These are the top 20 large workplaces, defined as companies with 500 or more employees in the region. There were 27 participants in this category.
1. Daugherty Business Solutions
Description: Daugherty Business Solutions is a strategic management and technology consulting partner with a more than 30-year history of delivering mission critical solutions to some of the world's largest companies. Our deep industry expertise, world-class capabilities — including a talented team of over 1,000 professionals — and breakthrough methods, techniques and tools, have made us the logical choice for companies seeking innovative solutions to their business challenges. We provide management consulting, information management, software architecture and engineering, and managed services solutions. Our local delivery model and outstanding career opportunities give us the edge in the ability to attract and retain the best professionals in the consulting industry.
Sector: Management and IT consulting
Headquarters: St. Louis
Year Founded: 1985
Local Community Support: Improving the quality of life by giving back to the communities in which we work is as important to Daugherty as delighting our customers. Our community engagement strategy centers around supporting the causes our employees care about. Our ‘Engage’ program helps employees showcase and marshal support from across the company for causes they are passionate about.
Daugherty’s Community Outreach looks to impact several key areas. One area is Talent Development with an emphasis on building STEAM skills for youth. In support of this area, Daugherty works directly with the leaders of world class organizations to drive impact, including: The Magic House, the Black Data Processors Association (BDPA), Women in Technology, Women in Cable Telecommunications, the CAPS program, and the “Sea Perch” Underwater Robotics program. We have partnered to bring these programs and other resources to school districts across the region including Pattonville, Parkway and Jennings. Our goal is to help organizations improve their impact and build capacity to do even more.
Team Daugherty is very proud of the difference we are making in the St. Louis community.
Interesting Facts: • Recently supported the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri helping over 1,000 Daisies earn the Daugherty Cyber Security patch
• Using blockchain technology we enabled families to know which farm their turkey came from on Thanksgiving by building a Turkey Tracking Program for a giant agribusiness
• We built a data analytics roadmap for the city of St. Louis
• We bring Startups with relevant ideas and technologies into our offices for a day of Innovation Startup Review Sessions
• We host several capability Summits each year as part of our internal Professional Development program
• We host a Teammate Innovation Day and the Daugherty Innovation Showcase is a good way for clients and employees to share creative ideas
• Daugherty Hackathons focus on addressing issues confronting our communities, our clients and our consultants in their everyday lives
• These events pull in Agile practitioners, Data Scientists, Software Engineers, client teams, and employees from all our business units. It’s been a great way for employees to network with each other, expand their own capabilities, enjoy some friendly competition and earn recognition while building solutions that solve real world problems
Purpose: To make a positive difference for our clients, our employees, and the communities in which we live.
Vision: Continuously innovate, expand, and invest in our company’s capabilities to make an even greater positive difference
Mission: To help our clients achieve their business objectives through the effective use of leading information technology
Additional Culture Details: Great Corporate Culture: We foster personal initiative, reward employee contributions, and encourage open communication. We care about our employees and our community. Our employee engagement campaigns include charitable, wellness, and social initiatives that benefit both our employees and communities.
Voice of Employees: Daugherty ensures all employees are valued by making it a priority to have every voice heard. Through continued collaboration and transparency, we ensure our employees’ involvement in shaping and setting the strategy for our business and their careers. Our employees can see their personal connection with, and the meaningful work they do, and how that creates value for our clients – constantly reinforcing and acknowledging that our employees are our most important assets.
For example, Employees team with our CEO in podcasts to present topics of interest to teammates company-wide. Topics have ranged from Agile Development to Community Outreach to Training and Development. During these frequent updates, Ron and leadership share important client initiatives, recognize employees for great work, and celebrate work anniversaries.
2. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties
Description: Our mission is to provide the highest-quality real estate brokerage services to our clients and customers and to be recognized in the community for high standards and ethics.
Our guiding principle is simply doing the right thing every day to earn the trust and respect of each other, our clients and our customers.
At Select Properties we put honesty, morality and ethics first. We value providing service to our customers, clients and each other in the real estate community that out-performs expectations. We also provide a positive environment that is based on faith and principle which rewards commitment to excellence and contributes to the personal growth of the individual and encourages life balance.
Sector: Real estate
Headquarters: St. Louis
Year Founded: 2002
3. Edward Jones
Description: Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 17,600 financial advisors work directly with more than 7 million clients, taking the time to get to know and understand what is important to them, then helping to build a personalized strategy and partnering with them for life to help them stay on track. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. The firm business model is one financial advisor and one branch office administrators operating branches in approximately 14,000 locations in all 50 states. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis.
