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Updated: October 19, 2020

The envelope, please: Rankings released for Maine's Best Places to Work

A bank headquartered in the state’s midcoast region, a Bangor nonprofit and a Portland insurance firm all took top honors in the annual Best Places to Work in Maine competition, whose winners were named Monday.

The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management last month named a total of 84 employers to the 15th annual list, but had not previously announced their rankings.

Employers are ranked in order of the highest scores in the evaluation process. (See list below.)

The Best Places to Work in Maine list is intended to encourage excellence in Maine employers and recognizes those that have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments. The organization that manages the program, Best Companies Group, selects the recipients based on information gathered from all applicants, including employee benefits, workplace policies and employee responses to a satisfaction survey.

Participating companies receive an employee feedback report in an effort to help them improve their scores. The report summarizes employee engagement and satisfaction data and includes employees’ written comments. Organizations often use the report to make improvements in their workplace cultures.

The field of companies and organizations making the list was slightly smaller this year than in 2019, when 100 employers were on the roster, the most ever.

In response to changes spurred by the pandemic, this year's survey included questions designed to collect feedback from employees working at home. And unlike in past years, the Best Places program did not hold a live event to celebrate the winners.

Endorsing partners of Best Places to Work program include the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, the Maine HR Convention and Mainebiz. Sponsors include KMA Consulting, Clark Insurance and Allagash Brewing Co.

Large Company Category (250+ U.S. Employees)

1. Machias Savings Bank, multiple locations
2. Consigli Construction Co. Inc., Portland
3. Dechra, Portland
4. Bangor Savings Bank, multiple locations
5. NFI North, multiple locations
6. Edward Jones, multiple locations
7. Darling’s, multiple locations
8. Summit Utilities Inc., multiple locations
9. SHP Management Corp., Cumberland
10. T-Mobile, Oakland
11. Tyler Technologies, multiple locations
12. athenahealth, Belfast
13. Hancock Lumber, multiple locations
14. TD Bank N.A., multiple locations
15. Publishers Clearing House, Portland
16. Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice, multiple locations
17. Burns & McDonnell, Portland
18. Hussey Seating Co., North Berwick and Sanford
19. MaineGeneral Health, multiple locations

Medium-Size Company Category (50-249 U.S. Employees)

1. Wings for Children and Families, multiple locations
2. Drummond Woodsum, Portland
3. Patriot Subaru, Saco
4. Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services, Bangor
5. Allen Insurance and Financial, multiple locations
6. Landry/French Construction, Scarborough and Waterville
7. Evergreen Credit Union, multiple locations
8. Finance Authority of Maine, Augusta
9. Systems Engineering, Portland
10. CES Inc., multiple locations
11. Maine State Credit Union, Augusta and Waterville
12. Knickerbocker Group, Boothbay and Portland
13. cPort Credit Union, multiple locations
14. Maine Credit Union League and Synergent, Westbrook and New Gloucester
15. CCB Inc., Westbrook
16. Day’s Jewelers, multiple locations
17. Good Shepherd Food Bank, multiple locations
18. University Credit Union, multiple locations
19. Bernstein Shur, Portland and Augusta
20. The County Federal Credit Union, multiple locations
21. Bath Savings Institution, multiple locations
22. Downeast Credit Union, multiple locations
23. PeoplesChoice Credit Union, multiple locations
24. Northeast Charter & Tour Co. Inc., multiple locations
25. Avesta Housing, multiple locations
26. Katahdin Trust Co., multiple locations
27. DeBlois Electric, Lewiston
28. Albin, Randall & Bennett, Portland
29. Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, multiple locations
30. GreenPages Technology Solutions, Kittery
31. Midcoast Federal Credit Union, multiple locations
32. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay
33. SymQuest, Westbrook and Lewiston
34. North Shore Behavioral Health, Old Orchard Beach and Wilton
35. Skowhegan Savings Bank, multiple locations
36. Coretelligent LLC, Scarborough
37. Harriman Associates, Auburn and Portland
38. National Distributors Inc., South Portland
39. HealthReach Community Health Centers, multiple locations

Small Company Category (15-49 U.S. Employees)

1. Acadia Benefits Inc., Portland
2. Maine Information Network, Augusta
3. Planson International, New Gloucester
4. Colby Co. Engineering, Portland
5. TruChoice Federal Credit Union, multiple locations
6. Spinnaker Trust, Portland
7. Octane Marketing, Portland
8. Portland Webworks Inc., Portland
9. Horch Roofing, Warren and Westbrook
10. Main-Land Development Consultants Inc., Livermore Falls and Falmouth
11. iBec Creative, Portland
12. Chilton Furniture Co., Scarborough and Freeport
13. Casco Systems LLC, Cumberland and Waterville
14. Trademark Federal Credit Union, multiple locations
15. Saco Valley Credit Union, multiple locations
16. SFX America, Portland
17. MPX, Portland
18. Trueline, Portland
19. Rich Exterior Solutions Inc., Falmouth
20. Arkatechture, Portland and York
21. Page One Web Solutions, Portland
22. Purdy Powers & Co., Portland
23. Criterium Engineers, Freeport
24. Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies Inc., Scarborough
25. Blue Marble Geographics, Hallowell and Brunswick
26. Great Works Internet, Biddeford

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