June 30, 2016 BestCompaniesAZ

Start Your Job Search With An Arizona Top Company Winner

By Jocelyn Cook | @JocelynGCook

Are you searching for a career with an organization who values you and your work? Do you want great benefits and a culture that appreciates you? Then start your job search with a Top Company to Work for in Arizona winner. There is a reason they won this recognition – one of them being very high employee engagement scores from anonymous employee feedback surveys. They all offer their own unique culture, benefits and opportunities for advancement that you can find the place where you feel right at home.

Here are brief highlights on three of this year’s winners:

Charles Schwab
Charles Schwab is a four-time Top Company to Work for in Arizona winner. Their metro Phoenix locations employ around 3,300. One aspect of their culture that makes them stand out is Schwab Volunteer Week, where employees get paid time off to participate in community service events for organizations like Habitat for Humanity, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development. And a favorite benefit for Schwab employees is a paid month-long sabbatical, available every five years to employees who demonstrate consistent strong performance.

“This is a great place to work because we all come together for a common purpose to help our clients grow and manage their wealth. Together, we help people take ownership of their financial futures,” said Jeff Ackerson, a director of corporate communications for Charles Schwab.

This is the third time USAA has been honored as a Top Company to Work for in Arizona. “Employee amenities are an integral part of USAA’s objective to create a preferred workplace,” said Gay Meyer, assistant vice president of human resource operations at the Phoenix Campus. USAA believes in “taking care of the people who take care of our members,” Meyer said.  USAA is committed to providing the benefits, wellness programs and educational support that make their employees’ lives easier, knowing that they will be better able to accomplish their work when their financial and personal situations are in balance.

Diversity and inclusion are an integral component of USAA’s culture and helps them provide exceptional member services and innovative solutions for our members and their families. “Diversity is not just about race and gender; it is defined broadly as the collective strength of unique characteristics, experiences, skills, backgrounds, perspectives and cultures,” said Meyer.

Hyatt Regency Phoenix 
The Hyatt Regency Phoenix has been awarded Top Company status four times in a row. One reason is the amazing culture that has kept employees there for decades! More than ten percent of employees have been there 26 years or longer.

One reason employees stay is the great benefits. The 324 employees can take advantage of complimentary and deeply discounted hotel rooms around the world. “Tuition reimbursement up to $1, 000 per year for any class that will help a colleague be their best is also offered,” said Tom Delaney, General Manager. Employees also receive a $50-per-month transportation subsidy, an employee cafeteria at no charge to associates and 50 percent off of dining both at the hotel and other Hyatt properties.  This is in addition to health, dental, and vision care insurance and a 401(k) plan.

So what are you waiting for? Go check out these award-winning companies’ career opportunities today:

This just may be the beginning of a wonderful new adventure in your career!