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The Best Places to Work in Idaho winners, as chosen by their own employees, have demonstrated exceptional performance in the areas of Compensation and Benefits, Employee Growth and Development, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Environment, and Company Management.

Employee surveying and winner selection are conducted by POPULUS, an independent marketing and HR research organization. Employee responses are tabulated and combined to create an Index of Excellence for each of the five dimensions of employee satisfaction. These indices are used to select the winners and rank the Top Ten organizations in each size category.

In order to keep up with the growth of the program, starting in 2013 a "Micro" category was added for those organizations with at least 10 but no more than 19 employees, the other two size categories remain the same. Also beginning in 2013 the number of honorees was increased to reflect all organizations with excellent scores. Not all organizations that participate are honored.

Winners are recognized based on their size category:

To be considered for an award, participating organizations must achieve a sufficient level of completed surveys.

Winners - 2014

The winners for 2014 are listed alphabetically. The rank order of the Top Ten will be announced at the Awards Banquet hosted by the Idaho Business Review. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Boise Hotel & Conference Center in Boise, ID. For registration information go to www.idahobusinessreview.com/events/bptw/ or contact the Idaho Business Review directly at 208-336-3768.

The Top Ten organizations are identified with an asterisk '*'.

Micro Employers (10 - 19 employees)

*Better Business Bureau
*Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
*Brickstone
Fidelity National Title
*Gardner Company
*Harris & Co. PLLC
*Khamu Solutions LLC
*Lochsa Engineering
*Neurilink
*Redfish Technology
*Zenware

Small Employers (20 - 99 employees)

Allied Business Solutions
*AndersenBanducci LLC
Balihoo
Brighton Corporation
*CBH Homes
Cherry Gulch
*D.A. Davidson & Co.
Dynamite Marketing, Inc.
Fisher's Technology
Hawley Troxell LLP
*Kount
Les Bois Credit Union
Marketron
*MetaGeek
*Moneytree, Inc.
*Mountain America Credit Union
Perkins Coie
Pets Best Insurance
*Quest Groups LLC
*Sleep Country USA
The Land Group, Inc
Thornton Oliver Keller
*Treasure Valley Hospice

Large Employers (100 and more employees)

*Allstate Idaho Customer Contact Center
*Bodybuilding.com
CradlePoint
D.L. Evans Bank
*Edward Jones
*Encompass Home Health
Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI)
*Idaho Central Credit Union
*Idaho Housing and Finance Association
MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.
*Pioneer Federal Credit Union
*Taos
Title Financial Corporation
*TitleOne Corporation
*T-Mobile

The Best Places to Work in Idaho program has grown and in order to continue fulfilling our mission of identifying excellent employers across Idaho, the number of winners had to grow too. In recent years many excellent organizations have participated and received no recognition merely because their Index of Excellence scores were not in the top ten scores in their size category. Everyone loses when excellent employers are not recognized.

All winning organizations, based on their Index of Excellence, will be identified both here and in the special publication produced by the Idaho Business Review. However, only the organizations in each size category with the Top Ten scores will be rank ordered, receive an award at the annual banquet, and be profiled in the special publication created by the Idaho Business Review.

Winners - 2013

Winning Micro Employers (10 - 19 employees)

1.Redfish Technology
2.Lochsa Engineering
3.Foerstel Design, LLC
4.Harris & Co. PLLC
5.Zenware
6.Automated Office Systems

Winning Small Employers (20 - 99 employees)

1.Mountain America Credit Union
2.Treasure Valley Hospice
3.MetaGeek
4.Dutch Bros Coffee
5.Moneytree, Inc.
6.CBH Homes
7.Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
8.D.A. Davidson & Co.
9.Fisher's Document Systems, Inc.
10.Thornton Oliver Keller
Acquity Group
Balihoo
Brighton Corporation
Business Psychology Associates
Commercial Northwest Property Management
Dynamite Marketing, Inc.
Harrison's Hope . . . A Caring Hospice
Hawkins Companies
Hawley Troxell LLP
Holland & Hart LLP
Les Bois Credit Union
Pets Best Insurance
Rocky Mountain Electric
Smoke Guard
The Land Group, Inc

Winning Large Employers (100 and more employees)

