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California Water Service Group (Cal Water) is Proud to Be Named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area for the Fifth Year in a Row Now!

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t Cal Water, we believe that in order to fulfill our promise of quality, service, and value to our customers, communities, stockholders, and — of course — employees, we must empower employees through teamwork, professional development, a safe workplace, and transparent communication. Because, after all, our employees are our greatest advocates. What makes working at Cal Water special? Our employees have the opportunity to collaborate and solve challenges that affect all of our service areas throughout the state. Plus, employee development is a key factor in retention at Cal Water, as people are consistently offered the chance to learn about roles outside of their own jobs, which helps them make educated decisions about their career path with the company. Employees are also encouraged to be involved in the community, both here and abroad. More than being part of a team that supplies a reliable supply of high-quality water, it’s important to our people to be connected in the many communities in which they serve and help others who don’t have access to clean water like we do. Whether it’s taking the time to raise money for a local charity or donating time to build a well for clean water in Guatemala, our employees are connected to their communities at home and globally.

Hear what some of our employees have to say: “Cal Water has provided for my family and me for many years, and there is simply no better place to work. Every employee at Cal Water has an opportunity to grow and advance within the company. Everything I have I owe to Cal Water, and I’m truly blessed to be an employee.” “Our customers trust us because we will always do the right thing by putting their health and safety first. In addition, [the company] helps employees reach their highest potential by developing Cal Water’s future leaders. It’s an honor, and I’m grateful for the opportunity!” “California Water Service has provided me opportunities to learn skills which enable me to grow, not only in my professional career but also in my personal life. At Cal Water, we utilize well thought-out processes in order to achieve success for our efforts. We are all treated fairly, ethically, and respectfully. We are provided an atmosphere which enables us to excel and are provided the tools to do so.”

“I am valued for my experience and hard work. My supervisor appreciates my input and works with whatever needs or circumstances arise.” “I feel part of a team, and what we do is very important – delivering safe and reliable drinking water. I enjoy being a part of a company that encourages community involvement and personal growth.” “I have a supervisor who cares about my development as an employee, but also as a person. My supervisor supports me and wants to help me reach my goals. The people I work with are genuinely good people. I am able to effect change for the good of the company, and my ideas are heard.” “I work for a company that actually cares about our customers and is willing to do whatever it takes to provide a high level of service.” “My manager encourages me to grow and improve, while giving me the flexibility I need to learn new things and make important decisions.”

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By Carole Lucido Correspondent

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t’s that time of year again, your chance to get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at the top companies in the greater Bay Area. This year the list of the Bay Area’s Top 100 Workplaces includes software makers, financial services firms, utilities, non-profits, engineering firms, medical technology developers, retailers, law firms, and others. A common thread runs through the way these top employers have built their businesses. They have built corporate cultures that make their employees a priority. Many have unusual rewards, like Bolt Threads, a company that creates renewable materials, that rewards its employees with billiard competitions, gingerbread house challenges and a spelling bee. Some companies foster an environment that encourages personal growth, like California Water Service Group, established 91 years ago. Then there are companies that embrace the notion of experimenting with new and powerful alternatives to the standard ways of doing business, as does Cohesity, a Santa Clara-based start-up.

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The concept was summed up by Alom Technologies, a part of the Top Bay Area Workplace list for the third time.” We care, and our employees and clients know we care. We care about the little things so they don’t become big things.” President and CEO Hannah Kain said, “Our culture is built on a very solid foundation of inclusion and respect. The voice and opinion of every employee matters.”

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Diablo Valley Oncology Hematology Medical Group

At Diablo Valley Oncology Hematology Medical Group in Pleasant Hill, employees say their jobs caring for cancer patients make them feel like


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they are part of something meaningful. On the Top Workplace list for six years straight, employees share “a passion for helping patients and their loved ones,” and they “care for them and about them as if they were our own families.” The company uses the data gathered by the Top Workplace survey to improve and strengthen their culture of empathy, connectedness and excellence in patient care.

at 150+ prestigious campuses across the country. Employees are rewarded with generous PTO, team building events, monthly celebrations and quarterly Shark Tank meetings in which employees pitch innovative ideas directly to the CEO.

At the Del Grande Dealer Group, the secret to being a Top Workplace is all about having happy employees and ultimately happy customers. To encourage health and wellness, the company provides healthy meal options at events and training classes, hosts monthly seminars on topics from stress management to better sleep, and even offers free flu shots and health screenings. Ascent is a staffing and workforce management company that applies the same promise to its customers and to its employees. They “listen, connect and deliver” exceptional value for Fortune 1000 companies and their own employees alike. Part of GoDaddy’s motivation for excellence comes from its customers, many of whom are entrepreneurs driven by their passions. GoDaddy works to instill that same sense of entrepreneurship, ownership and ambition to succeed in its employees by giving them the support and resources they need to learn along with the space to create and innovate.

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Integrated Device Technology, Inc. has a culture and core values that grow employees both personally and professionally. The primary focus is on health complemented by the notion that the best way to grow a company is to grow employees.

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fitness classes, opportunities for community service and charitable giving blend with summer barbecues, picnics, and holiday celebrations. The company enjoys a collaborative, friendly and energetic work environment where “innovation is part of everyday activities.”

Kids’ Country operates before and after-school childcare programs at 13 elementary schools in the San Ramon Valley School District. Employees are respected and challenged to make an impact on the children they serve and to help them grow into who they are meant to be. OneLogin, a company that brings enterprise solutions to the world’s highest high-tech firms, believes in building strong relationships between its teams at quarterly off-site meetings that have taken the form of classes in cooking, silk screening, and microbrewing; sailing trips, go-kart races, and trips to mountain resorts. The company also hosts two extravagant parties each year. “We believe excellence comes from empowering our people with the tools they need, the space to have a voice and autonomy to solve problems in new ways.”

With four years on the Top Workplace list and four familyowned stores in the Bay Area, Hassett Ace Hardware made a choice to focus on employees several years ago. They set clear expectations for upholding the company’s core values of hard work, clarity and consistency. The result is a happy, positive culture within its stores that produces happy employees and happy customers.

PernixData prioritizes its employees by offering top-flight amenities like free catered lunches twice a week, free gym access, full coverage medical plans, on-site ping-pong and laser tag, as well as classes in yoga, meditation, and controlled breathing. Team building events exercise both the mind and body with activities like frisbee, bowling, boat rides, and more. But it’s not just the perks, PernixData is also empowers employees to support charities like Second Harvest Food Bank, Toys for Tots and Operation Gratitude.

iD Tech has built the same high-energy “summer camp culture” at its offices that it brings to the summer programs it produces

A healthy work-life balance rewards Tivo Inc. employees who are redefining the home entertainment experience. On-campus

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The Seneca Family of Agencies provides one of the most comprehensive service systems for children in California. It was founded in 1985 and continues to help children who face profound need and stressors. To this company, the Top Workplace award is a reminder of the importance of its employees, who support youth and families through profoundly difficult times of their lives. After only three years, insurance brokerage the ABD Team has built something special: a fulfilling culture based on the core tenants of work, love and play. They share both professional and personal achievements, holiday celebrations, and opportunities to give back to the community at events like the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Week of Giving Beach Clean-Up and the San Francisco Color Run. Continued on page 37

