Gongos Research: John Gongos
Auburn Hills, Mich.
2009 revenue: $13.2 million
Gongos Research performs custom market research for clients using methods like product testing and focus groups.
Gongos aims to make its employees proud to work there—through a training process for new hires that educates them about the company's history and culture with videos, role-playing, and a one-on-one sitdown with the founder. Employees also set five personal and/or professional goals and receive guidance on how to meet them. During downtime, they can unwind with on-site massages, a company baseball team, and a ski club.