The Best Arizona Companies: Introducing the Best of Cool

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Companies with great cultures are also often the coolest, with celebrated work-life balance, perks galore, and, of course, tons of free snacks. The cool category in the 100 Best Arizona Companies highlights many of these top Arizona companies with unique cultures.

The 100 Best Arizona Companies Cool category is described as:

Top organizations with strong, unique workplace cultures, where they know how fun can help create the best work ever.

The coolest companies know that if you mix a purpose-driven culture with lots of fun, you create great outcomes for customers, employees, and the organization as a whole. In celebration of our 20th anniversary 100 Best Arizona Companies, we’re happy to present some of the unique companies among our Best of Cool winners.

Say Hello to the Best of Cool Companies in 2022

  1. AB&R® (American Barcode and RFID)
  2. CAPTRUST (formerly MRA Associates)
  3. Clear Title Agency of Arizona
  4. DriveTime Automotive Group
  5. Fennemore
  6. Ideas Collide
  7. LaneTerralever
  9. PayPal
  10. Quicken Loans
  11. Rocket Media
  12. Workiva

Meet a few of the companies with unique cultures in this year’s Best of Cool awardees:

Ideas Collide

“Team first” is the philosophy that drives this unique company, which places a premium on having a positive work environment and happy employees alongside business and client success. Ideas Collide encourages staff to be curious and relentless by adopting a growth mindset that centers on results and the long-term impact of these outcomes. It does not scrimp on recognizing great work and gives credit where it is due through recognition programs, bonuses, awards, and continuous learning and mentorship.

Want to bring your dog to the office? No problem! Don’t feel like getting decked out at work? They have a casual dress code. That’s on top of other perks like paid volunteer and discovery times, generous health and insurance benefits, and a 16-day paid holiday calendar that includes several extra-long weekends for wellness and renewal. Wondering if a career at Ideas Collide is for you? Check out their vacancies.


Fennemore is for those looking for a fulfilling and fun place to work for the rest of their career. It breaks the mold of the typical law firm, encouraging more active collaboration and connections across a diverse group of talented individuals eager to find solutions together.

In addition to having some of the finest lawyers and legal specialists on its team, Fennemore is also big on teaching, with over 1,700 custom courses offered. Law students also find a great spot here to get their feet wet as summer associates. All Fennemore employees have plenty of opportunities to keep improving through technology training, LTC4 certification programs, diversity programs, management training, and customized continuing education.


When it comes to companies with unique cultures, marketing firm LaneTerralever is high up among our Best of Cool award winners with a workplace that places work-life balance at its core. Being an LTer means enjoying a host of benefits such as being in a fun office with lots of music, snacks on snacks, and a culture club with a speakeasy.

The company values boldness, craftsmanship, unity, and integrity, but it also believes in humble confidence. LaneTerralever nurtures a work environment that challenges employees to get creative with solutions and to adopt a mindset that seeks innovation.


PayPal is one of the unique companies that made it to our list of Best of Cool awardees because of how it approaches employee education and career enhancement. While customers typically don’t get to see who’s behind the payment platform, the company takes pride in developing an empathetic mindset ensuring that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

In addition to its unique training methods, PayPal is big on ensuring that its staff is happy and healthy through financial mentoring and mental wellness programs. Employees are also active with civic duties through PayPal Community Impact, which engages in charitable activities all over the world.

Rocket Media

There are many nice things that can be said about the Rocket Media work culture, but what probably stands out the most is its drive to always create great things. Fueled by company values such as thinking strategically, communicating candidly, always asking why, and adopting the right attitude at all times, employees are empowered to do right not just by the firm but by sharing what they know with others.

This positive mindset is made even more attractive with a work environment that celebrates uniqueness and creativity. Staff operate in an open workspace setting, enjoy flexible schedules, and even can work remotely whenever they need to. The office is equipped with cutting-edge tech, inspiring interiors, and unlimited snacks and beverages. There are plenty of reasons for one to want to explore working at Rocket Media. Check out its job vacancies to see if you might be a good fit.


Workiva’s results-driven culture empowers employees to take action along with accountability — which means that employee ideas and feedback influence the company approach. Paternity leave and the development of a diversity and inclusion committee are two examples. Innovation directly results from employee collaboration with customers.

Outstanding training and development opportunities include hundreds of company-wide courses. The very latest in technology, along with flexible hours, enables employees to do their jobs the best they can, from wherever they work best. Fitness centers, free breakfast and snacks, and a pet-friendly environment make Workiva a worthy awardee in our list of Cool and unique companies. If you’re interested in joining Workiva, take a look at these openings.

Kudos to these other companies with unique cultures to complete our list of Best of Cool award winners: Clear Title Agency of Arizona, Captrust (formerly MRA Associates), DriveTime Automotive Group, AB&R, Lavidge, PayPal, Quicken Loans, and Rocket Media.

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