From paid parking and team building at the spa or a ropes course to onsite child care, fully stocked refrigerators and unlimited vacation time, Washington’s workplaces pull out all the stops to attract and retain employees.
These perks are part of companies’ commitments to foster healthy office cultures focused on helping employees bring their best selves to work — which in turn helps the bottom line. The Business Journal’s annual countdown of the state’s top offices is an attempt to recognize the companies whose employees say they do the best.
Since the Best Workplaces program began 13 years ago, only two companies have made the Business Journal’s lists every year: Columbia Bank and Kidder Mathews. They are among the 100 businesses represented on this year’s lists.
To quantify the best workplaces, the Business Journal partners with Quantum Workplace and surveys thousands of employees throughout the state. The survey results were scored by Quantum to create the finalists.
The final rankings will be revealed at the Washington’s Best Workplaces event at T-Mobile Park on Aug. 22 and published in the Aug. 23 print edition of the Puget Sound Business Journal. Companies are categorized into one of four lists based on employee count: more than 250 workers, 100 to 249 workers, 50 to 99 workers and 10 to 49 workers.
Companies that qualified for the lists needed to meet the following survey participation requirements:
Fewer than 50 employees: 85 percent participation
51-150 employees: 70 percent participation
151-500 employees: 50 percent participation
501-1,000 employees: 30 percent participation
1,001-3,000 employees: 15 percent participation
3,001-5,000 employees: 8 percent participation
More than 5,000 employees: 5 percent participation
To view the full list, click here.