Two major St. Louis publications recently recognized Edwardsville-based Donco, LLC on their lists of Top Places to Work. The St. Louis Business Journal released their Best Places to Work list earlier this year and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s list of 2019 Top Workplaces was released this week.

Donco, LLC Chairwoman and CEO, Candice Fowler, said the award highlights the company’s focus on community and employee engagement. “We’ve always strived to make our employees feel valued and like they are part of a cohesive team,” said Fowler. “We’re fortunate that quite a few of our members have been with us for decades. For a large company, maintaining that sense of family and a comfortable working environment was important to us, especially as we’ve continued to grow.”

Over 250 nominations were submitted for the St. Louis Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Awards and 150 companies made the cut as finalists. To enter, participating companies and their employees completed surveys which measured communication, management structure, benefits, teamwork and several other factors. Grouped by size, the companies were then ranked based on being employee-friendly workplaces.

Donco, LLC ranked No. 13 out of 55 finalists in the midsize employer category on The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces 2019 list, which is based on the survey responses of more than 44,000 people. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution and connection.