The Best Magazine Publishing Companies to Work For
The “Best Magazine Publishing Companies to Work For” list is Publishing Executive’s annual ranking of companies that embody the philosophy that a company’s employees are the key to its success, and that employee happiness translates to a more motivated, productive workplace. Many companies on the list show that being a great company isn’t just about offering an attractive benefits package (though that certainly helps).
The companies that made this year’s list create environments where employees are valued and respected professionally, and they also work to help enhance employees’ personal lives. Whether it’s through profit sharing, ample paid time off, flexible work schedules, telecommuting options, child-care services, fitness facilities or adoption assistance, these companies go the extra mile to keep their employees happy—and it shows.
What Makes the 'Best Companies' So Great?
1. Nei-Turner Media Group Inc.
U.S. Headquarters: Williams Bay, Wis.
Owners/Publishers: Gary Nei, Bill Turner
Nei-Turner specializes in publishing for local demographic areas, chambers of commerce, convention and visitors bureaus, and resorts.
• Number of new hires*: 6
• Rate of voluntary turnover*: 1%
• Bonus program for all employees: No
• Employee stock option (ESO)/profit-sharing: No/Yes
401(k) or 403(b) retirement savings program:
• Employer match: Yes; SIMPLE IRA.
• Maximum match: Up to 3%.
Paid Time Off (PTO):
• Paid holidays/year: 10
• PTO includes: Vacation, sick
• Vacation days available after 1 year: 10
• Maximum no. of vacation days: 15 (after five years of employment)
• Sick days: 5
• Highlights: Some telecommuting options available for salespeople and some management.
• Option to work compressed work weeks: Yes
• Employee assistance program: No
• On-site exercise and fitness facilities: No
• On-site fitness/wellness programs: No
• Some tuition reimbursement.
• Paid time off for community service.
• Quarterly company outings.
Other programs or practices that promote a healthy work/life balance: