2015 Top Companies

2015 Top Companies - 25-99 Employees

AB&R (American Barcode and RFID)

COMPANY: AB&R (American Barcode and RFID)
INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 37/37
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mike Stryczek, CEO
WEBSITE: abr.com
When you work at AB&R, you receive the ultimate birthday present: PTO for the day. In addition, the company offers healthy eating discounts for specialty food programs and the Eagles Club, an annual trip to a resort destination. AB&R employees are also active in the community and often team up with charities including the Salvation Army, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the United Food Bank.


Answer 1 Communications

INDUSTRY: Telecommunications
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 70/70
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mary Jones, President
WEBSITE: answer1.com
There are a lot of opportunities to be rewarded at Answer 1 Communications. Every week, eight agents are awarded for their contributions on call scores, attendance and more, with the top agent receiving $100. The company also celebrates two agents who receive perfect calls every week, and when an agent reaches 10 perfect calls, they receive a gift card. Employees can also relax in the breakroom, complete with Xbox, popcorn machine and TV.


AppointmentPlus

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 62/61
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Robert LaLoggia, CEO
WEBSITE: appointmentplus.com
AppointmentPlus puts a unique spin on charity with its One Week program. Team members give up one of their vices, such as Starbucks or happy hour, and donate that money to a charity. Volunteer time doesn’t count against an employee’s PTO, and the Women In Technology Committee assists the professional growth of women in the company. On Fridays, employees go to the park during the afternoon for some friendly sports competition.


Arizona Charter Academy

INDUSTRY: Education
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 57/57
AZ LOCATION: Surprise
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Melissa Holdaway, COO/CEO
WEBSITE: azcharter.com
The Arizona Charter Academy offers a number of programs that staff members can participate in together, including a book club and an exercise sign up that allows employees to sign up for fitness classes together. In addition to a staff appreciation week in May, the Arizona Charter Academy takes an active role in the community, raising money to build a house from the ground up for a needy family.


Arizona Managing Partners

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 35/35
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Katherine Castignetti, President
WEBSITE: arizonamanagingpartners.com
The Top Gun Leadership Program is loosely based on the Tom Cruise movie of the same name, providing accelerated coaching and mentorship for staff members. Employees at Arizona Managing Partners do not get lost in the crowd; among the perks the company provides are sports leagues, two weekly events (Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour Thursday), a New Employee Breakfast and Namaste Hour, where employees can participate in yoga classes.


Arizona Summit Law School

INDUSTRY: Education
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 87/87
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Don Lively, President; Scott Thompson, former President
WEBSITE: azsummitlaw.edu
ASLS’s mission is to unlock human potential; The school’s commitment to engagement is seen through initiatives such as emotional intelligence workshops and accountability partnership meetings. Leading by example creates a legacy that resonates throughout the school and community as the school’s Dean, Shirley Mays was recognized as one of the “Most Admired Leaders” by the Phoenix Business Journal. In addition to vacation, traditionally ASLS has also provided a winter holiday break that gives employees time off with pay from Christmas through New Year’s Day.


Ashton Tiffany, LLC

INDUSTRY: Risk Management
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 91/91
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: John Ashton, Principal
WEBSITE: ashtontiffany.com
CAREERS PAGE: http://www.ashtontiffany.com/ourstory/people.html
At Ashton Tiffany, employees are given PTO to stay active in the community. Among the charities they have supported are the Phoenix Children’s Project and St. Mary’s Food Bank. To keep employees relaxed, the company offers weekly yoga lessons, periodic chair massages, and even paper airplane contests. A wellness committee helps encourage staff members to stay healthy by promoting walks around the courtyard and providing free healthy snacks.


Axosoft, LLC

INDUSTRY: Software
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 31/31
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Lawdan Shojaee, CEO
WEBSITE: axosoft.com
Healthy living is an important part of the Axosoft culture. In addition to a 90-day health challenge that encourages employees to get fit, staff can take advantage of a 30-day healthy eating challenge, a running team and local produce delivered to the office. The company also has special programs for mothers and fathers who want to be present when their child arrives home from school.


AZPerio, PLLC

INDUSTRY: Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 55/55
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ralph Wilson, Managing Partner
WEBSITE: azperio.com
Holidays are a time of celebration at AZPerio (where four-day work weeks are the norm). During the Christmas season, all employees receive $200 cash and an American Express gift card. Employees also receive a $100 American Express gift card on their birthdays. The company also provides dental care to the less fortunate as well as individuals in detention facilities.


Better Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona

INDUSTRY: Non-Profit – Information Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 56/56
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Matthew Fehling, President/CEO
WEBSITE: bbb.org
CAREERS PAGE: http://www.bbb.org/phoenix/get-to-know-us/employment/
The BBB is known for keeping an eye on the community, and that notion rings true for the BBB Foundation. The director has been active on multiple boards that help prevent financial crimes against seniors. Employees perks include raffles for tickets to Arizona sporting events, a pizza fairy and BBB Bucks, which reward staff members for going above and beyond and can be redeemed for time off or gift cards.


