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Nashville's Top 20 Story-Rich Employers

Companies committed to employee success know that when talented people are positioned to thrive, everyone benefits. We analyzed and ranked over 300 companies in the Nashville, Tennessee area with at least 100 employees. Leaders at these companies place values front and center and share employee stories to prove it. These companies made our inaugural list of story-rich cultures.

Average Story Score for Top 20 = 5.8

All Others = 2.1

View Scoring
Do they regularly celebrate employee success on social media?
Website Stories
25% of Score
Is there a place on their website dedicated to employee stories?
Culture Reviews
20% of Score
How powerful are reviews related to culture? Must have a 3.4 or greater!
Voice on Values
20% of Score
Are current and past employees energized to leave online reviews?
Values Visibility
10% of Score
Do they feature values and culture within one click of the homepage?
Top Group in Category
1
Premier Parking
Human Resources Team
At Premier Parking, we believe that our people are our #1 asset. As an employee of Premier, you will have the opportunity to experience and benefit professionally from our promote-from-within culture.
Story Score
Review Ratio
50%
Culture Rating
3.4
Our Take
Great passion from employees who show a meaningful connection to customers and their personal stories.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
75
100
25
100
100
2
Freeman Webb Company
Patti Ruccio, VP of Operations
The stories of our employees’ experiences interacting and caring for each other, as well as those showing how they care for the people in the apartments and offices where they work define who we are as a company... we strive to care for our employees and their loved ones... We believe a culture of compassion leads us to be a better employer.
Story Score
Review Ratio
16%
Culture Rating
4.2
Our Take
Workplace awards galore and well deserved. Community focus, family mindset, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
100
50
100
50
75
3
Barge Design Solutions, Inc.
Michele Herlein, CHRO
We have been able to attract and retain employees in a very competitive labor market. Our turnover rate is well below the industry average, and we have been able to hire some really great talent.
Story Score
Review Ratio
14%
Culture Rating
4.4
Our Take
Employee-owned and strong commitment to personal growth. CARES model drives performance and makes values real.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
100
50
100
25
100
4
Asurion
Meredith Fortney, Senior Manager Talent Marketing & Employer Brand
Storytelling is our way of bringing the humanity of technology to life. At Asurion, showcasing the passion our employees have for helping our customers stay connected to those they love, is the essence of our business. We want to show the world how much we love what we do and what makes us unique.
Story Score
Review Ratio
26%
Culture Rating
3.5
Our Take
Robust employee communities inside Asurion recognize that authenticity is a recipe for success and well-being.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
75
75
25
75
75
5
ADS Security
Glassdoor Highlights
The people are amazing, the company cares about each individual person. Amazing benefits, amazing perks for the job, amazing all the way around! - Aug 2020
Great people who listen to their employees. Safe working environment. An exciting place to work. - Oct 2020
Story Score
Review Ratio
15%
Culture Rating
4.2
Our Take
Employees are seen at the center of every customer success story.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
50
75
75
50
75
6
Churchill Mortgage Corporation
Mike Hardwick, President and CEO
Our goal has always been to cultivate a culture of support and appreciation for our greatest asset – our employees... Without them, we would not be able to attain the incredible growth we have seen or offer our customers the unparalleled service we are known for. At Churchill, people come first, within our company and with our customers.
Story Score
Review Ratio
11%
Culture Rating
4.3
Our Take
Top workplace 6 years in a row. People over profits. Clear alignment of company mission with employee values.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
75
50
100
25
75
7
Journeys
Glassdoor Highlights
Super fun! Very unique experience. Amazing sales training and a great starting place for people interested in getting into sales. Promotes from within. - Nov 2020
You can express your self, everyone from every background is welcome! - Oct 2020
Story Score
Review Ratio
41%
Culture Rating
3.7
Our Take
Employee advocacy is pervasive here. Love the focus on authenticity and individualism. Comes through big and proud!
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
75
25
50
100
75
8
Covenant Physician Partners
Review Highlights
Great company culture and wonderful people to work with. The current CEO, Lew, is a humble leader who cares about his people. - Glassdoor, April 2020
You will find Covenant Culture is like no other place I’ve worked. I love what I do and enjoy coming to the office and interacting with my coworkers. I learn something new everyday. - Indeed, Feb 2020
Story Score
Review Ratio
18%
Culture Rating
3.7
Our Take
Love see their new brand focus on HEART - Humility, Empathy, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
50
75
50
50
100
9
Premise Health
Liz Reimer, Chief Human Resources Officer
Our people are the driving force behind our ability to enhance healthcare, deliver exceptional experiences, and challenge the status quo. We are deeply committed to creating a workplace experience that empowers everyone to achieve their goals and pursue aspirations that amplify their passions, achievements, and community relationships beyond what they could have done elsewhere.
Story Score
Review Ratio
16%
Culture Rating
3.6
Our Take
Real commitment to helping veterans and their families succeed at work stands out from the rest!
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
100
25
50
50
100
10
Williamson Medical Center
Nichole Volk, Director of Marketing
Our employees are the heart of our organization, bringing our mission to life everyday with each patient we serve. Spotlighting our physicians, nurses and staff members allows us to acknowledge their contributions, inspire engagement and reinforce the compassionate personalized care that is unique to our health system.
