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The Beck Group, a construction company in Tampa, was the building contractor for the Airside C terminal at Tampa International Airport.

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The Beck Group, a construction company in Tampa, was the building contractor for the Airside C terminal at Tampa International Airport.

Company Direction

New York Life

Insurance, 585 employees

What excites you about the direction this organization is taking?

"They are always introducing new and exciting ideas and products every year. They are constantly growing."

"The company is becoming more open-minded about new technology and looking for ways to improve our processes."

"They are not afraid to take a stand."

"We did not need a government bailout like many of our competitors. We are strong and financially secure."


Century 21 Beggins Enterprises

Residential real estate, 225 employees

What opportunities to learn and grow have you found most valuable?

"Free training and endless support from management and team members."

"The daily training that they offer is great. … The amount of schools that they hold for the Realtors in the office is amazing, and you can't get this anywhere else."

"There is a good balance of professional training and life coaching to keep up morale and prevent burnout."

Clued in Senior Management

National Title Network Inc.

Residential real estate, 56 employees

What impresses you most about senior management's understanding of what is happening in this organization?

“Knowledge of the industry and their ability to move with the trends but still create a stable work environment. I have confidence in the company and management's ability to not only survive but thrive in the changing economy."

"The fact that the operations manager has the skills to complete every job within the workplace has my most profound respect for her and the job she does."


Beck Group

Construction, 62 employees

What makes you feel appreciated at this organization?

"During tough times, they do their best to make sure they keep on employees at all costs. I truly believe that they genuinely care for the employee base and their families."

"Praise and recommendations from my direct supervisor."

"Beck cares about me and my family."

"I love my job because it has given me the chance to grow and improve as an individual. They promote from within and encourage training."

Work/Life Flexibility

Answers Systems

Technology products sales and service, 160 employees

What do you appreciate most about how this organization supports work/life balance?

"Flexible hours. Management is willing to work with all employees to balance work and home life. Ability to work from home as well as in the office gives me the ability to keep working even if I cannot be in the office."

"This company truly values its employees and realizes that we all have a personal life outside the office."

"Flexible schedules and no demerits for tardy or unpaid day off."


Camden Property Trust

Residential real estate, 127 employees

What formal training have you found most valuable?

"Camden has an in-house education program that teaches you everything you need to know about your job, and also helps you with the knowledge you need to get promoted. And once you graduate, it's an automatic 3.5 percent raise!"

"The Camden college courses. All the knowledge gained to do my job was gained through these courses."



Wireless communication, 978 employees

What aspects of your benefits package do you find most valuable?

"I like the fact that my kids and myself are covered for medical, vision and dental for under $50 a month."

"Great benefits overall, especially with tuition reimbursement. Definitely a stepping stone for me and great for others also."

"Child care subsidy and backup day care."

"Flexible spending account and dependent care reimbursement."

"My cellular rate plan."

Doers: At this organization, we do things efficiently and well. The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos., insurance, 2,450 employees.

Ethics: This organization operates by strong values and ethics. St. Mary's Episcopal Day School, education, 58 employees.

Managers: My manager listens to me. It's easy to tell my boss the truth. My manager frequently praises good work. APG Electric, Plumbing, electrical, heating installations, 220 employees.

Collegiality: There is not a lot of frustration at my workplace. SouthEast Personnel Leasing Inc., insurance, 212 employees.

Special awards provide more recognition for Tampa Bay area companies 03/21/10 [Last modified: Sunday, March 21, 2010 1:00am]
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