Vitamix Named One of Northeast Ohio's Top Workplaces

Ranked #1 For Employee Benefits 06.17.2013

CLEVELAND – Vitamix has been selected as one of the The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces for 2013. In addition to being named 6th best on the list of large companies, Vitamix was ranked best for employee benefits. The Top Workplaces are chosen solely based on employee answers to a survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

Vitamix, a 92-year-old, fourth-generation family-owned company, designs and manufactures high-performance blending equipment for the food service industry, discriminating home chefs, and everyone who wants to enjoy healthy, whole food made simple and delicious. Vitamix increased sales by 52 percent in 2012 thanks to the hard work of its more than 700 employees.

“We’re thrilled to be named a Top Workplace, especially given that the honor is based entirely on feedback from our employees,” said Vitamix Chief Human Resources Officer Dennis Armstrong. “Our culture is built on the values of family, customers, quality, integrity and teamwork, and our employees help make Vitamix a great place to work by living those values every day.”

Below are some of the perks that helped earn Vitamix a special award for employee benefits:
  • Medical insurance covered 100 percent by Vitamix
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Optional dental, vision and long-term care insurance
  • Term life insurance
  • Company-matched 401(k) plan
  • Profit sharing
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time
  • A free Vitamix machine and associate discounts
  • On-site fitness center and free exercise classes
  • Free weekly vegan lunches
Vitamix is currently undergoing a major expansion of its world headquarters in Olmsted Township, and last year opened a 175,000 square-foot operations facility in Strongsville to accommodate its rapid growth.

To learn about career opportunities at Vitamix and to view current openings, please visit vitamix.com/careers.

The Plain Dealer published its complete list of the 2013 Top Workplaces on June 16. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.



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About Vitamix®

Vitamix, privately owned and operated by the Barnard family since 1921, manufactures and markets superior blending and mixing products directly to the public and the restaurant/hospitality industry. Vitamix is recognized as a leader in innovation in the direct marketing industry, having created the infomercial genre in the late 1940s and developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s. The company’s commercial customer list reads like a “Who’s Who” of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs worldwide say their Vitamix machines are more important to them than their knives. Nestled in the valley of picturesque Olmsted Falls, Ohio, the company employs more than 700 people, assembles all products in NE Ohio, has a global presence in more than 100 countries and continues to win awards for product innovation. For more information, visit vitamix.com.