Top 10 Coolest Companies to Work for in Philadelphia

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Boasting a host of large and small businesses as rich and varied as cheesesteak recipes, Philadelphia has a knack for attracting cool companies—organizations that, along with offering great benefits and perks, know how to encourage, recognize, and reward outstanding employee performance. Savvy HR professionals encourage this kind of cool corporate thinking, as it enables companies to attract and retain top talent. Discover more at www.octanner.com.

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SAP North AmericaRegarded by employees as innovative and always open to recommendations to improve operations, SAP North America has a reputation for attracting and retaining passionate, dedicated employees who take pride in contributing to the companys overall success. Can a company get any cooler than that?

Although not located in Philly, Subaru of America is just nine miles away in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and employs an overwhelming number of Philadelphians. With its impressive array of cool and popular all-wheel drive vehicles, Subaru has managed steady growth by navigating the rough terrain of a troubled economy. According to one Glassdoor review, the plant promotes a very warm, family-like culture. Subaru offers a competitive retirement and benefit package including partial matched 401K, profit sharing, and tuition assistance for employees looking to further their educations.

Currently claiming a very cool 13,000 square foot renovated church as its corporate headquarters located right in the heart of Philadelphia, SEER Interactive has come a long way from its humble beginnings in an apartment back in 2002. SEER attracts top talent by offering serious perks and benefits including generous compensation, killer bonuses, free quality healthcare, unlimited vacation, and flexible hours. But the coolest thing about SEER is how they give back. Each month the company donates $700 to an employees favorite charity.

Vanguard is known for all but inventing the mutual fund business. Referred to as a crew, Vanguard employees enjoy many generous benefits. For starters, they have an unheard of retirement savings program where Vanguard kicks in the equivalent of 10 percent of an employees salary, then matches 401(k) contributions up to four percent. Committed to optimizing work/life balance, Vanguard is big on vacationsgranting a generous 16-21 days to employees in their first year with the company. To top it off, Vanguard offers employees on-site MBA and CFP programs, generous annual tuition reimbursements, and super cool services such as on-site automobile maintenance.

Free breakfast, lunch and dinner, free onsite laundry and dry cleaning drop off, on-site massages, haircuts, oil changes and car detailing, free snacks in break roomsthese are just a few of themany perks thats earned AGI, an advanced aerospace software company, a 2013 Top Places award in the category of employee work/life flexibility. At the top of the list of cool perks for the Exton based company is a flexible work schedule that accommodates the demands of personal and family life.

Recognized as the nations leading builder of luxury homes, Toll Brothers is positioned to provide its employees some very cool perks. For starters, paying only a fraction of what the public pays, employees can vacation in ultra-luxurious company guest houses located in 11 different resorts around the country. And to help make the purchase of a Toll Brothers home within their budgets, the Horsham company offers discounts of up to 7.5 percent to employees and family members. Toll Brothers is also big on recognizing and rewarding employee loyalty, celebrating 10th, 20th, and 25thanniversaries with paid vacations for two to any of their luxurious locations.

Accolade prides itself in simplifying the complexity of healthcare by helping employees of large companies make informed decisions about what health benefits are best for them. Accolade employees express appreciation that their company provides a contagious team spirit, great benefits, and a pleasant work environment that acknowledges individual achievements and allows ample opportunities for promotion.

Campbells Soups trademark slogan mm mm good seems to resonate with employees as well as consumers. Campbells has called Camden, New Jersey (just five miles outside Philadelphia) home since 1869 and is currently investing millions of dollars to become a more green-friendly facility. And the fact that well over 3,000 of the companys current worldwide workforce have stayed with Campbells for more than 20 years says quite a lot about employee satisfaction.

AWeber is a small business that understands the importance of taking care of its employees. The health benefits are amazing, said one worker in the survey. The Chalfont company, a developer of email marketing software for small businesses, provides a comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plan. Profit sharing and a company-matched 401(k) make for a very attractive retirement plan. As far as on the job perks are concerned, the company provides free catered lunches, an abundance of free snacks, and Wii and Xbox 360 gaming in a very cool HD theater room.

This Philadelphia based company has received high marks for providing a fun and productive work environment with understanding supervisors, and flexible scheduling. ARAMARK was also praised for having a promotion-friendly philosophy, and for providing training programs that enable employees to gain diverse skill sets that lead to advancement. In 2012, ARAMARK made Fortune magazines list of Worlds Most Admired Companies. Thats one serious shout out for a very cool company.

Visit our website to discover other companies that have received the O.C. Tanner Cool Culture Award.www.octanner.com