The 2009 Top 33 Small Companies to Work For in Oregon

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Archives - March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009

NUMBER 1:

SMALL COMPANIES
Companies with fewer than 50 employees worldwide
2009 2008 Company
Industry
City
Website
Benefits and Compensation
Work Environment
Decision Making and Trust
Performance Management
Career Dev and Learning
Employer Benefits Survey
TOTAL
1 4 Rose City Mortgage Specialists Portland 94.8 99.6 99.0 97.8 93.2 71 555.42
Socially responsible mortgage broker rosecitymtg.com

No. 1 Small Company: Rose City Mortgage Specialists
Rose City Mortgage has been a 100 Best winner three times and the collapse of its industry isn't going to change how the employees feel about working there. Over the past few months, they've had to give up their office and reduce their staff and now operate out of their CEOs home. But they understand their culture isn't imbedded in a great office space, it's inside them. The employees at this company brought their values with them: team work, sustainability, community and commitment. At the new home office, the deck is open for meditation and anyone can use the hot tub. Dogs and kids are welcome and the beverages are in the fridge. Flextime and telecommuting are SOP; the employees set their own schedules. "There's no hierarchy here," says one employee. "You feel like family the first day." "It almost seems too good to be true," says another. But it is.

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