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Community Involvement

Community service runs the gamut By Daphne O’Neal Correspondent

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very company has its own identity, its culture, its customs, its internal standards. But at the heart of any organization is its people. And those people need to feel a sense of purpose in their work, as well as a connection to the corporation as an entity. Employees who participate in volunteer community support programs feel more positive about their companies, according to an LBG Associates survey. They also tend to feel more engaged, even inspired, studies show. Such programs have been demonstrated not only to foster a sense of cohesion but to positively impact productivity. “Organizations are realizing that if you give employees the opportunity to give back, they’ll have a renewed appreciation for the importance of their jobs,” according to Causecast.com. Consequently, for the forward-thinking organization, supporting the community is a win-win-win. In the Bay Area, firms are coming up with ever more interesting ways to serve the wider world and at the same time nourish that allimportant sense of unity. Read on…. When CEO Christopher Cabrera founded Xactly Corporation in 2005, one of the first things he did was start a company philanthropic organization, XactlyOne. The employee-run organization arranges volunteer opportunities and encourages team members to donate their time and talents in their local neighborhoods. Over 20 percent of Xactly’s employees serve on its XactlyOne committee and many more participate in various events. The company provides all employees with three days’ paid time off to volunteer in the community. Xactly is also part of the Pledge 1% Foundation. While Collaborative Solutions focuses on moving clients to the cloud, its demonstrated dedication to community service helps it keep its feet on the ground. The firm actively encourages employees to “give back” to charities in their respective communities. The company has a longstanding commitment to autism research and treatment and sponsors the annual Walk Now for Autism event, which is hosted by AutismSpeaks, the nation's largest autism science and

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mere financial support, employees even participated in a march for the cause across Washington D.C. More than 50 percent of Curtis Instruments employees offer their time every other month to prep and serve meals at a Livermore food kitchen.

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advocacy organization. In 2015, “Collabies” were inspired to donate nearly $35,000 to AutismSpeaks. Not content with

Crowdsourced learning platform creator Course Hero, Inc. doesn’t feel its core business — providing a massive library of course-specific study resources — is enough. The concern has just begun donating free tutoring to college students — to the tune of $1 million! It also inspires college students across the U.S. to give in kind to Books for Africa. So far, book donations have exceeded 200,000. Continued on page 11


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Proud to be a Top Workplace Winner for the 5th time in 2016!

We enjoy a challenge, embrace competition and we are committed to providing the finest service to our clients. Our Service areas besides Information Technology include Engineering, Financial and Administration. We have a global foot print with multiple office locations in USA, South America and Asia.

“Find a job you like, and you add five days to every week.” Our standard benefits package includes relocation assistance, sponsorship, and a voluntary 401K Participation Plan. Send us your resume and join our exciting team today! Visit us at apninc.com for career opportunities.

Careers If you don’t wake up in the morning exciting to pick up where you left your work yesterday, you haven’t found your calling yet. – Mike Wallace

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In this survey, large companies have 500 or more employees.

LARGE COMPANIES LARGE COMPANIES

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Workday, Inc. | Pleasanton Del Grande Dealer Group | San Jose NVIDIA Corporation | Santa Clara Stryker Endoscopy | San Jose Pet Food Express | Oakland Fremont Bank | Fremont Synaptics, Incorporated | San Jose Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati | Palo Alto Seneca Family of Agencies | Oakland Medivation, Inc. | San Francisco Charles Schwab | San Francisco Dell | Round Rock, Texas WORLDPAC, Inc. | Newark TiVo Inc. | San Jose Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District | Livermore

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Thank You for Naming Us a Top Workplace in the Bay Area!

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t Schwab, we believe in the power of investing, which helps turn earners into owners. Great outcomes in any aspect of life require engagement and we believe investing can be truly transformative when investors actively engage and when they work collaboratively with the right financial provider. Since day one, we’ve helped our clients take ownership of their financial futures. That means seeing the world through their eyes and keeping that perspective at the heart of everything we do. This perspective guides our actions and behaviors as a company. It’s how we disrupt the status quo on behalf of our clients – the individual investors, independent advisors, employees and others we serve – and how we challenge long-held assumptions about products, services and solutions. Success takes a team of talented and committed people that believe the work we do for our clients can make a real difference in their lives. Our people are driven by a simple purpose, to champion our clients’ goals with passion and integrity. Our spirit of service fosters employee engagement as well as client loyalty, making Schwab a special place to work. Life at Schwab is inclusive – a place where people with different interests and different backgrounds can work together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. We are a driven team, dedicated to building and maintaining a dynamic organization and culture, in a team-oriented, collegial environment, reflecting the individual strengths of every person who is part of the company. Through diversity we gain a wider range of perspectives and experiences, which benefits everyone and helps us see through clients’ eyes.

Schwab’s spirit of service extends beyond its clients into local communities. During the company’s annual Volunteer Week in May 2016, Schwab volunteers prepare food at the SF-Marin Food Bank, whose mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. (Photo by Katelyn Tucker, Orange Photography)

We are committed to the health and well-being of our team members, their families, and the communities in which we live and work.

During Schwab Volunteer Week, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz (center), president, Charles Schwab Foundation, and senior vice president, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., with employees Phoenicia Fitts and Alonzo Anthony, Schwab’s 2016 Outstanding Community Service Award winners, at San Francisco’s Swords to Plowshares, which is committed to ending homelessness among veterans. (Photo by Manali Sibthorpe, Orange Photography)

Being recognized as a great place to work is very important to us, and we are very proud to again be named a Bay Area Top Workplace – for the fourth year in a row. We are also proud to have received the Gallup Great Workplace Award for four consecutive years, to have been recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality (100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index since 2004), and to be recognized as one of Fortune’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies for 2016.

Advertorial content provided by Charles Schwab. More information is available at www.aboutschwab.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Brokerage Products: • Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value. ©Copyright 2016 - The Charles Schwab Corporation (0616-2325)


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Principals at ELS Architecture and Urban Design proffer a significant amount of their time in the initial stages of accepted pro bono projects. Boasting a staff with strong ties to UC Berkeley, the firm volunteers time and design services to promote good urban design and thoughtful development throughout the city. In 2015, ELS participated in the Petchitecture fundraiser for PAWS, a non-profit that helps low-income seniors and people living with HIV/AIDS keep their pets in the home. GoDaddy, despite its happy-go-lucky public image, takes community support seriously. In addition to grants and event based sponsorships, the company donates products and services to nonprofit partners. Donation matching and micro lending programs encourage employees to get into the giving spirit. And the firm buttresses its volunteer time off program by offering $1,000 to a charity on behalf of any employee who donates more than 30 hours in a year. Even customers can get in on the act by rounding any purchase amount up to the nearest dollar and donating the difference to charity. Veracyte Inc. is all too keenly aware of need in the surrounding area. “Hunger is a big issue for our neighbors and we wanted to help in a hands-on way,” the company relates. Its employees answered the call by volunteering at local food banks in 2015 and 2016. They also boxed food packages to be distributed to Seniors in local counties. KeyPoint Credit Union fulfills its community commitment

by offering financial literacy courses at local schools and colleges. The organization also provides onsite instruction about finance-related careers.

