Best Companies to Work For Honored at Event

Success can be measured in many ways: growth, revenue, community impact, to name a few. Having an objective means of saying a company has the happiest employees, though, is a special kind of accomplishment.

Utah’s 50 happiest companies—as tabulated from anonymous surveys by the bulk or entirety of each company’s in-state workforce—were recognized by Utah Business for their efforts to go above and beyond to make their offices comfortable and engaging places for their employees. Donnie Welch, publisher of Utah Business magazine, said while the perks like free food or employee gatherings were nice, the most important benefits workers mentioned were centered around respect and recognizing effort and ability.

“They tell us what’s most important to them is the respect and autonomy they are given, the support from their leadership, the camaraderie that makes coming to work fun,” Welch said. “In their surveys, your employees explained that what they most appreciate are the opportunities to learn and advance their careers, especially when they have a leadership team that is willing to mentor them and support their aspirations.”

Kim Fisher, an evening anchor and investigative reporter for ABC 4 Utah, who emceed the event, said the efforts to make the workplace more welcoming for employees often brings economic benefits—employees who are happy, after all, tend to work harder. And in turn, she said, that helps make Utah a better place to be.

“You’re creating a wonderful place to work,” she said. “When you have a good place to work, it helps make it a good place to live.”

The 2016 Best Companies to Work For are:


  • Animal Care Center
  • Apex Dental
  • Beehive Broadband
  • Disruptive Advertising
  • FJ Management
  • GPS Capital Markets
  • Grant Victor
  • MassMutual Intermountain
  • NaviTrust Penna Powers
  • PrincePerelson & Associates
  • TestOut Corporation
  • Xima Software
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  • ASEA, Inc.
  • BambooHR
  • Career Step
  • Castle & Cooke Mortgage
  • Foursight Capital
  • Great Basin Scientific
  • Health Catalyst
  • Juniper Systems
  • Landmark Home Warranty
  • Lendio
  • MX
  • People’s Utah Bancorp
  • PlanSource Financial Services, Inc.
  • Traeger Grills
  • Veridicus Health
  • WCF Insurance


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  • Academy Mortgage
  • Alliance Health
  • Ancestry
  • CHG Healthcare Services
  • Dell EMC
  • Domo, Inc.
  • Grant Thornton, LLP
  • HealthEquity
  • Instructure
  • Landesk
  • MaritzCX
  • Protiviti
  • Pure Storage
  • Qualtrics
  • SelectHealth
  • TEKsystems
  • ViaWest
  • Workfront
  • Young Automotive Group