April 18, 2017 BestCompaniesAZ

The Best Arizona Companies: Introducing the Best of Cool

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 15th anniversary 100 Best Arizona Companies, we’re happy to present our Best of Cool winners for 2017.

Get to know a few of the Best of Cool award winners:

meltmedia 100 Best Arizona CompaniesMeltmedia works with clients to build great digital experiences for screen of all sizes. The company was built on the foundation of relationships and working with people you like. Managers and co-workers are considered friends. The principle of maintaining good relationships extends to clients, many of whom have been with the company for 10-15 years.

The friendly atmosphere adds to the fun as workers enjoy movie days, zoo trips, lunch guests, and paint parties. Creativity and innovation is enhanced by the flexibility to work from home and bring dogs to the office. The result? Great work.

Quicken Loans
Quicken Loans 100 Best Arizona CompaniesThe cool factor at Quicken Loans is measured in superlatives; “wonderful people, marvelous benefits, terrific perks, and a whole lotta love.”

Quicken Loans believes that there is a direct connection between employee empowerment and amazing client service. With that in mind, every new hire attends a 10-hour orientation led by Dan Gilbert, the company’s founder – even as the company has grown to more than 16,000 team members. The day is totally based on the company values, or ISMs, which serve as the company’s foundation.

SiteLock 100 Best Arizona CompaniesWork hard, play hard. SiteLock employees make a commitment to be a part of something cool. Employees put clients first and commit to solving real problems for small to mid-size businesses.

Breakfast gets the team going on Monday, lunch on Friday helps them wind down their week, and there are snacks all week long. In this engaging, creative culture, you’ll see people having fun and laughing everywhere.

Workiva 100 Best Arizona CompaniesWorkiva’s results-driven culture empowers employees to take action along with accountability – which means that employee ideas drive company policy. 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 225 companywide courses. The very latest in technology, along with flexible hours, enables workers to do their jobs the best they can, from wherever they work best. Fitness centers, free breakfast and snacks, and a dog-friendly environment make Workiva even more cool.

Yelp 100 Best Arizona CompaniesYelp gets five stars from employees. With “be unboring” as one of the company values, Yelp is committed to increasing diversity and transparency in the tech industry overall.

An expanding company, Yelp retains an exciting startup-like culture where even the competitions are fun, and the kitchen is fully loaded. Advancement-minded employees appreciate the top-notch training, especially strong for those seeking a career in sales.

Congratulations to these additional Best of Cool award winners: Carvana, DriveTime Automotive Group, GPS Insight, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort, International Cruise & Excursions, Nextiva, Shutterfly, StormWind Studios, The Lavidge Company, and WebPT.

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