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Chicago 2012 Winners of
101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™
Elite Winners
Winner of Communication and Shared Vision category.
Verizon Wireless
Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless, which is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, is a leader in wireless voice and data services, and it operates the nation’s f...
Winner of Community Initiatives category.
Hitachi Consulting
Hitachi Consulting is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries.
Winner of Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions category.
VW Credit, Inc.
VW Credit, Inc. was founded in 1981 as the financial service arm of Volkswagen Group of America. VW Credit, a captive finance company, services Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley retail customers.
Winner of Diversity and Inclusion category.
Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, with 144,000 people worldwide who are united by shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality.
Winner of Employee Achievement and Recognition category.
FONA International, Inc.
Founded in 1987 and built on a commitment to excellence, the highest standards of personal integrity, exceptional service and respect.
Winner of Employee Education and Development category.
Assurance is an independent insurance brokerage offering expertise in all lines of business and personal insurance, employee and executive benefits and retirement advisory services to thousands of cli...
Winner of Employee Enrichment, Engagement & Retention category.
Radio Flyer, Inc.
Radio Flyer, maker of the famous little red wagons, is the leading producer of wagons, tricycles and spring horses in the United States.  Radio Flyer has more than 100 award-winning products available...
Winner of Recruitment, Selection and Orientation category.
Care Communications
Care Communications, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in Health Information Management (HIM) and has served the needs of leading healthcare organizations since 1976.  
Winner of Strategic Company Performance category.
Greeley and Hansen
Greeley and Hansen is a leading national niche firm specializing in practical engineering, architectural, and management solutions for complex water, wastewater, and infrastructure challenges since 19...
Winner of The "Best of the Best" Overall Award category.
BGT Partners
BGT Partners, one of the most award-winning interactive agencies in the world, helps companies strengthen their brands through business strategy, creative design and technical expertise.
Winner of The Best of the Best Small Business category.
Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc.
Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc. is a professional full service Engineering/Architecture firm, that practices “Constructing Quality from the Ground Up” while providing services to private, ...
Winner of Work-Life Balance category.
Donlen Corporation
For more than 40 years, Donlen Corporation has been delivering innovative solutions for vehicle fleet leasing and management for corporations, and is North America's fastest growing fleet management c...
ADP is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions.
Advanced Group
Advanced Resources provides temporary staffing, direct hire placement, and workforce business solutions for a wide variety of industries in the Chicagoland area.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The mission of the AAP is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. 
American Academy of Pediatrics
The mission of the AAP is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. 
Armstrong Aerospace, Inc.
Armstrong Aerospace is an innovative aviation engineering, design and manufacturing company that upgrades aircraft with new technology.
Arrow Strategies, LLC
Arrow Strategies is a full service staffing firm focused on contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placements of high end professionals in Information Technology, Engineering, Accounting / Finance ...
ArrowStream is a leading innovator in supply chain solutions for the foodservice industry. ArrowStream gives businesses end-to-end, real-time supply chain data that better informs strategic decision ...
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held com...
Bel Brands USA
Bel Brands USA manufactures and sells branded specialty cheeses such as The Laughing Cow, Mini BabyBel, Boursin, Merkts and Kaukauna.
Blue Plate
Working with an array of partners and resources throughout the city, Blue Plate provides boutique-style catering services to corporate, nonprofit, social and cultural institutions
Blue, Inc.
BLUE is a privately owned marketing firm that specializes in outsourced sales and marketing for some of the largest service-based companies worldwide.
Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Bosch Rexroth is one of the leading specialists worldwide in drive and control technology. Using the brand name of Rexroth, tailor-made solutions for power, control and actuator systems are created fo...
Burwood Group Inc. 
Burwood Group is a technology consulting firm that specializes in IT management and infrastructure solutions. Burwood prides itself in being a trusted business advisor to clients by delivering innovat...
Centro, through commitment to its Employee Manifesto, enhances the success of advertising agencies by helping them efficiently develop and execute the most comprehensive digital solutions.
Clarity Consulting Inc.
Clarity Consulting Inc. designs, develops and customizes software applications
One of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago
C4 helps people overcome mental health problems, substance use disorders and the trauma of sexual assault and abuse.
ContextMedia Inc.
ContextMedia Inc. owns and operates a suite of digital healthcare networks delivering condition-specific programming at point-of-care in all 50 states. We empower healthcare professionals to engage pa...
ConvergEx Group’s RealTick
ConvergEx Group’s RealTick has been an innovator in global, multi-broker, cross-asset class Execution Management Systems and electronic trading for more than 25 years.
Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
Conway MacKenzie is the premier restructuring and financial advisory firm to the middle market – across industries, and across the country. is devoted to helping America access quality dental care and save money in the process.
EMKAY Incorporated
EMKAY is a premier fleet service provider.