Headquarters: St. Louis
Year Founded: 1922
4. Drury Hotels Company, LLC
Description: Drury Hotels Company is a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 150 hotels in 25 states. Founded in 1973 by the Drury family, the company’s goal then is the same as it is now — to provide clean rooms, friendly service and honest value to each guest, each and every day. Drury Hotels provides business and leisure travelers with best-in-class amenities, going the extra mile to anticipate needs and provide the special somethings that make the time away from home the very best it can be. At Drury Hotels, guests can Travel Happy. Brands include Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Inn, Drury Plaza Hotel, Drury Suites, Pear Tree Inn by Drury, as well as other hotels in the mid-priced hotel segment.
Headquarters: Creve Coeur
Year Founded: 1973
Additional Culture Details: Drury Hotels Company is a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 150 hotels in 25 states. Founded in 1973 by the Drury family, the company’s goal then is the same as it is now – to provide clean rooms, friendly service and honest value to each guest, each and every day. Drury Hotels provides business and leisure travelers with best-in-class amenities, going the extra mile to anticipate needs and provide the special somethings that make the time away from home the very best it can be. At Drury Hotels, guests can Travel Happy®. Brands include Drury Inn & Suites®, Drury Inn®, Drury Plaza Hotel®, Pear Tree Inn by Drury®, as well as other hotels in the mid-priced hotel segment.
5. Waterway Gas & Wash Co.
Description: At Waterway Carwash it is our mission to give customers the cleanest, friendliest, highest-quality car wash experience in town. With every car wash package we offer, whether you’re riding through or you let us do the driving, you’ll have a team of attendants working on your car from top to tail. Each vehicle gets a thorough hand dry. Plus, our happiness guarantee comes standard. We won’t let you drive off the lot until you are completely satisfied.
Year Founded: 1970
6. First Community Credit Union
Description: First Community Credit Union is owned and operated by its members. This is what distinguishes us from other financial institutions. Members put their money in a variety of savings accounts, and that money, in turn, is lent to members. After operating expenses and reserve requirements are met, loan income is returned to all members in the form of dividends and comprehensive financial services. Those services include deposit accounts such as money management and high interest checking and loans for homes, cars, recreational vehicles, home improvements personal use and more. We also have a wide variety of convenience services such as online banking, mobile banking and instant-issue debit cards.
Sector: Credit union
Year Founded: 1934
Local Community Support: First Community supports local non-profits and are committed to giving back to the community as generously they can. We give back to dozens of organizations each year with employee fundraising efforts as well as corporate donations. Some of these organizations include: Friends of Kids with Cancer, Alzheimer's Foundation, Junior Achievement, Nurses for Newborns and the Humane Society of St. Louis, to name a few. We also like to support local events in and around our various branch network.
Interesting Facts: First Community is 85 years old this year! Established in 1934, First Community was originally Monsanto Credit Union. In the late 1970’s the credit union expanded its field of membership to serve other companies and communities and changed their name to First Community Credit Union in 1983. We can now serve individuals who live or work in the Missouri communities of St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Warren County, and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. Relatives of existing members are also eligible to join.
Mission: Our primary goal must be to treat our members as members rather than
7. Pattonville School District
Description: That all will learn. It's a simple mission, but one that grounds Pattonville's approach to providing a personalized education for each child based on their needs and strengths. The Pattonville School District is a caring kindergarten to 12-grade public school district in St. Louis County that is recognized in Missouri and nationally for outstanding academic achievement. The district is fully accredited and has been named among the top public school districts in Missouri and the nation by Niche.com. Pattonville was also recognized by U.S. News and World Report as having one of the top high schools in Missouri and the nation. Our student population is richly diverse and reflective of our global society, representing 38 languages and 64 countries.
Headquarters: St. Ann
Year Founded: 1930
8. SSM Health Rehabilitation Network
Description: We are the leading provider of comprehensive rehabilitation services in the St. Louis area. SSM Rehabilitation Hospital delivers the specialized care and advanced treatment that enables individuals with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, amputation, joint replacement and other orthopedic trauma, and general medical rehabilitation needs, to rebuild their lives. The network has a wide footprint spanning the greater St. Louis and St. Charles areas. We provide patients with convenient, on-site access to very specialized medical care during their rehabilitative stay.
We offer an unparalleled continuum of care — from our inpatient hospital programs to our growing network of over 70 outpatient SSM Physical Therapy centers located throughout the St. Louis area.
Our experienced team of rehabilitation professionals is committed to helping each patient recover the strengths, skills, independence and confidence to return home to family and friends, and resume work, school or community activities.