Bishop Fox

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 57/26
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Francis Brown, Partner & Vincent Liu, Partner
WEBSITE: bishopfox.com
To help build team camaraderie, Bishop Fox hosts a monthly movie night and lunch outings that employees can attend to help strengthen bonds and reconnect with each other. Perks include access to the company-owned ski lease in Lake Tahoe and retreats with upper management. Team members are always developing innovative research in the tech industry, with one staff member recently featured at a NYU talk about Cyber Security.


CCS Presentation Systems

INDUSTRY: Audio Visual Design & Integration
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 83/83
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: John Godbout, Founder & CEO
WEBSITE: ccssouthwest.com
In addition to periodic “Lunch and Learns” that focus on wellness topics, CCS Presentation Systems encourages healthy living with $500 bonuses for smoking cessation and weight loss. Employees can also further their education with the company’s tuition reimbursement program.


Clear Title Agency of Arizona

INDUSTRY: Real Estate – Title & Escrow
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 52/51
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bart Patterson, CEO
WEBSITE: cleartitleaz.com
Employees at Clear Title Agency of Arizona have plenty of opportunities to bond outside of the office throughout the year. In addition to an in-office holiday party, the staff is treated to an outing at a Diamondbacks game, as well as a company retreat to Pinetop. Clear Title “Bucks” also reward employees throughout the year.


Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse

INDUSTRY: Non-Profit – Health & Human Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 70/70
AZ LOCATION: Tucson
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ed Mercurio-Sakwa
WEBSITE: emergecenter.org
The Emerge! Center offers its employees above average PTO, including three weeks during the first year of employment and five weeks during years two and three. Fun activities at the monthly staff meetings are complemented by monthly massages from a professional massage therapist. WOW Bucks also allow employees (and supervisors) to reward each other for going above and beyond. A monthly Emergitude! newsletter keeps the entire staff involved in the company’s culture.


Equity Methods

INDUSTRY: Professional Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 33/33
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Takis Makridis, President & CEO
WEBSITE: equitymethods.com
A culture committee at Equity Methods helps organize events every one to two months, including sporting events and happy hours. The company also hosts off-site retreats twice a year, and a major company retreat that takes place in another city. The company caters meals multiple times a quarter, including Bagel Wednesdays. A nutritionist is brought in to help employees interested in healthy living, while yoga and massage therapists keep everyone relaxed.


ethology

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 72/40
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jeffrey Pruitt, CEO
WEBSITE: ethology.com
ethology rewards its employees for their hard work with 15 days of vacation and personal time per year, as well as a $250 paid vacation bonus. Employee of the month and year awards reward staff members with $100 and $2,500, respectively. The RRU Quarterly program gives the staff a 1/2 day off from their normal work to think about the business and how they can help it succeed.


Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold, LLP

INDUSTRY: Legal
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 46/46
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jim Ryan, Managing Partner
WEBSITE: frgalaw.com
Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold always makes sure the company atmosphere is fun. They do a number of monthly events, including potlucks, picnics, baby and wedding showers, football pools and even a pumpkin carving contest. The staff is also active in the community, participating in a major annual project, including work with the Agency of Aging Doves Project.


Genius Avenue

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 38/38
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ben Rozum, President
WEBSITE: geniusavenue.com
Genius Avenue understands the importance of flexibility and comfort, so employees are allowed to dress casually – even shorts and flip-flops. The company also closes an hour early on Fridays year-round and has weekly drawings for fun, silly prizes, including stuffed animals. Monthly “Food for Thoughts” luncheons keep the company leadership and staff connected about company updates.


Go AZ Motorcycles

INDUSTRY: Retail – Motorcycle Dealership
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 72/72
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bob Parsons, President & Founder
WEBSITE: goaz.com
To ensure safe riding, the staff is given some of the top gear in the industry, and the dealership provides reimbursement for professional training. Go AZ Motorcycles is also deeply involved in the community, hosting near-weekly events benefiting the military/veterans and other public services. They also offer mobile mammograms and discounts to surrounding gyms. Employees, already bound together by their love of riding, take par tin offsite events that include unique prizes, such as payment of their summer electric bill.


Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale

INDUSTRY: Retail – Motorcycle Dealership
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 75/75
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bob Parsons, President & Founder
WEBSITE: hdofscottsdale.com
The dealership recognizes an employee of the month, hands out kudos awards, and recognizes those employees who have gone above and beyond. The dealership hosts monthly events that include fun prizes such as cruises and electric bill payments. The staff members are motorcycle enthusiasts and the dealership works hard to support their passion for riding. Staff is encouraged to ride during dealership events and often gather at local pubs for fun outside of the workplace.