Enesco, LLC
Enesco, LLC is a global leader in the giftware, and home and garden décor industries.  Serving more than 44,000 customers worldwide, Enesco distributes products to a wide variety of specialty card and...
Flexco is a leading manufacturer of conveyor belt fasteners and related products that increase belt conveyor productivity. Headquartered in Downers Grove, we employ close to 600 employees around the ...
Chicago-based custom software development firm, Geneca, helps its clients meet their business challenges by bringing predictability to the software development process. 
Genesis Technologies
Genesis Technologies Inc. is an authorized academic software reseller. We are exclusively focused on servicing the computer software needs of students, teachers, schools, and eligible non-profit organ...
Getty Images
We are a leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets.
Ghafari Associates LLC
A well-known industry leader in the adoption and application of advanced technologies, Ghafari recognizes the value of synchronizing data and work flows across supply chain partners.
GoHealth Insurance
GoHealth is a health insurance technology platform, working with over 100 health insurance carriers and more than 10,000 licensed agents across the United States.
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Harley Ellis Devereaux is an award-winning, full-service organization offering a complete range of planning, architecture, engineering, interior architecture, landscape architecture and construction s...
Harrah’s Joliet Casino & Hotel
Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel is one of the premier Illinois casinos that offers the best in dining, entertainment, and casino gambling.
Hephzibah Children's Association
Hephzibah Children’s Association is a multi-service child welfare agency that provides school-age child care, child abuse and neglect prevention programs, family assessments and support services, fost...
iD Commerce + Logistics
A business process outsourcer of direct marketing services such as contact centers, order fulfillment, inventory management and direct mail, and works with leading Fortune 500 brands and government ag...
IfbyPhone, Inc.
Ifbyphone automates business phones by providing virtual phone features--such as advanced call routing and tracking, interactive voice response, and voice broadcasting--to help small and medium size b...
Impact Networking, LLC
Impact Networking is an integrated technology solutions company that helps businesses create, distribute and manage documents with distinct business units to handle Creative Marketing Services, Docume...
Instant Technology
Instant Technology, nationally recognized as a Woman-owned Business Enterprise, is a leading technology staffing agency that specializes in the placement of IT experts in contract, contract-to-hire, a...
Jupiter Communities, LLC
Jupiter Communities, a subsidiary of RAIT Financial Trust, is a full-service multifamily property management company with approximately 11,000 apartment units under management nationwide.
kCura Corp
kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, a web-based platform servicing the review, analysis, and production of electronic documents during litigation.
KeyLimeTie is a full-service design, development & digital strategy agency, helping clients communicate more effectively and intimately with their customers through interactive marketing channels.
KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. turning knowledge into value for the benefit of our ...
Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.
Helping Our Clients Achieve Success, Through Sound Financial Advice. ®
LaSalle Network
LaSalle provides superior customer service to all clients and candidates and aspires to not only be a provider of staffing solutions, but a partner in achieving your company’s vision as well.
Laurus Strategies
Laurus Strategies is a complete Business Resource Partner. They craft holistic strategies tailored to their clients unique needs which engage the appropriate resources.
LeasePlan USA
LeasePlan USA is the premium service provider of vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions for companies nationwide.
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC provides legal counsel and business advice to sophisticated clients in matters involving corporate and securities law, real estate, and litigation.
Luna is a family owned and operated flooring company based in Chicago, providing expertise in carpet, hardwood and laminate since 1958
We are the 5th largest US provider of assurance, tax and consulting services with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices.
Medline Industries, Inc.
Started in Chicago more than 100 years ago by a seamstress who started sewing surgeon’s gowns for local hospitals, today, Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health c...
Mortenson Construction
Mortenson Construction has served Chicagoland for over 20 years and has established a reputation as a leader in the healthcare, municipal and higher education markets, thanks to the company's ingenuit...
Mutual Trust Financial Group
Mutual Trust Financial Group provides whole life insurance products that give our policyholders and their beneficiaries peace of mind and financial security when they are most in need.
NCSA Athletic Recruiting
NCSA is the leading provider of college athletic recruiting technology, data, and education for more than 40,000 college coaches and over 200,000 of the nation’s top prospects. To learn more, visit ww...
Nitel is a nationwide provider of telecommunications network services for businesses.
NOW Foods
Established in 1968, NOW Foods is an industry-leading manufacturer of over 1,500 natural health products, committed to its mission of providing goods and services that empower people to lead healthier...
Office Concepts
Office Concepts is an authorized Steelcase Office Furniture Dealership dedicated to helping our clients create innovative and dynamic work environments.
Omron Industrial Automation
Omron Industrial Automation is a global manufacturer of quality sensing and control equipment for automating machines, its Pan American headquarters has been located in the Chicagoland area for more t...
Otterbase, Inc.
