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G5

A fun work environment where employees get time to work on their own projects.
Employees gather on G5's roof in Bend, Ore.

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G5

Location: Bend, Oregon

Founded: 2005

2010 revenue: $11.1 million

CEO: Dan Hobin

Website: g5platform.com

Facebook: G5SearchMarketing

Number of employees: 110

What it does: Develops software that helps self storage, multi-family, and senior housing companies generate leads online and track marketing performance.

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G5 CEO Dan Hobin says that most people move to Bend, Ore. for the quality of life. So he thought, "Why not bring that same quality to business?" G5, which helps companies generate online leads and track marketing performance, has thrived because of its open and transparent work environment, says Hobin. Each year, employees get an "autonomy day" to spend 24 hours doing whatever they want at the company—from pursuing a new product idea to researching new lunch options. The company maintains about a seven percent turnover rate, and Hobin believes the upbeat office culture has helped the business scale. "If your people aren"t thriving and happy, your customers aren"t going to have good experiences," he says.

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Last updated: May 23, 2011




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