KnowledgeNet

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 75/75
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Rob Johnson
WEBSITE: knowledgenet.com
CAREERS PAGE: http://www.knowledgenet.com/careers
Every Friday, employees at KnowledgeNet are treated to donuts, bagels and fresh fruit for breakfast. The company tries to keep the atmosphere light, with quarterly BBQ’s for employees and their families, a video game room complete with ping pong tables, and a company softball team. They also provide monthly and yearly awards, and also let loose with Nerf balls and dart guns on the floor.


Landings Credit Union

INDUSTRY: Banking
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 66/66
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Margaret Hunnicutt
WEBSITE: landingscu.org
Thanks to its position as a lender, employees at Landings Credit can take out 0 percent interest loans. The company participates in College Colors Day every August, allowing employees to wear their favorite college gear and which culminates in a BBQ. They also have a Connect 4 tournament every November, with breakfast and prizes for the victors. They sponsor a softball team every fall for Credit Unions for Kids, benefitting Phoenix Children’s Hospital.


LAVIDGE

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 79/79
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bill Lavidge, CEO
WEBSITE: lavidge.com
The Lavidge office space includes a café, cable television, massage chairs and foosball and pinball tables. The office has summer hours from Memorial to Labor Day, closing at 3 p.m. on Fridays, and the in-house Kegerator and beer cart are perfect for Friday happy hours. The agency works with several non-profits, offering pro bono services, and they forgo holiday gifts and instead give a monetary donation on behalf of the staff. Lavidge also supports personal development, offering 50%, up to $1,000 on approved events.


Lincoln Property Company

INDUSTRY: Real Estate
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 30/30
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: David Krumwiede, Executive VP
WEBSITE: lpc.com
Team building is important at Lincoln Property Company, with the company organizing a number of team building outings that range from bowling to spring training games. They also offer a weight loss challenge, and staff members participate in 5k runs that benefit a group chosen by the employees themselves.


Miller Russell Associates

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 38/38
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mark Feldman, CEO
WEBSITE: miller-russell.com
Miller Russell Associates offers an expense paid education program for employees who wish to obtain addition certifications. Team members are regularly recognized for their contributions, with kudos being given out at staff meetings, as well as providing team members with a company paid night out. They also have a fully stocked kitchen pantry, organize an annual spring training baseball game, and use a floating holiday for an employee’s birthday.


Orchard Medical Consulting

INDUSTRY: Healthcare – Insurance/Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 58/35
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Robin Orchard, President & Owner
WEBSITE: orchardmed.com
Man’s best friend is always welcome at Orchard Medical Consulting, which boasts a dog-friendly office. Because they have staff members in other areas, silly emails are sent out to help connect team members with a little laughter. The company pays for both 90 percent of medical benefits as well as case manager certification for nurses. Fun in-office activities include potlucks, trivia games and puzzles.


Potter’s House Apothecary

INDUSTRY: Compounding Pharmacy
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 50/50
AZ LOCATION: Peoria
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Kevin Borg, Owner/CEO
WEBSITE: pottershouserx.com
To help battle the afternoon crash, a leader walks around with a giant candy bowl to provide employees with an energy boost. Among the company team building activities they have hosted are a chip tasting contest, smoothie days and a catered lunch on the last Friday of every month. To help the community, they hosts a pie throwing contest to raise funds and awareness for mitochondrial disease, and donations are accepted for Power Paws for their dog training facility.


Rose Law Group pc

INDUSTRY: Legal
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 38/38
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jordan Rose, President & Founder
WEBSITE: roselawgroup.com
With holiday parties, monthly fun days and ping pong tables and arcade games, Rose Law Group knows how to help relieve employee stress. They also hold weekly fitness group boot camps hosted by a trainer, as well as offering the occasional onsite massage, acupuncture and manicure/pedicure. Employees can take part in paid seminar and training workshops, and happy hours help celebrate success stories at the firm.


Santy

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 27/27
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Daniel Santy, President/CEO
WEBSITE: santy.com
Santy offers flexible hours during the summer, allowing employees to leave at 2 p.m. on Fridays. In addition to a Book Club that meets each month, the company has a Passion Projects group that plans snack parties, happy hours and holiday events such as Secret Santa. The entire agency gets treated to an annual spring training game, and the office has a full snack closet and Kegerator.


Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies

INDUSTRY: Non-Profit – Environmental
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 28/28
AZ LOCATION: Mesa
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Karen Jayne
WEBSITE: stardustbuilding.org
Stardust provided a flexible work schedule in addition to leadership development. The company’s annual Agency Fun Day lets staff and their family members come together to celebrate. Employees receive their birthday off and every quarter, the company holds an agency-wide meeting with breakfast provided.


SWIMkids USA

INDUSTRY: Education
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 36/36
AZ LOCATION: Mesa
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Lana Whitehead
WEBSITE: swimkidsusa.us
SWIMkids USA offers onsite childcare and flexible work schedules to help accommodate employees. Physical education is an important part of the company’s culture, with fitness challenges, free exercise classes, and the integration of physical activity into staff meetings. They offer continuing education opportunities with reimbursement for professional development seminars. The company has worked with multiple organizations, including Blake’s Miracle Foundation and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona.


Zion & Zion

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 32/32
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Aric Zion, CEO
WEBSITE: zionandzion.com
Zion & Zion actively encourages their employees to bring their dogs to work and offer schedule flexibility. Staff can unwind in the game room (featuring pool, shuffle board, a Wii and arcade games) or take advantage of the Kegerator. Company outings include trips to lakes, movie days and even a Crabfest. The company organizes four days of community service each year, and they support local food drives and the Sojourner Christmas store.


2015 Top Companies - 100 - 999 Employees

41st Parameter, a part of Experian

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 145/79
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Steve Platt, EVP Fraud & ID, Decisioning Software & Analytics
WEBSITE: the41st.com
Throughout the year, there are several volunteer programs employees can engage with, including Habitat for Humanity. There is also donation matching for employees. Staff members can recognize each other through peer-voted awards that reward winners with monetary prizes. Weight loss and exercise challenges are another opportunity for employees to win prizes.


Alliance Financial Resources, DBA Alliance Home Loans

INDUSTRY: Mortgage Banking
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 171/158
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jamie Korus, President
WEBSITE: alliancehomeloans.com
Employees at Alliance Home Loans are woman-owned company, and they do all they can to support working mothers. Employees feel empowered to do their job on their own, with no micromanaging. In addition to bowling and softball competitions, employees are treated to a masseuse that comes onsite and provides massages.


ASU Foundation for a New American University

INDUSTRY: Non-Profit
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 163/163
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: R.F. “Rick” Shangraw Jr., Ph.D., CEO
WEBSITE: asufoundation.org
The ASU Foundation partners with ASU’s “Adopt an ASU Family” outreach program to benefit students who face obstacles and challenges beyond the “average” student. Employees may become involved as committee members of the foundation’s Wellness Squad. The Squad sponsors activities including an annual competitive Walkathon and quarterly Lunch and Learn events promoting fitness and nutrition awareness. Incentive programs are in place to encourage carpooling and other alternative travel methods, with a $25 gift card rewarded monthly.


Credit Union West

INDUSTRY: Banking
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 187/187
AZ LOCATION: Glendale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bob MacGregor, CEO/President
WEBSITE: cuwest.org
CAREERS: cuwest.org/about-us/careers.aspx

Credit Union West rewards all of its employees with a $200 Christmas gift each year – even if they were hired the day before Christmas. They host a booth at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America as part of the employee’s health and lifestyle expo, providing free financial counseling. A Wellness committee provides trend setting initiatives and goals, which can result in prizes for employees.


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

INDUSTRY: Retail
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 218/218
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ed Breunig III, Owner & CEO
WEBSITE: lazboy.com/Arizona
CAREER PAGE: http://www.lazboyjobs.com/
La-Z-Boy rewards its top 6 employees who contributed great ideas and had elite performances with an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii with their spouses. The company’s Charities Committee is active in the community, especially with the Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix and Tucson. Their milestone program includes a Rolex watch at an employee’s 10-year anniversary and a diamond ring and choice of golf clubs or room of furniture for their 25-year anniversary.


First Fidelity Bank NA

INDUSTRY: Banking
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 365/53
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Lee Symcox, President & CEO
WEBSITE: ffb.com
First Fidelity’s Enterprise Wide Bonus Program is paid to all employees based on the financial success of the previous year. The Salute to Service program celebrates employees’ dedication, with those who have worked at the company for more than five years receiving an invitation to an annual luncheon. The company has a generous PTO program and offers leaves of absence based on qualifying needs – all of which are perks that have attracted female employees, who made up 65 percent of internal hires in 2014.


George Brazil Air Conditioning & Heating

INDUSTRY: HVAC
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 120/120
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jim Probst, Owner/President
WEBSITE: http://georgebrazilhvac.com/
CAREERS PAGE: http://georgebrazilhvac.com/careers
Teams at George Brazil can receive incentives, including dining gift certificates and Fantasy Football prizes that include football tickets. The company will often cater a company-wide breakfast or lunch, as well as host Ice Cream Social days. They encourage an open door policy that allows staff to communicate any ideas, issues or questions with managers. They also support the community through their charity work, including Building Homes for Heroes.


