Employers of the Year 2019: 15 companies you should apply for right now!

Susanna Kahr

You know the drill, we’re coming to the end of the year which means, inevitably, it’s time for a review. It’s been a great year, here at kununu, and what makes it even better is that we’ve managed to use all of the reviews and data you’ve given us to help so many jobseekers find the best employers for them. And now, drumroll please…. Here are our top 15 employers of the year! This is truly the highest honor an employer can receive from us as it means that these companies really excelled in 2019, bringing in amazing kununu ratings and consistently scoring highly across the board. Every single employer on this list has a lot to be proud of, and you, as a jobseeker should totally apply to any one of them. 

1. Ultimate Software

 Ultimate Software, prides itself on putting people first – always. Ultimate Software was founded in 1990. Today, it has its headquarters in Weston, South Florida and has offices around the world. Ultimate develops ground-breaking software solutions that help people fulfill their potential at work. One example is their UltiPro®, a global, AI-powered, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution that aims to improve the employee experience at all levels of an organization. 

So, given what they do, they should know best how to treat their own employees, right?! According to kununu users, they really do! “Ultimate supports the development of every employee,” in fact, about 50% of their frontline management positions are held by women, and they are ranked #2 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women for 2019. It’s not surprising then, that this employer also featured on our list of the top 10 companies for gender equality in the whole of the US!  

People just love the amazing overall vibe and one kununu user tells us that “in general, all departments are congratulated by management at the end of each month or when the objectives are reached.” And, you can even work from home. “I work from home, and my manager trusts me to get my work done without looking over my shoulder every day.”, explains an employee in Weston, Florida. Want to know more about working at Ultimate Software? They were our employer of the month for October


AARP is America’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. The goal of AARP is to help their nearly 38 million members and their families “turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthen communities and fight for the issues that matter most.” Since this company is so focused on ensuring that their members have access to healthcare, financial security and personal fulfillment, they also offer all of these benefits to their employees. They offer everyone the opportunity to select the benefits that suit you (and your family) best including- medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, and legal services.

It’s no wonder then that they’ve been awarded a kununu score of 4.77 and a recommendation rate of 97%! Employees say that AARP is a “good social mission organization with resources to implement plans” and that they offer an “excellent total compensation/benefits package.” In the eyes of one employee “this is a great organization to work for, there’s room to grow, benefits are excellent, and overall culture is pleasant.” So, if you’re interested in advocating for the 50+ and working for a non-profit, this could be the place for you! 

3. Florida Medical Clinic 

Florida Medical Clinic actually consists of 350 providers that cover the Tampa Bay region. Their motto is “your life is our specialty” and Florida Medical Clinic boasts a team of compassionate, experienced physicians who specialize in everything from family practice and internal medicine services to cardiology, gastroenterology, sports medicine, plastic surgery, and more, all within one integrated network. 

As they pride themselves on taking such good care of their patients, they also extend this care to their employees too! Ranking third on our list, Florida Medical Clinic has an impressive kununu score of 4.69 and some great reviews on our site. One employee says “I love the people I work with, my job is challenging and I learn new things everyday.” Another says, that it’s a “great company with great benefits, flexible scheduling and great coworkers.” It definitely sounds like a “great Company to work for,” so what are you waiting for?

4. Expedia Group

As one of the world’s biggest travel platforms, Expedia Group has an impressive brand portfolio including hotels.com, trivago and Expedia. They’re on a mission to make travel more accessible and make people’s lives better and this starts with their employees!

Here at kununu, employees have given their employer a score of 4.57 and it’s easy to see why when they speak so highly of their employer saying “Expedia is a wonderful company to work for with incredible benefits, I don’t know of any company with better benefits!” According to employees, “Health and wellness is important” here and they “have a wonderful holiday party.” 

Another employee also says: “The company gives me and the team a pleasant climate and a flexible and recreational space to work in addition to food in variety, fruit juices and breakfast at my choice.” The company is also rated as very diverse on kununu and focuses on inclusion and culture and one employee writes “I love working for Expedia. They always try to make work fun and treat people with respect.” Do you love to travel? Why not apply to work for a fun, rewarding travel company like Expedia? 