Story Score
Review Ratio
10%
Culture Rating
4.1
Our Take
“Caught in the Act of Caring” program shows commitment and appreciation for peers motivating each other to succeed.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
50
75
75
25
75
11
Vaco
Kyle Allen, Managing Partner
At Vaco, one of our core tenets is Outlaws Welcome. It’s not about telling the right story, but telling your story and the stories you experience throughout your career. We want every employee to come to Vaco with the intention of retiring here so they can tell their Vaco story for years to come.
Story Score
Review Ratio
12%
Culture Rating
3.4
Our Take
Those with entrepreneurial mindset and positive intentions can build their success stories here.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
100
75
25
25
50
12
Bridgestone Americas
No one can tell the story of our company better than our teammates. It’s our people who lead innovation, who design new solutions, who push for sustainability, who ensure quality and who provide exceptional service at Bridgestone. We know it’s the stories in the rich legacy of our founders and teammates throughout history that have brought us this far, and it’s the stories our teammates are building today that will compel us into the future.
Story Score
Review Ratio
18%
Culture Rating
3.3
Our Take
#BSATeammateTakeover stories show how employee differences are valued as fundamental to the brand.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
100
50
25
50
50
13
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Review Highlights
Caring and nurturing culture - leadership is committed to provide you with the knowledge, process and training necessary for your success. - Indeed, May 2020
Caring and nurturing culture - leadership is committed to provide you with the knowledge, process and training necessary for your success. - Glassdoor May 2020
Story Score
Review Ratio
15%
Culture Rating
4.6
Our Take
Core values align interests of members, peers and small business community. Lots of organic team testimonials!
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
25
50
100
50
75
14
Novatech, Inc.
Kim Barratt, Director of Administration
Caring and Support for our external and internal customers are built into the fabric of Novatech. Our core values are demonstrated by the diversity and experience of our team daily through listening and solving complex customer issues to providing the necessary tools within our communities. Appreciation for our team members, their ideas and our collective drive to succeed has been the glue to keep us unified and growing as we move into 2021.
Story Score
Review Ratio
20%
Culture Rating
3.5
Our Take
New #WhyNovatechWednesday stories connect talent to the mission in a meaningful way. Some of the best we saw!
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
100
25
25
50
50
15
Alive Hospice
Fran Doehring, Chief Nursing Officer
Our stories are part of the legacy we leave behind…inspiring moments, comic interludes, challenges and successes…they all add up to hard-earned wisdom that can shine some light on another’s path.The stories we share with the community help people reimagine the end of life and also think about the changes they want to make today.
Story Score
Review Ratio
11%
Culture Rating
3.6
Our Take
Employee success stories everywhere! Online magazine that truly connects employee success to their mission.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
50
75
25
25
100
16
Advent
Susan Shafter, Director of Marketing and Communications
We say we "move people." For us this means keeping our core values front and center, no matter the challenges we face. What our employees do everyday defines our brand. Their success and stories keep us moving forward.
Story Score
Review Ratio
29%
Culture Rating
3.5
Our Take
Our team's interview with leadership revealed a resilient culture with heart and soul. Ready to grow!
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
25
50
25
75
100
17
Compassus
Jim Deal, CEO
Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence are not words on a wall at Compassus. They guide us in everything we do to advance the well-being of the people we care for. I often see and hear about the things our teams do to live these values every day. Their stories are the heart and soul of our brand and they inspire me.
Story Score
Review Ratio
31%
Culture Rating
3.5
Our Take
Love that employees feel so connected to the mission at all levels. Clear evidence of leaders walking the talk.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
25
50
25
75
75
18
RJ Young
Glassdoor Review [September 20, 2020]
Amidst all of the craziness recently, the leadership group has focused on the safety of the employees and future of the company. Work culture is amazing! I love working with all of my teammates and co-workers. Everyone in upper management is incredibly supportive and obviously cares about all of the employees here.
Story Score
Review Ratio
12%
Culture Rating
3.9
Our Take
60 years of history have shaped this resilient culture. Hands and Hearts program connects employees to community.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
50
50
50
25
50
19
Lee Company
Glassdoor Review [January 10, 2019]
The culture here is phenomenal. I have worked here for 3 years now and every day I wake up, I cannot wait to get into work to see my work family. Lee Company expects you to be the best employee in order to give the customer the best experience.
Story Score
Review Ratio
12%
Culture Rating
3.7
Our Take
Big focus on training and personal growth. Achievement stories everywhere. People feel connected to the brand.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
50
50
50
25
50
20
HealthStream
HealthStream employees, or HealthStreamers, are united through our company's vision statement to "improve the quality of healthcare by assessing and developing the people that deliver care." We take pride in bringing this vision to life as we work collectively to achieve business objectives and strive personally to grow as individuals.
Story Score
Review Ratio
12%
Culture Rating
3.6
Our Take
Survey's show strong desire to listen. Testimonials show top down commitment to diversity and inclusion, innovation, etc.
Social Stories
25%
Website Stories
25%
Culture Reviews
20%
Voice on Values
20%
Values Visibility
10%
25
50
50
25
75

