The winners of the Best Companies to Work For competition are a testament that no matter what is going on in the economy or the world, a strong culture is foundational to surviving tough times. Taking care of your employees in good times means they will have your back when a crisis occurs.
CEO: Andy Dahlen
Years in Business: 47
Full-Time Employees: 202 (174 in NH)
Part-time/Temporary or Seasonal Employees: Under 10
Years on List: 3
Address: 380 Harvey Road, Manchester, NH 03103
Top Employee Engagement Survey Measures:
I know what my organization is trying to achieve strategically: 94% agree
We regularly discuss our progress toward our goals and objectives: 92% agree
As a company focused on wellness, it makes sense that MegaFood would have a culture dedicated to employees’ wellbeing.
It starts with a cross-functional team of employees, dubbed Wellness Warriors, who design programs like onsite meditation, yoga classes and a movement lab. Even with teams working remotely, the company offered virtual classes and a marathon challenge.
Employees are reimbursed for fitness equipment, running shoes, workout programs and the like. And, MegaFood pays race fees for employees who compete.
MegaFood also offers employees 10 free bottles of vitamins each month, and other products are offered at cost. Employees can even nominate a colleague who inspires them for the company’s Wellness Warrior Award.
MegaFood knows wellness also means work and homelife balance. So, it offers six weeks paid parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers and an additional six weeks of paid disability leave for birth mothers. It provides up to $3,000 in adoption assistance and a support group for parents.
MegaFood offers employees 12 to 21 days of vacation as well as paid “Care and Concern” leave up to 10 days annually to care for an immediate family member in hospice care or end of life care. It also increased bereavement leave up to two weeks for an immediate family member.
The company provides shorter hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day to allow employees to get an early start on weekends and tries not to schedule meetings on Fridays to enable this. Employees even get their birthdays off as a holiday.