100 Best Category Winners and Methodology

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Articles - March 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The 100 Best overall score is based on five employee survey category scores and the employer survey of benefits score. Here are the top 3 large, medium and small company winners in each of those categories.

CATEGORY WINNERS
LARGE MEDIUM SMALL
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION 1. Kimpton Portland
2. Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
3. PacificSource Health Plans
1. Microsoft Corporation
2. Vernier Software & Technology
3. Ruby Receptionists
1. Rose City Mortgage
2. Point B
3. Boly:Welch, Pittman & Brooks PC (tie)
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1. Kimpton Portland
2. Alpine Mortgage Planning
3. Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1. Mortgage Trust Inc.
2. Microsoft Corporation
3. Barran Liebman LLP
1. Rose City Mortgage
2. Pittman & Brooks PC
3. Slalom Consulting
DECISION MAKING AND TRUST 1. Kimpton Portland
2. Stumptown Coffee Roasters
3. Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1. Mortgage Trust Inc.
2. Kidder Mathews
3. Microsoft Corporation
1. Rose City Mortgage
2. Downstream LLC, Point B (tie)
3. Clatsop Community Bank
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT 1. Kimpton Portland
2. Capitol Auto Group Inc.
3. Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1. Ruby Receptionists
2. Microsoft Corporation
3. The Steel Yard Inc.
1. Point B
2. Clatsop Community Bank
3. Pittman & Brooks PC
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING 1. Kimpton Portland
2. Capitol Auto Group Inc.
3. Stumptown Coffee Roasters
1. Microsoft Corporation
2. Ruby Receptionists
3. Oregon Cascade Plumbing & Heating
1. Pittman & Brooks PC
2. Point B
3. Hitachi Consulting, Slalom Consulting (tie)
EMPLOYER SURVEY SCORE 1. Perkins Coie LLP
2. Autodesk Inc., Lane Powell PC (tie)
3. Genentech
1. Microsoft Corporation
2. Vernier Software & Technology
3. Hagan Hamilton Insurance
1. Northwest Newborn Specialists PC
2. Staffing Partners LLC
3. Tec Laboratories Inc.


THE 100 BEST METHODOLOGY

Employee survey

The survey is voluntary and free of charge. Participating private and public companies, nonprofits and government agencies must have at least 15 Oregon employees at the time of taking the survey. Employers are categorized as small if they have 15-34 Oregon employees; medium if they employ 35-99 Oregon employees; and large if they employ 100 or more in Oregon. For the 2011 survey nearly 14,000 Oregon workers rated their satisfaction with 263 employers in 50 workplace qualities — 10 in each of the following categories:

1. Benefits and compensation: health coverage, fitness and wellness, retirement plan, compensation, employee retention.

2. Work environment: scheduling, diversity, family balance, teamwork, fun, technology, community work, policies and procedures.

3. Decision-making and trust: collaboration and cooperation, creativity, trust and openness, organizational pride, ethical standards.

4. Performance management: performance feedback and goals, employee accountability, rewards and acknowledgement.

5. Career development and learning: opportunities, promotions, employee training, educational support, management diversity and communications.

Employer benefits survey

Company representatives answered 45 questions covering a comprehensive set of benefits including health and wellness, time off, family-friendly policies, work scheduling, incentives, retirement plans and culture.

Scoring

The employee survey counts for 5/6 of a company’s score. For each company, the average employee rating is calculated in each of the five categories on a scale of 0-100. The employer benefits survey is also scored on a 100-point scale, accounting for the remaining 1/6 of the overall score, and resulting in a total possible score of 600.

How to enter the 100 Best:

1. Eligibility: Any private or public company, subsidiary or division, nonprofit or government agency with at least 15 Oregon-based, regular employees is eligible to enter the survey. The organization may be headquartered outside the state.

2. Survey period: The process for the 2012 list will begin in August and end in November 2011. There is no charge to participate, and companies that do not make the list will remain anonymous. All participants that complete the process can obtain survey results.

3. Submitting your company: Send an e-mail with the name, title, phone number and e-mail address of the person who will act as the 100 Best contact to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

4. Mark your calendar: The survey sign-up link will also be posted to www.oregon100best.com in August.


 

 

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