In November, Neal Communities took top honors in the large organizations category of a survey that recognized Top Workplaces in Sarasota and Manatee and Counties. To celebrate, Neal Communities held a cookout on November 18 that included burgers and hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn machines, an ice cream truck, carnival games, DJ and caricature artists.
The event gave employees an opportunity to enjoy time together at the company’s headquarters in Sarasota. Axe throwing, zap-a-mole, basketball and even a dunk tank were among the games offered while the management team donned aprons and served lunch to employees. In true Neal Communities philanthropic fashion, raffles were held with the proceeds going to Feeding Tampa Bay.
The Top Workplaces program is conducted by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Energage to collect feedback on the employee experience, culture, and other critical areas of employee satisfaction. Out of 504 participating organizations, 22 employers made the winners list, with Neal Communities being number one of the four large organizations recognized.
Noted highlights included compensation growth, bonuses, career advancement, comprehensive health care plans, employer-paid life insurance, supplemental insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, employer-paid ID theft protection, a generous company-matching 401(K), paid time off, a wellness program, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and employee service awards. In addition, employees have the opportunity to purchase a Neal home at a savings or have work done on their existing home through Neal’s trusted vendors.
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