Omaha’s a pretty great place to live, says Forbes, especially if you raise a family. The cost of living is low, houses are affordable and there are jobs here in a wide variety of fields.
It’s among the top tech cities in the Midwest according to Tech Midwest. Forbes included Omaha among the top cities in America for young professionals.
So whether you want to work in a location where your family is happy or you’re a young professional just starting out, Omaha ranks among the best options.
Even if you’re already sold on living and working in Omaha, you may still wonder who the best employers are in the metro area.
Of course, what makes an employer a good one depends on your needs. While some may think solely about salary, others may seek employers that offer flexible hours and a creative, diverse work environment.
Baird Holm survey results
Baird Holm, LLP annually surveys employees to find the best Omaha employers based on worker feedback and engagement. The annual Baird Holm, LLP survey of Best Places to Work in Omaha is a joint project with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
The annual survey is respected as an authority on local employers that manage to keep their employees happy and engaged.
The survey has two categories: firms with 25 to 200 employees and companies with more than 200. In the first category, there’s a top five list:
- Prime Time Healthcare LLC
Prime Time Healthcare LLC is a medical staffing agency that specializes in traveling nurse positions. It boasts a variety of local and national awards for being among the best places to work.
- RTG Medical
Another medical staffing and recruitment agency, RGT Medical finds positions throughout the U.S. for medical professionals. Like Prime Time Healthcare LLC, it boasts numerous awards as a top employer.
- One Staff Medical
Yet another medical staffing agency, One Staff Medical earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Health Care Staffing Services. It also has earned many awards for both client and employee satisfaction.
- Object Partners
Object Partners is a software and technology company that hires software development consultants to provide software solutions for businesses. It also has branches in Minneapolis and Chicago.
With four locations in Nebraska, Lutz provides accounting and business solutions. In addition to its designation as a best place to work in Omaha, Lutz also received a “Millennials Best Places to Work” award.
More Than 200 Employees
The smaller businesses on the Baird Holm, LLP survey list are mostly firms with consultants and contracted medical professionals. For companies with more than 200 employees, the list is more varied.
There are two Yahoo locations in the Omaha metro area. Both offices are quite active in the community and also received the 2017 “Best Places for Work in the Advancement of Women” award at the ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference.
Focused on post-injury rehabilitation, QLI frequently appears on lists featuring best employers. In fact, QLI has been voted as a best place to work in Omaha seven times. QLI hires rehabilitation specialists to work with patients who have brain and spinal cord injuries.
Medical Solutions LLC
One of the largest medical staffing firms in the U.S., Medical Solutions appears on both the Forbes and Inc. lists of best places to work. It also has an Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau and has appeared on the list of best places to work in Omaha many times.
C&A Industries, a staffing agency, has appeared on the list of best places to work in Omaha seven times. Its awards are numerous, including one for workplace learning in 2013 and a Distinguished Center of Influence award in 2008.
Another BBB Integrity Award winner, Thrasher appears on the list of Omaha’s best places to work. It offers myriad employee benefits including health coverage and earned time off.
Accuracy of results
The annual survey isn’t based on public perception. Instead, its results reflect feedback from active employees in participating companies.
This makes it a good representation of how happy employees are at their work – and happiness is a vital factor when you select a company for which to work.