But most of all, perhaps, we offer hope: the hope of medical science, the hope of healing, and the hope of recovery.
Sector: Health care
Headquarters: Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Year Founded: 1996
9. St. Louis County Library
Description: St. Louis County Library is a vital community resource, supporting literacy and partnering with other organizations to support and enrich our community. In addition to books and other library materials, we offer free programs and services including computer classes, small business assistance, job help, Career Online High School, story times, STEM programming, summer and winter reading clubs, access to free online classes, and more. SLCL has recently renovated or replaced 17 library branches as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. Upgrades include colorful children’s areas with a family restrooms, quiet reading rooms, comfortable seating, private study rooms, teen spaces, updated community meeting rooms and more.
Sector: Public library
Headquarters: St. Louis County
Year Founded: 1947
Local Community Support: St. Louis County Library partners with a number of community organizations to provide innovative programming and services. Some of our current partnerships include the following organizations: Alzheimer's Association, Gateway Greening, Operation Food Search and the St. Louis Astronomical Society. For the past several years, SLCL has joined forces with Operation Food Search to offer summer lunches at no cost to kids 18 and under. In 2018, the two organizations teamed up to offer after school meals at six SLCL branches. Over 15,000 meals have been served to date.
Interesting Facts: St. Louis County Library is the busiest library system in Missouri. In 2018, over 5 million people visited one of the Library's 20 branches, and the system circulated over 13 million items. The average length of service for SLCL employees is 10 years.
Mission: The mission of the St. Louis County Library District is to provide the resources and services to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.
Company Values: Customer service excellence: Committed to being the best at what we do, Lifelong learning: Creating access to experiences and ideas, Advocate for youth: Empowering children and supporting their development, Community engagement: Building and maintaining relationships, Integrity: Honoring the public's trust through wise stewardship,
10. Medical Transportation Management Inc.
Description: For more than 20 years, MTM has partnered with our clients to develop innovative solutions for accessing healthcare, promoting independence and connecting community resources. By leveraging high-quality customer service and our ability to develop comprehensive provider networks, we help our clients accomplish their goals while achieving our vision of communities without barriers. MTM is here to take on our clients’ biggest challenges in health care and public transit. From statewide non-emergency medical transportation brokerage to scheduling and dispatching for major transit agencies, our services aim to improve health outcomes while aligning with client objectives, reducing program costs and increasing satisfaction. Every year, we remove community barriers for eight million people annually in 25 states and Washington, D.C. We operate 10 customer service centers that process eight million calls and schedule 14 million trips per year. Founded in 1995, MTM is a privately held, woman-owned business enterprise.
Headquarters: St. Louis
Year Founded: 1995
11. Keeley Companies
Description: Keeley Companies provides dynamic, innovative services and solutions nationwide in the construction, infrastructure, technology, fulfillment and development sectors. We believe in the power of one. Keeley Companies consists of: L. Keeley Construction, ADB Companies, ZeroDay Technology Solutions, Inspired Solutions, and Keeley Development Group, which together cover diverse sub-sectors across its core services. Together, Keeley Companies is comprised of over 700 dedicated Keeley’ns nationwide creating an exceptional partner-centric approach and world-class culture.
Headquarters: St. Louis
Year Founded: 1976
12. Missouri Baptist University
Description: Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in St. Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees; graduate degrees in education, business, religion, health and sport sciences, and criminal justice; online degrees; and two doctoral programs. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout St. Louis, in Southern Illinois and online. The university is committed to enriching its students’ lives spiritually, intellectually and professionally, and to preparing students to serve in a global and culturally diverse society.
Headquarters: St. Louis
Year Founded: 1964
Local Community Support: The University and its alumni are contributors to society in a manner consistent with Christian principles, participating responsibly in church, school, community, and world affairs, employing insights derived from a broad range of studies.
MBU's Faith and Service Office equips students to bring about societal change by modeling servant leadership and preparing students to serve in a variety of contexts. The desire is to see students, faculty, and staff serving in their communities and around the world for the glory of God and the good of others. Each semester, there is an on-campus service day to offer opportunities for the MBU family to give back to the community. Examples of service include packing backpacks with schools supplies for children in St. Louis as well as making teddy bears to give sick children in local hospitals through Sharing Smiles, a local non-profit led by a MBU student.
In early 2019, the MBU Sharing Shop was launched, helping anyone who calls MBU home in a time of need to find non-perishable food, personal and household items, and lightly-used clothing.