Scoring Methodology

Criteria Points

X
Criteria Weight
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Story Power

25%

Social Spotlight Stories

It's a big statement to highlight employee success on social media. Says a lot about leadership's focus on talent. Consistency is key.

Spotlight stories on social media OR website required.
  • Points
  • Extremely Active = 1
  • Very Active= .75
  • Somewhat Active = .50
25%

Website Spotlight Stories

We looked for real employee success stories and authentic examples of their positive impact on the brand and contribution to culture.

Spotlights stories on social media OR website required.
  • Points
  • Dedicated Page = 1
  • Hybrid Blog = .75
  • Testimonials = .50
20%

Combined Culture Rating

Average for culture specific rating from Glassdoor and Indeed. Weighted based on the percentage of total reviews coming from each review site.

Must have a 3.4 or greater to be considered for selection.
  • Points
  • 4.0+ = 1
  • 3.9+ = .75
  • 3.6+ = .50
  • 3.3+ = .25
20%

Employee Voice on Values

How vocal are employees on review sites. Total Glassdoor and Indeed reviews compared to current + past employees on LinkedIn.

Must have be 10% or greater to be considered for selection.
  • Points
  • + 35% = 1
  • 25% to 35% = .75
  • 15% to 25% = .50
  • 10% to 15% = .25
10%

Company Values Visibility

We looked for clear presentation of company values on websites, and how they align with employee and customer commitments.

Values must be found within one-click of homepage.
  • Points
  • Homepage = 1
  • Careers Only = .75
  • Elsewhere = .50
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