Northeastern Pennsylvania is full of companies, both big and small. However, only a few of them can be considered to be the best places to work in the area. What makes a company one of the best to work for? It’s a combination of atmosphere (as in work environment), a fair wage for a solid day’s work, and longevity. Many of the companies on this list have been in the area for several years, although a few can boast that they have been around longer than that.
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3) Penn Foster, 925 Oak Street, Scranton, PA
Penn Foster is an online school that specializes in high school curriculum for those who can’t attend a traditional brick and mortar school. It also has college programs (including degrees in Business Management and Criminal Justice) and serves as a career school thanks to its associates degree programs in medical billing and coding and pharmacy technician work. What makes Penn Foster one of the best companies to work for in Northeastern Pennsylvania is the fact that the faculty and support staff provides a family-type atmosphere and a cheerful work environment.
On top of this, Penn Foster is labor union friendly, which is important to the educators that are on their staff.
4) Benco Dental, 295 Centerpoint Blvd, Pittston Twp., PA
Although Benco Dental has offices all over the country, their corporate headquarters are located right here in Northeast Pennsylvania. The company makes dental products and supplies, and provides both small and large equipment to dentists’ offices in the United States. The company has been in business for over 80 years, making it one of the oldest still-operating businesses on this list. Benco Dental prides themselves in hiring just the right employees, who will take the job seriously, but still have fun while doing so.
5) East Penn Manufacturing Company, Inc, 1 Deka Road, Lyons, PA
East Penn Manufacturing Company makes and distributes lead-acid batteries throughout the United States. These batteries are the large-sized ones that are used in vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including cars, boats and trucks, as well as specially-designed ones for more unique purposes. East Penn is a large company that boasts of having over 7,000 workers in its plant, and makes the list of best companies to work for due to its small-company atmosphere (despite its size) and the fact that it provides steady work year-round for its many loyal employees.
6) Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply, 1200 Mid Valley Drive, Jessup, PA
Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply provides uniforms and clean linens to restaurants, hotels, casinos and manufacturing companies throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and portions of the surrounding states. Not only does the company provide steady work for its employees (with good pay and some solid benefits to boot) but it has a corporate structure set up in which the management listens to and implements ideas and suggestions from the employees themselves. This gives them a say in things, which ups the happiness factor.
Although there are many other great companies in Northeastern Pennsylvania that offer good pay and warm, friendly working atmosphere, these six top the list.