Boasting great barbecue, legendary sports teams, and a booming job market, Dallas is experiencing explosive growth, with no sign of slowing down. That’s great news for companies in this booming metropolitan area, especially the “cool” companies. These are the organizations that appreciate their employees and recognize and reward outstanding performance with the benefits and perks that make workers feel valued. Take a lesson from the top 10 coolest companies to work for in the Dallas area.
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Intuit, Inc.
Quicken, QuickBooks, and TurboTax are some of the high-profile products and services of Intuit, Inc. Along with fair compensation and generous bonuses, Intuit offers employees a number of cool and progressive benefits including onsite workout facilities and an employee home loan program.
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Self-described as a company that prides itself on “teamwork, entrepreneurism, stewardship, customer service and a commitment to sustainability.” Transwestern is very engaged in supporting great causes such as Susan G. Komen for the cure, for which the Dallas team recently raised nearly $3,500, a very cool and caring thing to do.
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Self professed to be proud to be headquartered in Dallas, Im proving Enterprises is a rapidly growing IT services firm that specializes in software development and advanced technology training. The company also specializes in corporate coolness, which would explain why 100% of all employees who weighed in on Glassdoor would recommend the company to a friend.
she3207ex.91102_mdSheraton Dallas Hotel
When in Dallas, the employees of cool companies probably stay at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, a very cool establishment; a recipient of the AAA four-diamond award for outstanding service, the Sheraton Dallas credits its success to inspired team members. Rewards and recognition are many and varied, including a generous quarterly award for outstanding associates, supervisors, and managers.
Worldwide Express Operations, LLC
With stellar reviews it’s not surprising that the Dallas based package and freight shipping company was recently ranked as the number one company in America for career advancement. With a reputation for setting high standards, demanding hard work, and rewarding performance generously, their advancement program has been described as the “perfect storm for swift upward mobility”.
NetApp
A leading multinational provider of products and services designed to help other companies with data storage protection and management. The goal of management is to inspire employees to embrace a shared vision of the company’s true goals and objectives. This creates a sense of pride and unity that ultimately gives the company a competitive advantage.
Southwest Search
Employees of the Dallas based staffing firm claim the magic ingredient is how the company treats them on a day-to-day basis. The management philosophy is that employees who are not micro-managed, who enjoy where they work and whom they work with, tend to be better performers. Performance is rewarded in a number of ways, including flexible hours and generous time-off for thepursuit of other passions.

Darling Homes

The winner of numerous awards for quality, design, and customer satisfaction… Along with providing employees ample opportunities for growth and development, Darling is very health aware and has instituted a strong worksite wellness program. Brinker International Along with 100% free food at Chili’s, Brinker employees enjoy all kinds of cool perks including flexible hours, fun company events, an onsite gym, and visits by kids and pets. Work time is spent building relationships in a cool collaborative culture where the CEO is said to know every employees’ name.
Southwest Airlines Co.
With a well-established reputation as the best and largest low-cost carrier on the planet, Southwest Airlines just had to land on the cool list. A company that encourages open communication, seeks input from workers in making corporate decisions, provides great benefits, provides opportunities for advancement, and promotes a fun and challenging work environment with plenty of incentives. Like other great cities in America, Dallas has lots of cool companies that understand the importance of employee appreciation. But this list of standouts should serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for all who desire to take corporate coolness to the next level.
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