2023 Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area

September 5, 2023‍ – In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area.

2023 Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area

September 5, 2023

In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area.

All applicants are considered for our Healthiest 100 Workplaces America award. We will announce the 2023 award winners on October 4, 2023.

90.3% of the Bay Area companies surveyed are on a hybrid schedule where employees are in the office on specific days.  9.7% work onsite or in-person and 0 companies are fully remote.

Additionally, some notable statistics from this year’s groups include:

  • 96.6% include information about employee health and wellness programs as part of the new hire and onboarding experience
  • 80.6% incorporate wellness into their company values
  • 53.3% have peer support groups to support employee mental health
  • 43.3% provide stock ownership opportunities to their employees
  • 41.9% of applicants report an average tenure of more than 7 years; in January 2022, the average among all salary and hourly workers was 4.1 years

Congratulations to this year’s finalists!

*Please note that employee counts are based on full-time employees.

100 to 499 Employees

1st Silver Oak And Twomey Cellars – Healdsburg – 165 Employees

Silver Oak Cellars is a family-owned, California winery dedicated to producing only Cabernet Sauvignon. Silver Oak was established in 1972 by Ray Duncan and Justin Meyer. Silver Oak has two wineries; one in Oakville in the Napa Valley and one in Healdsburg in the Alexander Valley. The Duncan Family also established Twomey Cellars in 1999, which has wineries in Calistoga, Healdsburg, and Philo, California, and Dundee, Oregon. Silver Oak is one of a dozen California wineries that "have reached cult status" for its Cabernet Sauvignon production, according to Vinovest.

The uniqueness of their wellness committee lies in the ownership and top management's deliberate effort to embed wellness as a foundational wellness pillar within the company 7 years ago. Demonstrating a true concern for the well-being of their employees and their families, they understand the positive correlation between content, healthy employees and a thriving workplace. Notably, the owner is an active participant in the wellness committee, contributing ideas and leading by example through engagement in challenges. Despite a demanding schedule, his personal commitment remains unwavering. The committee's employee-led nature ensures valuable insights directly from the workforce, prioritizing perspectives over purely data-driven decisions. With a diverse workforce encompassing five different generations, data helps tackle challenges related to technology, backgrounds, and interests. Their commitment to inclusivity also extends to language, offering resources in both English and Spanish and they have taken notable strides in supporting Vineyard employees, often overlooked in terms of health and mental wellness resources. The primary gauge of success for their initiative is the level of employee engagement and participation. Their challenges consistently achieve over 50% participation, and the impact goes beyond mere numbers. Numerous employees have shared their personal success stories, highlighting how the wellness committee has positively transformed their lives.

2nd PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc. – Portland, Oregon (Local Office: San Francisco) – 355 Employees

PAE Consulting is an engineering firm whose projects touch on every aspect of a building's lifespan, from idea to opening. They work to set ambitious goals that are backed by data analysis to conserve water and reach high energy efficiency while balancing costs and long-term operational needs.

PAE offers unique benefits to its employees, including a commuter stipend for hybrid workers to cover transit and parking expenses. Another distinctive benefit is Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) coverage, including acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care in their medical plan options. Based on employee feedback in 2023, 85.2% of the population reported satisfaction with their benefits and health programming and 93.4% of staff reported that PAE’s culture, people, and sustainability efforts are what make it a great place to work.

PAE offers comprehensive mental health support through affordable access to therapy, counseling, and psychiatry, both in-office and online. Their Employee Assistance Program provides free counseling sessions, resources, and referrals. They also offer the Sanvello app for stress, anxiety, and depression management. Additionally, PAE provides paid time off for qualified mental health leaves to help employees refresh and improve their overall well-being, leading to increased workplace productivity. Their focus is on increasing employee awareness of available mental health resources.

