Lubbock-Based Company Ranked in the Top 50 Medium Companies to Work for in America - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Lubbock-Based Company Ranked in the Top 50 Medium Companies to Work for in America

A Lubbock-based company was recognized today as one of the 50 recipients of the "Society for Human Resource Management Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America" award.  The company was selected by the Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW) in its ranking of the nation's top 25 small and 25 medium-sized employers. Winners received their awards in Chicago at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 60th Annual Conference and Exposition.

The winning company is:

  • City Bank (23rd of the medium-sized employers), Lubbock. This year, teams of employees from across this Lubbock, Texas bank were challenged to write the company's mission statement. Employees voted on the choices, and the winning team was served a five-course candlelight dinner served by the President, COO and several executive VPs, clad in tuxedos. Through an ESOP, employees own a sizable chunk of the company--32%. Everyone--from the custodian up to the President--gets the same bonus percentage.

"Top U.S. companies succeed by using smart people-management strategies to develop highly productive and satisfied workforces," said SHRM President and CEO, Susan R. Meisinger. "Particularly in times of economic instability, knowing how to best manage your employees is an essential part of keeping productivity high and your organization open for business.  That's why these companies deserve our applause, now more than ever."

"The ranking of these 50 top organizations is based upon a random survey of their employees, who send GPTW answers to a detailed questionnaire about workplace culture," said Hal Adler, GPTW president. "We then analyze those responses in conjunction with other factors to create the ranking.  It's the same approach we use in creating our 'FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For®' list."

The Society for Human Resource Management 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America winners range in size from 50 to 999 workers, with "small" being a workforce of 50-250 and "medium" employing from 251 to 999.  This year, 321 companies participated in the selection process.  That process included distribution of a 57-question survey to each organization's workforce and a separate questionnaire for management.  The Great Place to Work Institute then reviewed each company's annual reports, employee handbooks and other materials.

Employee-survey responses (a total of 44,258 this year) counted for two-thirds of each organization's score. The remaining one-third came from GPTW's evaluation of the company in five areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. This year's top winners are Dixon Schwabl in the small category, and Ultimate Software in medium-sized.


The complete list of winner follows:

Top 25 Small Winners

  1. Dixon Schwabl Advertising                                Victor, NY
  2. Badger Mining Corporation                                Berlin, WI
  3.                                                  Glen Allen, VA
  4. Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C.                             Tucson, AZ
  5. McMurry                                                          Phoenix, AZ
  6. Bridge Worldwide                                             Cincinnati, OH
  7. Kahler Slater                                                     Milwaukee, WI
  8. InsureMe                                                          Englewood, CO
  9. Root Learning                                                   Sylvania, OH
  10. Landrum Human Resource Companies               Pensacola, FL
  11. McWhinney Real Estate Services                       Loveland, CO
  12. Professional Placement Resources, LLC                        Jacksonville Beach, FL
  13. Northeast Delta Dental                                      Concord, NH
  14. New Mexico Mutual                                          Albuquerque, NM
  15. Triage Consulting Group                                    San Francisco, CA
  16. The Peterson Companies                                   Fairfax, VA
  17. DAXKO                                                           Birmingham, AL
  18. Runzheimer International                                   Rochester, WI
  19. ENGEO Incorporated                                        San Ramon, CA           
  20. McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc.                                     Fairfax, VA     
  21. Clark Nuber                                                      Bellevue, WA
  22. MFA - Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP     Tewksbury, MA
  23. Studer Group                                                     Gulf Breeze, FL
  24. R&R Partners                                                   Las Vegas, NV
  25. Cascade Asset Management                              Madison, W

Top 25 Medium Winners

1.  Ultimate Software                                              Weston, FL
2.  ACUITY                                                           Sheboygan, WI
3.  Integrity Applications Incorporated                      Chantilly, VA
4.  Stark Investments                                               St. Francis, WI
5.  Hoar Construction, LLC                                      Birmingham, AL
6.  Holder Construction Company                             Atlanta, GA
7.  4imprint, Inc.                                                      Oshkosh, WI
8.  AMX                                                                 Richardson, TX
9.  Bowen Engineering                                             Fishers, IN
10. Hilcorp Energy Company                                   Houston, TX
11. Parkway Properties, Inc.                                    Jackson, MS
12. The RightThing                                                 Findlay, OH
13. CALIBRE                                                         Alexandria, VA
14. Robins & Morton                                               Birmingham, AL
15. MATRIX Resources, Inc.                                  Atlanta, GA
16. EILEEN FISHER                                              Irvington, NY
17. SAGE PRODUCTS INC.                                  Cary, IL
18. e-Rewards                                                        Dallas, TX
19. Advanced Financial Services, Inc.                       Newport, RI
20. Lincoln Industries                                               Lincoln, NE
21. Nevada Federal Credit Union                             Las Vegas, NV
22. Hypertherm                                                       Hanover, NH
23. City Bank                                                          Lubbock, TX
24. The Integer Group                                             Lakewood, CO
25. Gibbons P.C.                                                     Newark, NJ

Full coverage of the award ceremony and other details are available, (click here).  

Stories about the winning organizations will appear in the July issue of HR Magazine, SHRM's flagship publication with a circulation of 210,000. The organizations will also be listed at

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