EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Symmes Maini & McKee

Saying "thank you" for the little things at work is easy when HR provides cards and gifts for employees to share.
SMMA employees (including pictured above) who leave and rejoin the firm are welcomed into SMMA's commemorative Boomerang Club upon their return. Because of the firm's collaborative culture and enduring appeal, it's a pretty big club.

The Data

Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Founded: 1955

2010 revenue: $29.3 million

CEO: Ara Krafian

Website: smma.com

Number of employees: 182

What it does: Designs large-scale campuses and buildings

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Never underestimate the power of a simple thank you. Symmes Maini & McKee Assocsiates built a culture around appreciation by providing a well-stocked supply of thank you notes and gift certificates for employees to give to one another at any time to recognize teamwork or exceptional individual efforts. SMMA acknowledges some of these above-and-beyond efforts with cash prizes at quarterly meetings. Every Friday, employees start their mornings together with a latte or espresso in the company kitchen, which CEO Ara Krafian says, "lets everyone take a break from work and start thinking about their weekend."

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Last updated: May 23, 2011




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