Homeowners Financial Group USA, LLC

INDUSTRY: Mortgage Banking
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 241/191
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bill Rogers, Founder & CEO
WEBSITE: homeownersfg.com
In addition to a remote work option, Homeowners Financial Group offers an employee referral bonus that pays out $1,000 after 90 days of employment. The company started its own Care Fund that supports Arizona families who endure financial hardship while experiencing extended illness or injury of their child. They also host at least one company event a quarter, including picnics, happy hours and even a Halloween costume contest where employees could bring in their kids to trick-or-treat.


Hyatt Regency Phoenix

INDUSTRY: Hotel/Hospitality
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 289/289
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mark Hoplamazian, CEO
WEBSITE: phoenix.hyatt.com
CAREER PAGE: www.hyatt.jobs/
The Hyatt Regency Phoenix is a premier hotel in downtown Phoenix that offers panoramic city and Valley views. Employees are eligible to receive complimentary hotel stays – with full time associates receiving 12 nights a year. The Hyatt also serves free continental breakfast and hot lunch for all employees, every day of the week. Associates are given the opportunity to extend their network through the Women@Hyatt, Veterans@Hyatt, and HyPride Business Resource Groups.


IPA Management, LLC

INDUSTRY: Real Estate
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 123/39
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Tom Creswell, COO
WEBSITE: ipaliving.com
CAREER PAGE: http://careers.ipaliving.com/
Team members donate and contribute food, time and financial resources to a local chapter of Blessings in a Backpack, a program that provides food to underprivileged elementary students on the weekends during the school year. The sales staff at IPA is eligible for New Lease and Renewal Bonuses, in which the employee receives a percentage of the entire net lease term. Each location also has a fitness center that employees can take advantage of.


Ipro Tech, LLC

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 140/121
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Kimothy Taylor, President/COO
WEBSITE: iprotech.com
CAREERS PAGE: https://iprotech.com/careers/
Meetings are just a little “cooler” at Ipro Tech, thanks to Popsicle Fridays, a monthly meeting conducted by the COO/President that discusses company announcements, upcoming events and projects, and more. The Sunshine Committee helps plan all the company’s fun activities, including lunches, competitions and picnics. Flexible scheduling, including flex hours and the ability to telecommute, help employees work around their family life.


LaneTerralever

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 111/108
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Beau Lane, CEO
WEBSITE: laneterralever.com
LaneTerralever has both a stocked kitchen and a “speakeasy,” complete with keg. They host an Office Olympics to foster healthy competition, and pets are always welcome in the office. Knowledge sharing is an important aspect of the company’s culture. When an employee desire a certain skill or experience in another department, the company will pair him or her with another staff member for regular cross-training.


Learning A-Z

INDUSTRY: Education
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 212/125
AZ LOCATION: Tucson
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bob Holl, President
WEBSITE: learninga-z.com
CAREERS PAGE: https://www.learninga-z.com/about-learninga-z-jobs.html?utm_source=careerbuilder&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=topcompanies
Learning A-Z pulls form its talented employee base to create the company calendar. Pictures that employees take, whether it’s items, landscapes or people, are used to create the calendar. In addition to internal promotional growth, employees can take advantage of flexible scheduling, including 9/80 schedules or working remotely. They also host costume contests and give up to $1,000 for employee referral bonuses.


Lovitt & Touché

INDUSTRY: Insurance (non-healthcare)
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 184/182
AZ LOCATION: TempeTOP US EXECUTIVE: Charles A. Touché, CEO
WEBSITE: lovitt-touche.com
Flexible work arrangements allow employees of Lovitt & Touché to telecommute one or two days a week, and they also offer Short Term Disability and lactation areas for mothers. Educational awards between $250 and $1,500 are rewarded based on the completion of certain insurance designations. The company is also active with the Boys and Girls Club of Phoenix, with employees sponsoring children during the holidays.


Nextiva, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Telecommunications
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 276/260
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Tomas Gorny, CEO
WEBSITE: nextiva.com
Nextiva takes appreciation to a whole new level with its Department Appreciation days. The department is recognized and treated like royalty, receiving free massages and catered meals, among other perks. They also offer Monday breakfast, Wednesday frozen yogurt and Friday lunches. On Memorial Day, employees write letters to troops overseas, and the company has also paid for employees to participate in the PF Chang’s Rock-n-Roll Half-Marathon.


Orion Health

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 350/81
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ian McCrae, CEO
WEBSITE: orionhealth.com
Orion Health believes in providing its employees with the right tools from their first day including a MacBook Pro and iPhone. Employees medical, dental and vision premiums are 100 percent company paid for them and their families. They foster a culture of collaboration and communication with an open office concept with white board walls and cubes. Orion Health has brought in experts to train employees on specific technologies relevant to the business.

