At ePlastics in San Diego, employees are "given autonomy in decision-making and the freedom to do their jobs with minimal interference," according to its Plastics News Best Places to Work questionnaire.
The distributor and custom fabricator said employees support one another "regardless of how long they have worked here." Additionally, the culture "embraces high-performance behaviors and loves challenges to make the impossible possible."
Job shadowing and cross-training are available to ePlastics employees as well as leadership workshops and other continuing education.
There's a wall of fame that displays plaques for employees' years of service. Other recognition programs for employees include monthly bonuses for salespeople and others based on sales, appreciation lunches and a holiday party. For Halloween, there's a costume contest.
Both part-time and full-time employees receive medical coverage benefits. There are seven paid holidays, and after one year of employment, employees receive 10 days of paid time off. ePlastics employees can also donate accrued paid time off to fellow team members in need.
"ePlastics is just a great place to work internally and externally. We take care of our employees, which directly reflects on the way our customers are treated," the company said in its survey.
The company has 50 employees: 48 in San Diego, and one each in Texas and Arizona.
ePlastics ranked on the Best Places to Work lists in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.