Large companies, 11, BankNewport

EVERYONE PITCHED IN: These BankNewport employees decorated the Atlantic Resort in Middletown for the bank’s annual sales rally. / COURTESY BANKNEWPORT
EVERYONE PITCHED IN: These BankNewport employees decorated the Atlantic Resort in Middletown for the bank’s annual sales rally. / COURTESY BANKNEWPORT

Employees in R.I.: 236
CEO and President Sandra J. Pattie
Questions answered by: Senior V.P. of Employee and Community Engagement Wendy Kagan

What three words best describe your staff? Knowledgeable, collaborative, professional.

What employee benefit is the most popular among staff members? Our wellness program, recognized every year by Blue Cross & Blue shield of Rhode Island, is our most popular benefit. We offer health seminars, workout classes after work, meditation, a wellness center and a wellness reimbursement to encourage participation.

How do you recognize individual achievement? Whether it is through an award at our annual sales rally, a bonus, quarterly newsletters or even through an email from the CEO, we make sure everyone is recognized for their excellent work.

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What won’t you tolerate in the workplace? Disrespect toward co-workers, customers or anyone in the workplace.