Best Places to Work



1ST SUMMIT BANK was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2012. This is the twelfth year in a row for this honor. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Central Penn Business Journal, and PA State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. Employers are categorized based upon the total number of employees they have in the U.S., 25-249 employees and 250 or more employees. The complete list of the 2012 Best Places to Work in PA award recipients can be found at www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com and www.centralpennbusiness.com.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 25 employees in Pennsylvania;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in Pennsylvania; and
  • Be in business a minimum of one year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.