At O.C. Tanner Company, 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1272 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.76. It was published on Aug 9, 2017. 8462 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.

What They Do

We asked O.C. Tanner Company to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

O.C. Tanner is a global employee reward and recognition leader that helps thousands of companies worldwide (including 25 companies on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Places To Work For® list) accomplish business goals by building successful workplace cultures.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah, 84115 US Sites: 40
Major Locations: San Ramon, California, 94583; Itasca, Illinois, 60143; Houston, Texas, 77064; New York, New York, 10001; Middleborough, Massachusetts, 02346; Novi, Michigan, 48375; Alpharetta, Georgia, 30009 US Employees: 1,425
US Revenues: $441.1 million Worldwide Revenues: $482.7 million
Employees Worldwide: 1,605 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1927

Celebrating 90 Years of greatness.

Perks and Programs

We asked O.C. Tanner Company to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Caring for Our People: Evidence of the care we have for our people can be found at every turn at O.C. Tanner. We promote wellness through an onsite fitness facility, free one-on-one personal training sessions, massage therapy, volleyball and basketball courts, a soccer field, wellbeing lunch & learns, a Weight Watchers program, and more. Employees enjoy an on-site subsidized cafeteria that serves healthy, gourmet meals, along with free drinks and snacks daily. Further, we help our people pursue education with up to $5,000 annually in eligible tuition reimbursement.
  • Bonuses and More Bonuses: Our employees enjoy an endless cycle of bonuses. Some are tied to the performance of the company, and others are given just because we love to delight our employees. Examples include: • Profit sharing: $250 in cash plus $25 for each year of service, paid twice per year • Company progress: $250 in cash plus $25 for each year of service, paid once per year • Christmas bonus: $300 in cash • Thanksgiving bonus: $100 in cash • Birthday bonus: $100 in cash on the employee’s birthday • Quality, Efficiency, Delivery (QED) bonus: Variable bonus that is based on the performance of the company, paid twice per year. The most recent QED bonus was $750.
  • Security for the Future: To help our people prosper long after they retire, we developed an award-winning 401(k) plan where O.C. Tanner matches a whopping 6.5% for every 10% an employee puts into the program. On top of that, we put another 4% into every employee’s retirement account each payday to increase the employee’s retirement savings. We automatically enroll our employees into this generous plan so they can start benefiting from it right away. We also offer our employees no-cost one-on-one sessions with financial advisors.
  • Community Giving: Ranked #17 on People Magazine’s “50 Companies That Care”, O.C. Tanner employees are proud to work for a company that contributes in so many ways to improving the community. The list of organizations and charities that we support is extensive, and our employees perpetuate this spirit of giving even further through their individual efforts. We encourage employees to take advantage of our Volunteer Service Policy, wherein employees may use eight hours each year to provide paid volunteer service to the community.
  • Dependent Scholarships: Each year we contribute $130,000 in Dependent Scholarships for the children of our full-time employees. This involves 10 to 13 new scholarships annually. These scholarships make the opportunities for higher education a reality for our applicants, and are consistent with our core areas of giving.
  • Company Celebrations: We celebrate often. This year we hit a major milestone: 90 years in business. We’re celebrating by giving our people gifts they can choose from a special catalog, along with a commemorative Yearbook and insulated water bottle. We will also hold an open house in September so employees can show their families their workplace. Throughout the year we celebrate with company picnics, daily team huddles, and company-wide gatherings for important announcements. Events like dress-up contests and a team of roaming elves during the holidays help O.C. Tanner foster a culture where fun matters and great work is celebrated daily.
  • Tanner Cares Fund: To provide a special financial resource to employees in times of extreme need, we created the Tanner Cares program, funded through our annual Give Campaign. The company doubles every dollar that our employees donate to charity, with one match going to the selected charity and one match going to the Tanner Cares fund. Since its inception in 2011, we have distributed $496,850 to employees in times of personal crisis.
  • Adoption Assistance: We reimburse 90% of all eligible adoption expenses (up to $4,000) per adoption, and there is no limit on the number of adoptions for which an employee may be reimbursed. Several of our employees have already benefitted from this generous assistance, providing them with the resources they needed to grow their families.
  • Family Celebrations: We love to include our employees’ families and significant others in special celebrations. We invite them to join us every June for a free day at our local amusement park. Every December, we invite our employees to bring a guest to our special Christmas party, featuring a gourmet buffet and entertainment. Finally, we invite friends and family to participate in our onsite workshops, such as the CPR training we offer.
  • Beautiful Surroundings: Our founder, Obert Tanner, said, “I think beauty gives more joy to more people, over a longer period of time, than any other human value.” His love of beauty is part of our heritage and is evident on our campus today. In fact, we recently redesigned our entire grounds, which now features numerous waterfalls, meditation gardens, and walking paths. We also completed a beautiful, modern update to the exterior of our building, along with the addition of new auditoriums, meeting spaces, and common areas. To maintain our beautiful surroundings, we have a greenhouse staff and onsite floral designer as part of our full-time staff. The finishing touch, coming soon, will be new workstations for all employees.


10% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 7% of salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 80% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,062 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$5,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Building strong relationships.


21 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 11 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
21 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 11 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free daily beverages, subsidized employee cafeteria, take-home meals, massage therapy, package/mailing service, discount tickets, onsite fitness center, fitness classes, personal training, Weight Watchers meetings, banking, subsidized public transportation, volleyball and basketball courts, soccer field, meditation garden, company picnics in the summer and fall, wellness lunch and learns, CPR classes, employee lounges, Appreciation Stations, one-on-one financial and retirement planning consultations, onsite consultations with health insurance representatives, employee outlet store, free employee parking, onsite greenhouse and in-house florist, free sports and entertainment tickets on an as-available basis)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
42 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$4,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $3,138,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$261,745 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Environmental Compliance Officer Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Senior Vice President, People & Great Work is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Team USA Olympic ring fitting 2016.


Celebrating Great Work.

How to Get Hired

We asked O.C. Tanner Company for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

O.C. Tanner is looking for people who are curious, creative, collaborative, want to learn, want to share their own expertise, and have a desire to influence greatness.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Peruse our website and familiarize themselves with our purpose and mission. If they truly identify with our core values, or even if they’re curious to understand more, apply at Even if there is not a current opening in their area of expertise, we still encourage them to submit their resumes.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are looking for enthusiastic and collaborative innovators throughout O.C. Tanner. Many of our open positions are in technology, client services, manufacturing, sales and marketing.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Go to O.C. Tanner's Career website, Follow us on the social media referenced on the website. Candidates are welcome to send e-mails describing why they want to join O.C. Tanner.

hiring Outlook

253 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -1% Job Growth
17 Average applicants per opening 5,409 Total job applicants
56% New hires by employee referrals 22% Openings filled by current employees
10 Recent graduates hired 7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
16% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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