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Best Companies to Work For 2015: SquareTwo Financial

They pride themselves on a people-focused culture


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SquareTwo Financial

www.squaretwofinancial.com

Location: Denver

Rank: 3 in the large company category

The culture: A people-focused culture and recruitment effort to guarantee the best talent for a position and the right fit. “This ensures a culture where people feel comfortable at SquareTwo Financial right off the bat, and can start contributing immediately. Across the board, dedication to the company’s “Fair Square Promise”: “A commitment to treat each customer with fairness and respect, while working together to create a payment solution that is appropriate for their unique financial situation.”

Perks: Free Eco passes; 16 paid volunteer hours; any excuse to get together, including free hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day; pancake breakfast on National Pancake Day;  National Guacamole Day; the start of football season with a Broncos tailgate party on a Friday afternoon in early fall; Breast Cancer Awareness month with Pink Fridays in October for which the company donates $1 for each employee wearing pink; and employee appreciation day with a latté bar.

Giving back: Through SquareTwo’s commitment to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Colorado, the company has pioneered an Impact School, with employees donating both time and supplies to every student participating in Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Through a partnership with both Food for Thought and Denver Rescue Mission, employees helped provide meals to Denver’s neediest families. SquareTwo employees participated in the Rock-A-Belly event, packing up boxes for more than 100,000 meals to be distributed internationally.

The inside scoop: According to one employee: “For the annual corporate review event, called the Power Party, we picked ‘The Voice’ as the theme. Senior leadership team members portrayed the judges, and a group of employees served as contestants. The employees were selected from a tryout, and then received voice training before the main event. During the Power Party, the employees performed their chosen song, matched up to a core value or business goal, at specific times. Select employees received awards including Best New Artist, Performance of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Artist of the Year, Duo/Group of the Year. It was a novel way to liven up what could be perceived as a dry corporate event, and allowed our senior leadership team and employees to show a new side.”

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Lisa Ryckman

Lisa Ryckman is ColoradoBiz's managing editor. Contact her at lryckman@cobizmag.com.

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