Catered meals at the office, on-site exercise and laundry facilities and "reasonably priced" oil changes, haircuts and massages available at work helped Analytical Graphics Inc. win the top ranking workplace among mid-sized employers.
The Philadelphia-based company, which has an office in Colorado Springs, previously topped the list of small companies in 2004 and 2005, but outgrew that list and moved into the top ranking for firms with between 251 and 999 employees.
Analytical Graphics produces analysis software for national security and space uses and also operates offices in the Washington, D.C., area, California and Madrid, Spain.
The San Franciso-based Great Place to Work Institute creates an annual list of large employers for Fortune magazine and the small and mid-sized company lists in cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management.
"Our philisophy is simple: Happy employees make a productive company. AGI always strives to do the right thing for our team," said Analytical Graphics President and Chief Executive Paul Graziani. What a concept.
Among large companies, Valero Energy Corp. ranked third and nine other companies with operations in Colorado Springs also made the list, including Whole Foods Market, Starbucks, Fedex, A.G. Edwards, Booz Allen Hamilton, CH2M Hill, Men's Wearhouse and Intel.
For the rest of the rankings, go to http://www.greatplacetowork.com/best/list-sme.htm.