January 11, 2016

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Best Companies to Work for 2015

By Utah Business Editors

January 11, 2016

  • Half-day Fridays
  • Monthly contests and prizes
  • Flexible work schedule
  • 100% employer paid health insurance
  • Salary and paid time off for overtime

Penna Powers
“Penna Powers wants employees to grow and have opportunities. A lot of folks have been here 10 to 15 years. In the ad world most folks stay 1 or 2 years.”

  • Good health benefits
  • 401(k) matching
  • Profit sharing
  • Flexible schedule
  • Fun work culture, including pool tournaments and fantasy football

“We love being part of a smaller community, remodeling older buildings, and keeping that small-town, hard work ethic. We have lots of opportunity to become friends with each other, and with each other's families. Great causes, great people, great surroundings... what could be better?!”

  • Family-oriented culture
  • Large holiday and company parties
  • Annual Lagoon Day
  • Company-paid healthcare premium
  • Salsa Wednesdays and Popcorn Fridays

United Way of Salt Lake
“Our company culture is one of the best parts about our organization. We do a lot of team-building and socializing, which keeps the environment open and friendly.”

  • 100% paid health benefits
  • Flexible 9/80 schedule
  • Matched retirement plans
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Gas and cell phone reimbursements

Zurixx, LLC
“The owners routinely help out employees in tough situations. An employee had cancer and the company raised 75k for him to not worry about money and focus on beating cancer. He beat cancer!”

  • Company-sponsored spa treatments
  • No dress code
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Generous productivity bonuses
  • Recreation areas with pool tables, TVs and ping pong


“Our culture and principles are very straightforward and simple. I feel that the leadership here not only know them, they model them on a daily basis. Our core Leadership Principles are to Think, Act, and Develop People. For me this speaks volumes about what AAA values: people.”

  • Free AAA membership
  • Annual bonus
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Employee appreciation events

ASEA, Inc.
“I think there are many development opportunities within the company. Sometimes it doesn't come through a title change but in my position I have been able to attend conferences and seminars to progress my career and knowledge.”

  • Free soda and snacks
  • Ability to work from home
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Paid time off for religious holidays
  • Free product

“The company is very family oriented. They do a great job of recognizing that you have other family priorities outside of work. They really understand that my success at home is reflected with greater performance at work. …  Another unique benefit is that the company provides standing desks to any employee who would like one. This has helped me to feel a little bit healthier at work.”

  • $2,000 reimbursable allowance on vacations
  • Game-board lunches
  • Maternity/paternity leave
  • 401(K) matching
  • Paid time off on birthday

Cementation USA
“I am really confident in our management team's decisions to make the company better. They are incredibly experienced and intelligent, and are always open to the ideas and opinions of their subordinates.”

  • Free medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Recognition of professional and personal milestones
  • Semiannual bonuses for performance and company profitability
  • Free public transportation pass
  • Generous vacation time

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
“Being new to the organization, I've received a lot of support and help in learning my job, but I'm also not micro managed. The organization encourages you to learn new skills and they have a great culture of work/life balance. It's like being a part of large wonderful family. I'm impressed with the CEO John Lauck, his accessibility to the employees and how he governs the organization.”

  • “Just Because We Care” half day closures
  • Annual trip to Orlando, Florida
  • 18% match on retirement program
  • Every other Friday off during the summer months
  • Tuition reimbursement

Deseret First Credit Union
“The culture is one of honesty and integrity. People can be trusted. The environment is calm and relaxed. There is no feeling of tension when you arrive each morning. No pressures to do more than expected. It is the approach of build and uplift. Maintaining a high morale is always the approach.”

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