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The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District — in addition to its central mission — works with the Tri-Valley Education Collaborative to help integrate in-school education with work-based learning opportunities. Recently, high school engineering students participated in “Seniors Helping Seniors,” designing, engineering and building customized tools to support local senior citizens. MOC Insurance Services has expressed its drive to serve by supporting the Mill Valley Film Festival for the last 20 years. The festival presents international features, documentaries, shorts and children's films. NVIDIA Corporation is not to be outdone when it comes to community support. After nine years, its Project Inspire has evolved into a two-day effort that includes 1,500 company volunteers. Employees have made over community farms, restored historical parks, and revamped high-need schools across Silicon Valley. The company has also donated nearly $3 million to support six area schools. In offices around the globe and in lieu of a holiday party, NVIDIANs and their friends and families come together each year to restore local community resources. And, to students from around the world, NVIDIA’s internship program provides

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meaningful career experience. Students work on real projects side by side with some of the industry’s brightest minds. RoseRyan delivers the same energy and enthusiasm to the community as it does to its vaunted client list! Holiday time for employees means volunteering as a group at Second Harvest Food Bank. For another non-profit, Grail Family Services, employees undergo training to tutor young children each week in reading. The firm also hosts, along with Grail, an annual back-to-school backpack drive which gives away Continued on page 17

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TOP WORKPLACES 2016 WINNERS

In this survey, midsize companies have 150 – 499 employees.

MIDSIZE COMPANIES MIDSIZE COMPANIES

1. Xactly Corporation | San Jose

19. RMR Financial | Los Gatos

2. Sereno Group Real Estate | Los Gatos

20. KeyPoint Credit Union | Santa Clara

3. Legacy Real Estate & Associates | Fremont

21. GoDaddy | Sunnyvale

4. BKF Engineers | Redwood City

22. PagerDuty | San Francisco

5. The ABD Team | San Mateo

23. Intapp | Palo Alto

6. Hyatt Regency Santa Clara | Santa Clara

24. Stevens Creek Toyota | San Jose

7. The Container Store | San Jose, San Francisco, Corte Madera, Walnut Creek

25. Taos Mountain, Inc. | San Jose

8. Kids’ Country | Danville

26. Integrated Device Technology, Inc. | San Jose

9. Intacct Corporation | San Jose

27. Graybar Electric Company, Inc. | San Jose

10. NerdWallet | San Francisco

28. OneLogin | San Francisco

11. ISCS | San Jose

29. Asian Americans for Community Involvement | San Jose

12. Stryker Neurovascular | Fremont

30. Wind River Systems, Inc. | Alameda

13. MuleSoft | San Francisco

31. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Concord

14. Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning | Pleasanton

32. San Francisco 49ers | Santa Clara

15. Tintri | Mountain View

33. Stonebrook Healthcare Center | Concord

16. California Water Service Group | San Jose

34. Aerotek | Hanover, Maryland

17. Microchip Technology Inc. | San Jose

35. GSN Games | Boston, Massachusetts

18. One Workplace | Santa Clara


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In this survey, small companies have less than 149 employees.

SMALL COMPANIES SMALL COMPANIES

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Dudum Real Estate Group | Walnut Creek Campaign Monitor | San Francisco CD & Power | Martinez McManis Faulkner | San Jose Berkeley Executives | Berkeley Sequoia | San Mateo Cohesity | Santa Clara Kidder Mathews | San Francisco APN Software Services Inc. | Newark Bolt Threads | Emeryville The Core Group | San Jose xMatters, Inc. | San Ramon McGuire and Hester | Oakland WebDAM | San Mateo Arena Solutions | Foster City MOC Insurance Services | San Francisco J&J Air Conditioning | San Jose Wrike, Inc. | Mountain View Collaborative Solutions | Pleasanton RiseSmart, Inc. | San Jose Course Hero, Inc. | Redwood City Switch Communications, Inc. | San Francisco Clari | Sunnyvale Just Media, Inc. | Emeryville Hassett Ace Hardware | Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Willow Glen

26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

ALOM Technologies | Fremont Azul Systems, Inc. | Sunnyvale NOVA Workforce Development | Sunnyvale WilmerHale | Palo Alto SnapLogic | San Mateo Mountz, Inc. | San Jose Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation | San Ramon Zenith Insurance Company | Woodland Hills, California HFS Consultants | Oakland PernixData | San Jose RoseRyan | Newark iD Tech | Campbell Youth Homes, Inc. | Pleasant Hill Curtis Instruments | Livermore The Cooper Companies, Inc. | Pleasanton MemSQL | San Francisco Berding Weil LLP | Walnut Creek Veracyte Inc. | South San Francisco ELS Architecture & Urban Design | Berkeley Diablo Valley Oncology Hematology Medical Group | Pleasant Hill Celestica Inc. | San Jose Sensiba San Filippo LLP | Pleasanton Ascent | Walnut Creek Electric Cloud Inc. | San Jose Wine.com | San Francisco


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The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. John Wooden, Head coach, UCLA

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To InďŹ nity and Beyond!

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ohesity attracts enterprise clients that own the largest and most technically advanced data centers in the world

today. They are innovators that pride themselves for staying on the cutting edge, and investing to achieve technical leadership. For them, innovation is table stakes. They know they have to stretch themselves to make big breakthroughs. They think on a different scale. Our company culture rises to meet this challenge. We have to be faster, more creative, more powerful than any existing alternative by an order of magnitude. This requires a different type of person, a different type of team, a different culture. We embrace the notions of bending reality, leapfrogging the status quo, and providing freedom to innovate in everything we do. For

We think about the future, we plan, we execute. Our people are unified in their belief that we can build the world’s most advanced secondary

us, excellence is breaking the standard, and re-thinking traditional approaches. We are

storage system. This drives us all to push ourselves beyond what we’ve ever done

not afraid to propose and implement new approaches. We are not bound by tradition.

before. It requires integrity in thoughts, and integrity in how we interact with one another.

We value each person for what they contribute to our mission to dramatically alter the future of data center storage. We challenge one another, but we act as one team. We are Cohesity!

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dozens of backpacks loaded with school supplies. As if helping ensure good nutrition for the family pet were not enough, Pet Food Express encourages its every location to host events in their neighborhoods. Statewide, the company also sponsors four events each year: Save-a-Kitten recruits foster parents for the thousands of homeless kittens born each spring; Cover-Your-K9 raises funds for protective vests and equipment/services for K-9 officers; the Pet Fair & Adopta-thon brings together almost every Bay Area shelter adoption and rescue group with potential pet parents from all over the Bay Area; and Giving Tree provides toys and funds for local shelters. In partnership with its customers, the company donated $1,572,809 in 2015. The Giving Tree campaign raised $229,319 for shelter pets. And the 2015 Pet Fair & Adopt-athon adopted out 1,158 pets in a single weekend! Sensiba San Filippo LLP believes “service to our communities is every bit as important as service to our clients.� Every year, SSF shuts down for a day and works together to serve a chosen Bay Area non-profit. Company employees also hold leadership positions on the boards of charitable organizations, work on the clean up crew at meal kitchens, and take self-funded trips to other countries to help provide housing, schools, or other basic human essentials. Synaptics, Incorporated participates in fundraising walks

and runs, such as the Turkey Trot for Second Harvest Food Bank and Summer Scamper for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Synaptics has also launched programs like the Sock Design Contest for World's Down Syndrome Day, and rallied around environmental and social causes such as Earth Day and Handi-Capable. To promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning, Synaptics has sponsored a High School Robotics team, invested in The Tech Museum Tech Challenge, worked with Habitat for Humanity on a build that teaches critical math skills, and sponsored the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Taos Mountain, Inc. continues to support Year Up, an organization dedicated to providing urban youth (ages 18 to 24) with valuable technical training to better prepare them with in-demand skills. In an innovative twist, the firm has connected a wellness initiative to giving back, combining its employee pedometer program with a walking competition to raise money for the Humane Society. The ABD Team actively supports the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) and the Foundation for Agency Management Excellence (FAME) scholarship program. The company participates in two annual drives with The Family Giving Tree, delivering presents and backpacks to Bay Area children and families in need. The ABD Team participates each year in National Rebuilding Together Day by sponsoring and working to repair and revitalize the home of a neighborhood resident. ABD has also partnered with the

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Warriors Learning Without Limits program to provide Bay Area youth with engaging educational experiences not found in the typical classroom. The Cooper Companies, Inc. matches employee charitable donations. Via Dollars for Doers, the firm donates $20 to a charitable organization for each hour of employee volunteer effort. For the past six years, Cooper employees have purchased, wrapped and delivered holiday gifts to families according to the wish list of each individual. TWP

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Intacct is a best-in-class cloud ERP system that enables finance professionals to increase efficiency and drive growth for their organization.

