31. Single Throw Internet Marketing
Senior executive(s): Larry Bailin
The doors are always open to good ideas at Single Throw Internet Marketing. But the company doesn't wait for employees to walk through. It also holds regular "Bring Your Own Idea" days, where everyone is allowed to pitch their ideas for improving the company. Founded in 2001, Single Throw is an Internet marketing company whose services include search engine optimization, social media marketing, email marketing, pay-per-click and display advertising, video marketing, website development and reputation management.
32. Helsinn Therapeutics (US) Inc.
Senior executive(s): William Mann
Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc. is a subsidiary of the Swiss-based Helsinn Group, whose ultimate focus is "to build better todays for every person affected by cancer” via a quality portfolio of innovative cancer-care therapies and via direct connection within the cancer care community. Employees are able to learn and network at medical and scientific conferences, and attend Helsinn-sponsored congresses and continuing medical education sessions. In addition, employees enjoy company-sponsored foreign language lessons, serve as instructors in a monthly lunch-and-learn program and participate in cancer-related charity events.
33. Kessler Foundation
Location: West Orange
Senior executive(s): Rodger L. DeRose
Micro workouts—short bursts of physical activity—are all the rage. And they are available in real life to employees of the Kessler Foundation, which last year introduced its employees to "The Two-Minute Office Workout." Founded in 1985, Kessler supports rehabilitation research in specialized laboratories, with studies focused on helping people limited by strokes, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. The foundation also backs new approaches to lowering unemployment rates among people with disabilities.
34. Nisivoccia LLP
Location: Mount Arlington
Senior executive(s): Timothy Mehaffey
The Halloween spirit is contagious, and what better way to spread the cheer than to bring children into the office? That's the approach taken by Nisivoccia. The accounting firm invites the children and grandchildren of its employees to an annual office trick-or-treating session. In addition to its traditional tax, accounting and auditing practice, the firm, founded in 1970, specializes in local and county government, education, real estate, financial services and health care. During tax season, a snack cart delivers food straight to hungry employees.
Location: East Rutherford
Senior executive(s): Michael W. Kempner
When they say they're taking matters into their own hands, employees of MWW just might mean it. The public relations firm has launched an educational program known as Matter More University that incorporates training designed to foster professional and personal growth. Rounding out the program are monthly and annual Matter More awards, handed out to employees who go above and beyond in areas of client service, team support and service to the agency. MWW was founded in 1986.
36. W&H Systems
Senior executive(s): Don Betman, Ken Knapp
Birds chirping. Bees buzzing. If you listen closely, you'll hear another sign of spring: the sound of pickup basketball games underway at W&H Systems. When the weather is right, employees head to the basketball court on company premises. If it's too cold or too rainy, they can stay indoors and enjoy a round of ping-pong. Founded in 1964, W&H specializes in designing, making and installing systems that optimize the flow of merchandise through warehouses, while reducing requirements for space and labor.
Senior executive(s): Stephen McDonnell
Meditation classes are held monthly for employees at Applegate. It's a skill they use in the workplace, as meetings occasionally start off with a short meditation. That practice no doubt helps in sustaining the company's philosophy of "no elephants in the room," meaning that employees are encouraged to respectfully raise issues that are going unspoken so they can be brought to the surface and worked through. Founded in 1987, Applegate makes hot dogs, deli meat, sausage and bacon without using antibiotics, hormones, artificial ingredients or preservatives.
38. Profit Sense Innovations LLC
Location: Jersey City
Senior executive(s): Jerry R. Khemraj, Mary Christian
Bagels are a Friday morning tradition at many offices. The breakfast tradition is given a crunchy twist at Profit Sense Innovations. Instead of bagels, the company serves cereal, allowing employees to indulge in their childhood favorites. Founded in 2009, Profit Sense is a Web-based small-business development firm whose services include Web design and market research. Employees enjoy a calendar packed with special events, including a summer barbecue, holiday party and annual trip to Six Flags amusement park.
