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Raymond James, Shared Technologies, IT Authorities make list of best places to work

Want to work somewhere with great pay and benefits? Nurturing relationships between subordinates and supervisors? Overall engagement and job satisfaction? Well, look no further than Florida Trend magazine's "Florida's best companies to work for in 2009." It is the first time the publication, which is owned by the Times Publishing Company, which also owns the St. Petersburg Times, has compiled such a list. Questions focused on eight themes: Leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationship with supervisor; training and development; pay and benefits; and overall engagement. Part of the survey dealt with company policies, practices and demographics. The second part of the survey was administered to sample groups of employees. Companies were grouped into three categories: large companies with 250 or more employees, midsized companies with 50 to 249 employees and small companies with fewer than 50. IT Authorities, an information services monitor, was the only Tampa Bay company to be at the top of one of the lists. For the complete list, see

Best large company

No. 1: Inktel Direct, Miami Lakes, direct marketing services

Other best local large companies

No. 8: Raymond James, St. Petersburg, financial services

No. 13: Carlton Fields, Tampa, law firm

No. 15: PBSJ, Tampa, consulting

No. 22: BayCare Health System, Clearwater, health care

Best midsized company

No. 1: Seaside National Bank & Trust, Orlando, banking/finance

Other best local midsized companies

No. 2: Shared Technologies, Clearwater, voice, data and converged technologies

No. 7: Trenam Kemker, Tampa, law firm

No. 8: American Strategic Insurance, St. Petersburg, property/casualty insurance

No. 15: Pender Newkirk & Co., Tampa, public accounting

Best small company

No. 1: IT Authorities, Tampa, IT/managed service provider

Other best local small companies

No. 5: Alltrust Insurance, Palm Harbor, employee benefits/insurance broker

No. 6: Infinity Business Systems, Tampa, managed IT services

No. 11: ChappellRoberts, Tampa, advertising

No. 14: Veredus Corp., Tampa, IT staffing

Raymond James, Shared Technologies, IT Authorities make list of best places to work 07/27/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 1:21pm]
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