 


RKS Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Construction
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 150/150
AZ LOCATION: Glendale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Robert Sornsin
WEBSITE: rksplumbing.com
RKS Plumbing has a number of fun perks, including a yearly Rocky Point retreat, occasional catered lunches, extra holiday pay and an open door policy that encourages communication.


Trax Holdings, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 119/119
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Scott Nelson, President & CEO
WEBSITE: traxtech.com
Relax at Trax Holdings with meditation, yoga and health classes, all of which help employees learn healthy life choices. Teambuilding activities include a salsa making contest, an iron man competition, holiday decoration contests, and the always-popular happy hour. “Wow” awards are given out for recognition of a job well done, and casual dress is a staple of the office.


Vonage Business* (*formerly Telesphere, a Vonage Company)

INDUSTRY: Telecommunications
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 120/94** (Jan. 2015)
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Alan Masarek, CEO
WEBSITE: telesphere.com
Vonage Business (formerly Telesphere, a Vonage Company), thrives with a strong team environment, and there is no “I” in team. Honesty, Integrity and Service are three hallmarks of the company’s leadership style. There is collaboration at every level, regardless of position, title or tenure. All employees are encouraged to challenge the status quo and actively make suggestions to improve processes, products and workflow. This company supports the belief that everybody can win.


ZocDoc

INDUSTRY: Digital Healthcare
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 640/100
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Cyrus Massoumi, Founder & CEO
WEBSITE: zocdoc.com
Teams at ZocDoc frequently plan bonding activities and after-work outings, including go-carting, bowling, spring training games, Top Golf outings, and tavern trolley outings. ZocDoc’rs can earn up to $2,000 for anyone they refer who is hired, and the team members with the most referred hires can win an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii. ZocDoc employees receive free healthy snacks and catered lunches everyday, allowing the group to eat together and share what they are working on in a casual, laid-back manner.


2015 Top Companies - 1000+ Employees

Aerotek

INDUSTRY: Staffing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 6,210/132
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Todd Mohr, President
WEBSITE: aerotek.com
CAREERS PAGE: http://www.aerotekphoenix.com/
Aerotek works hard to maximize the efficiency and happiness of its employees. They assign mentors in their specific industry to all new salespeople after they attend sales training and have checkpoints that they are both accountable for. A unique DISC Training course helps employees understand individual core behavior styles. Participants learn how to adapt to the behavioral styles of others to maximize communication and build better relationships. They also annual salary increases, performance bonuses and commissions.

 


Alliance Residential Company

INDUSTRY: Real Estate
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 2,190/556
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Bruce Ward, Chairman/CEO
WEBSITE: allresco.com
CAREERS PAGE: www.CareersAtAlliance.com
Alliance InStyle, a wardrobe allowance program, provides career apparel choices for associates from major retailers. All managers have a budget for team building activities throughout the quarter, which can include baseball games, painting classes and boat days. The company keeps its staff in the know through its Need to Know Bulletins and the company’s very own news channel, AllianceTV. A “Get Fit” campaign was launched in which more than 100 members tracked their fitness goals.


American Express

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 26,000/6,899
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ken Chenault, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: americanexpress.com
CAREERS PAGE: https://careers.americanexpress.com/tech/
Health and wellness is important to the staff at American Express. A nine-week “Maintain Don’t Gain” challenge rewarded those who maintained or lost weight with prizes, while “Sneaker Day” encouraged staff members to wear sneakers to work to promote movement. American Express hosts the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk, which features more than 1,500 walkers and raised more than $149,000 in 2014. Employee engagement activities include potlucks, pumpkin carving contests and an open house with a carnival theme.


Burns & McDonnell

INDUSTRY: Engineering, Architecture & Construction
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 4,800/81
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Greg Graves, CEO & Chairman
WEBSITE: burnsmcd.com
Celebrations are engrained in Burns & McDonnell’s company culture, whether it’s company picnics, barbecues over the lunch hour, company-sponsored intramural teams or an afternoon at the ballpark. The Burns & McDonnell Foundation amplifies employee-owners’ giving efforts through the Matching Gifts program, which raises $75,000 annually. They also have A Healthier You program, which allowed employees to accumulate points for healthy activities and earn money off their insurance premiums.


Camden Development, Inc.

INDUSTRY: Real Estate
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,779/68
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Ric Campo, CEO & Chairman
WEBSITE: camdenliving.com
Camden Development offers $20 employee vacation suites, as well as surprise bonuses throughout the year. Throughout the year, specific departments and job titles are given a fun day out of the office to enjoy with their peers. Camden also works with a number of charities, including UMOM New Day Centers, Wounded Warrior and Operation Home Front.


