Companies to Watch

kununu has over 3.5 million reviews on nearly 1 million companies, and that number keeps growing every single day!

Since that’s such a huge number, we wanted to take a moment to highlight a few companies that are doing things right so that you can find them easily, which is what brings us to this feature called “Companies to watch”.

Every month or so we’ll bring forth employers who are worth giving a shout out to due to the amazing things they’re doing for their people – from employees to job applicants to their community.

This month’s Companies to watch are Heartplace, The Carlstar Group, and Expedia Group, read all about them below:

Founded almost 50 years ago, HeartPlace is the oldest and largest cardiovascular group in North Texas. Also known as Cardiovascular Provider Resources, Heartplace prides itself on being able to deliver quality care to all of its patients across more than 25 locations, whether it is a simple problem such as blood pressure, or complicated procedures such as robotic surgery or cardiac transplantation. Heartplace also does right by its employees and job applicants too and here are a few things that prove it:

-The company has an overall kununu employer score of 4.53 stars out of 5, which factors in high scores for work-life balance, support from management and company culture, teamwork and several other categories of work-life

91% of employees would recommend Heartplace as a place to work

-Applicants give it a perfect score of 5 stars across the majority of Heartplace’s application process review categories including Professionalism, Completeness of information, Respectful treatment and Sufficient Response.

The Carlstar Group is an industry leader and worldwide supplier of specialty tires and wheels serving the agricultural, industrial, lawn & garden, powersports, and high speed trailer markets. While the company is based in Franklin, TN, it has 5 manufacturing facilities and 10 distribution centers located in the United States, Canada, Europe and China which means that they employ thousands of employees.

You can’t be an industry leader without knowing a thing or two about treating your people well. Here are some of the great things that The Carlstar Group does to support its employees:

-A commitment to innovation and a culture of converting great ideas into advanced products with a legacy of excellence in product innovation, quality, and customer service.

-An environment where diversity of thought, leadership, continuous improvement and excellence are things they value most.

Generous benefits for all employees including Competitive Compensation, Retirement Savings, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for things like legal consultations, financial counseling, and child care referrals.



Expedia Group, the “world’s travel platform” is an American global travel technology company who you might be familiar with if not by name, than by its many other popular sub-brands online including, CheapTickets,, HomeAway,,, Orbitz, Travelocity, trivago, and As a travel platform, it’s not surprising that its footprint as a company also spans quite a distance; its headquarters is in Bellevue, WA but it also has 5 other locations across the U.S. including San Fransisco, Seattle, Denver and Austin, which means they have a LOT of employees.

Here are a few details about working at Expedia Group and what they do for their employees that showcase why we think its a company to watch!:

Benefits for Expedia employees include paid time off, holiday pay, travel benefits, paid family leave, comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance, and a “go! Program” – a well-being initiative that offers information, resources and tools to create and maintain a well-balanced physical and mental lifestyle.

93% of its employees (who shared a review) would recommend working there

-One reviewer succinctly shared this about working at Expedia Group, which is a feeling that many other reviewers¬†also shared: “Amazing People, Great Benefits and Challenging Work



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