3rd WRNS Studio – San Francisco – 166 Employees

WRNS Studio is an architecture, interiors, and urban design firm that works with today’s most transformative organizations to steward their brands with exceptional planning, architecture, and interior design. As long-time advocates for sustainable design, they explore ways to conserve resources while promoting health and well-being. WRNS Studio consistently earns a top ten spot in Architect Magazine’s annual ranking of firms across business, sustainability, and design, including the #1 spot in 2018.

Every January, the staff at WRNS Studio engage in a fitness challenge that encourages participation both individually and in teams. This fun and competitive event brings together employees from all locations. It serves as an opportunity to foster camaraderie and is designed to motivate staff to explore new fitness activities they might not have tried before. Generous incentives contribute to high participation rates.

In addition to the fitness challenge, WRNS Studio has also placed a heavy focus on financial wellness. An interest survey revealed a strong desire among staff to enhance their financial knowledge. To address this, the company organized seminars covering topics like budgeting, retirement planning, asset management and protection, and estate planning. These sessions were well-attended, with the budgeting seminar alone attracting over 50% of the entire staff.

4th Humane Inc. – San Francisco – 240 Employees
5th Watchpoint Logistics, Inc. – Burlingame – 119 Employees

500 to 1,999 Employees

1st Treasury Wine Estates – Napa – 700 Employees

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is a global leader in wine that aspires to be the world’s most admired premium wine company. Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) prioritizes employee well-being by encouraging them to bring their authentic selves to work. They have a holistic Wellness365 Program that supports physical, mental, financial, and social well-being, offering rewards for healthy activities and utilizing personalized biometric data to tailor support to individual needs. TWE recognizes employees' diverse preferences for exercise and provides a monthly stipend for health and fitness expenses, allowing for flexibility in choosing wellness activities. They introduced Omada Health in 2022 to address specific health concerns.

The company's wellness program is highly regarded by employees, as shown in a 2023 survey where it ranked among the top reasons for employee happiness at TWE. Overall, more than 80% of employees credit TWE's benefits and wellness program for their workplace satisfaction, with 84% able to make positive changes in their work to enhance their well-being.

Treasury Wine Estates was named one of the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.

2nd AssetMark – Concord – 986 Employees

AssetMark is a leading independent provider of innovative investment and consulting solutions serving financial advisors. We provide investment, relationship, and practice management solutions that advisors use to help clients achieve their investment objectives and life goals.

Since 2015, AssetMark has been offering Go365 to its employees and their families at no cost, even without medical plan enrollment. They emphasize the importance of collective wellness and utilize the program's rewards-eligible activities, which include health coaching. Step challenges and charity events are popular, with winning teams earning donations for their selected charities. In the previous year, 45% of employees engaged with Go365, and the company plans to introduce it to new associates and their families.

They also partner with vendors, HR, and Charitable Giving teams to foster year-round mental health support. They offer monthly virtual meditation sessions, expanding to include DEI conversations. Their Employee Assistance Program provides up to 5 free counseling sessions, including virtual and in-person options via providers like Talkspace. Medical plans offer more mental health support choices, working with Talkspace, Ginger, and MDLive. They conduct an annual Mental Health Awareness campaign with webinars on relevant topics, donate $5,000 to NAMI, and organize employee walks across offices to promote a stigma-free approach to mental health.

3rd Essex Property Trust, Inc. – San Mateo – 1,774 Employees

Essex Property Trust, Inc. is a proven leader in West Coast apartments and a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. With a commitment to the vibrant coastal economies in which they operate, they continually push to innovate, improve, and add value to the lives of residents, associates, and shareholders.

In the past year, Essex has focused on community and social wellness and supports individual and collaborative well-being journeys, aligning with associates' personal and company goals. Despite inflation challenges, they provided over $5 million in rent subsidies to more than 800 associates. They continued their partnership with the Housing Industry Foundation, contributing over $100,000 towards affordable housing, and donated nearly $300,000 to various community organizations in California and Washington.

