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'My coworkers are phenomenal'

Kathy Avgiris, senior vice president and general manager of data services, and Ajamu Johnson, director of supplier diversity, at Comcast University in Philadelphia.
Kathy Avgiris, senior vice president and general manager of data services, and Ajamu Johnson, director of supplier diversity, at Comcast University in Philadelphia. Laurence Kesterson / Staff Photographer
Kathy Avgiris, senior vice president and general manager of data services, and Ajamu Johnson, director of supplier diversity, at Comcast University in Philadelphia. Gallery: 'My coworkers are phenomenal'

Workers gave lots of reasons for why they love their jobs at the region's biggest employers - those with at least 500 on the payroll. Here's a sampling of anonymous answers from people at the top 10 large workplaces.

Brown's Super Stores Inc., Westville

I love my job because the owner lives what he says.

We are actively involved in the community, and it is very rewarding to know that yourself or your grocery store can have such a large impact on the people living in that community.

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  • PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., Philadelphia

    I'm appreciated and rewarded well.

    It's incredibly interesting, constantly challenging.

    My coworkers are phenomenal . . . and I have lots of vacation time and a flexible schedule which permits me to balance my home life with my work life.

    The University of Pennsylvania and Health System, Philadelphia

    [I do] rewarding and important work.

    [Work is] stimulating, challenging, fun, and contributes to the great good. Excellent coworkers, good salaries, and benefits.

    Each day is a new experience.

    Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown

    There is great diversity in my job, so every day is interesting and stimulating.

    The people are wonderful to work with, my salary is adequate, I have some flexibility in my schedule, the benefits are good, and I feel valued as a person and as an employee.

    My students are fun and interesting and every day is different.

    Campbell Soup Co., Camden

    I am able to do my job without being micromanaged.

    I am proud of the company and products we make and our support of our community.

    I believe in and trust the leadership of this company. Truth and forthrightness are valued.

    Special People in Northeast Inc., Philadelphia

    Every day is different.

    I feel comfortable working for an employer who believes in diversity.

    I feel appreciated for all that I do.

    Airgas Inc., Radnor

    I am free to make mistakes without harsh ramifications.

    I am given the flexibility I need to perform my job well.

    Management is approachable, listens, and provides explanations when my suggestions won't work.

    Philadelphia Insurance Cos., Bala Cynwyd

    I am new, but I really like the people I work with because they are really friendly and provide me with the highest level of training necessary to get my job done.

    I love my job because: I have great coworkers and I get to learn something new every day.

    I love my job because I have one.

    Comcast Corp., Philadelphia

    I love my job because it rocks!

    I am challenged every day to learn and do new things.

    I am treated fairly, with respect and I am paid very well for my job.

    SAP America Inc., Newtown Square

    I love my job because [of the] beautiful office and campus, flexible hours, great benefits, interesting projects, good and capable colleagues.

    [I have the] chance to be creative, take risks, run with my ideas, work with very professional people that are in the top of their field.

    I feel I can give my very best daily, and it is appreciated.

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