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2014 Best Companies to Work for in New York State Ranks Revealed

    May 11, 2014


        Lorri Zelman

        Chair, Best Companies to Work for in New York Initiative

        New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM)



    2014 Best Companies to Work for in New York State Ranks Revealed

    Albany (May 8, 2014) – On May 6, 2014, 60 employers from the Empire State were recognized as the Best Companies to Work for in New York for their outstanding achievements in employee engagement. They were honored at an awards event in Albany, during which their ranks were revealed.

                   “We are honored to recognize 60 outstanding companies ranging across a variety of industries from financial and professional services, to health care, social services, not-for-profit, technology and more. Although the winners run the gamut in terms of their products and services, they all share a common thread -- a commitment to their employees,” said Lorri Zelman, event emcee and chair of the program for the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM).

    In addition to recognition at the awards event, a special publication highlighting each company’s unique employment perks is available to view online at

    Created in 2007, these celebrated annual awards are part of a distinctive program that evaluates and ranks the best places of employment. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in New York, whose practices benefit the State's businesses, economy, and workforce.

    The list of honorees is comprised of 60 companies in a wide array of industries split into two groups based on size: small/medium-sized employers with 15-249 U.S. employees and large employers with more than 250 U.S. associates. [A ranked list of honorees is provided at the end of this release.]

                   To be considered for participation, organizations had to fulfill specific registration eligibility requirements, then participate in a two-part survey of employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies. Best Companies Group, an independent firm that manages Best Places to Work programs on state, regional and national levels around the world, conducted the survey process, then evaluated the results and determined the best places of employment in the Empire State.

                   The Best Companies to Work for in New York State program is a partnership between the NYS-SHRM, The Business Council of New York and Best Companies Group. The 2014 awards were sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C.; CDPHP; Anchin Block & Anchin LLP; Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.; DigitasLBi; Ryan LLC; and Wellness Rebates.

    For more information about the program or about participating next year, please visit or contact Best Companies Group at 1-877-455-2159.

    2014 Best Companies to Work for in New York State

    Winners listed in ranked order within their category.
    Primary state office location provided.


    SMALL / MEDIUM EMPLOYERS (15 to 249 U.S. employees)

    #1        Nigel Frank International (New York, NY)

    #2        First American Equipment Finance (Fairport, NY)

    #3        HR Works, Inc. (Fairport, NY)

    #4        CONDUCTOR, INC (New York, NY)

    #5        DayNine Consulting, Inc. (New York, NY)

    #6        Vanteon Corporation (Fairport, NY)

    #7        SThree (New York, NY)

    #8        Adconion Direct (New York, NY)

    #9        Credit Union Association of New York (Albany, NY)

    #10       Undertone (New York, NY)

    #11       Northern Insuring Agency, Inc (Plattsburgh, NY)

    #12       SeaComm Federal Credit Union (Massena, NY)

    #13       Quorum Federal Credit Union (Purchase, NY)

    #14       AlphaSights (New York, NY)

    #15       Infinity Consulting Solutions (New York, NY)

    #16       1010data Services LLC (New York, NY)

    #17       LeadingAge New York (Latham, NY)

    #18       Sturges Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Utica, NY)

    #19       The Hayner Hoyt Corporation (Syracuse, NY)

    #20       High Rise Fire and Security (Brooklyn, NY)

    #21       Grassi & Co. (New York City, NY)

    #22       Pinckney Hugo Group (Syracuse, NY)

    #23       Johnston Paper (Auburn, NY)

    #24       St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers, Inc. (Saranac Lake, NY)

    #25       Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (Ithaca, NY)

    #26       Outreach (Richmond Hill, NY)

    #27       Logical Control Solutions, Inc. (Victor, NY)

    #28       MAC Source Communications, Inc. (Syracuse, NY)

    #29       Haylor, Freyer & Coon (N. Syracuse, NY)

    #30       SaveAround (Binghamton, NY)

    #31       Rent the Runway (New York, NY)

    #32       Solomon Page Group LLC (New York, NY)


    LARGE EMPLOYERS (250 or more U.S. employees)

    #1        Edward Jones (Liverpool, NY)

    #2        WithumSmith+Brown, PC (New York, NY)

    #3        Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Ardsley, NY)

    #4        Orion Holdings (New York, NY)

    #5        Shawmut Design and Construction (New York, NY)

    #6        Rocket Fuel (New York, NY)

    #7        Horizon Health Services (Buffalo, NY)

    #8        DeCrescente Distributing Company (Mechanicville, NY)

    #9        Edelman (New York, NY)

    #10       Urban Engineers, Inc. (New York, NY)

    #11       Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP (New York, NY)

    #12       Stantec (New York, NY)

    #13       Goldberg Segalla LLP (Buffalo, NY)

    #14       Fibertech Networks (Rochester, NY)

    #15       Independent Health (Buffalo, NY)

    #16       QuickChek Corporation (Florida, NY)

    #17       Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc (Lake Success, NY)

    #18       Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP (New York, NY)

    #19       Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (Poughkeepsie, NY)

    #20       DigitasLBi (New York, NY)

    #21       Empower Federal Credit Union (Syracuse, NY)

    #22       Ryan LLC (New York, NY)

    #23       CDPHP (Albany, NY)

    #24       Paychex, Inc. (Rochester, NY)

    #25       Yodle (New York, NY)

    #26       Rothstein Kass (New York, NY)

    #27       The Pike Company, Inc. (Rochester, NY)

    #28       AmeriCU Credit Union (Rome, NY)