13 Companies With Highly Engaged Employees

These companies engage employees through diversity and inclusion programs, wellness benefits, career development opportunities and other initiatives.

Written by Margo Steines
13 Companies With Highly Engaged Employees
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Rose Velazquez | May 10, 2024

Measuring employee engagement gives a company insight about how satisfied their workers are with leadership, the specifics of their job and the overall work environment. Offering a robust benefits package, regularly soliciting employee feedback and creating opportunities for career development and advancement are all methods for engaging employees. Using these kinds of strategies to motivate employees can lead to a more productive workplace where team members are able to find a sense of belonging that encourages them to stay with the company longer. Here are some top companies with highly-engaged employees who are made to feel valued through a variety of people management programs and initiatives.

Companies With Highly-Engaged Employees

  • CarMax
  • HubSpot
  • Betterworks
  • DFIN
  • Tenable

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Companies With Highly-Engaged Employees

Brands look to Nativo’s software solutions to help them build and launch content campaigns optimized to increase audience engagement. The company is fully remote, but still actively works to create an environment where employees can “create genuine connections with colleagues.” It uses yearly surveys to shape its workplace culture and employee engagement strategy.


Scorability makes software tools that help collegiate athletic programs implement streamlined, data-driven recruiting processes. To support employee engagement, Scorability regularly brings different teams together to highlight their projects and accomplishments and actively works to recognize and celebrate employees’ life milestones. 


zLinq’s services and solutions enable IT teams to manage their organizations’ connectivity and communications technologies. It offers perks and benefits like tuition reimbursement, a flexible vacation policy, social events and charitable donation matching that are meant to create a fun, engaging work environment that encourages employees to grow personally and professionally. The company routinely uses surveys to measure employee engagement and inform strategies for enhancing its culture.


Fintech company Achieve provides digital personal finance solutions to its members in the form of loans and tools for managing and resolving debt. The company describes its team members as “passionate, problem-solving optimists,” offering an entire section of its website dedicated to showcasing employee stories, and employees have lots to say about what it’s like to work at Achieve. From engineering to customer service, its teams highlight the camaraderie, purpose and passion that connect people throughout the business.


DISH manages a suite of brands including DISH Network, Sling TV, DISH Wireless and Boost Mobile to provide services like live TV, streaming, high-speed internet and mobile plans. The company’s benefits include a generous PTO policy, a 401(k) contribution match, hiring practices to promote diversity and a documented equal pay policy. DISH also offers a number of family and wellness benefits including a return-to-work program after employees’ parental leave and company-sponsored family events.  


Enigma compiles data insights centered around the identity and financial health of small and medium businesses. Banks, lenders and other financial services companies can use that information to inform marketing, risk monitoring and customer onboarding. Enigma sought Great Place to Work certification to demonstrate to team members and prospective hires that it prioritizes an engaging employee experience. Its cultural values echo that commitment by prioritizing teammates above egos, professional and personal support and genuine care for one another.

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Healthcare support company firsthand serves clients who live with mental illness, providing resources, a network of peer support and assistance with navigating social benefits and medical care. In their testimonials, staff members describe working for firsthand as “fulfilling and enriching” and characterize its culture as “one of unconditional love and acceptance.” The company says an anonymous engagement survey also revealed 94 percent of its employees reported being “proud to work for firsthand.” 


PatientPoint’s patient engagement software is designed to make interacting with healthcare providers simple and less stressful. The company applies a similar strategy to its corporate culture, using proactive initiatives in areas like diversity and inclusion as well as leadership development to engage team members. For example, Patient Point created a diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging committee and offers access to resources such as LinkedIn Learning courses and manager training.


CarMax, a hub for buying and selling gently used vehicles, operates superstores nationwide that warehouse huge numbers of cars and trucks customers can order for shipment to their locations. Across its teams, from car detailers to the C-suite, CarMax engages employees through DEI initiatives, a career-growth mentality and values-driven management. It’s been repeatedly featured on lists such as Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”


HubSpot is a software company that makes products for marketing, customer relations and sales. The work culture at HubSpot prioritizes and supports a high level of team engagement through a “no inner circle” policy that keeps communication open between everyone from the interns to the CEO, a commitment to autonomous work, impactful diversity initiatives and person-first HR practices like non-traditional hours, remote work and unlimited vacation. 


Betterworks is a cloud-based HR management software that works within the OKR, or objectives and key results, management framework. It facilitates communication, feedback and employee engagement across and between teams, and the company practices those values within its own workforce. By offering generous wellness benefits, summer Fridays off and a culture that is intentionally positive and supportive, the company aims to foster an environment of support and excellence. 

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DFIN is a risk and compliance solutions consultancy. Using a SaaS model, it works with clients to analyze their data and manage their financial portfolios. DFIN has earned multiple recognitions for its corporate culture, which seeks to focus on employee total wellbeing, incentivizing them to work in a collaborative, flexible and team-oriented manner. The company also uses routine pulse surveys to measure and keep track of employee sentiment.


Tenable is a cybersecurity company that focuses on exposure management. For example, its vulnerability scanning software Nessus assesses a client’s risk of problematic information being publicized and then works to suppress and eliminate the information’s digital footprint. The company uses its emphasis on community, lifelong learning and impactful benefits packages to earn employee engagement. Tenable has received high ratings and rankings for its culture, diversity and inclusion, and leadership.

Sara B.T. Thiel contributed reporting to this story.

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