2023 Great Employers in Connecticut




Consigli Construction Co., Inc

  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut
  • Industry: Construction

  • Employees: 1065

Building Communities, Partnerships, Connections

Founded in 1905 as a masonry contractor, Consigli has grown from its roots as a well-respected local construction firm to a leading construction manager and general contractor, serving clients throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. With more than 1,000 employees across 9 regional offices from Maine to Washington, D.C., today the ESOP-owned firm is led by Consigli’s fourth generation–brothers Anthony Consigli and Matthew Consigli.

Consigli invests in its people, offering 10,000+ training hours through 150+ classes each year, tuition reimbursement, learning conferences and training seminars. Consigli’s culture is about caring and being involved – employees are regularly offered opportunities to volunteer in their communities and are encouraged to take leadership roles in community organizations. Consigli’s mission of maintaining a good work-life balance and healthy lifestyle is reinforced by its robust health and wellness benefits. For example, up to $450 in health club membership reimbursement is offered to employees each year.

Consigli staff enjoy half days every other Friday in the summer, impromptu lunches, happy hours, golf outings, and holiday parties. They offer unique benefits such as their Mentorship and an Emerging leaders program. Consigli works hard to show their appreciation to their employees!

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Charles IT

  • Location: Middletown, Connecticut
  • Industry: Technology

  • Employees: 91

Real Relationships and Raving Fans

Charles IT focuses on pushing the envelope to continually improve their organization to make it the best place for their team. They consistently rework processes and benefits to give their team a place they are proud to work for! They stand by their tag line that they create “Real Relationships and Raving Fans” both internally and externally. Charles IT believes in a work hard, play hard mindset, providing paid trainings and certifications alongside fun activities.

They invest in company culture (events, happy hours, and Friday lunches) and offer a large number of office perks (bring your dog to work, free snacks and beverages, weekly prizes and awards for standout employees). Relationships are built through Fantasy Football leagues, walking competitions, movie, and game nights. An unusual perk – one epic outing each year where the whole team flies to a vacation spot paid for by the company!

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INDUS Realty Trust, Inc.

  • Location: Bloomfield, Connecticut
  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Employees: 33

High Employee Retention

INDUS Realty Trust, Inc., is a REIT engaged in developing, acquiring, managing, and leasing high-quality industrial and logistics properties. They care deeply about their employees, which results in a high employee retention rate within the company. Regularly seeking feedback from their employees to improve their experience, they recently opened a biophilic office design, bringing nature into the workplace.

Holiday and office parties occur frequently, along with food and activities such as mini golf and corn hole. They offer PTO for volunteering, donation matching, education and wellness reimbursements and paid parental leave beyond the market norms. They also enjoy an early close to the workday before a holiday or a long weekend and surprise days off.

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Parents’ Foundation for Transitional Living

  • Location: New Haven, Connecticut
  • Industry: Nonprofit – Health & Human Services
  • Employees: 32

Trust and Support Leads to Compassion and Excellent Care

Parents’ Foundation believes that the center of a successful organization is the staff that works there. When honesty, trust, accountability and open creativity abounds, this translates to outstanding resident care, compassion, and successful outcomes for residents.

Flexible scheduling, positive messages, shout outs and their appreciation channel are just some of the ways that Parents’ Foundation interacts with staff members and encourages learning and growth. In the last two years they have celebrated ten internal promotions! Staff are encouraged to push themselves beyond what they think they can do to achieve their goals. Wins are celebrated with employee of the month awards,  anniversary recognition, and employee outings. Fun activities include beach picnics, game nights, and a catered Thanksgiving celebration.

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The Lockwood Group

Connected, Engaged and Happy

Their annual retreat is just one of the things that The Lockwood Group employees tout as something their employer does that they love! Their employer is also known for their practice of caring for their employees through paid time off for those experiencing significant personal difficulties. They are also very welcoming to parents with children by providing flexibility.

Employees can work from home, but also connect over office lunches, social gatherings, and holiday parties. They have a tradition of sponsoring a Giving Tree every December for team members to buy holiday presents for children in need. The CEO’s approach of empowerment and forgiveness encourages people to take measured risks and inspires them to do their best work.

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  • Location: Bristol, Connecticut
  • Industry: Solar Energy
  • Employees: 45

Through These Doors Walk the Greatest People

SAVKAT is truly a “work hard, play hard” organization. Being a local, family-owned company, they pride themselves on giving their employees a great work/life balance, understanding that there is more to life than just “work.” With free food and drinks, cookouts, holiday parties, and “just because parties,” SAVKAT treats their employees well!

They know that in order to provide exemplary concierge service for their customers, their team needs to feel valued, empowered and secure. Their teams are the reason they succeed and as such, much time is spent on internal efforts to ensure that goal is met.

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