Company Profile

No.157

GRAYBOX

Offers website development, branding and content services, business operations consulting, Internet marketing, and application development.

Industry
Advertising & Marketing
Location
Portland, Oregon
Leadership
Paul Weinert
Year Founded
2009
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 3597 (2019), No. 1872 (2018), No. 858 (2017), No. 370 (2016)
Twitter
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2017

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

GRAYBOX has built an incredible culture. We have one of the coolest offices in Portland and tons of perks, but those things would meaningless without the support, encouragement, and positivity that runs like a strong current through everyone. Leadership is experienced, helpful, encourages growth and learning and is willing to take the time to invest in the employees. Coworkers are collaborative, accountable and dependable. There is a definite team first mentality. Everyone is sold out and excited to be moving in the same direction. It is a ton of fun to work with experienced people who want to deliver the best product time and time again. No one complains, either. Even when it is late on a weekend night and a client has a problem with their website, everyone jumps in to take care of the client.

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No.158

Annmarie Skin Care

Makes organic, handcrafted skincare and makeup.

3-Year Growth
883%
Industry
Consumer Products & Services
Location
Berkeley, California
Leadership
Kevin Gianni
Year Founded
2011
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 432 (2016)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
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We handcraft skin care, using organic and wildcrafted ingredients, that promises beautiful, glowing skin. Using our Wild. Beautiful. process, we carefully SELECT ingredients to meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness. We then INFUSE selected herbs into aloe vera and into skin nutritive oils for up to 30 days at low heat (never over 95°). These infusions are used as a potent base for all our products. We then add selected plant extracts, skin supporting nutrients and aromatherapy to create the most active and effective natural products available. Lastly, we CRAFT by packaging these products with intention.

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Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2017

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

We handcraft skincare, using organic and wildcrafted ingredients, that promises beautiful, glowing skin. Using our Wild, Beautiful, process, we carefully SELECT ingredients to meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness. We then INFUSE selected herbs into aloe vera and into skin nutritive oils for up to 30 days at low heat (never over 95°). These infusions are used as a potent base for all our products. We then add selected plant extracts, skin-supporting nutrients and aromatherapy to create the most active and effective natural products available. Lastly, we CRAFT by packaging these products with intention.

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No.159

Fizziology

A social media research firm in media and entertainment, serving studios, networks, production companies, talent, and brands.

3-Year Growth
785%
Industry
Advertising & Marketing
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Leadership
Ben Carlson
Year Founded
2009
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 577 (2017), No. 502 (2016)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2017

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

As a social media research firm who spends time uncovering audience needs, Fizziology understands what motivates a Millennial workforce. 85% of Fizziology's staff is under 30 and spans offices in Indianapolis, LA, Nashville and Louisville. An active company culture coupled with a variety of employee engagement programs has contributed to low turnover and rapid growth. The founders communicate the company's goals, desires and financial state frequently. They keep an open-door policy and strive for honesty and transparency in all situations. Rather than a set of 'rules', Fizziology manages by sharing values that are important to the company. Whenever someone fails to live up to those values, they're coached in Communication, Ownership, Decision Making, and Leadership When the team brainstorms on client campaigns, everyone's voice is heard, regardless of seniority. Some of the team's best creative ideas come from its youngest hires Employees are encouraged to map their goals and design their ideal position. Management works to create a personalized map of how to achieve these goals and how they align with the company's larger vision, giving them a document to measure progress against through the year. The team builds each other up, spends the necessary time to train, and provides feedback.

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No.160

IST Research

Develops a platform used for information collection, communication support, and decision making tools for organizations dealing with Ebola outbreaks, insurgency activities, and human trafficking operations.

3-Year Growth
140%
Industry
Software
Location
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Leadership
Ryan Paterson
Year Founded
2008
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 2915 (2018), No. 898 (2017), No. 1221 (2016)
Twitter
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2017

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

IST Research is a family of like-minded individuals that creates technology to address human security challenges, including the fight against human trafficking and occurring around the world. Our technology, Pulse, aims to identify and communicate effectively with at-risk populations in disconnected areas. Every day, employees at IST Research are continuing to develop Pulse with the sole mission of providing a voice to the voiceless. The IST family consists of software developers, military veterans, social scientists, data scientists and a corporate team operating in a distributed environment. This allows employees to live and work in the places they choose, whether that be in a different time zone, or just down the street from the local 'IST Cafe,' a shared workspace where any IST employee is welcome. Communication is an integral part of working in a distributed environment, and IST has found Slack to be one of the most incredible tools for maintaining transparent communication between team members, while also allowing people to express their individuality and build comraderie. IST has over 260 channels for discussing specific projects with teams, sharing information with the whole company, and even to share fun stories and pictures of our furry friends or talking about robots!

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No.161

NICE Home Services

Provides plumbing, HVAC, and gas fireplace services.

3-Year Growth
136%
Industry
Construction
Location
Springfield, Virginia
Leadership
Craig Elliott
Year Founded
2011
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 2590 (2017), No. 1264 (2016)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2017

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Our company supports personal goals as well as professional goals. We set them quarterly, and the leaders help team members identify goals and provide assistance in meeting those goals. The CEO has helped employees to get out of debt, achieve good credit and save money for the future. As a team, we work on becoming more healthy, making it fun and inclusive to make healthy choices. We work with employees to fit their talent to the right position within the company. If you are hired in for one post, and you would like to try something else, we allow cross training and the ability to move within departments if you like. All managers and leaders are hired from within the company, and we will continue to train everyone to become a leader. We have a vision of seeing all managers go running their office in locations across the country. We believe in our people, and we trust them to make right decisions. We always listen to suggestions, and we work together on challenges asking for input from all teams.

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