Essex has achieved gender pay parity, with no pay gap between genders. They have a diverse leadership team, with 60% of executives being women, 30% of the Board of Directors identifying as diverse, and 54% of managerial positions having diverse representation. Their wellness program focuses on community and social wellness and supports individual and collaborative well-being journeys, aligning with associates' personal and company goals.

4th Venable LLP – Baltimore, Maryland (Local Office: San Francisco) – 1,653 Employees
5th West Monroe – Chicago, Illinois (Local Office: San Francisco) – 1,998 Employees
6th Magic Leap, Inc. – Plantation, Florida (Local Office: Sunnyvale) – 992 Employees
7th Satellite Healthcare – San Jose – 1,955 Employees
8th First Tech Federal Credit Union – San Jose – 1,684 Employees

2,000 to 4,999 Employees

1st Syngenta – Greensboro, North Carolina (Local Office: Gilroy) – 4,435 Employees

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Syngenta emphasizes its Reaping Rewards Wellness Program, which allows employees to accumulate points for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This program takes a holistic approach, addressing mind, body, and spirit to promote overall well-being. It aims to engage employees at various stages of their health and fitness journey, ensuring positive benefits for everyone. The program offers the opportunity to earn up to $300 annually for participating in healthy behaviors, making it a significant incentive.

Syngenta has adopted a comprehensive approach to tackle mental health issues within the company. They introduced Mental Health Safety Leadership Training, equipping leaders with tools to support colleagues' well-being. Over 400 leaders in the North American region have undergone this practical training. Another version of this training has also been made available to all Syngenta employees. Additionally, the company has organized employee webinars where internal leaders share their mental health experiences, alongside mental health professionals offering coping strategies. These initiatives aim to promote proactive mental health care, encourage support for others, and normalize discussions about mental health. Further discussions and mental health safety training are planned throughout the year.

They provide five covered sessions through their Employee Assistance Program and cover 100% of mental health costs outside of medication through health insurance. The company has also introduced flexible work schedules and a new vacation policy, granting all employees 30 vacation days per year, with a mandatory 15 days to be used. These measures are designed to enhance work-life balance and support employees in leading fulfilling and productive lives. Syngenta is committed to addressing mental health through a multifaceted approach.

Syngenta was named one of the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.

2nd Gilbane – Providence, Rhode Island (Local Office: San Jose) – 3,005 Employees

Gilbane is one of the largest privately held, family-owned, globally integrated construction and real estate development and facility management services in the industry. The company celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2022.

Gilbane provides a comprehensive and inclusive benefits package to cater to employees' diverse needs and their families. They've partnered with WINFertility to support family-building paths. This includes removing barriers to infertility diagnosis and expanding their Adoption Assistance Program to encompass surrogacy support.

Gilbane recognizes the construction industry's mental health challenges and has implemented a comprehensive mental health program. They offer counseling, coaching, and resources through medical insurance and EAP. Gilbane promotes work-life balance, flexible arrangements, and manager training for mental health awareness. Their "Mental Health Program" follows nine practices, including engaging leadership, open discussions, empowering well-being, peer support, and crisis management. Gilbane prioritizes a supportive work culture to ensure employees' mental well-being is valued and supported.

3rd Avnet, Inc. – Phoenix, Arizona (Local Office: San Jose) – 3,000 Employees

Avnet is a global technology distributor and solutions provider. For more than a century, they have made it easier for customers and suppliers to activate the transformative possibilities of technology. Avnet’s global team provides deep engineering and supply chain expertise throughout the product lifecycle. Whatever the challenge, Avnet has the people, equipment, and global capabilities to turn ideas into realities.

Avnet excels in promoting unique wellness offerings to its employees. They have implemented monthly health challenges, a year-long mental health campaign featuring personal experiences shared by executives, and "Happy Steps Walking Challenges", combining physical and mental health awareness. The company encourages self-care through virtual stretch sessions, offers chair massages at warehouse locations, and utilizes social media to promote healthy lifestyle choices. Additionally, Avnet sponsors preventive screenings like flu shots and mammograms. They have expanded their adoption benefits to include surrogacy expense reimbursement, complementing existing fertility coverage and paid family leave benefits, demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting employees' and their families' well-being.

