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PETALUMA As a value added reseller and supplier sourcing IT hardware, software and related products for government agencies and Fortune 1,000 firms, GC Micro knows how to be successful in a highly competitive market.
“Our professional and personal development training is outstanding, backed by a collaborative environment that incentivizes teamwork. You have the ability to make your dreams come true here.”
President and CEO Belinda Guadarrama says, “GC Micro’s number 1 commitment is to our customers. My goal is to be successful by helping the people around me achieve their goals, including our customers’ goals. We have an extensive quality assurance program to help us exceed customer expectations.”
An employee said, “We have a great compensation plan, awesome vacation and time off benefits, great working hours and the office is close to my home, so no commuting.”
Another observed, “Everyone is super friendly. This is the first place I’ve ever worked where I envision myself as having finally found a career and workplace that I enjoy on a day to day basis. I can even work out in the gym or play basketball at lunch.”
Other events include an annual company picnic, an awards dinner,
company barbecues and a holiday feast.
“GC Micro encourages us to set high expectations and works with us to accomplish goals we never thought were possible. We work hard, but maintain an environment people appreciate every day. I’ve never been with a company more supportive and welcoming. It’s a breath of fresh air.”
GEORGE PETERSEN INSURANCE AGENCY
SANTA ROSA The caring culture at George Petersen Insurance is a fact of life reaffirming its belief that every person matters.
“I’ve never felt so appreciated at any other company I’ve worked for. I love the work we do for the community. We volunteer at Redwood Empire Food Bank and I enjoy helping the Challenger Little League. I’m only 33 and plan to retire from here.”
The agency’s volunteers also participate and support the Human Race, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, the United Way, YWCA, Toys for Tots, Council on Aging, Social Advocates for Youth, Children’s Village and the Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Vice President and partner Robb Daer creates a work environment that strives to be most admired for its people, partnerships and performance.
“Our belief is that behind each loyal client are extraordinary, long term employees. The average longevity of our staff is 10 years. We’re dedicated to creating a workplace that respects and values people from diverse backgrounds and enables all employees to do their best work.”
According to a new hire, “The stories of shared gratitude and loyalty to each other I heard before coming here have all been validated in my own experience.”
New mothers back from leave can negotiate flex schedules, there a nursing room for newborns,
fundraisers are held for families in need and one employee worked from the hospital when her husband was ill.