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Standouts among this year’s Top Workplaces
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Standouts among this year’s Top Workplaces

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Landon Hobson, CEO of Cosmos Corp.

Landon Hobson, CEO of St. Peters-based Cosmos Corp. Photo courtesy Cosmos Corp.

The following special award recipients were chosen based on standout scores for employee responses to specific survey statements. Employees rated statements on a seven-point scale from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree.”

Individual awards

Leadership: Maryann Vitale Alles of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties, in the large employer category.

From employee responses: 

"She is a strong woman with goals, and wants everyone within the company to succeed."

"Inspirational messages, working one-on-one for training, positive attitude, 'you can do it' attitude."

Leadership: Landon Hobson of Cosmos Corp., in the midsize employer category.

From employee responses: 

He is a very strong servant leader. He makes it clear that he cares about the employees here. He has done an excellent job over the years he has been here in taking Cosmos to the next level."

"Landon very much cares about the employees and encourages us to grow."

"Our CEO believes that everyone's opinions matter. He listens to the consumers, workers and leadership team."

LEADERSHIP: Lisa Nichols of Technology Partners, in the small employer category.

FROM EMPLOYEE RESPONSES: 

"Strong work ethic, and open to new ideas."

Company awards

DIRECTION: CarShield

FROM EMPLOYEE RESPONSES: 

"Carshield is growing rapidly and I'm proud to be a part of an industry leading company that is thriving for doing things the right way. They take care of their customers and their employees equally."

"I love that I feel like I have job security."

"Very family oriented, able to guide me in a direction to be successful."

MANAGERS: Waterway Gas & Wash Co.

FROM EMPLOYEE RESPONSES: 

"Any questions I ever have they are always happy to answer, and I appreciate the safe space to ask questions without feeling shut down."

"Continuous constructive criticism and positive support."

Other awards

• American Metals Supply Co. wins the new ideas award by scoring highest with the statement: New ideas are encouraged at this company.

• Top Flite Financial wins the doers award by scoring highest with the statement: At this company, we do things efficiently and well.

• Veterans Care Coordination wins the meaningfulness award by scoring highest with the statement: My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful.

• RedKey Realty Leaders wins the values award by scoring highest with the statement: This company operates by strong values.

• Brown & Crouppen Law Firm wins the clued-in senior management award by scoring highest with the statement: Senior managers understand what is really happening at this company.

• Panda Restaurant Group wins the communication award by scoring highest with the statement: I feel well-informed about important decisions at this company.

• Design Aire Heating and Cooling wins the appreciation award by scoring highest with the statement: I feel genuinely appreciated at this company.

• Beckner Painting & Contracting wins the work-life flexibility award by scoring highest with the statement: I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life.

• Moneta wins the training award by scoring highest with the statement: I get the formal training I want for my career.

• Concordia Plan Services wins the benefits award by scoring highest with the statement: My benefits package is good compared to others in this industry.

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