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ntacct helps companies automate processes to run their day-to-day business better, while providing greater insight and flexibility so they can make confident long-term decisions, then act fast to execute changes.

Our cloud ERP software delivers an unmatched depth of financial capabilities, while still providing ease of use and the flexibility to adapt to the needs of a diverse customer base. Intacct automates the complete array of accounting processes — from basic to complex — so companies can improve productivity, provide compliance, and grow without hiring. It is the only mid-market cloud ERP solution with a multidimensional general ledger and robust, easy to use reporting, giving companies a centralized place to go for a full view of their real-time business performance. Plus it’s scalable, allowing fast-growth businesses to easily handle increased numbers of users, customers, transactions, or entities. Intacct enables 21st century CFO’s to transform their finance organizations and drive accelerated growth with comprehensive functionality, delivering a superior ROI, with most companies achieving a 100-percent payback in approximately six months. Intacct has achieved the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) named Intacct its preferred provider of financial applications.

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LOVE WHAT YOU DO. LIKE WE DO.

Top cloud ERP—#1 in customer satisfaction.1 We’re dedicated to building software that helps businesses become more efficient. Our customers feel that passion—rating Intacct as the #1 clould ERP solution. 1

2015 G2 Crowd Accounting Software Report

TOP PLACE TO WORK—SIX YEARS IN A ROW. Our employees are the single greatest driver of our success. That’s why we’re deeply invested in career growth opportunities and a fun, collaborative work environment.

We love it here, but don’t take our word for it. Recent College Graduates

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LOVE WHAT YOU DO. LIKE WE DO.

Top cloud ERP—#1 in customer satisfaction.1 We’re dedicated to building software that helps businesses become more efficient. Our customers feel that passion—rating Intacct as the #1 clould ERP solution. 1

2015 G2 Crowd Accounting Software Report

TOP PLACE TO WORK—SIX YEARS IN A ROW. Our employees are the single greatest driver of our success. That’s why we’re deeply invested in career growth opportunities and a fun, collaborative work environment.

We love it here, but don’t take our word for it. Recent College Graduates

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For Intacct, employee satisfaction is the engine that drives continued growth

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t Intacct, innovation is our oxygen. We’re the makers of tomorrow, and we’re fanatical about making business more efficient and agile. Employees play an important role in our growth strategy—and that strategy is working. Intacct is growing fast and looking for more great people to join us. This is your invitation. We’re looking for the best of best as we build the industry’s most admired company. It’s a great time to be a part of the Intacct success story. In the last year, Intacct has increased overall headcount by 40 percent and moved our headquarters in San Jose to 300 Park Ave, which doubled the size of Intacct’s headquarters! Most recently, Intacct announced a partnership with American Express that also led to them investing in Intacct, and $40 million in new financing from Silicon Valley Bank. Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine most recently named Intacct one of the country’s 50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates. This award continues a string of accolades for Intacct in the last twelve months, including be named: a Leader in the 2016 Accounting Software Grid report by G2 Crowd, 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors of 2016 by CRN, Best Place to Work in North America in 2016 in Best in Biz Awards, 2015 AlwaysOn Global 250 List,

Best Places to Work in 2015 by Glassdoor, Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces for 2015, “Innovation of the Year” in the 2015 American Business Awards,

Advertorial content provided by Intacct Corporation. Photos by Cody Babcock.

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About the Top Workplaces

2016 SURVEY

Provided by WorkplaceDynamics, who conducted the Top Workplaces Bay Area 2016 project.

OUTREACH

RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS

Beginning in December, the Bay Area News Group ran articles and advertisements encouraging people to nominate companies as Top Workplaces. Our research partner, Philadelphia-based WorkplaceDynamics, invited employers with at least 40 employees in the Bay Area to participate in the program. The organization could be public, private, nonprofit, or governmental. WorkplaceDynamics invited 4,357 workplaces to participate, and 148 agreed to be surveyed. The surveyed firms employ 38,879 people in the Bay Area. Of those employees who received questionnaires, 24,475 responded.

A response rate of at least 35 percent is required for employees based in the Bay Area. In addition, employers with 85 or fewer Bay Area employees must have at least 30 responders.

EMPLOYEE SURVEY WorkplaceDynamics surveyed employees at participating organizations using either paper surveys or an online survey application. Each of the statements have a positivity score. Responders rank statements on a 7 point Likert scale, ranging from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree,” so the score shown is the percentage of responders who answered “Slightly Agree,” “Agree” or “Strongly Agree” to each statement. Each of the statements has been tested to ensure it has a high correlation with how employees feel about their workplace. This is calculated by correlating the statement responses to a control question which asks each employee to rate their workplace on a scale of zero to 99. The employee survey seeks responses from 24 statements covering seven factors: Alignment, Effectiveness, Connection, Leadership, My Manager, Engagement (loyalty, motivation, and referral) and The Basics (pay, benefits, training, work/life balance).

TESTING FOR QUESTIONABLE RESULTS After the survey is complete, WorkplaceDynamics runs a series of statistical tests to look for any questionable results. It sometimes disqualifies a small number of employers based on these tests.

SELECTION OF TOP WORKPLACES WorkplaceDynamics categorizes the employers into size bands because smaller employers tend to score higher than midsize employers, and midsize employers tend to score higher than large employers. Employers are ranked within their size band based solely on the employee responses to the survey statements. The top employers in each size band are then selected as the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area for 2016. Why is a particular employer not on the list? Perhaps the company took the survey and scored too low. It might have been disqualified. Or, it might have chosen not to participate. Nominations are open for 2017 at www.bayareanewsgroup.com/ nominate.

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What is important to employees? SURVEY FACTORS CONNECTION

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ALIGNMENT

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EXECUTION

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MY WORK

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MY MANAGER

58%

MY PAY AND BENEFITS

49%

SURVEY STATEMENTS I feel genuinely appreciated at this company

68%

I believe this company is going in the right direction

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I have confidence in the leader of this company

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My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful

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This company enables me to work at my full potential

63%

Senior managers understand what is really happening at this company

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This company operates by strong values and ethics

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At this company, we do things efficiently and well

60%

This job has met or exceeded the expectations I had when I started

59%

New ideas are encouraged at this company

57%

My manager cares about my concerns

55%

I feel well-informed about important decisions at this company

55%

There is good inter-departmental cooperation at this company

55%

My manager makes it easier to do my job well

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My manager helps me learn and grow

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There is not a lot of negativity at my workplace

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I get the formal training I want for my career

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My pay is fair for the work I do

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I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life

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My benefits package is good compared to others in this industry

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Special Awards for Top Workplaces 2016 Companies earned recognition based on standout scores from employees on specific survey statements

Direction NVIDIA Corporation Santa Clara

I believe this company is going in the right direction "NVIDIA is paving the way for autonomous driving and computational analysis, which I think will be one of the most pertinent technological advances of the future."

