Best Places to Work 2015





NO. 1

American Savings Bank

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 1,185

Every Friday is payday at ASB, where employees get paychecks each week. The LifeBalance Program – a 24/7 Webbased platform featuring online challenges, contests and rewards – makes getting in shape fun for workers. Fulltime employees receive 18 to 28 days in paid time off. ASB offers chiropractic, acupuncture and massages to its staff.


NO. 2

Central Pacific Bank

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 895

Instead of Monday morning blues, CPB employees encounter Motivational Mondays, which feature fun activities, such as office Olympics games. CPB also sponsors quarterly team building activities, such as bowling, yoga and dance lessons. Employees get exposure to higher-ups through fireside chats with executives and ohana grindz with CEO John Dean.


NO. 3

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 251

HSFCU encourages employees to get involved in their communities with activities such as bake sales and craft fairs that raise money for charity. Employees bond at after-hour events and cookouts. HSFCU sponsors annual wellness screenings for all workers and has a fitness center at its main branch.





Bank of Hawaii

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 2,116 HI/ 2,238 worldwide

Employees connect at more than 100 organized activities annually. Among them are the summer slam lunch, in which popular food trucks serve free meals to employees, and caroling at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The company promotes health and wellbeing by providing three on-site fitness centers, online wellness resources and healthy choices at two cafeterias.


Child & Family Service

Headquarters: Ewa Beach, HI
Employees: 304

HICFS champions workplace diversity. The nonprofit taps into the SEE program, which helps disadvantaged people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds find jobs. When appropriate, it also advertises job openings in local ethnic newspapers. All new hires are required to take diversity training.


City Mill Company, Ltd

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 421

Every employee, from cashiers to managers, pass through City Mill University, at which they learn about customer service, products, management and leadership. The company sponsors two annual appreciation celebrations where team members are recognized for their years of service and performance.


First Hawaiian Bank

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 2,098 HI/ 2,226 worldwide

The bank offers full-service lunchrooms and cafeterias, where daily meals are served for a nominal charge, thanks to a corporate subsidy. First Hawaiian sponsors athletic leagues in tennis and basketball, as well as golf tournaments.


First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 310

First Insurance offers annual biometric exams as well as health-risk assessments to employees. It also sponsors the Bumboocha Loser, a “Biggest Loser”-type contest in which participating employees have collectively lost more than 250 pounds. Fresh fruits and vegetables are delivered bi-weekly.


Island Palm Communities LLC

Headquarters: Schofield Barracks, HI
Employees: 308

Island Palm – a partnership between developer Lend Lease and the U.S. Army – offers a quarterly incentive program that recognizes employees who uphold safety as a core value. The company, a proponent of work-life balance, sponsors Ohana Day, which features food and entertainment for workers and their families.


Kiewit Infrastructure West Co

Headquarters: Omaha, NE
Employees: 255 HI/9,800 worldwide

The construction and engineering services company sponsors a host of fun activities throughout the year, including summer BBQs, Big Al’s bowling event and casino night. Other perks include productivity and time management workshops, and discounts on products such as Ford vehicles and vacation packages.


Na Hoku

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 298 HI / 528 worldwide

At monthly general sales meetings, sales performance is rewarded and anniversaries are recognized. In 2014, the company earned the Hawaii Jewelers Association Environmental & Green Award for not selling coral jewelry for 10 years.


Panda Restaurant Group Inc.

Headquarters: Rosemead, CA
Employees: 521

Employees receive free or discounted tickets to local family entertainment and sporting events. Fitbits are given at a discounted price to promote walking. Immediate family members are invited to corporate events.


Parents And Children Together

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 400

All supervisors at this nonprofit receive intensive training called Putting the Pieces Together, which covers administrative, educational and supportive management. PACT offers a 200 percent match to employee 401(k) contributions up to 4 percent of compensation.


Servco Pacific Inc

Headquarters: Honolulu, HI
Employees: 1,010 HI/ 1,557 worldwide

Recognizing that its workforce is composed primarily of Baby Boomers, Servco puts a high priority on sharing financial planning and retirement resources. Its wellness initiative, ShapeUp, is an online program that monitors and challenges workers to stay healthy through friendly competition and accountability.


Turtle Bay Resort, LLC

Headquarters: Kahuku, HI
Employees: 418 HI / 419 worldwide

Turtle Bay incentivizes employees to stay active by offering on-site morning stretch classes and sponsoring fun events such as annual tournaments in golf, volleyball and paddling. The hotel is a big proponent of sustainability. Employees participate in quarterly beach cleanups and the planting of native Hawaiian plants on the property.




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