Best Companies to Work For 2015


Grant Thornton
“It is an excellent environment for growth. There is personal attention to each employee’s growth, constant feedback, and a very positive learning environment for employees who are curious and would like to grow with the firm.”

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Pool table, ping pong table and popcorn machine
  • Annual company parties and outings
  • “Employee appreciation” days off of work

LGCY Power
“There’s not baby-sitting here. No grab for attention. People want others to succeed, and it’s almost expected to have that kind of mentality here or you won’t make it.”

  • Food and snacks
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Public transportation subsidies
  • Fully paid medical premiums
  • Performance incentives and bonuses

“The company hires only those that fit well within the culture and management is quick to protect the culture. The culture is competitive in nature and employees are encouraged to support and help each other where appropriate. Performance is rewarded and the company attempts to mix things up by doing spontaneous things like last minute movies. … Employees are given resources to improve themselves personally, professionally, physically and spiritually.”

  • Onsite fitness center
  • Referral incentive for new hires
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Company retreats and activities
  • 401(k) match

Prince Perelson & Associates
“Because everyone here is so aware that it is a team effort, there is always support if there is some kind of personal need or priority. From access to healthcare and insurance, to willingness to accept extra responsibilities so that somebody can get personal time, or even putting together care packages, this is a very supportive environment when one of our own is in need.”

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Catered lunches, movie days and semi-annual trips
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Profit sharing
  • 401(k) match

“If you have the drive and motivation and talent, you can climb as fast as your abilities let you here. High performance is widely recognized and rewarded. Also, the development path is very clear. If you are a high performer and you produce good work and have high integrity, your career path is extremely clear and measurable.”

  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Sabbatical program
  • Flexible scheduling and telecommuting
  • Formal mentoring program
  • An employee-led volunteer program

“I really feel like the management team of my company wants me to do well and grow not only as an employee but as an individual. I feel like I can express any concerns or ideas and they will listen to me and take any needed action as soon as possible. We’ve got a great set of leaders here!”

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Flexible scheduling and telecommuting
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Stipend for monthly events
  • Casual dress code

“It is an environment that encourages a ‘business owner’ mindset and rewards effort. It is also a company that values its people, going above and beyond to help them through challenges and also provide support during personal challenges. It is a learning environment and people are encouraged to take risks and grow as individuals and professionals.”

  • Quarterly and yearly bonuses
  • Contribution to HSA
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Incentive trips
  • Flexible scheduling and short-day Fridays

Xima Software
“I have the opportunity to be innovative and creative through our ‘Coaching Management’ method. I am allowed to think for myself and allowed to overall be myself. If I want to grow within the company all I have to do is let them know and they will offer me cross-training. … We do monthly trainings that give us the opportunity to learn different aspects of business and different skills. Plus, they make it exciting and fun!”

  • Xima Fun Fridays
  • Fitness challenges
  • Group lunches and free soda
  • Fully paid health premiums
  • 401(k) match

Your Employment Solutions
“YES truly cares about its employees and wants them to grow, develop and become someone that can lead the company as we expand.”

  • Fully paid health and dental premiums
  • 401(k) match
  • Flexible scheduling and telecommuting
  • Gym membership
  • Annual parties
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Beehive Broadband
“The Beehive family is a point of emphasis in all that we do. During major changes and rapid growth over the last two years, Beehive has made a significant shift internally to improve the culture.”

  • Health club/ gym membership reimbursements
  • 10 paid holidays off
  • 401(k) matching
  • Profit sharing
  • Cell phone reimbursements

Brainstorm, Inc.
“The culture is contagious. My colleagues are experts in their respective fields, inclusive of others, and they know how to play hard.”

  • A week’s paid vacation at Christmas
  • Bi-monthly corporate activities
  • Free breakfast and well-stocked break room
  • Volunteer/charity opportunities
  • Corporate ski passes

Career Step
“I am excited for the direction and growth that Career Step continues to experience. The management team is planning ahead, the present is great, and the future will be grand!”

  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • 401(k) matching
  • Great starting salary
  • Comprehensive wellness program
  • Tuition reimbursement

“Executech fosters an environment full of support, teamwork, creativity and pride. Every aspect of the company is beneficial to its employees’ personal growth and technical growth.”

  • 401(k) matching
  • Company provided car
  • 100% employer paid health insurance
  • Monthly bonus structure
  • Flexible schedule

GPS Capital Markets
“I love the atmosphere they have created, which is all about doing good things for people—both clients and employees. I appreciate all the thoughtful things they do for us and for the help they offer to help us succeed.”

