38 companies named Best Places to Work in Vermont

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38 companies named Best Places to Work in Vermont

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 1:15pm -- tim

Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning & HR Intelligence celebrate being named a Best Place to Work in Vermont

Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced the ranking of the top thirty eight Best Places to Work in Vermont 2016 Thursday evening at a sold out awards ceremony at the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center. More than 300 attendees participated in the festivities. Vermont Housing Finance Agency and Edward Jones were the top recipients. All the companies represented last night have the honor of saying they are a Best Place to Work in Vermont. See the full list below.

VPR accepting award. VBM photos

The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM), the Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Department of Economic Development and Best Companies Group.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 15 employees working in Vermont;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Vermont; and
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.

The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Only those companies that scored highly enough reached the threshold of being a Best Place to Work and to be so honored.

Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

2016 Best Places to work in Vermont winners in ranked order are:


 (15-149 U.S. EMPLOYEES)                         

1              Vermont Housing Finance Agency

2              Instrumart

3              Vermont College of Fine Arts

4              ASIC North, Inc

5              Fuse, LLC

6              Cathedral Square

7              Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP

8              Vermont Public Radio

9              Farm & Wilderness Foundation

10           AllEarth Renewables

11           The University of Vermont Foundation

12           Renewable NRG Systems

13           Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning & HR Intelligence

14           Union Mutual of Vermont

15           Wild Apple Graphics, Ltd.

16           Rhino Foods, Inc.

17           iSystems, LLC.

18           Basin Harbor Club

19           SunCommon

20           Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc.

21           Jasper Hill

22           The Richards Group



1              Edward Jones

2              Marathon Health

3              Comcast -- Western New England Region

4              Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

5              Seventh Generation Inc

6              Vermont Mutual Insurance Group

7              Crowe Horwath LLP

8              Stowe Mountain Resort

9              Country Home Products

10           Burlington Laboratories, LLC

11           Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

12           Okemo Mountain Resort

13           Southwestern Vermont Health Care

14           King Arthur Flour

15           Counseling Service of Addison County

16           LORD MicroStrain Sensing System