Worthington National Bank

#11 Best Company to Work For - Small Companies

What they do: Locally owned and operated commercial bank

Employees: 51

What employees love: Family culture with flexible hours so parents can attend kids’ functions and other pressing needs during work hours; free healthy snacks and beverages; company-paid gym membership; employee parties like summer family socials; biggest loser weight competition. Employees at every office rotate turns doing brief presentations on personal or business interests during daily 8:30 a.m. huddles. Eight-member Hoopla Committee plans social activities and employee recognition. Bank expects employees to serve two nonprofits of their choosing.

Cool benefit: CEO Greg Morse makes it known family comes first. Eighty-two percent of his employees are women, many of them moms, he notes. “If her kid’s sick,” he says, “I expect her to take off and take care of her kid. They don’t punch a clock – we feel that’s disrespectful – so they don’t get docked pay.”

“Working at Worthington is like joining a family. Everyone works together as a team, supporting each other and cheering each other on. We celebrate accomplishments and band together to get through hard times, both personal and professional. Worthington treats their employees with compassion and understanding. They believe that family comes first, and they prove it by their actions. They expect dedication and diligence, and they live up to it themselves. All of this means that, at Worthington, you are surrounded by people who really love their job and who are really good at it!”

- Laura Jordan