11 Best Companies To Work For in Tempe

September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020 TruPath

11 Best Companies To Work For in Tempe

Tempe is well known for its beautiful landscape and bustling college scene, but it is also home to many Fortune 500 companies as well as successful startups. Its diverse economic landscape makes it a magnet for growing companies and job seekers alike. In fact, within the last year alone, a handful of Silicon Valley companies have relocated their offices right around Tempe Town Lake!

With so many award-winning companies to choose from, it can be hard to figure out where to start looking. To get a better sense of what opportunities exist in Tempe, we asked 11 staffing specialists to share their insights about who the best companies to work for in Tempe are.

Freedom Financial, Ring, ADP and TEKsystems

Freedom Financial, Ring, ADP and TEKsystems, are just some of the great companies to work for in the Tempe area. Spanning from all different industries, these four companies are trusted partners of BestCompaniesAZ and take care of the people that work for them.

Denise Gredler, BestCompaniesAZ

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

If I had to work for any other company other than mine, I would do everything possible to work for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. They are complete professionals, leaders, and committed to Tempe like no other group of people. Tempe is blessed to have these folks leading the charge.

Bobby Zavala, University of Dubuque LIFE Tempe

Culdesac Tempe

Culdesac Tempe is a new development with the goal of building the first car-free community from scratch in the United States. Their goals of environmental sustainability and innovation have encouraged a workplace culture built on teamwork and new ideas. If you’re looking to join a project with a purpose and a fun team, look at Culdesac.

Ryan Nouis, TruPath


If a company’s service revolves around connecting the right people to the right businesses—and doing it well—-then I’d hope they would be one of the best companies to work for in the area. I feel strongly that Qwick is one of these companies. I have heard great things from current and former Qwick employees that the work environment is friendly, supportive and most importantly inclusive. Not only is this true, but they have an employee experience certification as a Great Place to Work!

Thylan Le, Markitors

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is the place to be! It is so rewarding to go work and help advance ASU as it transforms the lives of students, alumni, and the community. It’s an extra bonus that U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the #1 most innovative university in America.

Alissa Serignese, Arizona State University

DP Electric

As I look to my fifth anniversary with the organization, it is inspiring to see how the company has grown and prospered even in the face of a pandemic. Our organization has been recognized many different times since 2016 for our culture including our CEO being named one of Arizona’s Most Admired Leaders in 2018. This recognition has come from many sources including Glassdoor, Phoenix Business Journal and AZ Central to name a few. We have earned these accolades because of our commitment to our people. We listen to their needs and work to create a better work environment based on this feedback.

Steven Brown, DP Electric


MAC6 is a great Tempe based company to work for. We’ve had such a deep relationship with them over the years that we’ve really gotten to know their culture and team and they’re such an incredible organization to work for.

Mike Jones, Resound

Laura’s Gourmet Granola

Laura’s Gourmet Granola is the best company to work for in Tempe. Since its first placement on the retail shelf in 2004, Laura’s Gourmet Granola has always had its home in Tempe. Family first friendly, flexible scheduling, and fun work environment are the “F”s that give us an “A”. Lots of opportunity for growth for the individuals who make up the team, plus mentoring and coaching by the company’s founder to encourage professional and personal development.

Laura Briscoe, Laura’s Gourmet Granola

University of Advancing Technology

University of Advancing Technology is the best company to work for in the Tempe area. We are an extremely agile educational institution that puts students first and keeps our content relevant and up to industry standards. We also put our employees’ happiness in our culture and want everyone to love their jobs.

Mark Smith, UAT

Northern Trust

Over the years, Northern Trust has consistently been recognized for being one of the world’s most admired companies due to its dedication to service, expertise and integrity. People and relationships are at the heart of our culture resulting in a work environment that promotes collaboration, innovation, and diversity and inclusion.

Angie Ferguson, Northern Trust


My best experience working in Tempe for many years here is my current company Hownd. We are driven by a culture to always do the right thing, help in any way we can to our clients, consumers, and especially our employees. Hownd believes in the right person for the right seat, which keeps us all energetic and always ready to meet the challenges of the day.

Joel Stern, Hownd