Interesting Facts: The campus and community thrive because of a culture of the intentional faith that pervades the University. When St. Louis Baptist leaders set out to form a Christian university in St. Louis, they were determined to build up Christian leaders in the St. Louis area to become influencers in their respective communities and careers. MBU promotes the involvement of professors living out their faith in and outside the classroom as the University believes it grants an authenticity to the message and truth of their faith.
MBU’s first extension site in Moscow Mills, Missouri, opened in 1996 for nontraditional students in rural areas to pursue degrees, which would lead to 10 regional learning centers across Missouri and Illinois as well as flourishing online programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is through these programs that give students the perseverance and passion for long-term goals?and can bring working adults, non-traditional students to not only to return to school after years away but to succeed.
Purpose: To teach, empower, and inspire students for service and lifelong learning.
Vision: Through its curricula and classroom experiences, the university seeks to develop and nurture diversity because it strengthens the organization, promotes creative problem solving, and enriches us all. The goal is to present materials and activities that are respectful of diverse groups including, but not limited to, race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, age, qualified disability, military service, learning differences, or socioeconomic status.
Mission: Missouri Baptist University is an evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution and has as its purpose the offering of programs of study leading to professional certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized and a Biblically based Christian perspective is maintained. The University is committed to enriching its students' lives spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, and to prepare students to serve in a globally and culturally
Company Values: Core Value 1: We are serious and intentional about our Christian faith. Core Value 2: We will freely and responsibly search for truth. Core Value 3: We strive for excellence. Core Value 4: We believe in the importance and cultivation of character. Core Value 5: We believe in social change through service and leadership.
13. Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles
Description: In 2019, Ameristar St. Charles celebrates their 25th anniversary in our community. We have 46 day-one team members, which tells you about the organization and the team members we have our property. We provide a resort experience to our guests while providing a positive work environment for our team members. As the No. 1 attraction in the state of Missouri, which sees more visitors than the St. Louis Arch, we pride ourselves in guest service and giving visitors a resort destination and quality service. We are proud to be a part of our community by giving back through charitable giving and volunteerism.
Headquarters: Las Vegas
Year Founded: 1975
Vision: Boyd Gaming is one of the nation’s leading casino entertainment companies. But we’re so much more – a multibillion-dollar company that retains the philosophy of a family-owned business, successfully generating long-term, sustainable growth for our shareholders. Since our founding more than 40 years ago, Boyd Gaming has been committed to an operating style built around strong relationship with our customers, our team members and our communities. In our highly competitive industry, this "Boyd Style" brand of hospitality has come to define us in a unique way, even as we have grown into a nationwide company. We take pride in our history, but are not standing still. While we remain focused on offering exciting and compelling gaming experiences, we also seek to connect with our customers with enhanced amenities throughout our properties. Through targeted investments in our hotel rooms, restaurants, entertainment venues and other amenities, we strive to make Boyd Gaming more relevant and compelling to our customers, existing and new, for years to come. Forging ahead in the coming years, we will remain focused on our strategic objectives: strengthening our operations, investing in future growth, and improving our financial position. We remain confident in the ability of our company to successfully meet whatever challenges lie ahead.
Mission: We, as members of Boyd Gaming Corporation, operate with only the highest degree of integrity and rely on the competence and friendliness of each person in our organization to provide entertainment and service to satisfy our customers' wants. Through teamwork, we strive to maximize shareholder value, to be among the leading companies in our industry and to provide opportunities for all while we support and enhance our communities.
Company Values: Value Relationships: Make an Authentic Connection, Create a Welcoming Environment, Know Our Guests, Bring Them Back. Integrity: Do the Right Thing, Take Pride, Show Respect and Care for Everyone, Be Honest. Exceed Expectations: Offer the Extraordinary, Personalize the Guest Experience, Go Above and Beyond, Promote a Feeling of Fun! Work Smart: Bring Your Best Every Day, Know the Answer, Own the Experience, Work as a Team.
14. City of St. Charles School District
Description: The City of St. Charles School District provides preschool through grade 12 education to approximately 5,000 district students residing within our school district boundaries. Six elementary schools are housed throughout our community, as well as a 5th/6th grade intermediate school, a 7th/8th grade middle school, two high schools, and an alternative high school program. The St. Charles School District is home to Lewis and Clark Career Center providing career and technical training to high school students from all five St. Charles County school districts. A comprehensive array of courses are offered through the District’s Adult and Community Education Program.
Headquarters: St. Charles
Year Founded: 1846
15. Cushman & Wakefield
Description: Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake.
Sector: Commercial real estate
Year Founded: 1917
Interesting Facts: Lipsey Company - Top 2 Commercial Real Estate Brand, 2019 Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity, ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award - US EPA
Purpose: Our purpose is simple: to put our clients and our people at the center of what’s next in the world of real estate.
