Frederick's 2019 Best Places to Work

Congratulations to Frederick County’s 2019 Best Places to Work!

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Jim Bass Group of Real Estate Teams

Small Employer Category (1-10 employees)

I am honored and humbled to win the award of “Best Place to Work in Frederick.” Receiving this award gives confirmation that I’m doing it right! We should all set a good example, take care of your employees and give back to your community! Simply put... “treat people the way you want to be treated”
— Jim Bass, CEO, Jim Bass Group of Real Estate Teams
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Small to Medium Employer Category (11-30 employees)

As a leader in custom software development in the world, it is vital that the Orases team sets an example in the way we attract, retain, develop and empower our own people within a positive and inspiring working environment. We are delighted that this commitment has been recognized again by the Frederick Community as the counties Great Place to Work ranking, because being a ‘great place to work’ is one of our core strategic priorities. First and foremost, Orases is a people company built on a diverse, expert team that is bursting with the finest talent and driven by a shared purpose: to make the world more efficient.
— Nick Damoulakis, President, Orases
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Rooster Bio

Medium to Large Medium Employer Category (31-50 employees)

When our employees are happy, our customers are happy. This doesn’t happen by accident. In fact, we’ve made ‘Happiness’ one of our nine company values. Our company culture is not just something we put on a piece of paper. It’s something we live by and that’s why this award is truly an honor to receive.
— Margot Connor, CEO, RoosterBio

Asbury Communities

Large Employer Category (51 - 200 employees)

This award serves as validation of the work that we do to ensure that those who serve our customers can count on the resources they need in order to ‘change people’s lives for the better every day.
— Manny Ocasio, Chief HR and Compliance Officer, Asbury Communities


Major Employer Category (201+ employees)

I am extremely proud that AstraZeneca has once again been honored with the Best Place to Work Award. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to ensure colleagues feel safe, happy, and valued. One way we accomplish this is through our continued work in the local community and engagement with students. Our employees are the heart of our organization and devoted to our work of delivering life-changing medicines around the world.
— Pran Ratel, Vice President and General Manager, AstraZeneca Frederick