39. Wiss & Co. LLP
Senior executive(s): Paul L. Peterson
If you think you've ended up back in chemistry class, take another look. You might be at Wiss & Company. The accounting firm's employees often refer to a periodic table of elements that describes the firm's cultural values and building blocks. One of the elements is fairly rare, at least in the accounting world: The firm does not set mandatory hours for its employees. Founded in 1969, Wiss is adding an employee gym to its main office, which is surrounded by a walking path.
40. Emerald Financial Resources
Senior executive(s): Michael Vesuvio
Teamwork gets taken for a spin at Emerald Financial Resources. The company's employees work together to donate bicycles, helmets and locks to underprivileged children throughout New Jersey. Founded in 1998, Emerald delivers a portfolio of customized financial solutions, including insurance, investments and health benefits, to its clients. To its employees, Emerald offers flexible scheduling, casual Fridays in the summer and a range of activities, as well as the opportunity to win trips through its affiliate, MassMutual Financial Group.
41. Pharmalink Consulting Inc.
Location: Short Hills
Senior executive(s): Kevin L. Webb
A good meal is one way to an employee's heart. And it is one of the ways Pharmalink Consulting maintains a great place to work. To celebrate jobs well done, the company treats its employees to lunch. It also awards bonuses based on project performance. Founded in 1998, Pharmalink provides consulting expertise on regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical, consumer health care, medical device, nutraceutical and veterinary industries. The company has eight offices on three continents.
42. RegentAtlantic Capital LLC
Senior executive(s): Christopher J. Cordaro
If you've got a hobby, RegentAtlantic gives you the chance to indulge. For foodies, the firm offers regular cook-offs and bake-offs. Fitness buffs can join the firm's softball team, or the running club, which competes in 5K fundraisers. Budding thespians and would-be comedians can put on skits designed to be fun and creative, as well as to inspire team bonding. Founded in 1982, RegentAtlantic is a wealth management firm that combines financial consulting, investment management and fun.
43. daVIZta Inc.
Senior executive(s): Krishnan Padmanabhan, Shekhar Yerramilli
The employees of daVIZta solve complicated challenges using sophisticated technology. So who can blame them for keeping it simple when they want to unwind? To liven their days, they rely on monthly birthday parties, a holiday bash, summer outings and philanthropic activities. Founded in 2010, daVIZta offers products and services that aid life sciences companies in predicting revenue and gauging the effectiveness of pricing incentives— two increasingly crucial needs for an industry grappling with rapid changes in the health care system
Location: Basking Ridge
Senior executive(s): Gerald Gorman, Gary Millin
Fitness is made easy for employees of Lawyer.com. They have the option of sitting at ergonomically beneficial balance ball chairs. Or they can sign up for treadmill desks, which allow them to stroll slowly—and burn calories—while carrying out everyday office tasks. For a break, they can hop onto a manual stepper or balance board, both conveniently stowed in the company's conference room. Founded in 2008, Lawyer.com is an online service that helps people quickly find lawyers that match their needs.
45. Wayside Technology Group Inc.
Senior executive(s): Simon F. Nynens
If you're wondering where all those suggestions go, you don't work at Wayside Technology Group. The company's CEO reaches into the suggestion box on a regular basis, pulls out and reads all suggestions and comments, and then responds. Founded in 1982, Wayside markets software directly and through computer reseller networks to IT professionals around the world. Subsidiaries include: Lifeboat Distribution, a distributor of specialty software products and services; and TechXtend, a value-added provider of software, systems and solutions.
46. Sobel & Co. LLC CPAs
Senior executive(s): Alan D. Sobel
At many companies, orientation lasts a few days. After that quick burst, new employees fend for themselves. Not at Sobel & Co. The accounting firm operates an award-winning program to deepen the education of new hires during their first two years on the job. As part of the program, senior partners lead sessions covering critical topics, such as communication and professional expectations. Founded in 1956, Sobel organizes an annual 5K called "Battle of the Business Run," which raises money for a local charity.
