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Best Company to Work For: SkyTerra Technologies

Published Tuesday Dec 13, 2022

Author Matthew J. Mowry

IT cloud advisory and development firm.

Top Employee Engagement Survey Measures:
I am encouraged to learn and develop new skills: 100% agree
My manager is interested in my well being: 100% agree

Founding Partner: Dan Bergeron
Years in Business: 7
Full-time Employees: 31 (15 in NH)
Years on List: 2
Address: 402 Amherst St., Suite 303, Nashua

This is a firm where profits are not the primary objective, but rather shared success and wealth. SkyTerra pays a year-end bonus with additional contributions to 401(k) plans. It also pays a bonus when employees earn technical certifications after providing the employee time to study or train. And it pays for the exams.

Employees receive one-time project achievement bonuses and a $1,000 to $1,500 bonus for referring someone to work there.

Even before the pandemic, employees were able to work either at the office or at home. But, during the pandemic, the firm added flexible schedules to accommodate those assisting with remote education for their children. It also added a Friday virtual happy hour, which was so well received SkyTerra kept it going even after the office reopened.

Employees do not use PTO for doctor’s appointments. Rather, they can make up the time later. And employees can adjust work hours to accommodate family needs.

That commitment to family includes providing 16 hours of paid volunteer time annually, up to 12 weeks of parental leave and three to five weeks of paid time off annually.

SkyTerra also pays 80% of health insurance premiums and 100% of short-term and long-term disability insurance. And it contributes a minimum of 3% of an employee’s salary to their 401(k) annually whether or not the employee contributes. It’s little wonder why this firm has only 1% annual turnover.

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