Ranking of Best Places to Work in Kentucky Announced

  • Genentech and Software Information Systems take top honors

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 21, 2011)– Software Information Systems (SIS) and Genentech were ranked the best places to work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) state council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    During the Seventh Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by Fisher and Phillips, SIS, Genentech and 63 other Kentucky companies were recognized for their commitment to encouraging companies in the Commonwealth to move their workplace environments toward excellence.

    Winners were selected from two categories — small/medium companies with 25 to 249 U.S. employees and large companies with 250 or more U.S. employees. The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey, administered by Best Companies Group.

    SIS, the No. 1 small/medium company, is based in Lexington. SIS’s core competencies include, among other services, server and storage optimization, virtualization and network and data security. This is the third year SIS has been named to the Best Places to Work in Kentucky list.

    “Leaders at SIS are challenged to think both strategically and tactically, while drawing on their past experiences to improve overall performance,” said Cecilia Wheeler, director of human resources for SIS.

    Genentech, the winner of the large company category, is located in Louisville. Considered the founder of the biotechnology industry, Genentech uses human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. This is the first year that Genentech has been named to the Best Place to Work in Kentucky list.

    “Everything we do at Genentech is motivated by a desire to make a difference in the lives of patients. We are proud to reward employees’ hard work with some of the most competitive and comprehensive benefit packages in the country,” said Jeff Uligian, a director at Genentech.

    The goal of Best Places to Work in Kentucky is to create new levels of excellence in employee engagement among Kentucky's employers.

    “Attracting, retaining and developing Kentuckians in their workplaces is an essential part of a thriving Commonwealth,” said KYSHRM Chair Jeff Nally, SPHR. This year's winners position Kentucky and its employers to be successful competitors in both national and global arenas.”

    Further details about the Best Places to Work in Kentucky initiative can be found online at www.bestplacestoworkky.com.

    The Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011 Rankings

    Small/Medium Companies

    Rank Company Primary Location
    1 Software Information Systems, LLC Multiple Cities
    2 River Road Asset Management, LLC Louisville
    3 Creative Lodging Solutions Lexington
    4 MassMutual Financial Group: The Kentucky / West Virginia Agency Multiple cities
    5 Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance Multiple cities
    6 Fowler Measle & Bell PLLC Lexington
    7 Kingsbrook Lifecare Center Ashland
    8 Connected Nation Multiple cities
    9 Luckett & Farley Louisville
    10 Traditional Bank Inc. Mount Sterling
    11 Big Ass Fans Multiple cities
    12 Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC Lexington
    13 Air Hydro Power Louisville
    14 Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC Multiple cities
    15 Jackson Purchase Medical Associates PSC Paducah
    16 Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP Louisville
    17 Greater Louisville Inc. Louisville
    18 Benefit Insurance Marketing Lexington
    19 Bottom Line Systems, Inc. Crescent Springs
    20 Town & Country Bank and Trust Company Bardstown
    21 Dean Dorton Allen Ford* Multiple cities
    22 Sazerac Company Louisville
    23 Fellon-McCord Louisville
    24 Somerset Nursing And Rehabilitation Facility Somerset
    25 Pikeville College Pikeville
    26 Martin County Health Care Inez

    *Only Dean Dorton Ford, PSC employees were surveyed prior to merger

    The Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011 Rankings

    Large Companies

    Rank Company Primary Location
    1 Genentech Louisville
    2 Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC Lexington
    3 Edward Jones Winchester
    4 Independence Bank Owensboro
    5 Trilogy Health Services, LLC Louisville
    6 Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Radcliff/Ft. Knox
    7 Senior Care, Inc- Support Center Multiple cities
    8 Corning Incorporated Harrodsburg
    9 Stites & Harbison PLLC Multiple cities
    10 Pikeville Medical Center Multiple cities
    11 First Federal Savings Bank Elizabethtown
    12 Zappos Kentucky Family Shepherdsville
    13 Frankfort Regional Medical Center Frankfort
    14 Central Baptist Hospital Lexington
    15 ISCO Industries, LLC Multiple cities
    16 Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) Multiple cities
    17 Central Bank & Trust Lexington
    18 Somerset Community College Multiple cities
    19 ORR Corporation Louisville
    20 Harrison Memorial Hospital Cynthiana
    21 LendingTree Loans* Louisville
    22 National Patient Account Services Louisville
    23 Ariva** Covington
    24 KPMG LLP Louisville
    25 Hosparus Multiple cities
    26 Appriss Inc. Multiple cities
    27 Baptist Hospital East Louisville
    28 Kindred Healthcare, Support Center Multiple cities
    29 Hazard Community & Technical College Hazard
    30 Crowe Horwath LLP Lexington/Louisville
    31 Simpson County Schools Board of Education Franklin
    32 Hilliard Lyons Multiple cities
    33 Neace Lukens Multiple cities
    34 Employment Plus, Inc. Frankfort
    35 Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP Multiple cities
    36 Sun Tan City Elizabethtown
    37 Heritage Bank Hopkinsville
    38 Stock Yards Bank Louisville
    39 Lexington Clinic Lexington

    *Surveyed as SurePoint Lending
    **Surveyed as Domtar Distribution Group

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    Thursday, April 21, 2011

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