  • Free lunches, snacks and drinks
  • Gym membership
  • Family holiday parties
  • 401(k) match
  • Flexible scheduling

Grant Victor
“Our company maintains leadership in our fields of business, and as so it gives its associates the opportunity to pave new ground and set new courses that were previously uncharted. We truly feel like we are the engine that drives the machine, and we are praised and rewarded for our work.”

  • Gym passes
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free lunch Fridays
  • Popcorn machine
  • Flexible hours

“From the CEO down, there is a strong code of ethics. The CEO knows everyone by name and spends time each week visiting with everyone on a personal level. All of the managers do a great job helping everyone improve and feel important and needed.”

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Flexible hours and schedule
  • HSA with monthly company contribution
  • Culture of autonomy
  • Fun culture that includes ping pong, scooters and kickball

Lucid Software, Inc.
“The culture at Lucid is excellent. It is the perfect balance between professionalism and fun, and it is a culture that encourages excellence. The environment is very good, and I find myself looking forward to coming into work each morning.”

  • 401(k) matching
  • Well-stocked kitchen
  • Bi-weekly catered lunches
  • Paid recreational team activities
  • 3 weeks paid time off

Mantyla McReynolds
“We’re led by such incredible people, and it’s such a great feeling to believe you’re led by those who have your best interest in mind.”

  • Half-day Fridays
  • Monthly contests and prizes
  • Flexible work schedule
  • 100% employer paid health insurance
  • Salary and paid time off for overtime

Penna Powers
“Penna Powers wants employees to grow and have opportunities. A lot of folks have been here 10 to 15 years. In the ad world most folks stay 1 or 2 years.”

  • Good health benefits
  • 401(k) matching
  • Profit sharing
  • Flexible schedule
  • Fun work culture, including pool tournaments and fantasy football

“We love being part of a smaller community, remodeling older buildings, and keeping that small-town, hard work ethic. We have lots of opportunity to become friends with each other, and with each other’s families. Great causes, great people, great surroundings… what could be better?!”

  • Family-oriented culture
  • Large holiday and company parties
  • Annual Lagoon Day
  • Company-paid healthcare premium
  • Salsa Wednesdays and Popcorn Fridays

United Way of Salt Lake
“Our company culture is one of the best parts about our organization. We do a lot of team-building and socializing, which keeps the environment open and friendly.”

  • 100% paid health benefits
  • Flexible 9/80 schedule
  • Matched retirement plans
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Gas and cell phone reimbursements

Zurixx, LLC
“The owners routinely help out employees in tough situations. An employee had cancer and the company raised 75k for him to not worry about money and focus on beating cancer. He beat cancer!”

  • Company-sponsored spa treatments
  • No dress code
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Generous productivity bonuses
  • Recreation areas with pool tables, TVs and ping pong
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“Our culture and principles are very straightforward and simple. I feel that the leadership here not only know them, they model them on a daily basis. Our core Leadership Principles are to Think, Act, and Develop People. For me this speaks volumes about what AAA values: people.”

  • Free AAA membership
  • Annual bonus
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Employee appreciation events

ASEA, Inc.
“I think there are many development opportunities within the company. Sometimes it doesn’t come through a title change but in my position I have been able to attend conferences and seminars to progress my career and knowledge.”

  • Free soda and snacks
  • Ability to work from home
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Paid time off for religious holidays
  • Free product

“The company is very family oriented. They do a great job of recognizing that you have other family priorities outside of work. They really understand that my success at home is reflected with greater performance at work. … Another unique benefit is that the company provides standing desks to any employee who would like one. This has helped me to feel a little bit healthier at work.”

  • $2,000 reimbursable allowance on vacations
  • Game-board lunches
  • Maternity/paternity leave
  • 401(K) matching
  • Paid time off on birthday

Cementation USA
“I am really confident in our management team’s decisions to make the company better. They are incredibly experienced and intelligent, and are always open to the ideas and opinions of their subordinates.”

  • Free medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Recognition of professional and personal milestones
  • Semiannual bonuses for performance and company profitability
  • Free public transportation pass
  • Generous vacation time

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
“Being new to the organization, I’ve received a lot of support and help in learning my job, but I’m also not micro managed. The organization encourages you to learn new skills and they have a great culture of work/life balance. It’s like being a part of large wonderful family. I’m impressed with the CEO John Lauck, his accessibility to the employees and how he governs the organization.”

