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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Sonoma Partners

This consulting firm is serious about flexibility, allowing employees to work from home up to three days a week.
Sonoma Partner's flexible schedule allows employes to find a perfect work-life balance. Here (from left to right) employees Brad Bosak, Augustine Park, Peter Majer, and Neil Erickson kick back and enjoy the company's 2010 holiday party.

The Data

Sonoma Partners, LLC

Location: Chicago

Founded: 2001

2010 revenue: $11.5 million

CEO: Michael Snyder

Website: sonomapartners.com

Facebook: Sonoma Partners

Number of employees: 67

What it does: Provides technology and business consulting

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At Sonoma Partners, employees decide when and where they work with upper management's blessing. The consulting firm allows its employees to work from home three days a week. Employees also enjoy flexible hours—they arrive to work anytime before 10 a.m. and leave anytime after 2 p.m. CEO Mike Snyder introduced one at-home workday a week about four years ago, adding more flexibility over time to gradually ease employees into the new system. Snyder attributes the success of Sonoma's scheduling to its thorough interview screening process, saying, "once someone's an employee we have the utmost confidence in them to behave responsibly and not abuse the system."




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