47. NPS Pharmaceuticals
Senior executive(s): Francois Nader
Communication is a priority at NPS Pharmaceuticals, especially for the company's CEO. He wields a variety of tools to stay in touch with employees. A few times per quarter, he attends lunch with a small group of randomly selected employees who are encouraged to discuss what's on their minds. He also meets one-on-one with all new employees, and takes the microphone at companywide meetings to answer questions. Founded in 1986, NPS develops biopharmaceutical products for patients with rare disorders and few, if any, therapeutic options.
48. AmeriHealth NJ
Senior executive(s): Judith L. Roman
Employees literally put down roots at AmeriHealth New Jersey. The company has a community garden on-site that employees maintain on a volunteer basis. At harvest time, they share in the fruits of their labor. Founded in 1994, AmeriHealth is an insurer with a portfolio of products, including health insurance, workers' compensation, and property and casualty insurance. The company allows employees to buy extra vacation time and to cash out any days that remain unused at the end of the year.
49. Boiling Springs Savings Bank
Senior executive(s): Robert E. Stillwell
Food pantries collect a lot of food around the winter holidays. Thanks to employees of Boiling Springs Savings Bank, food donations flow in the summer as well. The bank hosts an annual summer food drive for the Center for Food Action, and employees regularly volunteer for the nonprofit. They also come together to renovate and repair homes under the Rebuilding Together program in Bergen County. Founded in 1939, Boiling Springs has 18 branches in northern New Jersey.
50. The Execu|Search Group
Senior executive(s): Edward Fleischman
There's no light at the end of the sales tunnel. But at The Execu|Search Group, there might just be a special getaway. As a sales incentive, the firm awards selected staff members an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway with a guest of their choice. Founded in 1985, Execu|Search offers recruitment, temporary staffing and retained search services in accounting, finance, creative, digital, health services, human resources, IT and other industries. Employees compete in regular pingpong tournaments and on a company basketball team.
51. UL EduNeering
Senior executive(s): Lynne Budnovitch
Healthy decisions depend on healthy choices. The latter are readily available to employees of UL EduNeering. The company routinely brings in fruit, vegetables, nuts and other healthy snacks for employees. Walking and running trails, meanwhile, wind around the company's office complex. Founded in 1981, UL EduNeering develops cloud-computing learning solutions that ensure regulatory compliance, minimize risk and improve business performance. Clients range in size from Fortune 500 companies to small emerging businesses.
Senior executive(s): Flint A. Lane
Water is one of the best things you can drink at work. But it's not one of the most exciting. Enter the "Water You Drinking Challenge" at Billtrust. The company encourages employees to replace sugary, high-calorie drinks with water, and awards prizes to top participants in the challenge. No one will blame employees if they take a step back during one of the company's many special events, which include bowling nights and movie nights. Founded in 2001, Billtrust provides outsourced billing services.
53. Premier Healthcare Exchange Inc.
Senior executive(s): Todd Roberti
A new perk at Premier Healthcare Exchange has tails wagging. The company this year began making pet insurance available to its employees, helping them cover the furrier members of their families. Among other perks, employees are treated to a special lunch at the end of each month. Founded in 2001, Premier provides cost-management solutions for health plans. The solutions combine claim processing automation with professional services to deliver a centralized approach that reduces payment errors and speeds up resolution.
54. INTAC Actuarial Services Inc.
Senior executive(s): Charles Rosenberg
Staff appreciation takes many forms at Intac Actuarial Services, and the forms change every month, keeping employees on their toes. One month, the company might hand out gifts. Another time, an ice cream truck might roll up to the office. Or employees may be treated to a buffet lunch. Other perks include flexible scheduling, generous bonuses and contests, and opportunities to give back to the community. Founded in 1977, Intac provides administration and consulting to employer-sponsored retirement plans.
