Best Places to Work in Hawaii 2014
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(250 or More Hawaii Employees)
Employees: 94(Hawaii) / 35,353 (U.S.)
With more branch offices than any other financial services firm, this company offers all associates with at least three years’ service an opportunity to become owners.
Employees: 72 (Hawaii) / 1,029 (U.S.)
Employees at this construction company have numerous opportunities for professional development, including training in “Deming Theory” and two-day seminars in leadership for all employees. Engineers can use six-month job rotations to try out different positions.
Employees: 114 (Hawaii) / 114 (U.S.)
This architecture/engineering consulting firm combines soft perks like monthly social outings, with professional incentives, like semi-annual bonuses and funding for classes and seminars. Employees can also take advantage of the company’s nationally recognized wellness program.
Other Medium Companies (Listed Alphabetically)
Employees: 130 (Hawaii)
This residential association management company offers employees more than 500 courses, either on-line, in person, or via webinar, to build skills in their professional track. One day each year is “movie day.
Employees: 106 (Hawaii)
On-site farmers markets, guest chefs, and casual Fridays give this insurance company a homey feel. Performance bonuses and 401k matching show the company is serious.
Employees: 82 (Hawaii) / 45,131 (U.S.)
The largest professional services provider in the country, this accounting and tax advisor fosters a climate of open communication with tools like a wellness newsletter and a “yammer group” where employees can post questions, share knowledge and promote community events.
Employees: 197 (Hawaii) / 300 (U.S.)
Employees at this travel information service enjoy a yearly travel allowance, employee appreciation days, monetary performance incentives, and pet insurance.
Hawaii Diagnostic Radiology Services (Formerly Y&M Radiology)
U.S. Headquarters: Honolulu
Employees: 80 (Hawaii)
This outpatient imaging services company prides itself on offering all benefits to all employees at all facilities, including a generous medical insurance package and free parking. Employees can also take cash in lieu of these benefits.
Employees: 71 (Hawaii)
This HR service provider treats employees to snacks and drinks every day, and once a week brings in a catered lunch. The company also promotes employees when they complete certifications and paid-time off for community volunteering.
Employees: 230 (Hawaii)
The average incentive pay for frontline employees at this financial institution is about $2,400 a year. Back office workers can earn bonuses averaging $4,000 a year. Employees can work off all that largesse in an on-site exercise room.
Employees: 72 (Hawaii)
Hickam Communities LLC has been a Best Place to Work for three years straight. The property management services company offers quarterly employee appreciation lunches, quarterly incentive bonuses and use of the gym at its two community centers.
Employees: 83 (Hawaii)
Employees at Honolulu Home Loans enjoy flexible work hours, telecommuting, and stress-busting, team-building events like bowling, a day at the track on Podium Raceway and even a celebration at an executive’s home. Employees also receive movie passes on their birthday.
Employees: 182 (Hawaii)
This locally owned and managed insurance company offers profit sharing and an annual incentive bonus based on company profitability. On average, bonuses amounted to 28 percent of annual salaries. The company also sponsors Zumba and body sculpting classes, and offers a subsidy at the YMCA for employees and their families.
Employees: 166 (Hawaii)
The Kiewit Corporation, a national construction and engineering firm, helps keep employees fit with wellness events including runs, bikes and walks, and offers a gym membership reimbursement. The company offers leadership and development programs and coaching to help employees throughout their careers.
Employees: 166 (Hawaii)
Maryknoll School’s employees have access to a state-of-the-art gymnasium, weight room and fitness center with classes for workouts like CrossFit, Insanity, Pilates and yoga. A personal trainer is on hand, along with physical education teachers who give health and fitness advice.
Employees: 62 (Hawaii)
This health and human services nonprofit offers flexible work hours and a family friendly work environment. Enrollment is waived at the YMCA, and membership is reimbursed for other fitness and wellness facilities. Each year, staff members nominate fellow employees for the Team Member of the Year.
Employees: 56 (Hawaii) / 10,477 (U.S.)
Navy Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, nonprofit financial cooperative. Its employees receive periodic recognition for leadership, service excellence and innovative thinking, as well as incentive pay based on performance. They also offer tuition reimbursement, leadership programs and loan discounts.
Employees: 102 (Hawaii) / 9,180 (U.S.)
New York Life Insurance Company offers employees career-long training and professional development via national programs, and an opportunity to advance into management positions. The company has a profit-sharing program and monthly staff appreciation luncheons.
Employees: 100 (Hawaii) / 1,440 (U.S.)
One of the largest general building contractors in Hawaii, Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. is employee-owned. All employees can purchase shares and participate in the company’s profits through dividend payments. The company also offers its award-winning College of Construction, a virtual college offering programs in all areas of professional development.
U.S. Headquarters: Honolulu
Employees: 83 (Hawaii)
Pacxa, Hawaii’s largest technology services and solutions provider, thanks employees with free tickets to UH sporting events and rewards them with an annual merit adjustment program. The company manages stress with music by holding periodic jam sessions, and offers time in the company massage chair.
Employees: 120 (Hawaii)
The Professional Employer Organization offers its employees financial incentives like a new business referral incentive, holiday bonus and a $1,000 employee referral bonus. Employees enjoy the company events like the holiday party, Halloween costume contest and the summer picnic. And at ProService, every Friday is Casual Friday.
Employees: 61 (Hawaii)
The busiest zipline operator in the country fosters camaraderie among co-workers by doling out recognition cards twice per year. Employees give a recognition card to a colleague they feel has been particularly helpful to them. These cards can then be redeemed at the office for a gift card.
Employees: 100 (Hawaii)/107 (U.S.)
The largest locally owned and operated solar installer cultivates its workforce by encouraging reading. Each month, employees have the opportunity to win $100. To be eligible, employees must read a book from the CEO’s library and submit a report that explains how they will apply what they learned to their daily work.
Employees: 70 (Hawaii)
The mobile phone retailer lavishes employees with all types of prizes and perks for reaching goals — everything from concert tickets to electronic gadgets, but cash definitely rules. Each month, the sales associate with the best sales and metrics to goal gets $100 in cash.
Employees: 53 (Hawaii) / 103 (U.S.)
The financial services firm encourages employees to get involved in their communities. Company employees are allowed to engage in volunteer activities during office hours.
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