21. Crowe Horwath LLP
Senior executive(s):Wendy Cama
Funding is a challenge for any nonprofit. But if the nonprofit draws volunteers from Crowe Horwath, it might get some relief. The accounting firm operates a committee that awards grants to nonprofits where its employees volunteer at least 30 hours a year. Some of those hours could be paid for. The firm allows employees up to eight hours a month of paid time off to address leadership duties or responsibilities related to their nonprofit service. Crowe was founded in 1942. The Livingston office opened in 2004.
22. Bohler Engineering
Senior executive(s):Ludwig H. Bohler
Late nights affect more than the employees logging extra hours. They also affect spouses and children. In recognition of the sacrifice, Bohler Engineering authorizes managers to send gifts to spouses and otherwise reward family members. Employees receive a little extra for their hard work, as well. The company hands out gift cards as spot bonuses, and orders dinner for anyone still working after 7 p.m. Founded in 1985, Bohler provides civil engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture and permitting services.
23. Meridian Health
Senior executive(s):John K. Lloyd
Problems are inevitable in any business. But they don't have to be a source of frustration. At Meridian Health, employees learn to think creatively, thanks to the Meridian Maze. It offers useful insight on thinking outside of the box—or inside, if employees are dealing with regulations, budgets or other constraints. Founded in 1997, Meridian is a family of organizations, including Jersey Shore University Medical Center and the K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, as well as a variety of additional medical centers and services.
24. Maser Consulting P.A.
Senior executive(s):Richard M. Maser
First Fridays are a time of sharing at Maser Consulting. On the first Friday of each month, an employee sponsors a charity, and colleagues are invited to make donations. But employees can be counted on to pitch in whenever the need arises. They rallied to help a colleague whose family in the Philippines suffered from the typhoon that struck the island nation in 2013. More than $12,000 was raised through employee donations and a company match. Founded in 1984, Maser is an engineering firm serving public and private-sector clients.
Senior executive(s):Joseph Berardo Jr.
Gummy worms finally got their day. So did fruit smoothies, for that matter. At least that's what happened at MagnaCare. The company celebrates both a smoothie day and a gummy worm day, and on each occasion hands out treats to employees. Founded in 1990, MagnaCare offers self-insurance options to employers in New Jersey and New York. The company also provides access to a provider network, predictive modeling analyses, member outreach programs and integrated solutions that include plan management services.
26. Investors Bank
Senior executive(s):Kevin Cummings
Feedback is serious business at Investors Bank. Every week, the bank randomly selects 50 employees to complete a short survey on the level of service they received from a business partner. The program is run by an outside firm and, so that everyone can see how they're doing, the results are posted weekly. Founded in 1925, Investors has more than $13 billion in assets and operates more than 100 branches in New Jersey and New York.
27. Rothstein Kass
Senior executive(s):Steven Kass
In some offices, a break means a leisurely stroll to the water cooler. At Rothstein Kass, a break could mean anything from a game of pingpong, to a round of Texas Hold'Em poker. The accounting firm takes high spirits to even higher levels during the busy tax season, when it hosts a series of tension-breaking events and games. In addition to audit and tax services, the firm, founded in 1959, provides strategic business counseling, risk-management consulting and other services.
28. QuickChek Corp.
Senior executive(s):Dean C. Durling
The "work" portion of teamwork is no mystery to managers at QuickChek. The company's new leaders learn to push their abilities, and experience the power of teams and team support, during a leadership experience program called "Play to Win." The program includes a one-day ropes course. In addition, new leaders attend QuickChek University, a semester-long program focused on leadership development. Founded in 1967, QuickChek operates 137 convenience stores and 12 pharmacies in northern New Jersey and southern New York.
29. Wyndham Worldwide
Senior executive(s):Stephen P. Holmes
All the bases are covered at Wyndham Worldwide, at least when it comes to services offered on-site to company employees. Without leaving the office, they can find a credit union, a car wash, a shoe-shine service, a dry cleaner and a Starbucks. Health and wellness services include chair massages, an on-site nurse practitioner and visits from a "Mammovan," which offers mammograms. Founded in 2006, Wyndham Worldwide is a global hospitality company with vacation properties in prime locations around the world.
30. Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Senior executive(s):Gary S. Horan
The inner circle is pretty wide at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. It includes all employees who take part in the hospital's medical plan. As members of the inner circle, they enjoy health care services from Trinitas at little-to-no charge. Trinitas is a teaching hospital formed in 2000 from the consolidation of St. Elizabeth Hospital and Elizabeth General Medical Center. Every year, the hospital recognizes four non-managerial employees who embody its mission, vision and values, and awards a $5,000 bonus to each.
31. Affinity Federal Credit Union
Senior executive(s):John T. Fenton
The career ladder is easy to find at Affinity Federal Credit Union. The financial cooperative offers a variety of ways for employees to learn about, and take advantage of, opportunities for professional growth. Every employee, for example, is asked to create a career development plan. And, if they want to test out a new position, they are encouraged to shadow colleagues holding positions they aspire to reach. Founded in 1935, Affinity serves more than 135,000 members and 2,000 businesses.
32. Realogy Corp.
Senior executive(s):Richard A. Smith
There must be plenty of candidates for the Humanitarian of the Month award given out by Realogy Holdings Corp. Spurred on by the company, employees have many options for giving back to their communities. Examples include filling backpacks for the homeless or walking to help find a cure for breast cancer. Founded in 2005, Realogy is a real estate franchising company operating real estate brokerages, as well as relocation and title services. The company's brands and business units include Coldwell Banker and Sotheby's International Realty.
33. Kessler Rehabilitation Center
Senior executive(s): Bill Anastassatos
When they are on the clock, employees of Kessler Rehabilitation Center assist clients who are using the company's gym equipment. After hours, they can help themselves. The company allows employees free access to the fitness machines at its rehab centers. Kessler provides outpatient services through a network of more than 85 physical therapy centers in New Jersey. Founded in 1944, the company specializes in the treatment of sports, orthopedic, hand and work-related injuries. Whatever the task at hand, Kessler employees enjoy working together to get it done.
34. Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC
Senior executive(s): Joe Eberhardt
Access to top executives is not a problem for employees of Jaguar Land Rover North America. The company hosts regular "skip level" meetings that give employees the chance to skip over middle managers, and directly ask questions of and give feedback to senior managers. In addition to its U.S. headquarters in Mahwah, Jaguar Land Rover has offices in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. "Ride and drive" events allow employees to test-drive the automaker's new vehicles.
35. Jackson Lewis
Senior executive(s):Richard J. Cino
There's just something about a team. At Jackson Lewis, it may just be the best thing. The law firm's employees relish working together. But they're not a team centered entirely on their work. Every Thursday, the firm hosts a free yoga class. Employees also look forward to regular chair massages, pizza lunches and the firm's holiday party. Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis specializes in employment law, as well as benefits, immigration law and related litigation.
Senior executive(s):Vincent A. Forlenza
You won't get stuck in the middle at Becton, Dickinson and Company. The employer maintains a program designed to accelerate the career development of employees who are in the middle of their careers, demonstrate high potential and aspire to leadership roles. Founded in 1897, Becton is a medical-technology company serving health care institutions, life-science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. Every summer, the company sponsors an employee volleyball tournament.
37. Solix Inc.
Senior executive(s):Jack Miller
Charity may begin at home. But it finds plenty of shelter at Solix. The company and its employees engage in a range of charitable activities, supporting human services, the arts and other philanthropies. Throughout the year, the company collects food for Morris County's Interfaith Food Pantry, and the Morris Museum hosted the company's annual employee forum. Employees, meanwhile, can get paid time off for volunteering at nonprofits of their choice. Founded in 2000, Solix is a business-process outsourcing firm.
38. Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P.A.
Senior executive(s):G. Robert Marcus
Lawyers mark up their calendars with deadlines. If they work at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, they leave room for special events. The law firm throws parties all year long, ranging from its fall tailgate party, to its Halloween trick-or-treat event. Employees also look forward to the holiday party, where the firm's attorneys serve as waiters and bartenders. Founded in 1953, Norris McLaughlin closes an hour early on Fridays during the summer, giving employees extra time to start their weekends.