  • “Just Because We Care” half day closures
  • Annual trip to Orlando, Florida
  • 18% match on retirement program
  • Every other Friday off during the summer months
  • Tuition reimbursement

Deseret First Credit Union
“The culture is one of honesty and integrity. People can be trusted. The environment is calm and relaxed. There is no feeling of tension when you arrive each morning. No pressures to do more than expected. It is the approach of build and uplift. Maintaining a high morale is always the approach.”

  • Employee discounts on mortgages and other loans
  • Fully paid on-call telemedicine services
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Corporate race teams
  • Holiday celebrations throughout the year

Edward Jones
“Edward Jones strives to pull the best out of all their employees and help them succeed. They provide an atmosphere with resources and training to encourage continued growth. The opportunities for success here can only be limited by a lack of imagination, an unwillingness to work hard or a lack of willingness to take full advantage of the resources available.”

  • Profit sharing
  • Limited partnerships
  • Flexible schedule
  • Travel program
  • Home office support

“The unlimited paid time off is awesome. We know we work for a company that trusts us to take the time we need and get our work done in the time when we are in the office. It definitely adds to work-life balance. I also enjoy the fact that we have staffers who, on nearly a weekly basis, plan fun events or find creative ways to celebrate the achievements of individual employees and teams. I don’t know how many companies offer sumo wrestling competitions or weekly movies in the office.”

  • Discounts to over 750 brands
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Parking and UTA passes
  • Fully stocked snack kitchen
  • Pet friendly

Health Catalyst
“I adore working here. Leadership really cares and listens. It’s the first company I’ve ever worked for where I LOVE coming to work each and every day because of the work I do, the people, my boss, and the executive team. I can’t imagine a better place to work—and I’ve had a lot of experiences with other companies, especially in healthcare.”

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Cell phone and home internet reimbursement
  • On-site fitness facility
  • 401(k) matching
  • Stock ownership options

“For the most part, I believe there is support for and opportunity to achieve growth in one’s field here. I do know that the company encourages personal and professional development, and will put resources towards education opportunities for employees. The company culture is such that having the right people with the right skills is necessary for our success, and that means providing growth opportunities for employees.”

  • Unlimited sick days
  • Monthly professional development training
  • Paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Free annual on-site health analysis

“Love our management team. They’re great people that have a strong interest in growing the company with keeping the great atmosphere. They get to know each employee, and care about the people within this organization.”

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Holiday Costco shopping sprees
  • 401(k) match
  • Fully stocked snack kitchen
  • Professional and technical training

“I love the culture of personal accountability and focusing on the things that I enjoy. No one tells me everyday what I have to do. I am allowed the ownership to see what problems there are and work on those. I can talk with others and discuss what the problems we see are. We keep direction by having a weekly vision meeting to stay focused on our major goals.”

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Free lunches twice a week
  • Team movie nights and other events
  • Fully stocked break room
  • Free gym membership

“I left a company here in Utah that consistently ranks high in the Forbes Top Places to work and this place is better. The biggest differentiator is that Pluralsight trusts their employees and gives them the autonomy to do their job. That’s a huge benefit. And having a Tesla you can check out doesn’t hurt either.”

  • Work from home option
  • Massages
  • Snack wall
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Ping-pong and pool tables

“Most everyone here has worked from the bottom up. I love a company that tries to push everyone to reach their maximum potential within the work environment. Not only that, they encourage everyone to do what they love what will make them happy.”

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Free bagels weekly and daily snacks
  • Annual month of charity
  • Monthly birthday lunches
  • On-site 24/7 gym

Spillman Technologies
“I think the level of benefit Spillman offers shows they understand how important healthcare costs are to employees. They also do extra things that aren’t considered normal benefits, but are still nice. For example … employees receive a birthday card and gift card for their birthday, and a gift card for Christmas. My family also enjoys the Halloween festivities every year, and Lagoon day.”

  • Company condo use
  • PTO upon hire
  • 100% company paid insurance
  • HSA account matching
  • Soda fountain

“It has been life changing to work here; I never knew I could look forward to coming into a 9-5 job as much as I do! VitalSmarts is a culture filled with pride, we stand up for each other, we know when to be serious and how to play but most of all, those I work with feel like family.”

  • Quarterly bonuses
  • Profit sharing
  • $250 gym reimbursement each year
  • Team “Funtivities”
  • Company lunches

“I enjoy having competent managers who understand the jobs of those whom they manage. For software engineers, this is actually a rare experience. I have observed very little in the way of political battles, competition, and discord among my managers and their peers. They seem to gel very well.”