5. Safe Streets USA

This North Carolina-based home security and alarm systems provider is ADT’s oldest, largest and most respected authorized dealer and has a network of over 900 employees across 5 locations nationwide. 

And that’s not all, Safe Streets USA has a kununu score of 4.55 and a recommendation rate of 92% and it’s ranked highly across the board with 5/5 scores given for Gender Equality, Inclusivity, Work Environment and Freedom to Work Independently. It also has a Support from Management score of 4.65 and ranked on our list of most supportive companies as a result. 

Employees say that Safe Streets USAsupports handicapped employees and strives for absolute gender equality.” They also say that “SafeStreets USA has great work ethic and support that permeates from the ground up,” has “great opportunities,” a “desirable company culture” and is a “great place to work.” If you’re excited about home security and working somewhere that offers you support from management, this is the place for you! 

6. RCG Global Services

RCG Global Services is based in New Jersey and has offices throughout the U.S. It’s a global provider of “digital solutions across mobile, web, cloud, and legacy platforms, with a focus on actionable data and analytics.” They enable their clients from a range of markets realize their digital ambitions to achieve measurable business outcomes. As a company that is heavily driven by its technology innovation, you might think that it would be solely male-dominated, but RCG Global Services actually has a very strong gender equality rating from it’s current and former employees, as well as high scores for diversity, teamwork and company culture, proving that it’s a very supportive employer for all employees.

On kununu, employees have awarded this employer a score of 4.47 and a recommendation rate of 96%! They say “RCG is a great company to work for,” there are “good, smart people, a culture of independence and self-motivation, and there’s “never a dull moment… in a good way! So, if you’re looking for a job in tech that’s also really supportive, apply to RCG Global Services

7. HeartPlace

Founded almost 50 years ago, HeartPlace is the oldest and largest cardiovascular group in North Texas. Today, HeartPlace has 70 locations throughout the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex and is known as an innovator in cardiovascular services introducing procedures such as coronary angiography, angioplasty, coronary stenting, and electrophysiology. And, HeartPlace is not just great for its patients and the hospitals the team works in, it’s also a great employer! It offers a number of great benefits including a Wellness Program, a Health Savings Account and Holiday Bonuses. 

HeartPlace was our employer of the month for August! It has a kununu score of 4.45 and employees say it’s an “excellent coordinated group of doctors and corporate employees and some of the nicest people I have ever met,” that it’s a “wonderful Company to work for” and a “great employer.” And one applicant even said that HeartPlace is a “super responsive employer, interviews and paper were quick and easy and they have welcoming employees at the front.” So, what do you say? Ready to put an application in? 

8. SpinSystems

Spin Systems, or SpinSys, is an IT company headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia with branch offices in Charleston, SC and San Antonio, TX. Spin Systems helps companies create business intelligence from big data problems and take the complexity out of building and migrating applications into a private or public cloud.

Employees have awarded Spin Systems a score of 4.44 on kununu and have told us that this IT company has a “family oriented atmosphere and cares about their employees.” Some of the benefits on offer for employees at Spin Systems include flexible work hours, remote work, tuition reimbursement, nap rooms and an onsite gym. One employee says that the “work environment is AMAZING” and “any need that I have asked for has been provided to me.” Sounds great, right?! Go and apply today. 

9. Green Solar Technologies

Green Solar Technologies is one of the leading solar energy companies in the U.S. The company’s mission to provide high quality service and materials to its customers and to provide “green” solutions for the planet. Since this company trying to help the planet and its customers, what do employees think? Well, here at kununu, its teamwork score has already landed it on our top 10 list of companies with awesome teamwork culture! Employees have told us, “I feel blessed each day,” “going to work and looking forward to another productive and enlightening day is awesome” and that it’s easily the best Solar company to work with!” High praise indeed! Your next job in solar energy could be here! 