Additional Culture Details: Our promise is consistent throughout sectors, services and the world. Cushman & Wakefield clients benefit from the best insights, which come from:
an understanding of changing markets and opportunities.
an agile approach to every opportunity that guarantees adaptable, client-centric solutions.
an unwavering dedication to the business of exceeding the expectations of our clients.
and a collaborative culture that empowers our people and creates new solutions others cannot see.
When our people and clients reflect the world around us, we succeed.
A global company of the 21st century, with its focus firmly on what’s next for real estate and business, is in step with its times. Multicultural, multilingual, confidently global, expertly local, the people of Cushman & Wakefield mirror the stage on which we work: the world.
Talent has many faces, and innovation many shapes. We work hard to develop and empower a culture that unleashes what’s possible in every person we hire.
Diversity is good business.
The people of Cushman & Wakefield bring all of themselves to work each day. 51,000 people in approximately 70 countries wake up each morning inspired to exceed the expectations of their clients. And that is a powerful force.
Description: Since our first store opening in Iowa in 1976, ALDI US has more than 1,700 stores across 35 states and over 5,600 stores worldwide. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a focused range of high quality products at the best price. Our highly efficient operation enables us to achieve cost leadership in our markets and to optimize profit. This in turn provides us with a strong financial base allowing us to grow the business and offer an excellent employee working environment and competitive remuneration.
At ALDI, everything we do focuses on our three core values: consistency, simplicity, responsibility. Consistency leads to reliability. We mean what we say. We are consistent in our dealings with people, product, price and all other aspects of our day-to-day professional like. Simplicity creates efficiency, clarity and clear orientation within our organization as well as for our customers. Responsibility stands for our commitment towards our people, customers, partners and the environment. It also includes principles such as fairness, honesty, openness, service orientation and friendliness.
Headquarters: Aurora, Ill.
Year Founded: 1976
Interesting Facts: Our unique business model and numerous efficiencies and innovations enable us to provide the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices and pass along sizable discounts directly to our customers. For example, customers bring their own bags or purchase reusable bags. This very basic change also allows ALDI to operate in a more environmentally friendly fashion.
Our shoppers know we only offer the very best of their weekly must-haves, like organic and gluten free foods and an ever-increasing assortment of fresh produce and USDA choice beef. You will notice more than 90% of what is found in our stores is an exclusive brand product, hand-selected by ALDI to ensure that our products meet or exceed the national brands. Tested in the ALDI Test Kitchen located in Batavia, IL, these products taste the same or better than national brands. All our stores are also introducing Healthier Checklanes that feature single-serve trail mixes, granola bars and dried fruits. We like to be an ally in healthy living and want our customers to make smart, informed decisions by providing them transparent information.
17. River City Casino & Hotel and Hollywood Casino St. Louis
Headquarters: Wyomissing, Pa.
Year Founded: 1972
18. Maritz Holdings Inc.
Description: Maritz Holdings and its family of companies are industry leaders in sales and marketing services. We help our clients develop relationships with customers, employees and sales partners. These efforts in turn support increased sales, higher productivity, improved customer satisfaction and deeper employee engagement. When you put people at the center of your business, everyone wins.
Maritz designs our solutions based on the latest human science research. Our solutions help people define and become their best selves. We believe that being people-centered and purpose-driven is key to business success as well.
Our solutions include sales incentives; employee recognition; research services; incentive travel; design services; business meetings, tradeshows and conferences; customer experience management; reward solutions; customer loyalty; and channel loyalty.
Sector: Sales and marketing
Headquarters: St. Louis
Year Founded: 1894
19. Ladue School District
Description: The Ladue School District is nationally recognized as one of the top public school districts in the country. With more than 4,000 students, the district is comprised of all or part of 10 self-governed municipalities in St. Louis County. The district encompasses approximately 19 square miles with a resident population of more than 27,000. The student body is socio-economically diverse with a graduation rate consistently exceeding 90%. The parents and community residents are highly active in the schools and serve in a variety of capacities.
Headquarters: St. Louis
Year Founded: 1939
20. Parkway School District
Description: The Parkway School District is a diverse school district in suburban St. Louis. Faculty and staff educate approximately 17,000 students in an early childhood program, eighteen elementary (kindergarten to fifth grade) schools, five middle schools, four comprehensive high schools and one non-traditional high school. Students, faculty, and schools consistently receive recognition at national, state and local levels for numerous academic and professional achievements.
Year Founded: 1954