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20 Best Places to Work in Springfield, Missouri

What makes a great place to work? Find out which businesses are the best to work for with our Best Places to Work.

by Lucie Amberg

May 30 2023 at 8 a.m.

The results are in for Biz 417’s third annual Best Places to Work contest. As chosen by Best Companies Group, we’ve identified 20 local organizations that may be giving their employees’ friends some serious workday FOMO.

In response to participant feedback, we’ve made a change in how the winners are grouped. This year, we’re offering two lists: the Top 10 small employers and the Top 10 large employers. This change makes sense based on the many ways that an organization’s size affects its culture, and it allows businesses to be grouped and ranked with businesses of a similar size. It had no effect on how the businesses were evaluated by Best Companies Group.

Biz 417’s 20 Best Places to Work of 2023

Businesses are listed in alphabetical order within two size categories.

Top 10 Small Employers (15–99 employees in the United States)

Clear Creek Golf Car & Utility Vehicles
Graddy Real Estate
Investment Property Loan Exchange
Keep Supply
Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors
OMG Commerce
Paragon Architecture
Pearson-Kelly Technology
Rick’s Automotive
Sapp Design Associates Architects

Top 10 Large Employers (100 or more employees in the United States)

Abacus CPAs
Arvest Bank
Duck Creek Technologies
Next Level Solutions
Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Inc.
Titanic Museum Attraction
West Plains Bank and Trust Company

Best Places to Work Celebration

These lists are in alphabetical order. The exact rankings will be revealed September 13 during the Biz 417 Best Places to Work celebration, where we’ll enjoy much more than a business lunch. Attendees are encouraged to bring next-level team spirit, complete with foam fingers, noisemakers and a sense of friendly competition.

Event details
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., September 13
Where: Glendalough Convention Center
Tickets and information

Read About the Winners’ Rankings

If you’re curious how these businesses earned such good will from their employees, be sure to check out the September/October issue of Biz 417. We’ll unpack the reasons for their cachet. You’ll learn what qualities, perks and processes might be making them so irresistible.

How the Results Were Determined

The Best Places to Work survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG), an independent workplace excellence research firm. The assessment process consisted of two parts. In part one, BCG collected information about each employer’s benefits, policies, practices and other general information. Part two involved a confidential survey of employees, which was used to evaluate workplace experiences and culture. The combined data allowed the experts at BCG to conduct an in-depth analysis and determine the 20 winners.