Verbatim Americas, LLC is a US company that markets storage media and flash memory products. It is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation of Japan and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A total of 70 Hoosier companies from throughout the state are being honored this year as a "Best Place to Work in Indiana" for their strong workplace environment that values employees. The program, now in its fifth edition, is managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Forty-seven of the 70 companies received the same designation last year. For 21 companies that made the 2010 list, it was their first time taking part in the evaluation.
The program honors the top companies in the state, as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Winners were selected from two categories: small to medium-sized companies of between 25 and 249 employees (in Indiana or total nationally if there is a parent company) and large-sized companies consisting of 250 or more employees (in Indiana or total nationally if there is a parent company). Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 25 full-time employees are in Indiana.
The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 19 other states.
"These 70 companies are among the state’s first-rate employers who take pride in creating an environment that allows workers to feel respected and be productive; they also recognize how this then helps the company be successful and reach its goals," offers Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.
"Considering the tough economic times of the past year-plus, it was especially encouraging to see so many Hoosier companies fitting the criteria, as well as so many new companies taking part in the evaluation. That confidential feedback from employees is invaluable and really the most important aspect of the process."
The actual rankings of the top Hoosier companies will be announced at the Best Places to Work awards dinner on May 6 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. Winners will also be recognized via a special section of the Indiana Chamber’s bimonthly BizVoice® magazine and through Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick – both of which reach statewide audiences. The 2010 Best Places to Work in Indiana awards dinner is open to the public. Individual tickets and tables are available at www.indianachamber.com
Additionally, earlier in the day, a session on what makes a company a Best Place to Work will be featured as part of the Indiana Chamber’s 46th Annual Human Resources Conference. To register to attend this HR session, visit www.indianachamber.com
All companies that participated in the 2010 Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.
Best Places to Work in Indiana program sponsors for 2010: Blue Chip Casino; Castle Wealth Advisors, LLC; Crowe Horwath LLP; Image Air Charter; Mussett, Nicholas & Associates; Saint Clair Press; Tilson HR; and Trilogy Health Services.
For many of us, the most important factor in considering a job offer is salary. For others, job security is of primary importance. Also high on the list of considerations are benefits and perks. When considering perks, the desire to work in a comfortable, casual environment where employees can set their own work schedule, have an option to telecommute, and where there is a a casual dress code, are all important.
I bought a CD burner from office max. The burner was made by verbatim. After owning the burner for 8 months, I notice the burner was burning corrupt disks. On average 4 out of 8 burns were failed burns (meaning that the CDs were corrupt and could not be used). Two months late the CD burner's CD tray would not open up. Whenever I pushed the button to open the CD tray I would hear a grinding sound.
I called verbatim, verbatim told me that the CD burner was a product of Cendyne and that Cendyne handles these issues. So I called Cendyne, they told me to try doing some updates on the drive. After doing the updates I found that nothing had changed.
At the same time I sent an e-mail to verbatim about this problem. Someone from verbatim e-mailed me back stating that I would be able to send the burner back all I would have to do is give the burner information. I sent the rep all the information (the time period for this is 11/3/02 to 12/7//03).
The last e-mail I sent to the rep was around 1/4/03. I have not received any information as to how they are going to handle the replacement of the product or anything. Currently, my warrantee has passed (11/29/03 warrantee expiration).