1.Idaho Central Credit Union
2.Edward Jones
3.TitleOne Corporation
4.Bodybuilding.com
5.Idaho Housing and Finance Association
6.Encompass Home Health
7.Allstate Idaho Customer Contact Center
8.Pioneer Federal Credit Union
9.T-Mobile
10.Taos
Alliance Title & Escrow Corp.
Clearwater Analytics. LLC
D.L. Evans Bank
MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.
Thomas Cuisine Management
Title Financial Corporation

Winners - 2012

Top 10 Small Employers (< 100 employees)

1.CBH Homes
2.Lochsa Engineering
3.Moneytree, Inc.
4.MetaGeek
5.Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
6.TitleOne Corporation
7.D.A. Davidson & Co.
8.Fisher's Document Systems, Inc.
9.Thornton Oliver Keller
10.Grubb & Ellis Catalyst

Top 10 Large Employers (100 and more employees)

1.Edward Jones
2.Idaho Central Credit Union
3.Primary Health Medical Group
4.Bodybuilding.com
5.T-Mobile
6.Idaho Housing and Finance Association
7.West Valley Medical Center
8.D.L. Evans Bank
9.MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.
10.Alliance Title & Escrow


Winners - 2011

Top 10 Small Employers (< 100 employees)

1.Ringert Law Chartered
2.Fisher's Document Systems, Inc.
3.Thornton Oliver Keller
4.McKinstry Company
5.SPF Water Engineering
6.Moneytree
7.University of Phoenix, Idaho Campus
8.Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
9.Perkins Coie
10.AmeriTitle

Top 10 Large Employers (100 and more employees)

1.Edward Jones
2.Bodybuilding.com
3.Primary Health Medical Group
4.West Valley Medical Center
5.Idaho Housing & Finance Association
6.T-Mobile
7.MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.
8.Thomas Cuisine Management
9.D.L. Evans Bank
10.Idaho Steel Products Inc.


Winners - 2010

Top 10 Small Employers (< 100 employees)

1.(tie) CBH Homes
1.(tie) McKinstry
3.McMillen LLC
4.Fisherís Document Systems
5.Thornton Oliver Keller
6.Perkins Coie
7.Dynamite Marketing
8.AmeriTitle
9.SPF Water Engineering
10.Colliers International

Top 10 Large Employers (100 and more employees)

1.Edward Jones
2.Moneytree
3.Alliance Title & Escrow
4.Bodybuilding.com
5.T-Mobile
6.West Valley Medical Center
7.Idaho Housing & Finance Association
8.Stevens Henager College
9.Primary Health Medical Group
10.D.L. Evans Bank


Winners - 2009

Top 10 Small Employers (< 100 employees)

1.Thornton Oliver Keller
2.Ringert Law Chartered
3.McMillen LLC
4.(tie) Hollingshead Eye Center
4.(tie) Fisherís Document Systems
6.Perkins Coie
7.Balihoo
8.First American Title & Escrow Company
9.Washington Trust Bank
10.AmeriTitle

Honorable Mention

Top 5 Large Employers (100 and more employees)

1.Edward Jones
2.Intermountain Community Bancorp
3.(tie) Potlatch #1 Federal Credit Union
3.(tie) Bodybuilding.com
5.(tie) Wells Fargo
5.(tie) First Federal

Honorable Mention



Winners - 2008

These awards reflect exceptional performance in the areas of Compensation and Benefits, Employee Growth and Development, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Environment, and Company Management.

Based on the results of employee surveys, executed either online or on paper, POPULUS calculated an Index of Excellence for each of these five dimensions of employee satisfaction. Scores reflect the proportion of employees showing the highest level of satisfaction on the various aspects of their employment covered in that dimension.

To be considered for an award, participating companies had to have a specified level of employees complete the survey. By setting this threshold, POPULUS was confident that the opinions expressed represented the entire employee population and not a just small segment.

The awards reflect one of three achievements:

Small Employers (< 100 employees)

Southern Idaho Region

Northern Idaho Region

Eastern Idaho Region

Large Employers (100 and more employees)

Buy Idaho Meridian Chamber of Commerce Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce Nampa Chamber of Commerce
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Pocatello Chamber of Commerce Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce Society for Human Resource Management Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley Idaho Society for Human Resource Management Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce