Companies make the grade as Indiana’s best places to work

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This year’s list is out—and a record 100 Indiana companies have been recognized as great places to work.

The companies range from small to medium operations like Pyromation in Fort Wayne to large and major companies like Interactive Intelligence in Indianapolis.

“You ask any one of these companies what the key is to their success and they’ll tell you it’s their people,” said Tom Schuman, vice president of communications for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce said the employees were able to speak freely about the good, the bad and the ugly parts of their company.

“Organizers look at what employees have to say about their companies,” said Schuman. “Seventy five percent of the evaluation is based on a confidential employee survey.”

He said a happy workforce is a strong workforce.

One Indianapolis company that continues to make the list is ExactTarget. The company said its “Orange Culture” is a big part of its success.

“The Orange Culture denotes vibrancy,” said Todd Richardson, senior vice president of ExactTarget. “It denotes excitement. It denotes a passion around what we do.”

And it’s working. ExactTarget was founded in 2000 with a handful of people. Since then, it’s grown into one of the world’s leading digital marketing providers with clients like Microsoft and Expedia.

“To having two, almost 2,000 employees throughout the world,” Richardson said. “And there’s something exciting about new technology blossoming in the Midwest.”

Now, that excitement seems contagious as 30 new companies of all kinds were named to the best places to work list in Indiana.

“It’s great to see it take this leap and certainly there’s room for plenty more,” Schuman said.

You can find a complete list of the best places to work in Indiana right here.

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