Managers Fremont Bank Fremont

My manager helps me learn and grow, My manager makes it easier to do my job well, My manager cares about my concerns

Communication Cohesity Santa Clara

Clued in Senior Management BKF Engineers Redwood City

“Company all hands. Meetings with company’s leaders.”

“They are all very professional and high-technical engineers. I’ve enjoyed seeing most of them balance their work and home life well. Also really value Seneca’s mission and vision towards the work.”

I feel well-informed about important decisions at this company

“By understanding of my strengths and weaknesses and allowing the flexibility to exploit those strengths while minimizing the impact of the weaknesses.”

New Ideas Synaptics, Incorporated San Jose

Doers Dudum Real Estate Group Walnut Creek

Senior managers understand what is really happening at this company

At this company, we do things efficiently and well

Meaningfulness Stryker Neurovascular Fremont

My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful

Ethics Charles Schwab San Francisco

“The culture supports doing things in a novel fashion. The problem is not that new ideas are not supported, it’s that sometimes they are supported even though they shouldn’t be. I greatly prefer this over the inverse.”

“Trust, integrity, Julie Dudum Del Santo lives what she coaches others to do. Treat everyone with respect, be honest in all of your dealings. Strive to be the best you can be... and beyond.”

“The technology that Stryker Neurovascular manufactures is the most meaningful part of my job. Knowing that what we do everyday saves lives.”

“Strong leadership focused on doing business the right way, for both the customers and the employees. It’s a solid place to work!”

Appreciation Berkeley Executives Berkeley

Work/Life Flexibility GSN Games Boston, Massachusetts

I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life

Training Intacct Corporation San Jose

I get the formal training I want for my career

Benefits xMatters, Inc. San Ramon

“I love how open and supportive GSN games is with work/life balance. It helps keep the stress off and allows for better productivity.”

“Barry Rhein is the best training I’ve ever been to in my career.”

“Family coverage at the price being offered.”

New ideas are encouraged at this company

I feel genuinely appreciated at this company

This company operates by strong values and ethics

My benefits package is good compared to others in this industry


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Special Awards

Leadership Large Company

Aneel Bhusri Workday, Inc. • Pleasanton What do the leaders do well?

Aneel is very well connected both to business leaders and innovative startups. Both types of connections benefit our ongoing business efforts. He also has a great understanding of the product space we are in.

Midsize Company

Christopher Cabrera Xactly Corporation • San Jose What does the leader do well?

Chris is passionate about the company and you can tell that he really values employees and cares about their success. He does a great job of articulating the company vision and rallying everyone around company goals. Chris has an open-door policy and is always interested in hearing employee feedback. He truly wants to make sure that Xactly is a great place to work.

Small Company

Alex Bard Campaign Monitor • San Francisco What does the leader do well?

Alex does an amazing job of being the smartest guy in the company but not being obnoxious about it. He focuses on the team and goals and helping us get there. He keeps team morale close to his consciousness and pushes us hard but also makes sure not to push too hard and still keep things fun.


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Honored to be a Bay Area News Group Top Workplace

Family owned and operated since 1964 We’re proud to be recognized as a “Top Place to Work” by the Bay Area News Group six years in a row. Working together and creating client advocates isn’t just our philosophy, it’s also our reward. Fremont Bank’s associates have a significant ownership stake in the company through our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). www.fb.com/fremontbank

@FremontBank

We’re hiring! www.fremontbank.com/careers • (800) 359-2265 EQUAL HOUSING LENDER | MEMBER FDIC | NMLS #478471

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Seneca is UNCONDITIONAL CARE. Seneca staff are UNCONDITIONALLY DEDICATED. “In mental health services, there are people who are qualified to do the work and people who are believers in the work. Seneca is full of believers and that makes all the difference.” – Seneca Parent “Seneca embodies my dearest professional values of curiosity, strengths-based partnership with families, persistence, love of learning and most of all, love — a most basic human need.” – Seneca Clinician For over three decades, Seneca Family of Agencies has committed to a singular goal: to stop at nothing to ensure the success and wellbeing of every child. This would not be possible without the incredible support and collaboration of public-agency partners whose shared vision and values have enabled work within homes, schools, and communities to help children and families in ways that are dramatically more supportive and culturally relevant than in the past. The outcomes we’re able to achieve with families are only possible because of our superb staff that believe deeply in the potential of each child and family we serve.

“Receiving this award for the second year in a row, reaffirms how extremely lucky I feel to have such thoughtful and passionate staff who do incredible work with the kids and families we’re so privileged to serve.” – Ken Berrick, CEO Advertorial content provided by Seneca Family of Agencies.

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Health & Wellness

Work-life balance plus health and welfare By Daphne O’Neal Correspondent

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eeping employees healthy bolsters the bottom line. But wellness — well, it can be catching. According to the Centers for Disease Control, studies show programs that tend to mind, body and soul can result in improved work team cohesion and a sense of “pride, trust and respect” among employees. Top Bay Area workplaces seem to have accepted this wisdom and have fully integrated wellness offerings into broader benefits programs. Of course, one person’s wellness activity might be another’s form of torture. Finding the right balance of activities and events for each and every employee can reap rewards that ripple through an organization. Aerotek’s benefits package encompasses accidental death and dismemberment, dependent care flexible spending accounts, 401(k), profit sharing and 529 college savings plans. Auto and home insurance, travel assistance, transportation benefits, employee assistance and work/ life benefit programs are also available. Going the extra mile, Aerotek provides to employees discounts on dining, electronics, travel and entertainment.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement

In addition to a comprehensive medical and dental package, APN Software Services Inc. offers a competitive 401K plan, technical trainings and an attractive bonus package. Ascent employees enjoy paid vacation time, paid sick leave, flex spending accounts and 401(k) plans, along with medical, dental, vision, short-term disability and life insurance coverage. Asian Americans for Community Involvement grants EAP, birthdays off, life insurance, pet insurance, and fitness club subsidies to its hardworking staffers. Hardship loans and donuts or bagels every Monday, together with medical, dental, vision coverage, and 403(b) accounts round out the package.

Ascent

BKF Engineers

Eco-conscious Azul Systems, Inc. workers can take advantage of electric car charging stations. Flex hours and free snacks are also on the benefits menu, along with medical and dental coverage.

On top of dental and medical benefits, Berding Weil LLP employees are privy to 401(k) plans and profit sharing. The wellness program at BKF Engineers includes free fruit, oatmeal and snacks, gym reimbursement, and company-


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sponsored sports teams. On the financial side, profit-sharing, 401(k) and a pension plan are provided. Paid personal and sick leave accompany wellness benefits.

snacks, fruit, and soft drinks. Free Caltrain, VTA and light rail passes round out the benefits list.

house gym, weekly yoga classes, and a career advancement/ tuition reimbursement program make up the remainder.

Fremont Bank, in addition to the standard benefits package, offers an Employee Stock Ownership Program; a 401(k) with partial employer matching; free banking products and services; internal training and development programs; and a tuition reimbursement program for outside study.

