Starting in September, the Tampa Bay Times welcomed anyone to nominate companies as Top Workplaces. In all, 1,435 employers in the region were invited were invited to take the employee survey. Any employer was eligible, as long as it had at least 50 employees in the area. Employers could be public, private, nonprofit or governmental. There is no cost to enter Top Work Places program.

In all, 186 organizations agreed to take the survey. Combined, they employ 93,306 people in the bay area. Of those employees who received questionnaires, 35,925 responded, either on paper or online. For 2018, 100 employers scored well enough to earn recognition on the Top Workplaces list.

Flowers in Chania Each year, as more businesses enter the marketplace and compete for a Top Workplace berth, the number of companies with bragging rights to a consecutive winning streak since the rankings debuted in 2010 dwindles...

How the survey was done:

The employee survey gathers responses on 24 factors covering seven areas, including organizational health factors that measure how well employees are working together towards a common cause:

  • Alignment - where the company is heading, its values, cooperation
  • Effectiveness - doing things well, sharing different viewpoints, encouraging new ideas
  • Connection - employees feel appreciated, their work is meaningful
  • My manager - cares about concerns, helps learn and grow

TOP 3 WORKPLACES IN TAMPA BAY

Size Company Founded Sector Employees
Large Grow Financial Federal Credit Union 1955 Credit Union 549
Midsize Century 21 Beggins Enterprises 1992 Real Estate 446
Small Guardian Angels Catholic School 1991 Education 50
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Top 20 Large:

(500-plus local employees)

Top 30 Midsize:

(150-499 local employees)

Top 50 Small:

(50-149 local employees)

1: Guardian Angels Catholic School 26: Equinix, Inc
2: TransferWise 27: ReEmployAbility
3: Senior Connection Center 28: NDLLLC
4: Valic Financial Advisors, Tampa Bay 29: RELTCO
5: Integrity Express Logistics 30: Leader Tech, Inc
6: Robbins Property Associates 31: XCENDA
7: AnswerFirst Communications, Inc. 32: Warren Averett
8: DITEK Corp 33: New Life Solutions, Inc
9: Market Technologies LLC. 34: Pilot Bank
10: J.CON Salon and Spa 35: CBIZ MHM LLC of Tampa Bay
11: The Beck Group 36: Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners
12: Yogurtology of Florida, LLC 37: North Pinellas Childrens Medical Center
13: FairWarning 38: Success 4 Kids & Families
14: Crowe Horwath LLP 39: Regenerative Medicine Solutions
15: Center Academy 40: Encompass Home Health
16: Barbizon Modeling and Acting 41: Wallace Welch and Willingham
17: Valet Living 42: Clearwater Central Catholic High School
18: Environmental Protection Commission 43: St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School
19: Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza 44: Taylor Morrison
20: Klement Family Dental 45: Rakuten Marketing
21: Radiant Solutions 46: Brown and Brown of Tampa and Brooksville
22: Optimal Performance and Physical Therapies 47: University Area CDC
23: Malwarebytes 48: Benzer Pharmacy
24: NAC Group Inc. 49: TOPS Software, LLC
25: Bay Area Legal Services, Inc 50: Homeless Empowerment Program
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