For it’s 11th year, the San Diego Union Tribune has conducted the Top Workplaces awards, surveying 3,674 organizations in 2023. Of those surveyed, 105 companies earned recognition this year based on employee feedback. This initiative emphasizes the importance of cultivating an exceptional workplace culture that prioritizes employee appreciation and recognition. (How the winners were chosen)

See which North County Companies made the list below!


Congratulations to the Top North County Large Companies:

#10 Sempra and SDG&E (SDNEDC Investor) | 5,139 Employees | Utilities (Cool Perk: Family Concierge Program connects employees to resource to assist with problems/issues.)
#15 Cox Enterprises (SDNEDC Investor) | 823 Employees | Services


Congratulations to the Top North County Midsize Companies:

#3 EVOTEK in Solana Beach | 190 Employees | Value added reseller
#4 Community Interface Services in Vista | 170 Employees | Human & social services (Also received special award in the category of Values)
#6 Blanchard in Escondido | 150 Employees | Business Services (Cool Perk: Infant at Work program allows employees to bring babies up to 6 months old to work.)
#13 Dr. Bronner’s in Vista | 318 Employees | Consumer goods (Also received special award in the category of Benefits. Cool perk: $1000 rebate for new EV or plug-in hybrid purchase, plus free EV charging.)
#20 Soapy Joes Car Wash (Multiple North County Locations) | 497 Employees | Retail


Congratulations to the Top North County Small Companies:

#2 Avista Technologies in San Marcos | 63 Employees | Chemicals/paint
#3 Raken, Inc. in Carlsbad | 111 Employess | Information technology
#4 Trovata in Solana Beach | 88 Employees | Enterprise software (Also received special award in the category of Work/Life Flexibility)
#5 Bandy Ranch Floral in Vista | 120 Employees | Consumer goods (Also received special award in the category of Communication)
#6 Kidder Matthews in San Diego/Del Mar | 74 Employees | Real estate agents/brokers
#8 Winward Life Care in San Marcos | 110 Employees | Home health care services
#11 Manpower in San Marcos | 56 Employees | Staffing
#12 Corinthian Title Company in Rancho Bernardo | 108 Employees | Title & closing services
#17 Erickson-Hall Construction Company in Escondido | 94 Employees | Building construction
#19 Procede Software in Solana Beach | 125 Employees | Enterprise Software

The Top Workplaces survey is open to San Diego County employers with 50 or more employees, using benchmarks established from over 27 million employee feedback responses. Participation in the awards is free and voluntary. Learn more or apply for 2024.


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Caitlyn Canby loves to discover and share people’s stories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with over 9 years of journalism experience. An Escondido native, she just moved back from Catalina Island to North County with her husband and two children to the town of Fallbrook. Caitlyn enjoys collaborating on projects as Marketing and Events Coordinator at SDNEDC, traveling, and exploring new restaurants, venues, experiences, and cultures.




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