Medivation, Inc.’s Total Rewards package includes a discretionary target bonus plan and equity grants that begin at hire and are revised annually, based on individual performance. Health club reimbursement, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and company matching 401(k) accounts are also on the list. Staffers further accrue an additional 22 paid days off annually!

Celestica Inc. indulges its employees with paid time off (PTO), flexible hours, and casual dress, in addition to medical/ dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holidays. Staffers at Charles Schwab make the most of companymatching 401(k), an annual bonus plan with quarterly payouts, an employee stock purchase plan, a matching gifts program for charitable contributions, and discounts on some Schwab Bank products and brokerage account services. After five years on the job, some are even eligible for a sabbatical program. Diablo Valley Oncology Hematology Medical Group proffers medical & dependent spending accounts, 401(k) profit sharing, group travel assistance, an employee assistance program, and a wellness living series. Staff can also take advantage of discounts on UFC Gym and Verizon Wireless service. Medical, dental, and vision benefits cover family members. Personal Time off at Electric Cloud Inc. starts at 15 days for new employees, moves to 20 days after three years, and 25, after six. The newbie can choose between a Mac and a PC, and all staffers take advantage of a kitchen stocked with

GSN Games boosts the fun quotient by providing weekly game nights and happy hours, discounted gym memberships, spa treatments and even free DirecTV. Unlimited vacation and flexible schedules are also on offer. Tuition reimbursement and mentorship programs empower staffers to build their skills. Hyatt Regency Santa Clara employees are entitled to extended illness time, tuition assistance, free room stays at locations across the globe, free cafeteria meals, and discounted laundry and public transportation. Negotiated discounts in entertainment, telephone services, car rentals and more are also available. Wellness programs at Integrated Device Technology, Inc. include screenings, physicals and health challenges. In addition to a fully equipped fitness center, the company proffers boot camp and yoga classes, volleyball, basketball, soccer fields, and bocce ball, along with ready access to running and biking trails. Not surprisingly, IDT recently received the Bay Area Healthiest Employers award for the fifth consecutive year.

MemSQL provides catered gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner five days a week, along with unlimited personal time off. Flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plans, an EAP, transit benefits, and legal assistance are also on the menu. Microchip Technology Inc. grants staffers restricted stock units, along with an employee cash bonus plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and 401(k). Long-term care and wellness benefits are on offer too. Each employee or legal dependent enrolled in a Microchip self-insured health plan is entitled to annual wellness benefits with no deductibles. Group legal services, EAP, and travel insurance are also available. At MuleSoft, employees enjoy free lunches twice a week, along with a fully-stocked kitchen. Pre-tax benefits, including commuter passes, flex spending and dependent care combine with unlimited time off to create a robust package. Gym

In addition to a generous recruiting referral program, Intapp employees enjoy table tennis, video games, loaner bicycles, paid mobile phones, commuter benefits and pet insurance. The “snack wall” offers a broad array of tasty treats and drinks.

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

ISCS provides full family medical, vision and dental benefits, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, and four weeks vacation with immediate accrual. Vacation time increases to as long as six weeks at milestones with tenure at ISCS. Subsidized gym club memberships, an in-

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Interesting Facts Did you know... Bay Area Workplaces share

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their unique and fascinating successes

ometimes, what’s unique about a company has nothing to do with the products it creates or the services it provides. With competition for quality job candidates ratcheting ever upward, it’s the identifiable quirks — the “warm and fuzzy” factors about a firm that can attract talent and enhance the public profile. With its notable penchant for iconoclasm and independence of thought, the Bay Area has no shortage of offbeat internal practices, making life more fun for employees and granting the surrounding community a peculiar point of pride. Founded to develop sustainable fibers to eschew reliance on petroleum-based polymers, Bolt Threads is also pushing the envelope in the area of employee motivation. Activities include a company spelling bee, a gingerbread house design competition, billiards competitions, and an internal Star Wars film festival to celebrate the latest release. “Each member of our team goes through an interactive course on leadership and communication where they learn to most effectively express themselves and understand others,” the company reports. A materials science / fashion lecture series, a Listserv to elicit “cute and thought-provoking ideas,” and animalthemed, bimonthly all-company meetings round out the novel list. California Water Service Group provides a life-sustaining, finite natural resource, and as such, has historically operated using sound environmental practices. Today, the firm plans to continue providing affordable water and wastewater services by focusing on water quality and reliability, conservation, and efficient operations.

Clari

Kidder Mathews

Profitable since its inception, Campaign Monitor acts to foster kindness, happiness and health among employees. Taking time away from work for any reason has forever been at the discretion of employees and the team regularly celebrates personal and work successes with the same enthusiasm.

workplace lists from Oregon to California, the firm made Inc. magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Company list in 2013 and 2015.

Clari keeps staffers motivated by offering “moving one-on-one” meetings (walking, running, or biking); team hikes and sports and game tournaments (badminton, ping pong). At annual active offsites, the entire company might participate in an overnight retreat that begins with a 15-mile hike. CD & Power prides itself on nurturing employee growth. Which just may explain the company’s 86 percent non-management employee retention rate! What’s more, founder Charles Uischner’s daughter Jill Collaro now runs the company. Hassett Ace Hardware terms itself a third-generation “hardware family.” The award-winning retailer’s staff includes several artists and musicians. No wonder, as its core values include integrity, innovative thinking, respect for others, and accountability, among other factors. iD Tech proffers to its trusty staffers an epic ugly sweater competition, gaming tournaments, corn hole competitions, and an in-house version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, where an employee won $1,000.

Campaign Monitor

Kidder Mathews puts the “E” in expansion, having added three new markets (San Diego, Sacramento, Phoenix) in 2015 and looking toward an expected four more in 2016. A fixture on best

Kids’ Country is in the planning stages of constructing a Performing Arts Center. In addition to a theater with seating for 250 guests, the building will also house a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) Lab and a teaching kitchen. A community-based, independent real estate brokerage, Legacy Real Estate & Associates partners with an international franchise, ERA. This allows the brokerage to assist individual relocations to virtually any community in the U.S. or abroad. At McManis Faulkner approximately 60 percent of attorneys are women and more than 45 percent of attorneys and staff are ethnic/religious minorities. The firm received the Unsung Hero Award from the Santa Clara County Bar Association NOVA Workforce Development, in partnership with the California Employment Development Department, operates the NOVA Job Center to assist job seekers. Recently, NOVA enrolled 373 people into training in software development, project management, truck driving, and biotech. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage considers all employees Goodwill Ambassadors pledged to speak positively about the industry, the company and one another. An open exchange of ideas throughout the organization and an emphasis on ethical standards are paramount among company values.


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Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation

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At One Workplace’s first-ever Oneder event, participants spent 10 days exploring the power creativity can hold in the workplace, all while sparking change, innovation and discovery in the design industry. Interior Design magazine named the company a Top Workplace finalist.

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standard of practice,” saying, “We take pride in the way we handle a transaction from front to back…[O]ur skilled and service-oriented staff… are attentive to the details and treat clients with exceptional care.”