10. Pima Medical Institute 

Pima Medical Institute (PMI) is a post-secondary school with 17 campuses in 8 states with a growing online program too. It offers certificates and associate degrees in the allied health field along with online associate and bachelor degree completion programs.

Here at kununu, employees have awarded Pima Medical Institute a kununu score of 4.23! And, with a Gender Equality score of 4.33 out of 5, they’ve already made our list of top 10 healthcare companies that score high on gender equality. Former employees have told us that that they “loved working there, it had such a fun and fast paced environment”, it has a “great culture” and that overall it’s a “great company to work for!” Get your application in today. 

11. Hyster-Yale Group 

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts which are all marketed globally under the Hyster and Yale brand names. According to them, their goal isn’t just to build the best lift trucks possible, but to create solutions that enable our customers to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their businesses. 

On kununu, employees have given their employer a score of 4.15 and they have told us that “Hyster-Yale Group is an honest company with great benefits and very competitive pay for the area,” they say it’s “one of the best places to work, a hidden gem”, and an excellent company with a great work life balance.” If you work in truck production and design, it’s time to get your application in. 

12. Care.com

Care.com has built the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing care. They connect families with caregivers and caregivers with jobs so the world can go to work. And now have 34.1 million members in more than 20 countries. Here on kununu, Care.com has been awarded a score of 4.08, with employees telling us “this is a great job, all the people there are so kind, everyone would help you if you are in trouble”, “ the culture at care is amazing” and that it’s a “great company, with good benefits and is very respectful.” If you’re looking for a job in which you care for others and your employer cares for you, this is the place for you! 

13. AdventHealth 

Founded in 1973, AdventHealth helps the people in their care create a life of whole health by healing their bodies, strengthening their minds and lifting their spirits. With more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers company-wide, AdventHealth provides individualized, holistic care in physician practices, hospitals, outpatients clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and hospice centers.As one of the largest health care providers in the United States, AdventHealth strives to change lives for the better.

Here at kununu, employees have awarded AdventHealth a score of 4.0 and have told us that it’s a “great place to work for, with great benefits and pay”, it’s “an excellent Christian organization and staff get along well so it is easy to enjoy your daily job.” One employee even says “I have never felt more appreciated at a company, AdventHealth truly values their employees and wants them to succeed.” Healthcare professionals take note, this could be the employer for you! 

14. Federal IT Consulting

Founded in 2003, Federal IT Consulting, otherwise known as FEDITC, LLC is an ISO 9001/20000-1/27001, and CMMI level 3 certified cyber security, IT, and engineering services firm. FEDITC is highly qualified for cyber security and information assurance, secured network communications, software engineering, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, health IT, mobile application solutions, energy management, and environmental and engineering services. This IT company also develops and manages mission critical national security systems and networks throughout the world, directly supporting the warfighter, Department of Defense leadership, and the United States.

Not only does this company work at the highest levels of cyber security, it’s also a great place to work. Employees have awarded their employer a score of 3.98 and have told us here on kununu that it’s a “great company and has wonderful people.” One employee says “FEDITC is a great company to work for, as it offers “fair compensation and several government opportunities.” What are you waiting for? It’s time to apply for your next IT role! 

15. Dewberry 

Dewberry was established in 1956 and is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. It’s a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. This company is dedicated to solving its clients’ most complex challenges and transforming the communities they work in. 

But it’s not just their work that sets them apart, they’ve also made it onto this list for being a great employer. On kununu, employees have awarded Dewberry a score of 3.94, and say that “Dewberry provides a great work environment and the opportunity to work on a wide variety of interesting projects.” One employee goes so far as saying “my employer values me as a person and makes me feel like I’m apart of something bigger,” and another says that they value the “good work environment where I am given the opportunity to take on new tasks.” Why not send your application in?



Here at kununu, we’re on a mission to make the world of work more transparent. Thanks so much to every single person who has left us a review this year. Thanks to your honesty and trust, we have been able to build a better picture of the working world and help jobseekers to go after the jobs they will enjoy. Here’s to more in 2020! 


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