OtterBase is one of the fastest growing supplemental staffing companies in the country with a rapidly expanding list of Fortune 500 clients. We attribute our rapid growth to unwavering focus in three...
Paylocity Corporation
Since 1997, Paylocity has been providing innovative payroll,  human resources and time & attendance software solutions to employees and businesses across America.
PEAK6 Investments, LP
We are a privately held options trading firm that utilizes proprietary software.
Perspectives, Ltd
Perspectives Ltd is a workplace resources firm specializing in the nationwide delivery of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), Managed Behavioral Healthcare, WorkLife Services, Organizational Developm...
Plexus – a global contract design and manufacturing company, delivers optimized Product Realization Solutions through a unique customer focused service model that seamlessly integrates product concept...
Protiviti Inc.
Protiviti is a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services.
PSC Group, LLC
PSC Group, LLC is a business consulting and IT solution provider that solves business problems. We take your technology inefficiencies and create a solution utilizing the right technology and the righ...
Rabjohns Financial Group
Providing comprehensive business, estate and insurance services to owners of capital-intensive businesses and their employees.
Red Frog Events
Creating fun and extraordinary events through innovation, creativity and top-notch participant service, while laughing all the way
Rightpoint is a consulting firm whose sole purpose is to help organizations increase revenue, reduce cost and gain competitive advantage by delivering solutions that combine technology, process improv...
Robbins Schwartz
Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton and Taylor, is a boutique law firm committed to serving public and private sector entities by building strong relationships with our clients through our preventativ...
Ryan, LLC
Ryan is a leading global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States.
SEI – Service Express, Inc.
SEI - Service Express, Inc. is a leader in delivering customized service solutions for on-site data center maintenance, focusing on mainframe, midrange and Intel based servers for IBM, DEC, HP, Sun, D...
Shure Incorporated
With a history of audio innovation spanning over 80 years, Shure has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession.
Sikich LLP
Sikich is a public accounting firm providing a full range of financial services, management advisory and technology products and support. Sikich is one of the country’s 100 largest CPA firms and is a ...
Skender Construction
Skender Construction is a leading contractor driven by ethical business practices and extraordinary customer service.
Slalom Consulting
Slalom Consulting brings business and technology expertise together to help companies drive enterprise performance, accelerate innovation, enhance the customer experience, and increase employee produc...
Sonoma Partners, LLC
Sonoma Partners, LLC provides technology and business process consulting services to enterprise and mid-sized companies throughout the United States and Canada, with a focus on the Microsoft Dynamics ...
Spot Trading
Spot Trading is a proprietary trading firm specializing in equity and index options, which has grown from a team of five individuals.
Starcom MediaVest Group
Ranked one of the largest brand communications groups in the world, Starcom MediaVest Group encompasses an integrated network of human experience strategists, investment specialists, content creators,...
Stout Risius Ross, Inc
Stout Risius Ross (SRR) is a financial advisory firm. We specialize in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services.
SunCoke Energy
Through continuous innovation and industry-leading technology, SunCoke Energy has become the largest independent producer of high-quality metallurgical coke in the Americas and has over 45 years of me...
SWC Technology Partners
For more than 30 years, SWC Technology Partners, an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize businesses, has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen...
Takeda seeks to bring innovative products to patients through a pipeline that includes compounds in development for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, oncology, gastroenterology, neurology and other co...
Tasty Catering
Tasty Catering, the caterer for business, provides quality food, décor, and entertainment, as well as exceptional staff and customer service to help create the perfect company event.
The Carlson Group, Inc.
As a strategic partner, The Carlson Group incubates, builds and sustains smart custom programs that deliver value across consumer retail experiences.
The Comprehensive Group
The Comprehensive Group is Illinois' leading provider of rehabilitation services, providing high-quality, outcome-driven and cost-effective therapy staffing, management and consultation.
The James Hotel
The James Chicago is a residentially styled luxury hotel, which delivers an artful blend of hand-crafted design, seamlessly intuitive service and personalized comfort, just steps away from Chicago's f...
ThoughtWorks Inc.
ThoughtWorks is not your typical company. Talented, driven and principled people who are passionate about software, brought together because they want to do something amazing.
Turner Construction Company
Turner has been a leading builder in the Chicago area since 1924 by providing full-service resources to clients and completing over $500 million worth of construction volume annually.
West Monroe Partners
West Monroe partners is the premier provider of industry specific advisory, implementation and management consulting services to the middle market.
WestLake Financial Group, Inc.
WestLake Financial Group, Inc. is a high-performance employee benefits consulting and administration firm that offers state-of-the-art technology.
WMS Industries, Inc.
WMS Industries, Inc. is an industry leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of innovative casino slot machines and gaming technology products that offer the ultimate player experience.
WOW Internet Cable and Phone
We are WOW and providing a customer experience that lives up to our name is what we’re all about.