find solutions.


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

INDUSTRY: Hotel/Hospitality
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 40,376/503
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mark Hoplamazian, CEO
WEBSITE: scottsdale.hyatt.com
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa is located in the heart of Gainey Ranch, and the McDowell Mountains provide a backdrop for the luxury resort. The Hyatt offers free daily meals in the employee dining room, and associates can win up to $500 in the property’s weekly recognition programs. Employees receive complimentary and discount room rates at other Hyatt properties around the world, and Team Stay Fit @ Hyatt allows team members to train together for chair race events such as marathons and bike rides.


International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE)

INDUSTRY: Travel
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,440/1,258
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: John Rowley, CEO
WEBSITE: iceenterprise.com
CAREER PAGE: iceenterprise.com/careers
ICE provides solutions that include proprietary resort, hotel, cruise, golf, wine and full-service travel booking technology and fulfillment services. Employees can take advantage of discounted travel through payroll deductions, as well as great amenities on the property that include a café, fitness center, massages and a nail salon. Staff members are also recognized during the holiday party and awards ceremony, and employees are eligible for a wine discount as well.


Intuit, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Financial Software
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 7,226/776
AZ LOCATION: Tucson
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Brad Smith, President & CEO
WEBSITE: intuit.com
Intuit, Inc. is a software company that has developed a number of well-known programs, including Quicken and TurboTax. Employees can take advantage on discounts at more than 30,000 merchants ranging from dining to electronics and travel to software. The Site Leadership team hosts an “End of the Year” celebration at the end of July to celebrate the close of the fiscal year, with the 2013 celebration being carnival themed, including corn dogs and a dunk tank.


JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

INDUSTRY: Hotel/Hospitality
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 102,741/572
AZ LOCATION: Tucson
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Arne Sorenson, President & CEO
WEBSITE: marriott.com
Located in the foothills of Tucson Mountain Park, this luxury resort has three nine-hole golf courses and the Hashani Spa. The property makes sure to keep all its employees involved in the business, with an Innovative Projects program that gives associates the opportunity to solve problems and win up to $1,000. Associate Appreciation Week celebrates the staff with events such as a Diversity Day with foods from around the world and a talent show.


Kforce Inc.

INDUSTRY: Staffing/Consulting
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 2,389/39
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: David Dunkel, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: kforce.com
Kforce Inc. provides experienced, quality temporary and direct hire personnel and value added talent solutions to organizations. They are encouraging and supportive of work-life balance, including the opportunity to work remotely from home. New skills can be learned and existing skills sharpened through Kforce University. Employee appreciation week includes theme-based dress-up days, massages, funny team competitions, photo booths, rock climbing wall, Guitar Hero band contest, and raffle tickets for prizes like iPads.


loanDepot.com

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,310/182
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Anthony Hsieh, CEO
WEBSITE: loandepot.com
loanDepot.com is a leader in online residential mortgage lending. They offer employees a casual dress code, and holiday celebrations include St. Patrick’s Day and an Ugly Sweater Contest. Each loanDepot.com location provides more than 800 pounds of food to local food banks and more than 400 toys during the month of December. Quarterly company lunches include fun themes such a ‘70s disco, country fair with live animals and a Vegas-themed pool party.


Ryan LLC

INDUSTRY: Corporate Tax Advisory Services
EMPLOYEES: 1,395/94
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Brint Ryan, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: ryan.com
CAREER PAGE: ryan.com/Careers.aspx
Ryan provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal and international tax advisory and consulting services. Teams are given an entertainment allowance, and in 2013, all employees went to Salt River Fields to catch a Diamondbacks game during spring training. The firm’s flexible workplace program encourages employees to balance their work life and personal life. All employees are measured on results and not face time in office.


Stryker Sustainability Solutions

INDUSTRY: Healthcare – Medical Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,000/270
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Kevin Lobo, President & CEO
WEBSITE: stryker.com
CAREER PAGE: stryker.com/en-us/careers/index.htm
Stryker provides a range of device reprocessing, remanufacturing and consultation services for healthcare providers. Stryker has an employee events committee charged with planning and implementing various engagement events including softball games, cook-offs and Office Olympics. Community service is encouraged throughout the year, including holiday events such as Toys for Tots and a community service month where teams are paid for their time given back to the community.


USAA

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 26,267/3,269
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Maj. Gen. Josue Robles, Jr. (retired), President & CEO
WEBSITE: usaa.com
USAA is a diversified financial services organization that provides financial planning, insurance, investments and banking products. The company hosts a Phoenix Family Day at an Arizona Cardinals NFL game. Employees can stay healthy through the annual USAA 5K run for employees and family members, as well as the “Ultimate Slim Down” weight loss challenge. USAA also hosts a bowlathon to benefit a local organization.


Valassis

INDUSTRY: Marketing Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 4,000/122
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Rob Mason, CEO
WEBSITE: valassis.com
Valassis provides targeted direct mail options for companies looking to reach a wide range of consumers. Employees are hired for 37.5-hour work weeks, but they are paid for a normal 40-hour work week. Other time off options include a Diversity Day for volunteer opportunities and a birthday hour off. “Celebrate Us” is a corporate-wide group that organizes social events such as ice-cream socials, tailgate parties, summer BBQs and an associate appreciation breakfast.


Vanguard

INDUSTRY: Financial Services – Investment
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 13,648/2,229
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bill McNabb, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: vanguard.com
Vanguard, the world’s largest mutual fund company and a leading provider of company sponsored retirement plan services credits their unique client-owned structure for allowing them to do what is in their clients/shareholders’ best interest. Vanguard supports their “crew” members with some of the most comprehensive benefits in the industry including the in-house, award winning Vanguard University, Vanguard Work-Life programs, and Vanguard’s Adoption Assistance Program, providing up to $13,360 per adoption for children under age 18, and on-site fitness centers offering several classes daily, including yoga, zumba and pilates.


Vi

INDUSTRY: Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 2,390/392
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Randy Richardson, President
WEBSITE: viliving.com
CAREER PAGE: viliving.com/company/careers
Vi owns and operates two continuing care retirement communities in Scottsdale. Working for Vi offers a unique culture because Vi employees work in residents’ homes, forming strong bonds between employees and residents. Monthly complimentary lunches are prepared by the culinary staff, and in 2013, Vi awarded more than $148,000 in scholarships to its staff members. Vi also hosts an Annual Alzheimer’s Walk at the community to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association.


Yodle

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,170/180
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Court Cunningham, CEO
WEBSITE: yodle.com
Yodle connects consumers to local businesses simply and cost-effectively through automated technology and comprehensive customer support. Yodle has a flexible paid time-off policy and employees have the ability to decide when and how much vacation they need. They offer a combination of company-wide and departmental perks including free healthy snacks, drinks and massages in addition to the chance to win prizes such as trips and game tickets. The company also has toys, gadgets and games around the office to help reduce stress.




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