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Best Places to Work in Delaware in 2013: Nickle Electrical Companies, Newark and Georgetown

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Nickle Electrical Companies works within an 80-mile radius of its two locations and performs commercial, industrial, residential and service electrical work.
 

Mike Anderson, director of safety

On teamwork …
“Nickle supports numerous activities outside of work: 5Ks, walks, St. Patrick’s day parades, baseball games, company picnics.”

On your excellent benefits package …
“We have an excellent healthcare package that includes dental and eye care. Plus, we have short/long term disability, life insurance, loss of income insurance, reimbursement for school and vacation. We also get annual bonuses.”

Does your company offer a 401(k) profit sharing plan?
“Yes. We can manage our own 401(k) plans. The company also matches all contributions up to 6 percent.”

On rewarding accomplishments …
“We get annual reviews with salary increases, as well as annual bonuses. Also my boss will just tell me sometimes, “great job,” which means more. We also recognize employees for their years of service: 10, 15, 20, and 25. The owner just took us to a Phillies game and paid for our food.”

On your favorite workplace leader …
Steve Dignan—my boss, the owner. It really starts with him. He always leads by example and walks the walk. He does what he says and treats all employees as owners of the company. He always seeks ways for us to have input to make him and the organization better. If anyone deserves any recognition for his dedication to hard work and for supporting so many families, it’s him.”

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