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What goes into making a workplace great

The Top Workplaces survey found that Lazydays RV Center in Seffner has the most clued-in senior managers of any business on the Top 70 list.

KATHLEEN FLYNN | Times

The Top Workplaces survey found that Lazydays RV Center in Seffner has the most clued-in senior managers of any business on the Top 70 list.

Managers

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies

Insurance

2,365 employees

What does your manager do well?

"My manager seems to genuinely understand that each member of their team learns differently. They adjust perfectly to each of our styles in order to help us learn what is needed to do our job correctly."

"Willing to help you through any situation and if she cannot there is no issue on her finding the correct person to assist. She is there for you and looking to see what she can do help you grow in your position."

Opportunities

Century 21 Beggins Enterprises

Real estate

191 employees

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

"Almost daily classes at headquarters."

"Training meetings and daily meetings are always valuable and keep me moving toward my goals."

"Training. Staff. Management. Meetings. Charities."

"We are all individuals, but can work great together toward our goals. We help each other."

Clued-in senior management

Lazydays RV Center

Motor home sales and service

514 employees

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

"Senior management is right there training along side of us so they understand what we are doing."

"They really look into different opportunities for growth for the company as well as its employees."

"We are far exceeding our goals compared to what was projected."

Work/life flexibility

SouthEast Personnel Leasing

Insurance

158 employees

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

"8 to 5 is perfect. Work hard and have plenty of time to take care of everything else in my life."

"It is the most supportive organization that I've ever worked for. My manager is always concerned about me as an individual. He encourages me to work hard but also to step back at times when the stress mounts up."

"Positive atmosphere, family oriented."

Training

T-Mobile

Wireless communication

915 employees

What formal training have you found most valuable?

"I receive tuition reimbursement for my schooling; I am currently working toward my bachelor degree in business; I also receive training on every new device that comes out."

"T-Mobile has a great program with relation to customer service within a retail environment. Senior management has done a lot of research to determine what customers expect when entering a store and how we as employees are to interact with them in a positive way."

Benefits

Capital One

Financial services

357 employees

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

"Tuition reimbursement has helped me achieve my AA degree and has truly helped me positively in my individual goals."

"You can work part time and still have benefits."

"I like the fact that I don't have to compromise my home life for work."

"Health insurance!"

Other awards

Company direction: "It's growing and expanding into new territories. It's becoming more complex and interesting."
American Strategic Insurance, insurance, 175 local employees.

Doers: "There is not a whole lot of bureaucracy at our organization, and when something needs to be done, we do it."
St. Mary's Episcopal Day School, education, 55 employees.

Ethics: "We are a family here. The bank gives great service to the customers and the bank does a lot for the community, too." The Bank of Tampa, financial services, 221 employees.

Communication: "They keep us well informed on a quarterly basis what is going on with the company, and what we have to look forward to in the future." Bouchard Insurance, insurance, 124 employees.

Appreciation: "I have been able to keep pace with the changes and have been given an opportunity to grow with the company." Bayshore Health & Homemaker Services, home health care services, 140 employees.

What goes into making a workplace great 04/16/11 [Last modified: Sunday, April 17, 2011 4:00am]

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