55. Weinberger Law Group LLC
Senior executive(s): Bari Z. Weinberger, Aaron Weinberger
It's called a year-end bonus. But do companies really have to wait for the end of the year? Weinberger Law Group doesn't. The law firm hands out year-end bonuses at a time when employees can really use the money: right before Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. The firm doesn't miss a chance to celebrate employees the rest of the year, too, whether they are reaching personal or professional milestones. Founded in 2008, Weinberger focuses exclusively on family and matrimonial law.
56. Enroute Computer Solutions Inc.
Location: Egg Harbor Township
Senior executive(s): Anthony Curatolo
Positive, caring and personable are three words that employees commonly use to describe the work environment at Enroute Computer Solutions. They might also call it generous. The company hands out up to $2,000 per year for employees taking work-related classes and seminars that aid their career development. The company also sports a bowling league and a softball team. Founded in 1994, Enroute provides technology solutions to government and industry, with a focus on aviation. Services include software development and test engineering.
57. Shore Rehabilitation Institute
Senior executive(s): Amit Mohan
Opportunities for advancement abound for employees at Shore Rehabilitation Institute. Each year, the health provider awards two scholarships to patient care technicians aiming to become nurses. Nurses, meanwhile, benefit from a tuition assistance program that helps them earn advanced degrees. Other programs prepare employees for leadership positions. Shore, operating as a joint partnership between Meridian Health and JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, provides inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation services.
58. Marathon Data Systems LLC
Location: Wall Township
Senior executive(s): Christopher Sullens
Why wait for a special occasion? Lunch is free for employees every day at Marathon Data Systems. Employees repay the company's generosity through participation in a range of charities, including Walk for Wishes, the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis and The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. Founded in 1984, Marathon provides technology solutions that help companies with mobile workforces manage key operations, including finding customers, estimating jobs, scheduling and routing mobile workers, and servicing and billing customers.
59. Sparta Systems Inc.
Senior executive(s): Eileen Martinson
A rainy day doesn't put a damper on daily exercise at Sparta Systems. Employees track how far they walk around the office to see who can log the most steps as part of the company's pedometer challenge. Founded in 1994, Sparta provides enterprise quality management software solutions that enable businesses to safely and efficiently deliver products to market. It has additional offices in Europe and Asia, and primarily serves the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, electronics and consumer products markets.
60. Phillip Jeffries
Senior executive(s): Philip Bershad, Jeffrey Bershad, Eric Bershad
Pajama days aren't just for kids. At Phillip Jeffries, a team of employees oversees regular PJ family-fun nights and game nights. Employees also bond during "outside-the-box" events, hosted by a different department each month. Events range from relays to costume parties to raffles. Founded in 1976, Phillip Jeffries is a manufacturer and importer of textured wall coverings, including Japanese paper weaves, gold leaf, grass cloth, silks, linens, granite, hemps and raffia. Employees win gift cards for coming up with names for new items.
61. Cowan Gunteski & Co. P.A.
Location: Toms River
Senior executive(s): Donald A. Cowan
Everyone has questions when they start at a new company. But the answers can often be hard to find. You need a buddy, and you get one at Cowan, Gunteski & Co. The accounting firm pairs new employees with more senior coworkers who can share the firm's history, practices and culture. Founded in 1982, Cowan serves a wide range of clients in construction, energy, health care, technology and other sectors. In addition to accounting and consulting, the firm provides medical billing, litigation support and wealth management services.
62. Credit Union of New Jersey
Senior executive(s): Andrew L. Jaeger
Employees sometimes just want a quiet moment to read and relax. Those moments are available at Credit Union of New Jersey, which provides a designated time for quiet lunch breaks, free of radio, television or other distractions. Founded in 1943 to serve employees of the state highway department, Credit Union of New Jersey serves more than 43,000 members. It operates a college scholarship program for credit union members, as well as for residents of Mercer and Burlington counties.