Best of the Rest — Large Employers
No. 2: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
No. 2 last year, OMRF is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease. OMRF scientists focus on such critical research areas as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and cardiovascular disease. OMRF every month holds a "First Thirstday," where employees may gather for free food, beverages and camaraderie over trivia, a band or another themed event, and a courtyard spring fling with food trucks and a raffle.
Employee comment: I feel a sense of satisfaction and purpose in the work that I do. I am so thankful we have an employee cafeteria on site that serves healthy options! I am also very thankful for the employee gym. These extra incentives make this workplace stand out from the rest!
No. 3: Paycom
A past winner and No. 5 last year, Paycom provides innovative, cloud-based human capital management technology to help employers manage the complete employment life cycle, from recruitment to retirement. The software is based on a core system of records maintained within a single database. Benefits include health insurance for only $1 per pay period, free long-term disability, free $25,000 life insurance policies, a free, on-site gym and an employee cafeteria that features $4 lunches catered daily from area restaurants.
No. 4: Ben E. Keith
Another past winner (as a midsized employer) and consistent top performer, Ben E. Keith is a wholesale distributor of food service products, including dry, refrigerated and frozen food products, paper goods, chemicals, equipment and small wares. The company also fully funds a retirement plan and a profit-sharing plan. The retirement plan transfers to an employee's individual retirement account upon retirement after vesting (100 percent in seven years). The profit-sharing plan provides a monthly stipend upon retirement after meeting requirements (10 year employee, 50 years of age or older) including 100 percent vesting after five years. Employees can't contribute to either plan.
Employee comment: "I feel valued and I feel my family is valued. My boss is amazing and I feel like he genuinely cares about me both as an employee and my life outside of work. He is flexible and trusts me to do my job without micromanaging. All of the managers that I have dealt with are down to earth and friendly. They don't act as if they are superior. I have the upmost respect for management here."
No. 5: Encompass Health
The first top employer in the Top Workplaces contests, Encompass is one of the largest Medicare certified home health, and hospice services providers in the nation. With more than 277 branch offices across the United States, Encompass provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and additional services to some 150,000 patients. Along with rich traditional benefits, employees are awarded points for exemplary performance and conduct that can be redeemed for all types of merchandise and/or services. The Encompass Cares Foundation provides financial resources to employees to go on medical mission trips, and to assist if there is an employee hardship, and scholarships for employees, their children and grandchildren.
Employee comment: "Encompass cares about patients and employees. We have high standards here, and do things appropriately, with regular, internal audits."