Circle Bank SIX-TIME WINNERA year of milestones; how the winners were chosen; facts and figures of winners over the yearsBest Places to Work 2012 winner profiles20--50 employees51--100 employees101--250 employees251--500 employees501--1,000 employees1,001-plus employees51--100 employeeslisted alphabeticallyCircle BankCoast Landscape ManagementCosteaux French Bakery, Inc.Filtration GroupFirst Community BankGeorge Petersen Insurance AgencyGlassdoorGolden LivingCenter of PetalumaKCC, LLCLEMO USA, Inc.Moss Adams, LLPNova GroupSonoma Technology Inc.St. Francis Winery & VineyardsSummit State BankTown of WindsorWells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.WRA Environmental Consultants
NOVATO -- "We rate very high in customer satisfaction," an employee said. "Our customers appreciate our can-do attitude and expertise in providing their banking needs. We all work together for the same goal. Each person views others as valuable human beings."
President Kim Kaselionis said, "The people we hire are all self-motivated, and when you put a diverse group that has a lot of enthusiasm and knows about team work together, you've got something great."
Another worker noted, "Management has created a team-oriented atmosphere, and rewards individuals who go over and above to provide excellent customer service."
Others said, "The bank's willingness to change, and it's openness to keeping employees involved with everything going on at a management level, is what makes us the best. My ideas are heard and respected."
Employees said the opportunity for individual growth is always present. "Circle Bank promotes from within and helps individuals attain the necessary skills or qualifications needed for any promotion."Coast Landscape ManagementFOUR-TIME WINNER
NAPA -- Coast Landscape is committed to being a leader in the green industry, while providing an enriching work environment for its 66 exceptional employees.
"I appreciate the fact that management expects employees to do their best and supports us so we can do so," one said. "I like how I am given assignments and update my supervisors, without feeling that they are closely observing my every action."
CEO Kelly Solomon said Coast believes in open communication. "We are thankful that we have not had wage cuts while being able to maintain our quarterly company events, picnics and holiday parties as well as uniform policies. Coast is as good as its employees. I know we are on the right path for continued success."
Employees say they come to work with a smile because of the friendliness of their co-workers and the cohesive team environment.
"Everyone works together for the common goal of meeting and exceeding customer needs," another said. "We all have such a positive attitude. It's a pleasure being here every day."Costeaux French Bakery, Inc.SECOND-TIME WINNER
HEALDSBURG -- The uniqueness and authenticity of the Costeaux experience is what makes us stand out, keeps customers satisfied and makes them want to come back, according to employees.
"When reviewing guest comments they repeatedly noted that they were greeted by a friendly staff and that products consumed were of great quality," said owner and General Manager Will Seppi. "We work hard to ensure that not only our customers are happy but also our employees."
Management embraced a "promote the positive" approach, recognizing employees for doing things consistent with Costeaux's core values.
Company benefits include free nutritious meals, daily loaf of bread and birthday cake of their choice -- along with a 20 percent discount on all products. There is also a sit-down holiday dinner party with a raffle of great prizes.
"The sense of personal commitment that we have, to making sure that each guest is welcomed and their needs are met, is exceptional."Filtration GroupFIVE-TIME WINNER