Best Companies to Work For

December 2, 2014

Not everyone can say they love the company they work for, but that’s not a problem at the 35 companies we’re honoring in our annual Best Companies to Work For program. These companies strive to create an environment for employees that makes going to work something to look forward to every day. From traditional benefits like great health insurance plans and 401(k) offerings to more unique ones like daily free lunches and unlimited time off, these companies have a handle on what it means to value their employees. Join us as we celebrate the 2014 Best Companies to Work For.

How do we determine the Best Companies to Work For?

Any company with a Utah presence is encouraged to participate in the Best Companies to Work For program. The process involves two surveys: one for a company’s HR/corporate department to complete and the other for the company’s employees to complete. The surveys ask questions about benefits and compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, management, etc. Once the surveys have been completed, the responses are scored based on a point system and the highest-ranking organizations are deemed the Best Companies to Work For.

2014 Best Companies to Work For

Micro Companies
Companies with less than 40 employees

BrainStorm, Inc.
Neutron Interactive
The National Institute of Medical Aesthetics (NIMA)
Xima Software

Runners Up
Beehive Broadband
Setpoint Systems, Inc.

Small Companies
Companies with 40 to 99 employees

Diversified Insurance Group
Doba, LLC
Edward Jones
GPS Capital Markets
Grant Victor
Lucid Software
Mantyla McReynolds
Penna Powers
United Way of Salt Lake

Runners Up
Graystone Mortgage
Haynie and Company
HintonBurdick CPA and Advisors
Lawn Butler
Marketecture, Inc.
NorthStar Alarm
Real Property Management
The Presidio Group
Washington Federal

Medium Companies
Companies with 100 to 499 employees

Cementation USA, Inc.
The Cicero Group
Workers Compensation Fund
Young Automotive Group

Runners Up
Academy Mortgage Corporation
Alliance Health
Bear River Mutual
First American Title Insurance Company
Health Equity, Inc.
Mark Miller Subaru
Profire Energy
PW Companies
School Improvement Network

Large Companies
Companies with 500 or more employees

Big-D Construction
CHG Healthcare Services
EMC Corporation
Mountain America Credit Union
Nicholas and Company
USANA Health Sciences

Runners Up
O.C. Tanner
Salt Lake Community College
Young Living Essential Oils

Micro Companies

BrainStorm, Inc.

When BrainStorm employees say they work hard and play hard, they mean it. From impromptu double-dutch competitions to monthly group activities, employees find ways to inject fun into their days. “It is like a family and that feeling extends into my immediate family, not just the people that work here. The culture is something my wife and children enjoy as well,” says one employee.

The company is supportive of employees who want to further their education and allows flexibility to accommodate work/life balance. It also helps employees give back with six service activities throughout the year.

“Quarterly meetings with management allow me to share and voice my ideas to improve the company. The culture is built on employees being actively engaged, owning the success of the company as a whole,” reports another employee.

  • A week off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • An employee-chaired corporate giving committee
  • Monthly cultural/recreational activities
  • A monthly $50 stipend for employees to spend on clients or vendors


As a sales organization, recruitment firm NaviTrust has found the secret sauce to motivating and retaining its sales staff. The company’s average employee tenure is seven years—an amazing achievement in a profession known for frequent turnover.

NaviTrust invests in employee growth, with frequent onsite and offsite trainings. It also knows how to incentivize its staff with bonuses and opportunities to earn trips to places like Hawaii, Mexico and the Bahamas. And once a year, the company sends a thank you letter to the spouses of its employees, along with a generous gift card.

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