SEP Named a 2018 Best Place to Work in Indiana

(INDIANAPOLIS) — A record number of Hoosier companies – 125 in total – have been named to the 2018 Best Places to Work in Indiana list. More than 50 of them are first-time honorees or returning after at least a year’s absence, says the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Nearly half of the honorees (57) are from the small employer group, with all categories seeing an increase. More than 200 companies applied to the program.

“We have many tremendous employers in the state, so it’s great to see more and more companies take part in this effort to evaluate their workplace cultures and gain the recognition they deserve,” offers Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.”

“These organizations come from a wide variety of industries yet they all have a common thread. They continually demonstrate to their employees through their culture, communication, career opportunities, benefits and more how much they value their contributions.”

The 2018 honorees represent more than 25 areas throughout the state, with multiple winners hailing from Bloomington, Carmel, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Lafayette/West Lafayette, Lake County, Michigan City, Muncie, Noblesville and Porter County, in addition to Indianapolis.

The actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 3 awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center (Sagamore Ballroom) in downtown Indianapolis.

These top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 25 other states.

Winners were selected from four categories: small companies of between 15 and 74 U.S. employees; medium companies of between 75 and 249 U.S. employees; large companies of between 250 and 999 U.S. employees; and major companies with 1,000 or more U.S. employees. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.

“As we’re named a best place to work again, I’m incredibly proud of our team. We’ve added a lot of new faces over the past couple years. Growth poses all sorts of challenges, particularly to quality and culture,” said SEP’s president Raman Ohri. “The Best Place To Work process is a great way for us to make sure we aren’t slipping, and gives us the confidence to keep pushing forward.”

Organizations on this year’s list that have displayed sustained excellence during the program’s 13-year history receive additional recognition.

Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least 60% of the time in the program’s history; a total of 19 organizations (including SEP) on the 2018 list meet that criteria (including SEP). Two companies – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – have made the Best Places to Work list all 13 years of the program.

In addition to the May 3 awards dinner, winners will be recognized via a special section of the Indiana Chamber’s bimonthly BizVoice® magazine and through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick – both of which reach statewide audiences.

For more information on the Best Places to Work program, go to

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