Philadelphia Business Journal has released their 2016 Best Places To Work List and two companies from The City Ave District have made the list!


First Financial Group

Type of business: securities, investment advisory and financial planning services
Top executive: Harris S. Fishman, president and CEO
Location: Bala Cynwyd
Employee count: 143

Why should your employees consider your organization a Best Place to Work? Investing in our associates and helping make business easier for them is what allows us to stand out from the competition. Our goal is to help our associates build new relationships, drive new sales and deliver top notch service. This has all been achieved through our intensive training programs, extensive technology offerings and practice management tools.

Every associate, new and experienced, participates in our training curriculum. We offer a dynamic schedule of classes and publish a monthly training calendar so everyone has access to programs that are offered to them.

What specific programs or actions has your company implemented to make it a Best Place to Work for employees? We firmly believe that “The best is yet to come!” In order to grow, we must recognize where we have come from and the accomplishments that we’ve made. To capture those accomplishments, we publish a monthly newsletter that recognizes our associates professional achievements, community involvement and personal milestones. We host many contests and campaigns throughout the year. Our associates can earn trips, dinners, educational reimbursements, marketing budgets, iPads, Starbucks gift cards, and other incentives for their exceptional performance and accomplishments.

Every year, we host a black-tie gala to honor the achievements of our associates. Everyone dresses to the nines and we host the gala at a premier location in Philadelphia. Awards are presented for performance but we also present awards for character, leadership and community service.

Employee comments:

“Great place to work, great culture and I look forward to the future at FFG/Mass.”

“I enjoy coming to work every day. It’s a great work environment that promotes teamwork.”

“Just a place that you know people want to see each other succeed.”

“Management understands that if they help you be successful, that this will help the company be successful. Seems like a simple concept, but I’ve been working for 30 years (and just joined this company) so I know it’s harder to do, than it is to say.”

The Dubin Group placed under the small company category for top employer!

The Dubin Group is a Philadelphia area staffing firm specializing in temporary and direct hire placement of business professionals, including accounting/finance, office/legal support and human resources roles. Services also include Outplacement Workshops and Seminars, as well as Candidate Employment Screening. We are the first in the area to offer free, integrated Video Interviews for our clientsl. Founded in 1998 by Kenny Dubin, The Dubin Group is a seven time winner (2008, 2009, 2012 – 16) of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”, including the Gold and Bronze. If you are a business owner who’s looking to hire employees, then you could look here for more info.

See the full list here.