Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced today the ranking of the top 45 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2017. All the companies were honored Wednesday evening at a sold-out awards ceremony at the DoubleTree Conference Center with over 400 attendees. All the companies represented have the honor of saying they are a Best Place to Work in Vermont. The 45 winners set a record at the 11th annual event, surpassing last year's 38 winners.
The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM), the Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Department of Economic Development and Best Companies Group.
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Have at least 15 employees working in Vermont;
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Vermont; and
- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
2017 Best Places to work in Vermont winners in ranked order are:
(15-149 U.S. EMPLOYEES)
1 Engelberth Construction, Inc.
2 AsicNorth Inc.
3 Pomerleau Real Estate
4 Vermont Housing Finance Agency
6 Co-operative Insurance Companies
7 NorthCountry Federal Credit Union
8 Vermont College of Fine Arts
9 Catamount Solar
10 Fuse, LLC
11 Hergenrother Enterprises
12 UVM Foundation
13 Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP
14 Renewable NRG Systems
15 Wild Apple Graphics, Ltd.
16 Union Mutual
17 Ascension Technology Corp - an NDI Company
18 Vermont Public Radio
19 Countryside Alarms
20 Basin Harbor Club
21 Vermont Creamery
22 Heritage Aviation
23 The Richards Group
(150 OR MORE U.S. EMPLOYEES)
1 Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
2 Edward Jones
3 Comcast -- Western New England Region
4 Marathon Health
5 KPMG LLP
6 Crowe Horwath LLP
7 Vermont Mutual Insurance Group
8 LORD Sensing-MicroStrain
9 Vermont Information Processing, Inc
10 Stowe Mountain Resort
11 Country Home Products
12 Seventh Generation, Inc
13 King Arthur Flour
14 Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
16 Okemo Mountain Resort
17 Southwestern Vermont Health Care
18 City Market, Onion River Co-op
19 Heritage Family Credit Union
21 A.N. Deringer, Inc.
Source: Vermont Business Magazine 3.23.2017