Best companies to work for 2011

In today’s competitive business environment, it is a distinction to be named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. This program was designed to recognize the best employers in the state, the ones that make it a priority to create better workplaces for their employees. Best Companies Group and its partners, the Texas Association of Business and the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, are breaking ground in Texas with this program.

The list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2011 program—published here for the first time in order of their ranking—names companies with the best practices among Texas employers. An awards luncheon, coordinated by the Texas Association of Business, was held in Austin on January 27, 2011 recognizing each of the 100 companies. Governor Rick Perry spoke at the special ceremony.
How the 100 Best Companies Were Selected
Best Companies Group, an independent organization managing this program in many states around the country and in Canada, launched its survey in Texas in the summer of 2010. According to Peter Burke, president of Best Companies Group, “Identifying outstanding employers is a very effective way of recognizing the importance of creating cultures where employees love to come to work. From recruiting advantages to increased morale, these organizations will enjoy many benefits from this prestigious distinction. All companies that participated also received the results of their employee survey, which will be used to help make their companies even better places to work.”

Companies that chose to participate completed a two-part survey, including an organizational overview of the company’s policies and procedures as well as an in-depth employee questionnaire. The survey, analysis, and list selection were conducted by Best Companies Group. Participation was available to for-profit and nonprofit companies with 15 or more employees working in Texas. Each company that participated, whether it made the Top 100 list or not, received an Employee Feedback Report. This report included a summary of the employee responses and state benchmarking.
The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas in Order of Their Ranking Under Size Categories

LARGE COMPANIES (500 or More U.S. Employees)

1. The North Highland Company

2. UMC Health System

3. NuStar Energy LP

4. SRC (Syracuse Research Corporation)

5. Medical City Dallas Hospital

6. Edward Jones

7. Camden Property Trust

8. Transwestern

9. CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System

10. Texas Mutual Insurance Company

11. Flintco Inc.


13. Duke Realty

14. Ryan Inc.

15. Pioneer Natural Resources

16. Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union

17. Deloitte LLP

18. Intuit Inc.

19. Encompass Home Health Inc.

20. Burns & McDonnell

21. Vinson & Elkins

22. Resources Global Professionals

23. Administaff

24. Hunton & Williams LLP

25. Shared Technologies Inc.

26. T-Mobile, USA–Rio Grande Valley (Mission, Texas)

27. Quest Diagnostics Inc.–Texas

28. Eagle’s Trace

29. Sage

30. Longview Regional Medical Center

31. Daisy Brand LLC
Medium-Sized Companies (100 to 499 U.S. Employees)

1. Catapult Systems

2. Advancial

3. Northstar Bank of Texas

4. Healthpoint Ltd.

5. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake

6. Cirrus Logic Inc.

7. Apex Capital Corp.

8. Pariveda Solutions

9. SOS Staffing Services Inc., SOS Professional and SOS Engineering & Technology

10. Strasburger & Price LLP

11. Guaranty Bond Bank

12. ALK-Abelló Inc.

13. Keller Williams Realty International

14. Happy State Bank

15. Whitley Penn LLP

16. ProfitFuel Inc.

17. Community National Bank & Trust of Texas

18. Security Bank

19. Radiant Healthcare Services LLC


21. HCSS

22. Associated Credit Union of Texas

23. Stress Engineering Services Inc.

24. Coppermark Bank

25. Linbeck Group LLC

26. StarTex Power

27. Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery

28. Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC

29. UMC Physician Network Services

30. Austin Bank

31. The Dwyer Group

32. E2open

33. San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

34. Farm Credit Bank of Texas

35. Targetbase

36. USMD Hospital at Arlington

37. FKP Architects Inc.

38. University Federal Credit Union

39. Velocity Credit Union

40. Dean & Draper Insurance Agency LP
Small Companies (15 to 99 U.S.Employees)

1. Longnecker & Associates

2. Range Online Media

3. Starr Tincup

4. GDSX Ltd.

5. Möbius Partners


7. MHT Partners LP

8. Decypher

9. GlobalSCAPE

10. University Title Company

11. Lasco Enterprises LLC

12. Improving Enterprises

13. SicolaMartin

14. The Medicus Firm

15. Four Hands

16. Aquire

17. The Search Engine Guys LLC

18. CAPSHER Technology Inc.

19. Patrick Henry Creative Promotions Inc.

20. K2Share LLC

21. The Albert Companies

22. Workforce Solutions of Central Texas

23. Providence Companies

24. Hartman Leito & Bolt LLP

25. Debt Education and Certification Foundation

26. Barhorst Insurance Group

27. Inspirus LLC

28. Award Solutions Inc.

29. Industrial Safety Training Council