Capitol Auto Group
Salem , OR
Overall Rank for 2013: 13
Dealer: Scott Casebeer
Full-time employees: 116
2012 new-vehicle sales: 1,220, up 53%
Benefit highlight: Employee reimbursements for education
Cool perk: Departmental potluck meals
Charley Engelfried, human resources coordinator, on showing employees that they are valued: "Along with the famous Just Because barbecues, we hold monthly birthday meetings to review the current events, specials and incentives being offered. During the birthday meetings, Capitol recognizes the employee of the month, a person who goes above and beyond for our customers. That employee gets a certificate of appreciation and dinner for two at a local restaurant of his or her choice.
"All employees who receive this acknowledgement are eligible to be chosen the employee of the year. This is announced at the holiday party in December. The employee of the year receives a weekend getaway anywhere in Oregon and $500."