Chroma Named a Top Small Employer
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt., June 29, 2010 — In the June issue of Inc. magazine, Chroma Technology was among 20 companies honored by the nonprofit organization Winning Workplaces as one of the nation's top small employers.
Founded in 1991, the company manufactures precision optical filters and coatings for scientific study.
Among its benefits are employee ownership, a cash profit sharing plan, a strong health benefits package, leadership opportunities and management-by-committee. The company’s success comes in the form of low turnover and a staff who stand behind the products they make, said the company.
Other companies included on the list are Patagonia, an outdoor clothing designer and retailer, the New York Jets football team and Dealers.com of Burlington, Vt.
This is the eighth year the two organizations have recognized firms that attribute their success to their commitment to bettering workplace culture and to exemplary people practices.
According to the organizations, common characteristics of top small company workplaces include clear vision, mission and values; communicating with openness and trust; and employees’ continuous learning and development.
For more information, visit: www.chroma.com