Meet the 2017 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge

The top-ranked firms on this year’s list of the Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge were unveiled this morning during an awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza.

Companies vying for the distinction are divided into two categories, one for small and medium-sized firms with between 15 and 249 employees, and another for large companies with 250 or more employees.

The law firm of Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator & Holinga was announced as this year’s No. 1 small and medium-sized company, while the insurance brokerage firm of Brown & Brown of Baton Rouge took top ranking among large companies.

Rounding out the top five among small and medium-sized companies are: Assurance Financial, Level Homes, EFCU Financial, and Sigma Engineers and Constructors. In the large companies category, L’Auberge Casino & Hotel; Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz; GMFS; and Woman’s Hospital make up the top five.

To compile this year’s list, Business Report once again partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management to discover what makes a great workplace in our community, as well as provide participating employers insight into what their employees think.

Independent national firm Best Companies Group surveyed companies that chose to participate. For-profit companies and nonprofits, as well as publicly and privately held companies were all eligible to participate, so long as they have a facility in Baton Rouge and a minimum of 15 full- or part-time employees working in the nine-parish Capital Region. Contract employees are not included in employee counts or surveys.

See the full Best Places to Work rankings, and check out the full profiles on Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator & Holinga and Brown & Brown.

The Louisiana Business Symposium continues this afternoon with the Top 100 Luncheon, during which economist Loren Scott will unveil his annual economic forecast for Louisiana and the Capital Region. Read Daily Report PM for more coverage.

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