One takes three days out of the year to host their own employee Olympics.
Another feels planning and shooting (and then watching over and over again) the fun-filled company video they produce annually is key.
Company parties: One makes sure it's a black-tie affair every year while another feels it's all about location, location, location — so it took the staff to Cancun.
And perks? Sure there is flex time, gym memberships, employee training and the other items you would expect — but how about arranging for a stretch limo and a chauffeur to any employee who gets married.
There are plenty of places to work in New Jersey. And then there are the Best Places.
The annual list of the NJBIZ Best Places to Work includes places to all of the above and more.
Some are household names across the state (Investors Bank, Magnacare, Wyndham, QuickChek, Realogy, Esurance, AmeriHealth, Gibbons and — just because we need some real excitement — Mercedes Benz and Jaguar Land Rover).
Others are making a name for themselves with their employee extras.
But only two companies — one from our Large Companies (250 or more employees) and one from our Small Companies — can be called the absolute Best Places to Work in New Jersey.
In a gala event attended by more than 700 people Thursday night in New Brunswick, Transwestern Commercial Services (of Parsippany) and Storis, Inc. (of Mount Arlington) took home the big prizes.
Transwestern, whose headquarters are in Texas, is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, research and sustainability.
It edged Edward Jones, Friedman, Mercedes Benz and Novo Nordsik for the top spot among the 38 large companies who made the list.
Storis, which provides the home furnishings industry with software solutions, was the winner of the 62 small companies honored. It edged out Grunenthal USA, eTeam Inc., The Casey Group and Condor Capital for top honor for Small Companies.
Of course if you work at any of these 100 companies it truly is a win-win situation.
The Best Places to Work Program is open to all public and private companies that have a facility in New Jersey and at least 15 employees in the state.
Three-fourths of each company's score comes from a confidential survey of employees that evaluates their workplace experience. The remaining quarter comes from an employer's survey that collects information about its benefits, policies and practices.
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