CBIZ MHM

INDUSTRY: Accounting
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 2,914/154
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Steven L. Gerard, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: cbiz.com
At CBIZ, Dress for Success provides professional attire for job interviewing for thousands of disadvantaged women, as well as career/life counseling and technology training. A National Food Drive, in conjunction with Feeding America, helps benefit food banks around the community. An “Ask Steve” column on the company intranet keeps the CEO and staff connected. The company provides an annual, onsite biometric screening to help assess an employee’s risk for health problems.


CDW

INDUSTRY: Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 7,033/213
AZ LOCATION: Chandler
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Thomas Richards, Chairman, CEO & President
WEBSITE: cdw.com
Cheers! is a peer-to-peer recognition program that publicly recognizes coworkers for the contributions they make on a daily basis. Food trucks come in weekly to serve employees, and during the holidays, employees can have pictures taken of their kids or dogs with Santa. The company works with the St. Mary’s Food Bank, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and UMOM, where employees can enter a chili cook off in exchange for a donation.


Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 13,900/3,180
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Walter W. Bettinger II, President & CEO
WEBSITE: aboutschwab.com
CAREERS PAGE: http://www.aboutschwab.com/work-at-schwab
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 paid time off to participate in community service. The Everyday Wellness program rewards employees with up to $500 for completing designated health/wellness activities. Schwab also offers eligible employees the opportunity to apply for a paid sabbatical for personal or professional development.


Consumer Cellular

INDUSTRY: Telecommunications
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,192/378
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: John Marick, CEO
WEBSITE: consumercellular.com
CAREERS PAGE: https://www.consumercellular.com/About/Careers
Employees at Consumer Cellular are given constant opportunities for career growth. All hourly employees can receive performance tiers based on time with the company and meeting performance levels, with opportunity to move up tiers. After six months with the company, employees can interview for advancement in the company, and monthly training is offered for hourly employees. Teams participate in a number of health challenges during the year, including a Pedometer Challenge to see which team can walk the most steps.


Discover Financial Services

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 13,706/2,562
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: David Nelms, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: discover.com
CAREERS PAGE: www.Discover.com/careers
Recreational basketball and volleyball leagues provide co-workers with fun, team-style activities on company grounds. Discover offers elaborate contests where employees can win trips to events like the Discover Orange Bowl and Rose Bowl Parade and game. “Orange Pride” is a committee that offers give-a-ways on “Orange Out Days” to employees for showing Discover pride. There is also an Orange Pit room available to all employees that offer video games, WiFi connection, TV’s and lounge chairs.


Edward Jones

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 39,736/1,466
AZ LOCATION: Tempe
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jim Weddle, Managing Partner
WEBSITE: edwardjones.com
CAREER PAGE: http://careers.edwardjones.com/index.html
Every associate with good standing at Edward Jones has the opportunity to own part of the company, a unique benefit that few companies offer. Edward Jones stands by its associates during difficult times. This might mean quick assistance in a natural disaster, paid leave or medical exceptions, cards and emails, or dozens of associates showing up at a funeral. Regions accumulate climate funds for achievements, then spend the funds on fun, like taking top-achieving employees to a comedy show, sporting event or dinner cruise.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

COMPANY: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
INDUSTRY: Education
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 2,217/347
AZ LOCATION: Prescott
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Dr. John Johnson, President
WEBSITE: erau.edu
Embry-Riddle employees receive 11 paid holidays off per year and can also take advantage of a four-day work week during the summer. The company offers conveniences such as massages, a fitness facility and a health clinic. The Embry-Riddle Annual Fund gives back to students and programs, while volunteering with the United Way helps locals in need find jobs and housing.


Farmers Insurance

INDUSTRY: Insurance (non-healthcare)
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 20,162/633
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Jeff Dailey, CEO
WEBSITE: farmers.com
Employee appreciation events at Farmers Insurance include Company Night at Dave & Busters, Farmers Night at the Diamondbacks and a Bring Your Kids to Work Day. An onsite company store has DVD rentals, discounted movie tickets, discounted local event/attraction tickets, party rentals (chairs, pop up tents, bocce ball, croquet sets), gift cards and gift wrapping, among other items. A pension plan is 100 percent funded by Farmers, and the company works with a local school of provide support for school safety zones.


Fry’s Food Stores

INDUSTRY: Retail – Grocery
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 17,536/17,536
AZ LOCATION: Tolleson
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Steve McKinney, President
WEBSITE: frysfood.com
CAREER PAGE: www.jobs.frysfood.com
Many positions in Fry’s stores allow associates to select their own schedule, which allows for flexibility. Employees receive 10 percent off Fry’s/Kroeger items, and double discount days are always popular. In addition to coaching, teaching, training and mentoring, the WAFC Certification pays for 10 college courses and employees can attain a retail management certificate. Fry’s helps feed Arizona’s hungry with a food rescue program that donates fresh and wholesome good to local food banks.


