Best Places to Work - The Journal Record 2018 - Page 38

#4 Small/Medium Employer Website: Twitter Handle: @tbsfactoring U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Oklahoma City Industry: Financial Services Status: Private U.S. Employees: 218 Oklahoma Employees: 218 Year Founded: 2004 Company Leader: Wood Kaufman, CEO S ome might say that TBS Factoring Service’s headquarters building seems more like a hip neighborhood hangout than a place of work. Employees of the company that provides simple and flexible finan- cial solutions for small businesses enjoy an indoor “road,” bicycles, big wheels, scooters and an indoor putting green. The Vault room features rolling red leather theater-style chairs perfect for collaborat- ing in small groups for webinars or even watching movies on a snow day when employees’ children come to work with them. “We have a super cool coffee-lounge-type break room with padded booths, free espresso and other drinks, music playing, hip lighting, and a Garage activity area with a roll-up glass garage door, seating, throw pillows, video screens and music,” said Kristina Williams, human resources manager. “In addition to a great workspace and competitive pay and benefits, our employees appreciate the playful and familial culture that we’ve built.” Through company-sponsored family events, massive holiday parties with live bands, bring-your-dog-to-work days, pajama and costume days, spontaneous surprise parties, talent shows, Corporate Chal- lenge sponsorship, indoor scavenger hunts, sports leagues, happy hours, and an ever-changing culture wall dedicated to highlighting 38 2018 Best Places to Work achievements and activities within the company, co-workers become more like family. “They look for ways to make work fun, exciting and unpredictable with contests, rewards, campaigns, gifts and special recognition, like a crisp $50 bill on everyone’s desk because the company hit 50 years, or midday snow cones because it’s hot,” said Catrina Sandmann, marketing manager. In addition, TBS offers professional development including formal leadership coaching and mentoring as well as tuition reimbursement of $2,500 per employee every year. Quarterly performance reviews ensure opportunities for improvement and advancement. “TBS is incredibly grateful to be selected for Best Places to Work for the fourth year in a row,” said Jenn Fogg, president. “We’d like to take the credit, but we know all of the credit goes to our employees – the movers and shakers and fun-time makers who make coming to work not feel like work!” TBS recognizes hard work and quality performance with daily spot awards and a quarterly bonus program. The company also encourag- es internal recognition through its Kudos Program, where employees nominate other employees for displaying one of the TBS Core Values through their actions. The Journal Record