Best Place Awards

The Best Place to Work and Intern awards, started by the NDYP in 2008, are a reflection of the creativity and innovation that businesses offer young professionals. In order to be considered for the award, applicants must submit a detailed questionnaire about company benefits, advancement opportunities, and why their business is an outstanding place for young professionals to work. A statewide committee of NDYP judges reviews nominees, and determines winners and runners-up (if applicable).

Winners are selected based on a pre-set criterion examining how the business benefits individuals, how the organization supports local YP networks and YP development, and finally on how the company gives back to the community. Extra attention is paid to unique best practices that are used to develop the work environment and create opportunities for individuals.

Nominations for 2014 are now closed.

2013 Best Place to Work

Winner: Sundog, Fargo

Runners-up:

AE2S, Grand Forks

Applied Engineering, Bismarck

Capital Credit Union, Bismarck

Choice Financial Group, Grafton

Coventry Health Care, Bismarck

Eide Bailly, Fargo

KLJ, Bismarck

North Dakota Department of Commerce, Bismarck

RealTruck, Inc, Jamestown

SIA Companies, Bismarck

2013 Best Place to Intern

Winners: Eide Bailly, Fargo & North Dakota Department of Commerce, Bismarck

Runners-up:

Applied Engineering, Bismarck

Sundog, Fargo

Absolute Marketing Group, Fargo

SIA Marketing Company, Bismarck

2012 Best Place to Work

Winner: Barr Engineering, Bismarck

Runners-up:

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

Applied Engineering, Bismarck

Marco, Fargo

Eide Bailly, Fargo

AE2S,Grand Forks

Bremer Bank, Grand Forks

Bartlett & West, Bismarck

Coventry Health Care, Bismarck

Brady, Martz & Associates, P.C., Grand Forks

Capital Credit Union, Bismarck

2012 Best Place to Intern

Winner: Onsharp, Fargo

Runners-up:

Ackerman-Estvold Engineering and Management, Minot

Applied Engineering, Bismarck

Sundog, Fargo

2011 Best Place to Work

Winner: Applied Engineering, Bismarck

Runners-up:

Absolute Marketing Group, Moorhead

Ackerman-Estvold Engineering and Management, Minot

Appareo Systems, Fargo

Bank of North Dakota, Bismarck

Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck

Coventry Health Care, Bismarck

Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Bismarck

State Bank & Trust, Fargo

Sundog, Fargo

2011 Best Place to Intern

Winner: Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Bismarck

Runners-up:

Altru Health System, Grand Forks

Applied Engineering, Bismarck

Sundog, Fargo

2010 Best Place to Work

Winner: Sundog, Fargo

Runners-up:

AE2S,Grand Forks

Applied Engineering, Inc., Bismarck

Coventry Health Care, Bismarck

Eide Bailly Technology Consulting, Fargo

InfoTech, Minot

National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), Mandan

ND Department of Transportation (NDDOT), Bismarck

Odney, Bismarck

Onsharp, Fargo

2010 Best Place to Intern

Winner: Ebeltoft . Sickler . Lawyers . PLLC, Dickinson

Runners-up:

InfoTech, Minot

Intercept EFT, Fargo

North Dakota State Fair, Minot

Spectrum Aeromed, Fargo

2009 Best Place to Work

Winner: ND Stockmen’s Association, Bismarck

Runners-up:

Ackerman-Estvold Engineering, Minot

Applied Engineering, Bismarck

Barr Engineering, Bismarck

NISC, Mandan

NDDOT, Bismarck

2009 Best Place to Intern

Winner: Absolute Marketing, Moorhead, MN

2008 Best Place to Work

Winner: NDDOT, Bismarck

Runners-up:

NISC, Mandan

Capital Credit Union, Bismarck

InfoTech, Minot

Microsoft, Fargo

Mid-American Credit Union Association, Bismarck

2008 Best Place to Intern

Winner: McFarlane Sheet Metal, Grand Forks

Runners Up:

Agri-Cover, Jamestown

Alien Technology, Fargo

Amber Waves, Richardton

Cloverdale Foods, Mandan

Scott Financial Corporation, Bismarck

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