BCBusiness ranks the province's best companies to work for

Posted by Liam Britten

BCBusiness released their rankings yesterday about which companies are the best to work for in the province.

The rankings for “B.C.’s Best Companies, Circa 2010,” were broken down into industries as well. Ten broad categories were put together, and here are the sectors of interest to Techvibes readers:

Digital Tech and Tech Services:

  1. Strangeloop Networks Inc.
  2. Contigo Systems Inc.
  3. Work at Play Media Labs Ltd.
  4. Mobidia Technology Inc.
  5. Incognito Software Inc.

Professional Services and Communications:

  1. Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.
  2. Habañero Consulting Group
  3. Benefits by Design Inc.
  4. 6S Marketing Inc.
  5. Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers

Small Business:

  1. Strangeloop Networks Inc.
  2. Kryton International Inc.
  3. Summerland & District Credit Union
  4. Kardium Inc.
  5. Pharmasave Drugs (Pacific) Ltd.

Strangeloop Networks also was declared the number one overall company by BCBusiness.

BCBusiness also went into detail about some of their general findings:

One of the interesting findings is that while life sciences and health services companies accounted for only six per cent of participating companies this year, they collectively outscored other sectors in all four measurement categories: talent systems, employee engagement, leadership dynamics and organizational culture. Analyzing the results, our partners at MindField RPO Group Inc. suggest this may be because companies in the health sector typically focus on human interaction, and their emotional commitment may result in increased employee engagement and a clearly defined organizational culture.

Results also suggest a potential lesson about lines of communication: executive ranks tended to rate their companies the highest across all four categories of assessment, while the admin support and clerical ranks gave their companies the lowest scores. MindField analysts suggest this is because those at the top are closer to the vision and direction of their organization, while those at the bottom of the pay scale often feel disconnected from the big picture. The lesson: those companies that do their best to break down the communication gap from top to bottom will see results in employee engagement and organizational culture.

You can read more here.

Company:
Habanero Consulting Group
Website:
http://www.habaneroconsulting.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Habanero is passionate about helping people and organizations thrive. We create employee, customer, and member portals that are the heartbeat of an organization. Habanero portals increase employee engagement, foster rich customer communities, and facilitate better collaboration with partners. We are proud to be recognized as a top Canadian workplace. more

Company:
Incognito Software Systems Inc.
Website:
http://www.incognito.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Incognito Software is a global provider of automated IP address management, domain management, and multimedia provisioning systems. Broadband providers and large enterprises worldwide use our products to quickly and cost-effectively deploy high-reliability data, voice, and video networks. Incognito is recognized for its top-rated carrier-grade software, superior customer support, and partnerships with leading... more

Company:
BCBusiness
Website:
http://www.bcbusinessmagazine.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Staying plugged in isn't the problem. The challenge today is navigating between headlines and news flashes. By focusing exclusively on British Columbia, BCBusiness magazine provides unparalleled behind-the-scenes coverage, chronicling the major deals and putting faces to faceless events. Award-winning writers provide thought-provoking commentary on the major trends and issues shaping the province. And respected... more

Company:
Contigo Systems Inc.
Website:
http://contigo.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Contigo is a leading provider of location-based services using wireless and GPS technology for asset-tracking, fleet management and personal safety applications. Contigo’s patent-pending platform enables companies and consumers to monitor the assets, vehicles, personnel and loved ones important to them 24/7 via the internet. Contigo’s solutions are distributed across the U.S. and Canada through Contigo’s network... more

Company:
Strangeloop
Website:
http://www.strangeloopnetworks.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Strangeloop designs, builds, installs, and supports hardware and software solutions that accelerate the performance of websites and web-based applications. Founded in 2006, Strangeloop’s original product offering was the Strangeloop AS1000, a delivery-focused accelerator for ASP.NET. In 2010, the company launched Site Optimizer, a next-generation solution that offers a powerful set of features that work together... more

Company:
Benefits By design (BBD)
Website:
http://www.bbd.ca
Location:
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

BBD is an administered benefits agency with a national presence and over two decades of experience in the group insurance market. more

Company:
Work at Play
Website:
http://www.workatplay.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Work at Play Media Labs creates apps and web experiences that engage and retain customers for the world’s best brands. We help brands understand how their customers want to engage, and together we effectively turn that engagement into a valuable business relationship. more


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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more




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