2007 Best Places to Work Lists

April, 2007

How it Works

This marks the third year in which Hawaii Business has produced a Best Places to Work issue, and 57 companies participated. Delaware-based ModernThink LLC, which is contracted by the Best Companies Group (Harrisburg, Pa.), conducted the survey for free this year, collecting money only if a company chose to purchase a more detailed report for its analysis.

To be eligible, organizations needed to have at least 25 employees, have a facility in Hawaii, be a publicly or privately held business, and be either for-profit or not-for-profit. After all the data was collected, organized and analyzed, the top 15 large (more than 200 employees) and 20 small (fewer than 200 employees) companies were selected for the list. Employees were given a questionnaire with 65 statements and were asked to respond based on a five-point Likert scale, which included responses of: strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree and strongly disagree. Answers were determined by percentage of positive responses to questions. Individual surveys are not shared with employers, to ensure anonymity. ModernThink collected a sample size which allowed them to compile the results with a 90 percent confidence level that the data accurately reflected employee sentiment.

Typically, employees’ responses reflect their experiences as individuals, their experiences with people they work closely with in their workgroups or teams, and, finally, their experiences as members of the larger organization — how they feel about its overall mission, and how they fit into that plan.

Hawaii Business encourages all Hawaii companies — whether or not they applied previously — to sign up for next year’s competition. The results can help to strengthen and improve individual companies and Hawaii’s greater business community.

LARGE COMPANIES
> 200 employees

1. MARYL GROUP INC.
2. FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK
3. MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY
4. TONY HAWAII AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
5. CITY MILL CO. LTD.
6. CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER
7. TS RESTAURANTS MANAGEMENT INC.
8. NA HOKU
9. HAWAII DISTRICT NAVY EXCHANGE
10. SERVCO PACIFIC INC.
11. CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK
12. RESORTQUEST HAWAII LLC
13. CRAZY SHIRTS
14. SHELL MANAGEMENT HAWAII INC.
15. FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI

SMALL TO MEDIUM COMPANIES
< 200 employees

1. GRANT THORNTON LLP
2. ALTRES INC.
3. PCL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC.
4. MORTGAGE ALLIANCE
5. AMERICAN EXPRESS
6. EDWARD JONES
7. DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
8. WESTON SOLUTIONS INC.
9. HALE OLA KINO
10. THE DUNES AT MAUI LANI GOLF COURSE
11. ISLAND INSURANCE COMPANY LTD.
12. WAIKIKI HEALTH CENTER
13. TRENDWEST RESORTS INC.
14. NISHIHAMA & KISHIDA, CPAS INC.
15. PROSERVICE HAWAII
16. HONOLULU BOARD OF REALTORS
17. KAHU MALAMA NURSES INC.
18. ARCHITECTS HAWAII LTD.
19. PIER MANAGEMENT HAWAII LLC
20. ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR

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