2012 Frederick County Best Places to Work Winners

Five Frederick County companies were given awards last evening during the 2012 Best Places to Work awards ceremony held at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. The event, now in its 10th year, promotes recognizing top family-friendly companies as a way to showcase the best places to work in Frederick County and to increase the awareness of the quality of life opportunities for employees working in Frederick.

This year’s campaign’s criteria included the promotion of enhanced workplace culture, strong professional development, benefits and amenitites to provide work and life balance, ecouragement of community and socal responsibilities and providing tools for healthy living.

These 5 family-friendly criteria and a review of each company’s median annual salary and the organization’s rate of voluntary turnover last years were evaluated and assigned points with a weighting scoring system.

Four awards are given, based on company size:
  • Small Employer (1-10 employees)
  • Medium Employer (11-50 employees)
  • Large Employer (51-200 employees)
  • Major Employer (200+)
A new category was added this year:  an Employees’ Choice award for the company that got the most employee votes for a total of five awards.

The winners for 2012 are:
Small Category Winner:
Medium Category Winner:
Large Category Winner:
Major Employer Winner:
Peoples Choice Award Winner:
This year's  winners join an elite group of businesses that have won in the previous nine years. Congratulations!