4th MongoDB – New York, New York (Local Office: San Francisco) – 2,368 Employees
5th Proofpoint – Sunnyvale – 2,864 Employees
6th Marcum LLP – New York, New York (Local Office: San Francisco) – 3,503 Employees

5,000+ Employees

1st Chevron – San Ramon – 20,826 Employees

Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. They believe that affordable, reliable, and cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world.

Chevron has taken steps to address musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, which have been a significant cost in benefit claims data. They partnered with Express Scripts to offer Hinge Health's musculoskeletal digital health benefit program. This program provides personalized care plans, exercise therapy, wearable sensors, and one-on-one video health coaching with a physical therapist, all at no cost to participants. Hinge Health is also used to support Chevron's office ergonomics injury prevention program.

In addition to addressing musculoskeletal health, Chevron has introduced enhanced support for fertility and family planning starting in January 2023. They partnered with WINFertility to provide services such as fertility medical and pharmacy case management, genetic testing, egg freezing, surrogacy and adoption resources, and reproductive behavioral health support. Both Hinge Health and WINFertility were deployed in January 2023, and Chevron's benefits program managers are optimistic about these new resources.

Chevron was named one of the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.

2nd U-Haul International – Phoenix, Arizona (Multiple Local Office) – 17,170 Employees

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the number one choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America and offers 876,000 rentable storage units and 75.1 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities. U-Haul has been recognized repeatedly as a leading “Best for Vets” employer and was recently named one of the 15 Healthiest Workplaces in America.

In 2022, U-Haul introduced Virta to their benefits package, initially focusing on the Type 2 diabetes program. The outstanding outcomes prompted them to expand offerings to encompass all three Virta programs: Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and obesity reversal. Virta's research-based approach effectively and sustainably reverses these conditions without medication or surgery-related risks, costs, or side effects. The program leads to lowered A1c levels, weight loss, and reduced or eliminated insulin use. Since implementing Virta, participants enrolled in the treatment plan have experienced an average reduction in insulin usage by 54% and collectively shed over 3,200 pounds.

To further support mental well-being, U-Haul introduced a Mindset App Reimbursement program in 2022, covering mindfulness, breathwork, and meditation techniques. Executive leadership actively promotes these benefits and encourages team members to utilize them and seek the help they need. The onsite medical clinic integrates mental health benefits into its services, with providers trained to assist team members in accessing the appropriate resources.

U-Haul was named one of the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.

3rd Genuine McCarthy Enterprises, Inc. – St. Louis, Missouri (Local Office: San Francisco) – 6,469 Employees

Genuine McCarthy Enterprises, Inc. is approaching 160 years in the construction industry where we focus on learning, building, and growing to meet the needs of our clients. We are a non-residential builder focused across the United States. As a 100% employee-owned company, the health and well-being of employees have always been paramount.

The program's success is attributed to continuous improvement and enhancements, resulting in consistently high participation levels over ten years with their wellness vendor. Employees participate in an average of 14.6 activities per month, exceeding the industry average. McCarthy achieves high engagement by offering relevant and interesting options to employees. In 2022, they organized a national fitness challenge called "Race Through McCarthy," virtually exploring job sites, and conducted financial wellness days. Their primary medical insurance covers all preventive medications at no cost, and employees can access additional savings through Rx Savings Solutions. Included Health provides support for navigating health plans and obtaining second opinions.

Genuine McCarthy Enterprises was named one of the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.

4th Ericsson – Plano, Texas (Local Office: Santa Clara) – 7,914 Employees
5th CBIZ – Cleveland, Ohio (Local Office: Walnut Creek) – 6,471 Employees