2008 Best Companies to Work for in B.C.

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2008 Best Companies to Work for in B.C.

What did we find in our seventh survey of the best and brightest in B.C. employment? That a rewarding workplace is less complicated than it seems. And that, right now in Vancouver, gamers are king.

Most of us like our jobs – after all, we’re free to go elsewhere if we don’t. But how many can say we actually work for the best company in the province? Our annual Best Companies to Work for in B.C. survey is open to all comers, and this year more than 100 employers thought they should be in the running. Ninety-two companies met the basic criteria, and from those we narrowed it down to the top 20: 10 companies with fewer than 100 employees and 10 with more than 100 employees.

Next Level Games Inc.

Number of Employees: 114 Head Office: Vancouver "Creating a personal development plan here isn’t about figuring out what work you&rsqu…

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Cactus Restaurants Ltd.

Number of Employees: 2,000 Head Office: Vancouver “Cactus is a B.C. business and is growing like crazy. The opportunity to gain great exper…

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Microsoft Canada Development Centre

Number of Employees: 365Head Office: Richmond   “Employees are made to feel that this is their company and that they are responsible f…

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Odlum Brown Ltd.

Number of Employees: 218 Head Office: Vancouver “Our clients’ financial success becomes our financial success – and we all bene…

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Flight Centre North America

Number of Employees: 3,000 (400 in B.C.) Head Office: Vancouver “There are amazing advancement opportunities, and so many people make tons …

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Strangeloop Networks Inc.

Number of employees: 47 Head office: Vancouver “Strangeloop lets me see how the work I do impacts people’s lives, and I can measure th…

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Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.

Number of Employees: 43 Head Office: Victoria “The partners are caring, supportive and flexible and always thank me for work that I do, no m…

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The Personnel Department

Number of Employees: 37 Head Office: Vancouver “I was given the opportunity to master a new credential that would allow me to continue to be…

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Summerland and District Credit Union

Number of Employees: 40 Head Office: Summerland “Everyone in the company knows my family by name. My children feel welcome here. So does my …

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Nexon Publishing North America

Number of Employees: 96 Head Office: Vancouver “The big emphasis on quality of life is unique in this industry. I get up and there’s …

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Sights and Sounds from Best Companies 2008

In its seventh year, the BCBusiness Best Companies to Work for in B.C. gala saw the surprise victory of a newcomer and, perhaps, the birth of a dynast…

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Best Companies 2008 Slideshow

A slideshow of winners from the 2008 Best Companies to Work for in B.C. gala, presented by BCBusiness magazine at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Thanks…

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