Want to know what makes a great company? More than 30,000 local employees told us the secrets. Meet some of the workers and the three winners. They are all a part of the Tampa Bay's Top 100 Workplaces.
At the Ditek Corp., a Largo company making surge protectors, manufacturing employees asked for a four-day work week and their bosses figured out how to make it happen.
Strong senior leaders set the tone for high-performing companies. But when it comes to judging whether an organization is a terrific place to work, there's only one audience that matters: the employees. For the eighth year, the Tampa Bay Times partnered with Philadelphia-based WorkplaceDynamics, the employee …
What distinguishes a Top Workplace from an average one? The truth is, there's no single practice, no one-size-fits-all solution for achieving great results. But there are common qualities of success you should be able to identify in every company.
Mary Anne Casale has greeted patients and visitors from behind the concierge desk at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel since the day it first opened in 2012.
This year, 20 businesses graced the list of Tampa Bay's Top Workplaces for the first time, standing out as great places to work. The Tampa Bay Times talked with the owners and operators of two of them to find out what put them on top.
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TAMPA — They had just started dating. But instead of meeting for coffee or cocktails throughout the week, Ean Mendelsohn and Jaclyn Levy would go out for frozen yogurt.
TAMPA — Jim Bartholomay started his career as a chef: A position where it's pretty normal to shout and throw things.
LARGO — Instead of its usual holiday party last December, Bayshore Home Care held an '80s gala to celebrate its founding in 1986. As big-haired employees in jeans and rock-concert shirts streamed into the Hilton Carillon Park, other hotel guests took notice.
An international financial services firm worth $11 billion. A Riverview shipping logistics firm that has been named one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. A St. Petersburg hair and beauty salon chain.
CLEARWATER — It's every entrepreneur's dream: a niche position in an exploding market, a reputation as a trusted problem-solver and a talented, energetic team of employees who enjoy coming to work every day.
Think of 2017's Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces report as a celebration of 100 area businesses where employees like to work, feel recognized and supported, routinely give back to their community, see a clear corporate direction and believe their bosses will guide them there. Oh yeah, staffers at these businesses …