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Utah businesses honored for encouraging innovation, fostering high values and striking a balance between work and life

Utah businesses honored for encouraging innovation, fostering high values and striking a balance between work and life

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(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) Software engineers Kip Armstrong, left, and Justin Permann take a break from duties in one of the company break rooms at Kuali in Lehi on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Each year, as part of The Salt Lake Tribune’s Top Workplaces report, Utah companies are recognized for achievement in specific areas such as training employees, encouraging new ideas and promoting a balance between work and life.

The annual survey, conducted by Energage , a Philadelphia-based research and consulting firm, resulted in the following special awards:

BambooHR LLC • Since its founding in 2008, this Lindon-based company — which provides human resource software for small- to medium-size businesses — has mushroomed to 470 employees and has an impressive client list that includes SoundCloud, Foursquare, Freshbooks, Stance and Reddit. Employees say they like where the company is headed and see positive things in the future. “I like that we are growing intentionally and with purpose,” wrote one commenter. “I like that we are not losing sight of our company values during our growth and are prioritizing and maintaining that culture.” Another likes that BambooHR is “still focused on the people, not the profit.”

LendingClub • Employees at this online credit marketplace in Lehi, which connects borrowers and investors, had positive things to say about their managers. “My manager has helped me to be more confident,” said one employee. Added another: “She is so knowledgeable, experienced, fair and open. She’s normally available to answer questions when needed and […]

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