2. Sitara Networks
In this period of layoffs, disappointing stock prices and musical-chair executives, it's difficult to find a company that can instill a fierce sense of loyalty in its staff.In this period of layoffs, disappointing stock prices and musical-chair executives, its difficult to find a company that can instill a fierce sense of loyalty in its staff. At Sitara Networks, however, loyalty and pride in the company is a common thread among its 180 employees. Sitara, a provider of systems to ensure quality of service on networks, provides the usual list of perks access to a health club, vending machines that dont take money, fresh fruit baskets and free dinners for those working after hours. But those arent the things employees mention most often.
"That stuffs nice and all, but its definitely not the reason I love coming to work," says Dave Turner, Sitaras manager of worldwide sales. "People here are given free rein to do their jobs. You dont have someone looking over your back the attitude is: We hire quality people, so go to it. "