Slideshow 2015’s top small employers

  • October 26 2015, 8:42am EDT
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2015's best small employers

From strong work-life benefits to a stellar retirement plan, these small companies are proof that you don't need to be big to provide big benefits. Here's a look at the 25 companies to make the Great Place to Work’s 2015 list of top small workplaces.

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25. Ontraport

Software developer Ontraport encourages employees to expand their career path with an apprentice program where workers can shadow team members from other departments.

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24. Snagajob

Comfort is key at this job search engine website. Whether it's jeans and sneakers or a dress and flip flops, Snagajob is more concerned with output and participation than an employee's attire.

23. Greenleaf Trust

Greenleaf Trust pays 100% of the health, dental and vision premiums for employees and their families. For most employees,the financial services company also contributes 75% of the deductible for employees and their families through a health savings account.

22. Mammoth HR

In addition to unlimited PTO, all employees who stay with the company for five years receive a two-week sabbatical and a $1,000 credit toward an activity of their choice.

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21. Disher

Engineering and design firm Disher offers financial assistance to employees wishing to participate in mission trips, and up to 100% of costs can be covered. Employees can use up to two weeks of paid time on mission trips or stewardship activities in additional to regular holiday and vacation time.

20. Squaremouth, Inc.

At Squaremouth, a travel insurance comparison site, employees enjoy their birthday off. If an employee's birthday falls on a weekend, they can observe their day off on either the week before or after. Moreover, all employees also receive a $200 "birthday beer" bonus with that month's paycheck.

19. Macedon Technologies

In the event of unexpected school closings, parents may choose to bring their children to work or may work from home. If children are sick, employees are allowed to work remotely.

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18. BP3 Global, Inc.

At BP3, a business process management firm, employees have a fully stocked kitchen with snacks and sodas. Employees also have access to a games room with shuffle board and ping pong.

17. Axis Communications, Inc.

New employees at Axis, a manufacturer of network cameras, travel to the company's corporate headquarters in Lund, Sweden, for a few days of onboarding.

16. Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.

IPM pays 100% of the premiums for medical and dental insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance for employees and their dependents.

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15. Kahler Slater, Inc.

In response the company's core value of "Community," the design firm formally adopts a non-profit partner(s) for two-year commitments and encourages firm-wide philanthropic and volunteer efforts.

14. Limeade

Wellness and engagement vendor Limeade's physical work space promotes ingenuity, collaboration, relaxation and creativity while offering perks like snacks, drinks, puzzles and games.

13. The Energy Project

Napping at work is encouraged at The Energy Project, a business management consulting firm. The Renewal Room, complete with a day bed, yoga mats, and light exercise equipment, is regularly used.

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12. Insomniac Games, Inc.

Video game developer Insomniac customizes its employee recognition and rewards efforts by asking employees how they wish to be appreciated.

11. Dixon Schwabl

Every Thursday afternoon during the summer months, Dixon Schwabl employees enjoy a free frozen treat of their choice. This popular perk is a tradition, giving employees an opportunity to connect with each other.

10. Engeo Incorporated

With 11 offices throughout the Pacific Rim, employees at this engineering and geology firm enjoy strong executive support for remote work.

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9. Sage Rutty & Co., Inc.

Employees at this financial services firm enjoy a profit sharing contribution equal to 20% of corporate profits annually, retirement planning days with financial advisers and certified financial planners, no fee IRAs, and discounted investment platforms.

8. Field Fastener

Field provides a guaranteed 401(k) contribution of 3%, whether the individual employee contributes to the plan or not.

7. Talent Plus, Inc.

This talent assessment company offers unlimited vacation and sick leave after one year of employment.

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6. Stellar Solutions, Inc.

The engineering company provides 20% of each employee's base salary to flexible time off. The employee has the option to use this time any way they see fit.

5. Ruby Receptionists

At each five-year milestone, employees can take five weeks of paid time-off to pursue a dream or activity that makes them happy and that they might not otherwise have the resources to achieve.

4. PPR Talent Management Group

PPR fully funds a salary continuation plan that entitles associates to 80% of salary up to four weeks for personal sickness, disability, injury, or medical leave.

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3. Granite Properties, Inc.

Granite provides net cash awards for milestone anniversaries: 5 years - $500, 10 years - $1,000, 15 years - $1,500, 20 years - $2,000.

2. Square Root

Every employee at Square Root is granted $3,000 annually for training. Employees are encouraged to pick whatever training would be most beneficial, be it personal or professional.

1. Radio Flyer Inc.

Radio Flyer provides opportunities for growth through meaningful work, coaching and training sessions, and a strong culture of feedback. Employees are able to provide contributions that directly impact the business on a daily basis.