St. Petersburg electrical contractor Power Design and Tampa credit union Grow Financial made Fortune's first-ever national survey ranking the "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials."
At. No. 43, Power Design is cited by an "overwhelming majority" of young employees who say they feel a strong sense of responsibility without micromanagement. "The level of freedom that we have in the field is unmatched," one employee said. "This autonomy makes every thing that we do a personal achievement as well as a company one." Power Design also operates a 12,000-square-foot training center to offer employees 150 hours of training and mentoring each year on average, Fortune wrote.
At No. 94, Grow Financial is praised for a "top-notch gym, a personal trainer available three days per week, discounts on credit cards and loans, and subsidized tickets to sporting events and theme parks." In job training, every course employees complete on "Grow U," the company's learning platform, earns them an extra day of vacation, according to Fortune. "Executive leaders make it a point to encourage this not only to be work," one staffer said, "but fun as well."
The workplace appeal of these two firms also extends beyond millennial employees. Power Design ranked No. 9 among mid-sized companies in the Tampa Bay Times 2015 Top Workplaces survey. Grow Financial ranked No. 2 among large companies.
Fortune partnered with research firm Great Places to Work to assemble its list of 100 employers who scored the highest among workers under the age of 35 at 465 participating companies.
"Respondents to the survey, some of the 54 million millennial employees who constitute the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, say they desire open communication, risk-taking, collaboration, support among employees and fewer internal politics," Fortune reported.
Millennials may not be so different from the rest of the U.S. workforce, after all.
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