Best Companies to Work For 2015: Bona US Inc.
Being family friendly is key at Bona
Bona US Inc.
Rank: 5 in the medium company category
The culture: Being family friendly is key. “(It) comes naturally to our culture, as Bona is and has forever been owned and operated by the same family,” one Bona teammate indicated.
Perks: A Zen meditation room features low lighting, a leather recliner and a waterfall – as well as a lock to ensure privacy for nursing mothers. Other perks include casual dress code, monthly on-site complimentary massages, birthdays off, health club reimbursement, in-office happy hours, free snacks and four to eight hours of paid time off to volunteer.
Giving back: The company volunteers at the Food Bank of the Rockies and participates in Plant a Tree day in Colorado each summer. Bona employees also support CASA, a nonprofit dedicated to helping local children in foster care, through book and clothing drives and the annual Christmas giving-tree.
The inside scoop: “For the past five years, Bona has operated a summer internship program for Bona employees’ family members. We have been lucky enough to employ and mentor grandchildren, children, nieces and nephews for the summer months,” the survey stated. “Students get the opportunity to work cross-functionally in areas such as marketing, administration, accounting and supply chain. The chance for high school students to gain work experience in an office is next to impossible in today’s work environment, and Bona is proud to offer the experience to family members of employees.”