OneLogin’s department managers conduct quarterly offsites as a way to relax and build relationships. Offsite retreat programming has included cooking classes, sailing excursions, go-karting and silk screening. RMR Financial offers locally based residential real estate processing, underwriting, and closing. This means better-thanindustry turn times, knowledgeable staff and personalized attention. Sequoia promotes recognition for great work, healthy lifestyles, and community involvement. Among family-focused activities are Bring Your Child to Work Day and the Kids’ Halloween Parade. Employee families are also invited to the Annual Anniversary Offsite event and the Sequoia Family Picnic. Stonebrook Healthcare Center has been recognized 11 times for Excellence in Programming by the California Association of Health Facilities and has achieved the Bronze and Silver National Quality Awards through the American Healthcare Association and National Center for Assisted Living. Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation founder Duncan McDuffie is best known for developing the Claremont and Northbrae neighborhoods of Berkeley and the St. Francis Wood district in San Francisco. A notable conservationist, he was president of the Sierra Club from 1928 to 1931 and from 1943 to 1946. Stryker Endoscopy was the first to combine voice activation, infrared technology and high-definition video to give surgeons greater control and patients better outcomes. What’s more, its intuitive, ergonomic endoscopy tools make surgery easier and more efficient. The Switch Communications, Inc. team includes a member of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and a Filipino pop star. The firm was also responsible for a video that went viral on the “Ellen”

The Core Group calls itself “a flat, highly integrated, collaborative group,” in which no one toils in an office. At TiVo Inc., all employees, including executives, inhabit open cubes. Senior executives regularly host dinners and lunches to acknowledge individual and departmental accomplishments and milestones. TiVo Talks offer employees at every level insight into executive challenges and goals. For starters, the WebDAM team “is made up of 40 percent more women than the average tech company.” Even the CEO is a woman. Downtime is never dull, with such activities to hand as movie screenings, a book club, and egg-drop competition, “drink and draw, and escape the room” events.

Mountz, Inc. offers a directed health and wellness program each week in its San Jose headquarters. This can include meditation and relaxation training, yoga, martial arts, fitness, nutrition and other programs of interest to employees. Mountz holds monthly workshops with outside facilitators on such topics as relationship building, nutrition, fitness, alternative medicine and stress management.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati ranked No. 1 on Law360’s first-ever list of the 100 best U.S. law firms for racial minority attorneys. In addition to achieving the top overall ranking, WSGR was recognized as the best law firm for Asian-American attorneys and as one of the five best law firms for minority partners. To celebrate World Wide IoT Day, Wind River Systems, Inc. held an internal Maker Faire event. The company’s internal Maker’s group utilizes hardware such as the Intel Audrino and/or Galileo boards to develop fun and innovative projects. The web’s largest wine retailer Wine.com yearly hosts a Growth Summit, where wine industry professionals from around the country spend a day learning more about how the site operates and how to best utilize it to grow their businesses. At Workday, Inc. fun is a core value. A recent company meeting involved a Star Wars theme. To mark its 10th anniversary, Workday sponsored 10 days of celebration, which included 25 parties for employees around the world.

Mountz, Inc.

Employee-owned McGuire and Hester has been a Bay Area fixture since 1926. In 2003 McGuire and Hester became employee-owned, adopting ESOP status to help foster a culture of ownership, accountability, shared accomplishment and family. J&J Air Conditioning workers are free to drive their service vehicles home! The company also recognizes children’s birthdays and offers staffers holiday gifts. Its in-house training program is comprised of nine 18-hour classes each year. Free notary service is another notable perk. TWP

In addition to 50 years of service to Contra Costa County, Youth Homes, Inc. proudly touts a “very strong balance sheet,” a 16year average tenure among senior management, and ample private community support. Dudum Real Estate Group is happy to claim “a peerless Youth Homes, Inc.

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In the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, Exceptional Employees + Supportive Families & Community Partners = Student Success

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eing a Top Workplace means that our most important assets, our team members, love their jobs and are living lives of inspiration. Our employees are dedicated and passionate about creating world-class opportunities for students to learn and grow. Over 1,250 professionals work together to shape and empower the next generation of global citizens, transforming the students of today into the world leaders of tomorrow.

Inform • Inspire • Include • Innovate

Together we Inform, Inspire, Include and Innovate. These “Four I’s” are the cornerstone of our District philosophy and represent our community values. The “Five C’s” are the pillars of 21st Century learning: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Character. Together, the “Four I’s” and the “Five C’s” guide our efforts as educators and learning leaders.

As national trailblazers in implementation of Project Lead the Way, a nonprofit STEM curriculum, LVJUSD teachers have access to high quality curriculum and real world industry tools. Partnerships with internationally renowned Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Laboratories give LVJUSD teachers unparalleled access to relevant and cutting edge professional development.

The mission of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is to ensure each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world. It is not only our students who “contribute and thrive” — we invest in our team. Our Board of Trustees, District and site leaders, and every employee, work in tandem to create an environment that enables our students to reach their full potential. We are living proof that a career devoted to public education can be fun, challenging, rewarding and truly fulfilling.

In June 2016, the LVJUSD passed a General Obligation Facilities Bond which will upgrade and modernize our school facilities, and incorporate enhancements to our technology infrastructure.

Livermore’s high schools are home to premier specialized programs including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Biotechnology Pathway, Culinary Arts and Green Engineering Academies. High competition athletic teams and a range of service and activity clubs provide engaging extracurricular opportunities.

Livermore is an arts-rich community. Our students develop and fine-tune their visual and performing arts skills, express their creativity and showcase their talents at the local, regional and national level.

ABOUT LIVERMORE VALLEY JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Our preeminent district serves more than 12,600 students in transitional kindergarten through

12th grade at eight elementary schools, two K-8 schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, and two alternative schools. The LVJUSD features International Baccalaureate Programmes and a STEM pathway, TK-12. The mission of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is to ensure each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world.

Advertorial content provided by Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Photos by Bob Bronzan.

Altamont Creek Elementary • Arroyo Seco Elementary • Croce Elementary • Jackson Avenue Elementary • Marylin Avenue Elementary • Rancho Las Positas Elementary Smith Elementary • Sunset Elementary • Junction Avenue K-8 School • Michell K-8 School• Christensen Middle School • East Avenue Middle School • Mendenhall Middle School Granada High School • Livermore High School • Del Valle High School • Vineyard Alternative School • Livermore Adult School

Consider joining our dynamic team! Transform the lives of students. Positively impact our next generation. Connect with us, by visiting: www.livermoreschools.com


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The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District & Board of Trustees Celebrate and Appreciate Our Generous & Supportive Community Partners:

