March 2, 2018 | last updated March 2, 2018 2:32 pm

#8 Small/Medium Company Category: Preferred Brands International Inc.

Preferred Brands International Inc.

Headquarters: Stamford

Industry: Food Sales and Marketing


Twitter: @TastyBite

Top Executive: Ashok Vasudevan, CEO

Preferred Brands International is a food company that manufactures and markets Tasty Bite and a range of natural, convenient and specialty foods.

Employee Bonuses: Marketing and sales team members have the potential to earn between 3 percent and 33 percent in annual performance bonuses. Company also pays 100 percent of employee health insurance premiums.

Employee Recognition: Most Valuable Player Award of the Year: This is a companywide award given to only one employee for outstanding contribution. Spot Award: Given to employees for demonstrating innovation, creating new opportunities for teamwork and breakthrough solutions, contributing to fun and high energy at the workplace, and initiating activities that enhance employee knowledge and capabilities.

Fun & Relaxation: Offers employees chair massages and smoothies events. For birthdays, the company decorates, has a cake and a card signed by the team.

Healthy Living: Has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides counseling for marital, parental or financial problems, and/or assistance for specific conditions such as substance abuse, smoking and gambling.

Community Service: Participates in United Way Day of Action volunteering at the Family Centers, working on projects at Camp Rocky Craig Girl Scout Camp and collecting and packing personal-care items for ALICE.

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