GEICO

INDUSTRY: Insurance (non-healthcare)
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 33,390/1,268
AZ LOCATION: Tucson
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Tony Nicely, CEO
WEBSITE: geico.com
CAREERS PAGE: http://careers.geico.com/
Employees at GEICO can receive tuition reimbursement with onsite community college classes, and they also offer training classes such as Six Sigma for professional and personal growth. Staff can also receive discounts at local gyms and receive recognition at the Annual Associate Appreciation Day Celebration. GEICO works in the community with organizations such as United Way, Casa de Los Ninos and the Girl Scouts.


General Motors Company, LLC

INDUSTRY: Information Technology
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 88,500/550
AZ LOCATION: Chandler
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Mary Barra, CEO
WEBSITE: gm.com
General Motors offers world-class benefits, including 16 paid holidays per year and free tickets to the GMC-sponsored NFL Experience. They keep employees on the fast track to success with the TRACK program, which is designed to rotate employees through various areas within their respective function, and a Boot Camp, an intensive training program for new college hires geared toward particular technical area of IT.


Grant Thornton LLP

INDUSTRY: Accounting
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 6,000/75
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Michael McGuire, CEO
WEBSITE: grantthornton.com
Healthy Lifestyles is Grant Thornton’s health and wellness initiative. It provides employees with tools and to assist in proactively managing their health. These tools include 24/7 Nurseline, an online personal health manager, and an expectant parents program. The Employee Assistance program is paid for by the company and assists with everything from childcare to behavioral science. Each employee is paired with a performance coach who provides assistance and guidance through ongoing discussions.


International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE)

INDUSTRY: Travel
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,720/1,345
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: John Rowley, CEO
WEBSITE: iceenterprise.com
CAREERS PAGE: www.icetravelcareers.com
Staff can receive discounts for travel packages that are paid for by payroll deduction. Amenities onsite include a café, clinic, concierge, fitness center and massage and nail salon. They also offer a wine discount and “P3,” promotional cash an employee can use on merchandise in the company’s online store. ICE supports PACC911 with raffles, virtual pet pageants, sponsoring and participating in PACC911’s annual ICE Pet Adoption.


Ryan, LLC

INDUSTRY: Corporate Tax Advisory Services
EMPLOYEES: 1,529/90
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: G. Brint Ryan, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: ryan.com
CAREERS PAGE: https://careers.ryan.com/joblist.html?erpc=alljobs
Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services. The firm’s flexible workplace program encourages employees to balance their work life and personal life. All employees are measured on results, not face time in office. At Ryan, generosity is a core value, and employees are given paid time off for community outreach projects. In 2014, over a period of three months, employees from Ryan’s Scottsdale office volunteered at the St. Mary’s Food Bank, packing emergency food boxes for distribution.


USAA

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 27,466/3,586
AZ LOCATION: Phoenix
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Maj. Gen. Josue Robles, Jr. (Ret.), President & CEO
WEBSITE: usaa.com
CAREERS PAGE: https://www.usaajobs.com/
At USAA, you’ll find an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone has a true passion for the company’s mission, facilitating the financial security of its 10 million members of the U.S. military and their families. USAA’s Phoenix campus sits on 575 acres in the Northwest Valley (I-17 & Happy Valley Rd). The campus offers many onsite benefits such as a cafeteria, fitness center, health clinic, daycare center and covered parking.


Vanguard

INDUSTRY: Financial Services – Investment Management
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 13,811/2,370
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: William F. McNabb II, Chairman & CEO
WEBSITE: vanguard.com
Vanguard, the world’s largest mutual fund company and 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’s Adoption Assistance Program, Vanguard Work-Life programs, including on-site wellness and fitness centers.


Vi

INDUSTRY: Healthcare – Senior Living
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 2,443/408
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Randy Richardson, President
WEBSITE: viliving.com
CAREER PAGE: www.viliving.com/company/careers
Vi has resident funded scholarship funds and tuition reimbursement. Vi’s residents sponsored $313,000 in scholarship for employees and eligible dependents. The company also offers more than 500 free continuing education courses and free language training through Rosetta Stone. They promote fun and relieve stress with roving cupcake and candy carts, dress-up photo booths and Vi Spirit Days. They also host ping pong tournaments between employees and residents.


Yodle

INDUSTRY: Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
US/AZ EMPLOYEES: 1,352/223
AZ LOCATION: Scottsdale
TOP US EXECUTIVE: Court Cunningham, CEO
WEBSITE: yodle.com
Yodle has a flexible paid time off policy with the ability to decide when and how much vacation they need. Each Yodle office has a dedicated culture team, called the “IDEA” (interdepartmental events and activities) committee that organizes several team-building events each month. They host happy hours and team outings to encourage bonding among colleagues. Recent examples include the opportunity for Yodle co-workers to join intramural sports teams and participate in Pat’s Run.




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