2022 Great Employers to Work For in North Carolina Winners


250+ Employees Category


Burns & McDonnell

  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Industry: Engineering, Architecture, Construction
  • Employees: 8,500

Empowered Employee-Owners

When employees feel ownership in their work and their company, it shows in everything they do – that’s exactly what it’s like working at 100% employee-owned Burns & McDonnell. Staff are empowered to make their own decisions, develop new ideas and strategies, and chart their own career paths – and they are invested in the success of their colleagues, which helps to create a collaborative and fun work culture.

Throughout the year, both in and out of the office, Burns & McDonnell employees support each other on sports fields, in trivia games, at company picnics, and out in their communities.

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Total Quality Logistics

  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina


  • Industry: Transportation
  • Employees: 8,000

Team First and Always

At TQL, employees get training, tools, and technology they need to succeed – and they know that success is all about the team. From representing the company in intramural sports leagues to Jeopardy games to a team-centered approach to solving problems, the TQL team collaborates, learns, and enjoys spending time together.

Accomplishments at TQL are celebrated in a variety of ways, including the company-wide “Beer Toast” led by the CEO, meals shared with leadership, and passes for an hour off. Of the many perks of working at TQL, a favorite is the Pets Club, which offers treats throughout the year and reimbursements for pet adoptions.

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McAngus Goudelock & Courie

  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Industry: Legal
  • Employees: 669

Not Your Parents’ Law Firm

McAngus Goudelock & Courie says it’s “not your typical law firm”. They’re proud to be different: new ideas are celebrated, staff from all backgrounds are welcomed, and transparent communication is highly valued. At leadership retreats and town halls, voices from across the company participate in open discussions about the firm’s culture and future.

Employees feel the love from Day One with new employee welcome packages and throughout their time at MGC in weekly newsletters and Staff Appreciation Week. Team bonding activities include happy hours, virtual bingo, trivia nights, and escape room outings, as well as wellness activities like fun runs and yoga classes.

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Davenport & Company LLC

  • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Industry: Financial Services

  • Employees: 477

Invest in Clients and Employees

As an employee-owned financial services firm, Davenport & Company invests not only on behalf of their clients, it also invests in their employees’ well-beings and futures. The company provides generous healthcare benefits, paid time off policies, and retirement contributions.

Through volunteer work and school partnerships, Davenport employees mentor the next generation and teach financial literacy to kids of all ages. In the office, staff are recognized for accomplishments and length of service and enjoy fun activities like March Madness, “Elf on the Shelf” scavenger hunts, and National Donut Day celebrations.

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Terminix Service, Inc.

  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Industry: Pest Control
  • Employees: 1,070

Looking Inside for Leadership

Terminix Service, Inc. takes its “promote from within” philosophy very seriously: all 56 of the company’s branch managers were internal hires. That’s one of the reasons why their employees are known for longevity - nearly half of the company’s team has worked there for five years or longer.

With regular team-building activities, training offerings, and fun employee events, Terminix Service, Inc. has created an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. Throughout the organization, staff invest in themselves and in their communities by volunteering their time to build houses and collect food through local non-profits.

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  • Location: Morrisville, North Carolina
  • Industry: Consulting
  • Employees: 895

Culture of Learning & Excellence

At IEM, “I Think, Therefore IEM” is both a company tagline and a commitment to attract and retain a diverse group of smart, creative, innovative people. With an in-house library and custom learning management system with thousands of online courses, employees have plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, and apply their skills toward the greater good.

IEM fosters a culture of excellence, while encouraging fun in a relaxed and flexible work environment. Most office activities have gone online during the pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped co-workers from bonding over virtual pet photo contests or coffee chats.

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CPI Security

  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Industry: Security & Home
  • Employees: 754

Securing Communities & Staff Futures

Employees at CPI Security help protect the safety of families and communities. It’s no surprise that the company also works to improve communities in other ways, too: they host giving back events and, with their staff, donate to more than 100 local and national charities.

Whether they work in sales or as dispatchers, CPI Security leadership strives to make employees feel recognized and valued with awards, gifts, trips, and special events. Throughout the year, all are invited to participate in office games and contests, indulge in ice cream treats, and bring their families to a day at an amusement park.

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Strata Clean Energy

Healthy Planet, Healthy Work Environment

Strata Clean Energy strives to improve the planet and to create an environment where staff can improve themselves and grow personally and professionally. With tuition assistance, a women’s leadership group, volunteering events, and an active and involved diversity, equity, and inclusion group, the company works hard to foster a culture of inclusion, kindness, collaboration, teamwork, and camaraderie.

Employees at Strata have ample opportunities for career advancement - and fun. The organization hosts events that range from summer BBQs and motivational breakfasts to scavenger hunts and trivia.

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Baker Roofing Company

  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Industry: Construction
  • Employees: 1,077

Hard Work, Strong Values

Roofing isn’t an easy job. That’s why at Baker Roofing Company, hard work is recognized and rewarded. From gifts of new gear and tools to celebrate completed projects to awards for character, commitment, and length of service, staff know that they are valued.

Even with a team of more than 1,000 people, Baker Roofing Company feels like a family business with frequent cookouts, on-site fitness classes, picnics, charitable work, team-building events, and opportunities for one-on-one time with leadership.

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