Best Places to Work Bloomington

Honoring the best workplaces is an annual event, in Bloomington and across the nation. In this spirit, Best Places to Work Bloomington is a joint project among The Herald-Times, The Mill, and BEDC (Bloomington Economic Development Corporation) that celebrates Bloomington’s top employers. Surveys are distributed to participating companies and feedback is collected from employers and employees. Every year, we look forward to bringing together and recognizing Bloomington’s best with an awards program and networking reception hosted at The Mill, unveiling the Best Places to Work Bloomington winners.

 

The annual awards reception is reserved for participating companies only. Nominate your company for the Best Places to Work Bloomington awards to be a part of this exciting display of local talent and achievement!

 

Best Places to Work Bloomington 2019

2019 marked the second year for the Best Places to Work Bloomington awards, and the inaugural year for the #BPTWB19 awards reception, hosted at The Mill. The full list of 13 winners, along with four honorary companies that were recognized at state and national levels, were featured in a dedicated section of The Herald-Times (paywall). See the full print version of the winners by clicking the link below.

BPTWB19 Print Version (PDF)

Honorary Members

Cook Medical

  • Forbes: America’s Best Employers – #48
    Best Employers For Diversity – #369
  • More than 29,000 people in our region don’t have a high school diploma. My Cook Pathway’s High School Equivalency program provides the incentive that gets people committed to going back to school, tying education directly to a job.
  • Pete Yonkman, president of Cook Group and Cook Medical: “The whole My Cook Pathway program is about removing barriers and providing the resources for people to take their education as far as they want – from HSE to Ph.D.”

Hanapin Marketing

  • Indiana Best Places to Work #3
  • Inc Best Workplaces list
  • Has 89% retention rate of employees, well above the industry standard.
  • Uses TINYpulse for leadership to engage with employees, and give employees a safe space to offer feedback.
  • 2nd/2nd: Closes the office the 2nd Friday of the 2nd month of each quarter so their folks can rest, relax, and recharge. They give folks a day off so that*= they can be productive, not to reward productivity. The latter doesn’t happen without the former.

Oliver Winery

  • Indiana Best Places to Work #21
  • Was founded in 1972 and is the oldest and largest winery in Indiana. They will celebrate 50 years of winemaking in 2022.
  • Oliver hosts seven annual employee events, such as a family-friendly vineyard picnic, Harvest Hootenanny and Casino Night. They also have volunteer days, weekly Winery Lunch and team retreats.
  • Will complete construction this summer on an expanded production facility on the winery campus that increases capacity and will allow for growth over the next decade.

Weddle Bros. Construction

  • Indiana Best Places to Work #32
  • 73 years in business, was founded in 1946.
  • 100% employee-owned through the Weddle Bros. Employee Stock Ownership Plan and Trust.
  • Weddle Bros. is focused on their employees, striving to create an environment where everyone knows that they matter and what they do every day directly contributes to overall success.

#BPTWB19 Winners

  1. Hylant
  2. IU Credit Union
  3. Mutual Bank
  4. Bailey & Weiler
  5. ISU Insurance Services: The May Agency
  6. Loren Wood Builders
  7. Bill C. Brown Associates
  8. Hoosier Hills Food Bank
  9. Commercial Service
  10. Rock Paper Scissors
  11. John Bethell Title Company, Inc.
  12. Cornerstone Information Systems
  13. LRAP Association

 


 

 

Best Places to Work Bloomington 2018

In 2018, the inaugural year, the Best Places to Work committee reviewed more than 30 applications and published a full list of winners who appeared in a special Business section of The Herald-Times.

#BPTWB18 Winners

  • Cook Medical
  • Weddle Bros. Construction
  • Hanapin Marketing
  • Hylant
  • Old National Bank
  • IU Credit Union
  • ACUI
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • GP Strategies Corporation
  • Electric Plus, Inc.
  • LRAP Association
  • ISU Insurance Services The May Agency
  • John Bethell Title Company, Inc.

2018 Innovation-Driven Companies

Cook Medical

  • Number of employees: 13,000
  • Year founded: 1963
  • Key customers: Hospitals, Healthcare Providers
  • Top two reasons why they’re a BPTW:
    • High employee commitment to company culture and quality of process
    • Strong company commitment to safety and current good manufacturing practices

 

LRAP

  • Number of employees: 10
  • Year founded: 2008
  • Key customers: College and University Students; Colleges and Universities
  • Top two reasons why they’re one of Bloomington’s Best Places to Work:
    • High confidence in organizational leadership
    • A strong level of organizational pride

 

GP Strategies

  • Number of Employees: 3,300
  • Year Founded: 1956
  • Key customers: Business-to-business training materials and software services
  • Top two reasons why they’re one of Bloomington’s Best Places to Work:
    • High employee satisfaction for Work/Life Balance
    • Overall high employee satisfaction with supervisors

 

Hanapin Marketing

  • Number of Employees: 74
  • Year Founded: 2004
  • Key customers: Business to Business Pay-Per-Click Marketing; Digital Marketing
  • Top two reasons why they’re one of Bloomington’s Best Places to Work:
    • A robust employee onboarding and training process
    • Strong level of flexibility for remote work options

 


 
 

Apply for BPTWB 2020

Stay tuned. The application period for the Best Places to Work Bloomington 2020 awards will open soon. It is open to any business with 10 full-time employees (or equivalents) within Monroe County.

 

Additional information:

Additional timeline information will be provided when the application period opens. 

Winners will be profiled and included in a special feature publication by The Herald-Times.

The employer and employee surveys take roughly 10 mins to complete. The former accounts for 1/3 of the final score and the latter accounts for 2/3.

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