Top Workplaces 2022: See the full list and read about the companies – Chicago Tribune

November 11, 2022

Our annual Top Workplaces report spotlights what companies are doing to recruit and retain the best employees while also cultivating loyalty.
Strong leadership, a culture of collaboration and communication, and a commitment to helping employees advance in their careers are fundamental strengths that the companies in our report share. Some go a little further by offering generous perks, including free massages, education reimbursements and access to company-owned vacation condos.
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These are the best small, midsize and large Chicagoland workplaces, according to rankings released by Energage on behalf of the Chicago Tribune.
Read the full list here.
Michael Peterson, center, stretches during a mindfulness and meditation seminar for employees of Dream Town Realty at their training facility in Chicago on Sept. 14, 2022. (Vincent D. Johnson/for the Chicago Tribune)
Employee loyalty at companies in Illinois and across the country worsened over the past year. Employers have reason to worry and need to be laser-focused on fixing the costly problem, experts say.
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Martin San Agustin works as a line cook at the Lou Malnati’s restaurant in Buffalo Grove on Sept. 19, 2022. (Brian O'Mahoney/for the Chicago Tribune)
Considered by many to be the oldest name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati’s is a 50-year-old family-owned company famous for its legendary deep-dish pizza. But executives and employees say it’s the culture, people and commitment to excellence that really sets the company apart.
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Fleet specialist Oleg Paletchi, left, talks with driver Jean Muhindo at DVL Express in Markham on Sept. 21, 2022. (Brian O'Mahoney/for the Chicago Tribune)
Fed up with bad working conditions and propelled by a desire to create a positive industry example, Oleksandr “Alex” Dovgal launched freight transportation trucking company DVL Express 11 years ago.
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Employees of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago listen to John Lawrence, a vice president in Berkshire’s Oak Park office, while working a community shred event at First Presbyterian Church in River Forest on Sept. 17, 2022. (Trent Sprague/for the Chicago Tribune)
For Christmas, Diane Glass, CEO of residential real estate brokerage company Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, writes brief notes and hand-signs holiday cards she sends to employees and agents — roughly 1,400 of them. At monthly meetings with staff and agents, company updates are shared as are announcements about new engagements, babies and pets.
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Program manager Susan Brown, of Chicago, from left, program manager Caroline Madden, of Elmhurst, training coordinator Lauren Kyriazes, of Schaumburg, assistant vice president, human resources Ally Watkins, of South Elgin, vice president of information technology Jean-Paul Lupori, of Elk Grove Village and finance manager Syed Bukhara, of Aurora, during a meeting at Captive Resources, Sept. 19, 2022, in Itasca. (John Konstantaras/for the Chicago Tribune)
When Captive Resources was created over 35 years ago, the company’s founders set out to answer a simple question: How could they reimagine commercial insurance to benefit insureds rather than insurers?
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Dave Forberg, Magid Safety’s vice president of operations, leads a tour around Magid’s manufacturing facility and warehouse at their Romeoville headquarters on Sept. 8, 2022. (Trent Sprague/for the Chicago Tribune)
The manufacturer of personal protective equipment ranks 47th among mid-size companies on the Tribune’s list of Top Workplaces.
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Our annual Top Workplaces report spotlights what companies are doing to recruit and retain the best employees while also cultivating loyalty.
Read the full story here.


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