Best Companies to Work For 2015: Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Work hard, play hard
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Rank: 2 in the medium company category
The culture: Life-work integration and flexibility define the tax preparation service's culture. “We work hard, play hard, and face each day with optimism. That allows us to see challenges as new opportunities to grow, and obstacles as things that are self-imposed. We know that every situation has a good solution. The key to finding it is maintaining objectivity, communication and integrity.”
Perks: The company took all managers, partners and their significant others or spouses to Las Vegas for two days of play before an educational conference, including two days of food and drink in cabanas by the pool, airfare for each employee and his or her guest, a group dinner at a Las Vegas restaurant, and a stipend for fun.
Giving back: ACM participates in Junior Achievement’s In- A-Day program, in which volunteers adopt school(s) for an entire day, teaching students the basic concepts of business and economics and how education is relevant to the workplace.
The inside scoop: According to company feedback: “One senior-level employee encountered personal hardships that made him question if he wanted to remain in public accounting at all due to the demands of the career. He went to the firm’s managing partner and later said, ‘I was really shown what it is like to have a leader that cares about you as a person. The support provided through this time was invaluable and instrumental in both my personal and professional life. As a result, the loyalty I now feel is unparalleled. When you have a leader that demonstrates they care about you and your ultimate success, you know that you have found a home.’”