24 Hour Fitness • 4-H Clubs in Livermore • Alameda County District Attorney’s Office • Alameda County Food Bank • Alameda County Fair • Alameda County Health Care Services Agency • Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty Alden Lane Nursery • Altamont Cruisers • Altamont Waste • Amos Productions • Assemblymember Catharine Baker • Bake Fresh • Beeb’s Grill • Bent Creek Winery • Boomers! Livermore • Bryan Thomas Productions • California Bikes California School Employees Association • California State University East Bay • California Value Trust • Caltronics • Campo di Bocce • Caratti Jewelers • Carl’s Jr Livermore • Cedar Grove Community Church Center for Community Dispute & Settlement • Chinese American Cooperation Council • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints • City Serve • Classified Managers/Confidentials • CLOROX • Comcast • Community Association for Preschool Education Concannon Vineyards • Congressman Eric Swalwell • Contra Costa Economic Partnership • Contra Costa Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Workforce Initiative • Cornerstone Fellowship • Costco • Daughters of the American Revolution Dell Computers • Devoxx4Kids • Diablo Valley Culinary Arts Program • Donors Choose • Donut Wheel • East Bay Community Foundation • East Bay Sports • Fertile Groundworks • First Presbyterian Church • First Tee • Future Farmers of America Good News Bears • Granada Bowl • Hindu Community and Cultural Center / Shiva Vishnu Temple • Hope Hospice • Horace Mann Insurance • Horizons Family Counseling • Hume Center • I-GATE • Innovation Tri-Valley • Interfaith Backpack Project Intero Real Estate • Jamba Juice • Jewish Community Relations Council • Keller Williams Realty • KKIQ • Knights of Columbus • knodemy • La Familia Counseling Center • Las Positas Golf Course • Lifetouch • Livermore Lions Club Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (Wheels) • Livermore Area Starbucks • Livermore Community Service Council - www.justserve.org • Livermore Education Association • Livermore Management Association • Livermore Optometry Livermore Pleasanton ELKS Lodge • Livermore Police Department • Livermore Printers Design & Sign • Livermore Public Library • Livermore Rodeo Foundation • Livermore Rotary Club • Livermore Rotary Foundation • Livermore Sanitation Livermore Toyota • Livermore Valley Opera • Livermore Valley Tennis Club • Livermore Winegrowers Association • Livermore Yotsukaido Sister City Organization (LYSCO) • Livermore-Amador Symphony • Lucky Supermarket • McGrail Winery MCH Electric • Melo’s Pizza & Pasta • Menchies • Mimi’s Café • Mony Nop Foundation • Mountain Mike’s Pizza • Mr. Pickle’s Livermore • NAACP • New World Systems • Nothing Bundt Cakes • Oakland Athletics • Oakland Raiders • Ofelia’s Kitchen Office Depot • Office Max • Open Heart Kitchen • Page Mill Winery • Parent Club Information Council (PCIC) • Paxti’s Pizza • Peet’s Coffee • Piper Inc. • Pleasanton Livermore Fire Department • Poppy Ridge Golf • Raley’s • Rao Ranch READing Paws • Retzlaff Winery • RK Logistics • Robot Garden • Rotary Club of Livermore Valley • Rubio’s Livermore • Safe Routes to School • Safeway, Inc. • San Francisco 49ers • Schneider Electric • Service Employees International Union Stanford Health Care - Valley Care • Student Education Loan Fund • Sunflower Hill • Swaim Biological, Inc. • Target • Taylor Family Foundation • The National Food Lab • The Wine Group • TOPScience • Trader Joe’s • Tri-Valley Haven Valley Humane Society • Vine Cinema • WalMart • Watermark For Kids • Wells Fargo • Wente Family Estates • Whole Foods • Women of ATT STEM • Zone 7 Water Agency

Visit our website to view information and up-to-date community supporters:

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Health & Wellness, continued from page 31

Medivation, Inc.

MuleSoft

Seneca Family of Agencies

Synaptics, Incorporated

discounts and regular team events like Waffle Wednesdays, 5K marathons, miniature golf, and karaoke help bolster worker enthusiasm.

time off. Family and parental leave are also on offer. Tuition reimbursement, onsite fitness centers and cafeterias and discount purchase programs take their place on the benefits menu, along with various social and recreational activities.

PernixData provides a vibrant working environment that nurtures the mind and body. Perks include catered lunches, tailored to specific diets and a fully stocked kitchen with special-order snacks. Ping pong, foosball tables, Xbox and an onsite gym keep employees energized indoors. Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, bowling, laser tag, and soccer serve the purpose outdoors. Weekly happy hours are yet one more attraction. Stevens Creek Toyota staffers are entitled to health and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and bonuses. In addition to health and dental, Seneca Family of Agencies offers chiropractic, mental health and vision benefits. Moreover, these benefits are effective the first day of the month following a workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of hire! Family coverage is available for a minimal charge. Four to five weeks of paid time off (PTO) annually allow for vacations, illnesses and personal business. Even part-time employees are entitled to pro-rated paid time off.

PernixData

Sereno Group Real Estate offers its W-2 employees health, dental and vision insurance that covers dependents. A 401(k) plan, generous vacation policy, tuition reimbursements, wellness/gym reimbursements and paid community service days round out the list. Stryker Neurovascular's total rewards program often includes bonuses, commissions, healthcare, and insurance benefits. Retirement programs, stock-based plans and paid

RiseSmart, Inc.

Synaptics, Incorporated promotes a healthy and happy workplace through its wellness programs and initiatives. Available are an onsite gym, group exercise classes, cultural and milestone celebrations, an onsite cafeteria, a dog-friendly environment and the Synaptalks Toastmasters club. In addition to standard health benefits, Tintri creates opportunities for employees to focus on wellness by way of yoga, boot camp, tai chi, ping pong, and an onsite gym. Ergonomics coaching, adjustable workspaces, sponsored lunches, and wine and cheese events complete the picture. As if comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans were not enough, WORLDPAC, Inc. staffers have access to nine holidays (including floating holidays); a 401(k) plan with company match; educational reimbursement, and paid vacation. Some positions include bonus opportunities. xMatters, Inc. proudly covers medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their families, with very little outof-pocket expense to the staffer. RiseSmart, Inc. subsidizes up to 90 percent of medical, dental and vision premiums. A generous PTO policy is in place, as well as paid holidays, a 401(k) plan, and life insurance. Free snacks, an onsite gym at headquarters, running trails and frequent outings help employees stay upbeat and healthy. TWP


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Synaptics Incorporated

Sensiba San Filippo

Synaptics Incorporated is the pioneer in the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices using touch, display, and biometrics. Employees are challenged to leverage their skills on projects they are passionate about. The leadership team shares the company’s strategy so every employee understands his/her role and contribution to the company’s success.

to be treated is golden at Sensiba San Filippo LLP, a CPA and business-consulting firm with three Bay Area locations. Recognizing that the firm cannot be successful without families being nurtured and communities being supported, SSF has applied this rule throughout its 40-year history. Employees report that there is always something fun and interesting going on, from wellness challenges to Halloween costume competitions, Hawaiian shirt day, to participating in Light it Up Blue (for Autism), the Lupus 5K, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer or Tour de Cure (Diabetes).

As an independent operating company of Randstad, RiseSmart provides contemporary career transition services to technology companies facing layoffs or downsizing. RiseSmart has built employee engagement initiatives, inclusion and diversity to provide “wow” moments for its customers and employees alike. The company retains its startup spirit even though it is now a worldwide entity and has harnessed that support and innovative energy to empower and motivate employees to seize new opportunities. Treating employees the way one would want

With diverse business categories, the companies on this year’s list of Top 100 Bay Area Workplaces are clearly competing for top talent in a wide range of fields and specialties. Employees enjoy impressive perks as well as the chance to shape the direction of their employers, and companies that prioritize the relationship with employees will continue to thrive. TWP

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Thank you to our employees for voting us as a Top Workplace in the Bay Area ISCS employees say they love their jobs because: “Everyone works well together and ISCS always strives to deliver the best products and services for the insurance industry.” “Every day is a new day. The challenges that arise vary and I have an opportunity to grow with every one. My job is helping customers and in the process I can also help our team.” “I am given the flexibility, confidence, and leeway to do my job to the best of my ability. I am encouraged, appreciated, and I enjoy the people that I work with. I feel that ISCS has their team members’ best interest at heart and truly believe that their teams are an asset to the company.” “I have the best manager ever in my life and the leadership team is approachable, caring, and overall just good people.” “I am very good at it and am given the flexibility and encouragement to perform up to my potential.” “The people here are smart and talented. Getting to work with an organization full of these driven and talented individuals makes work-life fun.”

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