Top Workplaces 2010

Welcome to Top Workplaces 2010, an extensive effort to uncover the best employers in the Philadelphia region - from the workers' point of view.

Photo Gallery: Perks of the job ›

Pat "The Bowler" Kreioler bowls with the Wii system in the lunchroom at Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd. Federal Credit Union in Chalfont, while her colleagues watch. She bowled a 203 and was the winner for the afternoon.
Bonnie Weller / Staff Photographer
Pat "The Bowler" Kreioler bowls with the Wii system in the lunchroom at Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd. Federal Credit Union in Chalfont, while her colleagues watch. She bowled a 203 and was the winner for the afternoon.
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VIDEO: TOP LEADERS ROUNDTABLE ›

Watch a video of our provocative roundtable with Philadelphia´s top three CEOs as rated by their employees - Jeff Brown of Brown´s Super Stores, Harris Fishman of First Financial Group and Jeff Kaliner of Power Windows & Siding. (Sarah Glover / Staff Photographer)
Watch a video of our provocative roundtable with Philadelphia's top three CEOs as rated by their employees - Jeff Brown of Brown's Super Stores, Harris Fishman of First Financial Group and Jeff Kaliner of Power Windows & Siding. (Sarah Glover / Staff Photographer)

On what it takes to be a great boss

We brought together the three chief executives whom employees in our Top Workplaces 2010 survey chose as the Philadelphia region's top leaders to ask what it takes to be a great boss in today's lousy economy. Here is an edited transcript.

RECESSION LESSONS ›

SPECIAL AWARDS

Ethics

Valley Forge-based Vanguard has $1.3 trillion worth of people's nest eggs in its hands, so it may come as a relief to know that the company's employees rated their workplace higher for ethics and values than workers at any other firm.

Work-life balance

Emergency on-site day care and a concierge desk that handles errands such as dry cleaning are two perks that help SEI Investments Co. employees juggle work and family.

Quality

Special People in Northeast Inc. or SPIN is a non-profit organization that runs group homes, early-intervention programs for children, and a raft of community services, including rides to church or the mall. Efficient social services? In Philadelphia?

Training

The vaunted training program of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. is like a college curriculum, with core requirements and electives at every stage from entry level to top management, and beyond.

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