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Quarterly team-building exercises
  • Cell phone bill reimbursement
  • Weekly massages
  • Free soda and snacks


“We are consistently sharing new technologies and skills with each other, regardless of team or skill-level. We have multiple meetings, technical and non-technical, to share strategies, frameworks, and processes in order to improve the overall performance of the company.”

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Wellness coaching and gym reimbursement
  • Gold ski passes
  • Subsidized lunches and free food
  • Free subscription

CHG Healthcare Services
“I believe the company understands the importance of providing growth and development opportunities, and the impact it has on retention and employee satisfaction. They are doing a good job at providing these opportunities.”

  • Free onsite health clinic
  • Generous PTO
  • Flexible hours
  • On-site gym
  • Time off to volunteer

Clyde Companies, Inc.
“Everyone I have met here has a very positive attitude and does the best they can with whatever task they are given. I’ve also noticed any opportunity can be a learning opportunity—questions are encouraged and adequate time is taken to resolve questions and concerns for the benefit and mutual understanding of all.”

  • Profit sharing
  • 401(k) match
  • Wellness program with financial incentives
  • Company cell phones, tablets available
  • Company vehicles available

“The culture here is great. There are high expectations—but not many rules. It’s easy to rise to the top, but you can also have fun. Coming to Domo feels like a breath of fresh air compared to previous employers I’ve worked for. I have a much better work/life balance.”

  • Technology credit to buy the tablet of your choosing
  • Catered meals and snacks daily
  • Gym membership
  • Maternity and paternity benefits including $2,000 for maternity clothes and $1,000 bonus
  • 4 weeks of PTO

I am proud to tell people I work for this organization. … My company makes worthwhile contributions to the community. The work we do with the Utah Food Bank is a great example of our culture—we break all fundraising and volunteering goals on every drive.”

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Employee stock purchasing plans
  • 4 paid weeks paternity leave
  • Free health coach

“HealthEquity offers a mentoring program where anyone can spend time with another department they may be interested in to first see if they really would like it, and if it would be a good fit. This way those who apply for internal openings know what they are getting into, creating satisfied employees and resulting in less turnover … And they pay for additional training outside the organization.”

  • HSA matching
  • “Culture Club” employee outings and activities
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Robust wellness program
  • Supplied snacks and drinks

“The culture and environment at Instructure is what makes this place tick. You see it in our marketing efforts and in the meetings with Josh Coates. Every VP and Officer talks about the importance of the culture. I know that they believe in what they have created here and they continue to show that even with the amount of growth that we are experiencing. It is really awesome to see a company that values its culture so much.”

  • Catered lunches and stocked kitchenettes
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid medical and dental insurance
  • Sit-stand desks and personal laptops
  • Flexible scheduling

Mountain America Credit Union
“The management team of Mountain America is one of my favorite parts about working here. They are personable, attentive, and open to feedback and suggestions. I feel recognized and a valuable part of the team.”

  • 401(k) match
  • Ability to work from home one day a week
  • Free yoga classes and onsite gym
  • Free financial education classes
  • Discounted tickets to local events and attractions

“The company culture is very open and transparent, friends are always welcome in the office and there are always things to do around the office and comfortable places to sit and have meetings or work on a project on your laptop.”

  • Paid medical insurance premiums with monthly HSA donations
  • Massage chairs
  • Pet-friendly
  • Cereal bar and free snacks and sodas
  • On-site weight room, ping pong, pool table, foosball and shuffleboard

“The management at my company is astonishing. My supervisor works hard day in and day out to make sure we have everything we need and helps us in any way he can. He really tries to get to know each of his employees on a personal/professional level and really makes everyone feel important.”

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Massage days
  • Wellness initiatives and FitZone fitness center
  • Free fruit Wednesdays
  • Employee Appreciation Week and company parties

Young Automotive Group
“I think the Young Automotive Group is by far the best company in Utah. We are such a huge part of the community. We donate money and have free events for the school districts in our area. We have an atmosphere where you feel like a family and I think that customers can feel that the second they walk in the door. Our employees are so friendly and generous! We come together as a group any time that an employee has a need and I have never seen anyone go so far above and beyond to take care of their own.”

  • Flexible scheduling
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health savings account
  • Discounts on parts, service and cars
  • Incentive trips and retreats

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