#3 Best Company to Work For - Small Companies
What they do: Investment firm founded on principles of conscious capitalism, the principle that businesses thrive when they look after the interests of all stakeholders. Satori invests in leadership teams of companies with $5 million to $25 million of EBITDA that have long-term vision, are committed to mission, and look to create value for all stakeholders.
What employees love: Satori spends a lot of time nurturing partners’ and employees’ mind, body and spirit. Its Optimal Living initiative helps employees be the best mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. A number of employees work out together. Company pays for gym memberships, personal trainer, and health screenings. Chef-prepared daily in-house lunches are on the house. Meditation precedes meetings. Advisers like Larry North provide regular coaching on topics like fitness, nutrition and stress management. Company pays 100 percent of employee health premium. Satori provides 25 days of paid time off after one year of service, highest among our 2017 Best Companies to Work For. Annual “gratitude” dinner. Flexible hours. Birthday bonus is a company gift to charity of choice, plus a day off. Employees can win extra money for their charities in an annual in-office charity pitch competition. Company picks up the tab when two or more employees share an Uber to work, or to travel to Satori’s Dallas office. “We create an environment that nurtures people so they can feel less stressed mentally,” Faith Geiger, who created the Optimal Living initiative, says. “If we take care of the whole person, then the intensity of the work flow doesn’t overwhelm.”
“No veil – no posturing – just unbridled authenticity. I was tired of accepting a world with two separate lives: Jon Gard the professional and Jon Gard the husband/father/friend. Satori has allowed me to seamlessly merge these into one aligned and purposeful life. I am encouraged to show up as my authentic self, flaws and all, which unlocks my true potential and offers a sense of inner equilibrium, vulnerability, and deep fulfillment that can’t be found at traditional organizations. Our culture is like rocket fuel for the mind, body, and soul! I love my team members and cannot imagine working anywhere else.”
- Jon Gard, Director, Investment Team