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- Detroit, MI, US
The culture is the most important thing this company produces. No status makes one person more important than the next. Leadership helps us to create and innovate, they never stifle an idea and that is what makes us so successful!
Everyone tries their hardest. There's never someone on your team who's just along for the ride, in it solely for the paycheck, or just running out the clock. We support one another, pitch in when needed, and are quick to tout others' accomplishments.
2Capital One Financial Corporation
- McLean, VA, US
They've reassured us that associates are a priority and encourage taking care of ourselves. They've acknowledged that you may not be as productive and that it's ok. Everyone has different circumstances, and I feel they're taking care of us well.
Management takes strides to ensure company strategy and objectives are communicated throughout all levels of the organization by facilitating monthly all-hands meetings and 'ask-me-anythings.'
- New York, NY, US
They go above and beyond to help you develop professionally and are always willing to discuss your career goals and how they will help you achieve that goal. Leaders truly care about their people and take the time to talk with you.
3Evergreen Home Loans
- Bellevue, WA, US
The level of internal growth in this company is unlike any other I've ever seen. Management encourages moving up in the company and will help in any way they can.
- Mountain View, CA, US
Executives apply rigor and analytics to establish strategic objectives before taking action, which has the benefit of serving longer-term value creation. Information is shared broadly which enables every employee to understand why we do what we do.
There's a high level of cooperation and friendship; people truly enjoy helping each other. We can speak with high-level managers and performers and they are willing to share ideas.
- St. Louis, MO, US
The most unique aspect of Edward Jones is that it is a partnership. The support here is also incredible. I don't know of another financial firm that has Financial Advisors who, instead of competing with each other, mentor and develop each other.
5Bankers Healthcare Group
- Davie, FL, US
Our CEO and Founders are present and involved in every employee's work life. They truly know how to make you feel important and appreciated.
6Bank of America
- Charlotte, NC, US
BOA has made an amazing shift toward accepting all individuals for who they are and makes them feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work. I've seen a big shift in the workplace and how I feel as an employee since I started many years ago.
6First American Equipment Finance
- Fairport, NY, US
High degree of autonomy. Management provides the tools necessary for me to be successful in my role. Colleagues make work enjoyable and create a competitive and personally motivating environment.
- Columbus, OH, US
Throughout the pandemic, it has been very apparent that upper management truly cares about the employees. Our CEO is transparent and honest when he presents information to us. He is also great at keeping us up to date as to what is going on.
Executives really care about the team and go out of their way to show it. They made phone calls to each employee when we all started to work from home to check in on their home situations, mental health, and how they could help.
8Pinnacle Financial Partners
- Nashville, TN, US
Pinnacle provides a genuine and consistent focus on creating a positive work environment. They empower associates to make 'common sense' decisions and support those decisions. This is truly a unique and special work environment.
We've created a "Kudos Korner" so that we can recognize fellow teammates who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. It's been a fun way to recognize people publicly.
- Costa Mesa, CA, US
I am constantly grateful that I can meet the needs of my family and also have the autonomy to do my job. I am grateful that we are not being pressured back into offices before we are ready and before our communities are ready.
9Nations Lending Corporation
- Independence, OH, US
It's a pretty big company with a small company feel. It’s large enough to feel very stable and small enough that changes can be made for improvement quickly.
- Milwaukee, WI, US
Baird is a place where you can feel a sense of "one team." Our employee ownership is invaluable because it aligns the company's interests with clients as well as our employee's behavior inside the organization to make it a great place to work.
- Schaumburg, IL, US
We are always encouraged to grow professionally and personally. I never feel as if I am being talked down to by managers or superiors. It feels as if everyone is on equal footings and everyone wants everybody to do their best.
11Veterans United Home Loans
- Columbia, MO, US
I love that this is a place where if you have a talent or skill, people can utilize it all over the company. You aren't siloed, and I really appreciate being able to help so many people and have something I do that I can be especially proud of.
- Appleton, WI, US
The President and Executive Team send out emails to check in with people all the time. They not only encourage response but reply to the emails personally.
- Stamford, CT, US
Senior leadership has an excellent finger on the pulse of their workers. They go above and beyond daily to ensure that everyone feels included and is heard. They always make time for their employees regardless of pay level.
12Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company
- Goldsboro, NC, US
The entire company, executives to interns, exudes a warmth you typically only see from relatives. New employees are accepted with open arms. It is truly a family-oriented company focused on the employees as people, not workers.
- Mayfield Village, OH, US
Ideas are heard and if you can give the benefits of your ideas, most of the time, management will let you pursue it even if it isn't directly related to your day-to-day job.
They truly care about their people. I feel like an individual who is treated fairly and kindly. When they say they're a people-first company, they really mean it. We live our Core Values and do our best to make this the best place for all people.
14Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
- Golden Valley, MN, US
Allianz goes out of its way to celebrate employees through annual celebrations of the work that employees (workers, not managers) contribute to the success of the company. The appreciation is genuine and shows the value they place in the employees.
14Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
- Tampa, FL, US
Management does a great job of focusing goals on the individual and not trying to use others' performance as a guide. It's refreshing to be measured against myself and Grow's goals.
15American Fidelity Assurance Company
- Oklahoma City, OK, US
Management trusts us to get our work done; they provide flexible work opportunities including hours and WFH options. We're never discouraged from taking time off to take care of personal or family matters. I appreciate that AF values our family.
The company and individual teams are encouraged to have outings every so often to spend time together outside of the office and have social time together. We're encouraged to connect and get to know each other, regardless of the team we work on.
16Navy Federal Credit Union
- Vienna, VA, US
From the benefits to the small day-to-day incidents, I feel valued and appreciated. Every manager I've worked for has made an effort to get to know me and build a relationship. They've worked with me to develop a career plan and set goals.
16Walker & Dunlop
- Bethesda, MD, US
I really appreciate the transparency of the executive team and the sincere feeling of family you have here as a whole. Management is truly kind and patient. And everyone is very kind to one another....genuinely kind. I really appreciate that.
As a female, I feel that equal pay, benefits, and advancements are better than most. I love the flexibility and work-from-home capabilities. I also appreciate the consistent yearly raises and bonuses, and I've always felt very appreciated by that.
17Promontory Interfinancial Network
- Arlington, VA, US
You really feel like we’re all in this together and I think the main reason for that is the CEO. He is a great communicator — even in these “stay 6’ away” times. We know where he wants to take the company and how we’re going to get there.
- Woodland Hills, CA, US
The unique thing about this company is the people it chooses to lead the way. My managers/leads are excellent, caring people who have guided me through the changes and now the Covid 19 issue with much understanding and patience.
18ESL Federal Credit Union
- Rochester, NY, US
They encourage work/life balance and support the wellbeing of every employee. I'm a single mother and have always been supported to make adjustments as needed to care for my child (emergencies, child care changes, and special events).
It's an all-around great place to work. Colleagues across the organization are capable, responsible, and good people - they get the job done in a way that is respectful of everyone's viewpoints but also understands the urgency and work-life balance.
The thing that impresses me the most is how open the company is to communication. If I want to talk to the CEO, I can. If I'd like to speak to a manager, whether from my department or another, I can. Anyone and everyone in the company is accessible.
- San Antonio, TX, US
This is a mission-driven organization like no other. Working here makes me feel like I am here for a purpose of greater good to impact the lives of others positively.
20Allied Mortgage Group
- Bala Cynwyd, PA, US
The environment is very team-oriented and relaxed. Everyone treats each other with dignity and respect. The company celebrates birthdays, company wins, recognizes new hires, and does a lot to foster a great place to want to come to every day.
21Credit Acceptance Corporation
- Southfield, MI, US
During the pandemic, we did not furlough or lay off a single person. They kept in constant communication with us about what they were doing to navigate the crisis, gave us tools to work from home, and adjusted our payment plans for sales employees.
It's a fun place that does not feel like work or a job to me. I spend extra hours working on projects because I really love and enjoy them and see a future. My effort is directly applauded and I feel appreciated by my manager.
22First American Financial Corporation
- Santa Ana, CA, US
During the unusually trying times, the company has gone above and beyond to ensure our personal safety and enable most of its employees to continue to work remotely. This was a testament that the "People First" motto is not just lip service.
Management is genuinely interested in how their employees are doing and what they can do to make their work environment better. They understand that to see results and achieve the vision they have, it starts with taking care of their employees.
- Dallas, TX, US
Fantastic work/life balance and the office environment feels like family. Management is truly thankful for each person and all that effort that has been put forth, especially with the trying year we have had.
- Topeka, KS, US
There is an overpowering presence of high morale, team spirit, unity, and overall greatness in the air. This is more than just a place to work, this is a place you can call home. Very welcoming and very encompassing.
They work with you to set goals and objectives and then let you create your own path (within a large framework) to get there.
24Balyasny Asset Management
- Chicago, IL, US
Everyone's willingness to help. I started my role at BAM working remotely and every colleague I have come across is genuinely there to help, and teach you along the way.
- Fargo, ND, US
Our Pay It Forward program is an amazing way to give back to our community! How Bell of You is another great way we celebrate employees going the extra mile to help our customers. The kindness from these programs becomes contagious in the office!
I feel valued and heard throughout the organization. My coworkers and management make it a point to get to know you on a personal and professional level and you are not just a headcount.
26New American Funding
- Tustin, CA, US
The company atmosphere is absolutely amazing. It doesn't matter what time I call or who I am calling, they are ALWAYS available with the best attitude towards any situation. They make work fun and exciting. It makes me want to work harder.
26The PURE Group of Insurance Companies
- White Plains, NY, US
This is pretty easily the best job I've ever had. I felt at home almost immediately. Between the good pay, extraordinary PTO policy, and great colleagues, there really isn't a downside.
27Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.
- Houston, TX, US
I always feel heard and encouraged to contribute. I get to have complete ownership of my projects. My managers also celebrate my contributions that could easily go unnoticed.
Working at Robinhood allows for personal growth and development. We are given a sense of trust and support. You can start working on extra projects and eventually become a subject matter expert in something that you never knew you had a skill for.
Professional and personal growth through training has allowed me to build on skills I have or explore skills I'm interested in. Management understands that it's vital to have a good work-life balance and they encourage us to take time off to relax.
- Emeryville, CA, US
The open-door policy is very natural. C-levels/executives roam the hallways and interact with individuals so naturally which show their genuine interest in the people with who they work. People here are generally happy to be at work, it's infectious!
29Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
- Chicago, IL, US
As a parent working remotely with a child participating in virtual learning, Baker Tilly has offered a supportive environment with additional resources and a flexible work schedule. I am very grateful for Baker Tilly!
The leaders and individual people are fully invested in your success not just as an employee, but even more as a person. I've never been a part of a company that has such value in the work we personally do, but also feel as valued by the leaders.
30West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
- West Bend, WI, US
I really love how much the company cares about the community and the people living in it. They fully support associates' passion to make a difference in the community and give numerous donations to support causes.
They care! This is the first company I’ve worked for where I feel valued as an employee and person. They have weekly team huddles with C-level executives who know your name and recognize your accomplishments.
- New York, NY, US
The firm culture is truly exceptional. Everyone wants to make sure that they're doing what's best for the organization which includes creating the most inclusive and diverse workplace.
Everyone is very supportive of one another and people really get along which is rare. There is a lot of respect for one another and their individual roles.
32The General Automobile Insurance Services, Inc. (The General)
- Nashville, TN, US
You are free (and encouraged) to voice your opinions to make the organization as efficient and high-performing as possible. Changes in the organization are communicated with transparency while keeping all associate's best interests in mind.
Every employee is truly valued and recognized for their own skills and as a result, they don't feel the need to compete, leaving room for them to instead create an amazing team bond.
The people I work with have been with the company for a very long time. It makes me comfortable to know they have been able to weather the storm and are happy enough staying here for the duration of their career.
- Kalamazoo, MI, US
Greenleaf Trust really takes care of its people. Whether it is a new baby or a family crisis our team supports each other emotionally, and with the stability of knowing their job is secure. We make teammates feel safe, supported, and cared for.
Regardless of position, everyone is celebrated. Although I am not in a client-facing position, I know my work contributes to the overall success of the firm, and I am recognized for that work.
- Hooksett, NH, US
Management is very caring and respectful of everyone. I love that I can come to work every day and not be micromanaged. I feel I am part of a team and take pride in my work and am proud to work here.
35Liberty Mutual Insurance
- Boston, MA, US
My direct manager and his manager take a lot of time to check in with the adjusters that work for them and get to know us both personally and professionally to help us meet our goals.
- South Jordan, UT, US
The managers and executives are very approachable, you feel as if you’re dealing with a member of your family. It’s a good vibe and you always feel like someone has your back.
- Traverse City, MI, US
I love the thoughtful gestures: wellness baskets during flu season, Friday Treats in the summer, weekly car shows when the weather is nice - overall just a lot of engaging and energizing thought goes into how we take care of each other.
36REPAY Realtime Electronic Payments
- Atlanta, GA, US
REPAY is very special and unique in the way that they put their employees first. REPAY empowers employees to stretch to their fullest potential, always keeping things challenging and feeling a sense of accomplishment.
- New York, NY, US
They've provided me with the means to have a career, care for my family, feel a sense of accomplishment, and so much more. From day one, I've been accepted fully and considered for promotions and advancement based on my skillset and work ethic.
- Chattanooga, TN, US
We have a unique company culture that embraces and encourages diversity and inclusion in every aspect of the workplace. Our leadership team is intelligent, competent, and caring. They strive to make Reliance Partners a better place to work every day.
The culture brings a strong sense of community where we can speak what's on our minds and collaborate with all levels. They really believe in us and provide opportunities to partake in projects that affect the entire company and our community.
38Missouri Employers Mutual
- Columbia, MO, US
The CEO has an understanding that significantly reaches beyond the knowledge of prior CEOs. He understands the business and the people and acknowledges his appreciation for the work being performed at the individual level.
- Troy, MI, US
The incentives that are out are awesome and allow people to pay off debt or fulfill dreams of theirs that they could not achieve otherwise.
I have found my career. I have never once felt that I couldn't move on to another position thanks to my co-workers and managers. I have been entrusted with many job duties throughout my past few positions with Altra.
40TD Bank, N.A.
TD has always given me the tools and direction to advance in my career. I have been here almost two decades and am still learning and growing. TD also allows you to bring your whole self to work and provides an inclusive, welcoming environment.
Management is aware and works hard to help us balance home life and work life.