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No. 6: The Book Company, Best Places to Work 2016

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Rank: 6
The Book Company (asi/41010)

Delray Beach, FL
Employees: 14

Why People Love to Work Here: “The most important thing to me as a business owner is wanting every person to feel trusted and respected. We operate with a very limited hierarchy, which breeds an overall environment of trust and respect. Everyone is encouraged to respect each other and each person’s role is acknowledged as integral to our success. There is an overall understanding that each person knows how to do their job well and is deserving of trust and respect from everyone else.”

Perks and Benefits: “We have never limited or tracked time off. To gain respect, you have to give respect. I expect very high levels of performance, personal responsibility and commitment. In return, I respect that personal life is as important as work life and, to me, putting limits on time off undermines that balance.”

Company Culture: “Our culture has evolved a lot over the past couple of years. For more than 12-plus years, we were a small group of people working in a small space, listening to music together all day, and going to many group lunches and happy hours together. Today, we function as independent teams of individuals in several different facilities in several cities and states. Keeping us all connected and maintaining a sense of common identity is much more difficult now, but we benefit from a solid group of 10-years-plus veterans that know where we came from and continue to foster a friendly, trusting environment.” – Doug Greenhut, president