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O.C. Tanner Overview

Salt Lake City, UT
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
O.C. Tanner, number 61 on the 2016 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, helps organizations accomplish and appreciate great work. Thousands of clients globally use our cloud-based technology, tools, awards, and education services to engage talent ... Read more

Mission: We help companies appreciate people who do great work. Because celebrating great work inspires people to invent, to create, to discover. And when people are inspired, companies grow.

O.C. Tanner – Why Work For Us?

  • Founded in 1927
  • 1,600+ employees from 59 countries of national origin
  • Thousands of clients in 150 countries
  •  On the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list back-to-back in 2015 and 2016
  • Our clients include Fortune 100 companies like DOW Chemical, Caterpillar Inc., Chevron, and more
  • Manufacturer of rings for the US Olympic Team since 2000


Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Loughton, Essex, United Kingdom

Mumbai, India

Melbourne, Australia

Global Offices:


Sydney, Australia


We are a great place to work whose job is creating great places to work. We provide meaningful employee experiences for thousands of companies around the world and we practice what we preach within our own walls. We influence greatness in people and organizations everywhere. Best of all, we get to wake up every day and celebrate human accomplishment. Think about it. It’s a pretty cool thing to do for a living.

O.C. Tanner has a long history of employing refugees who were forced to leave their homelands and find a new home. Their grit, talent, tenacity, resiliency, and wisdom have made us better. People from over 59 countries work shoulder to shoulder here. No matter who you are or where you come from, this is a great place to belong.

In 2017, O.C. Tanner began a partnership with the organization One Refugee to help other companies discover this often overlooked and talented resource.

 We care for each other and our communities by:

· Earmarking 10% of the profits we earn for philanthropy

· Matching every dollar employees donate to a community charity

· Donating to over 40 schools, hospitals, and parks around the country

· Purchasing a mobile pantry for the Utah Food Bank that delivers food and essentials to families at underprivileged schools and communities

· Competitive salary and bonuses

· It rains cash (on holidays, your birthday, our founder’s birthday…)

· Onsite gym, fitness classes, personal training, and massage therapy

· Matched 401K’s

· Onsite café

· Frequent employee recognition, appreciation, and celebration

· Paid volunteer hours

· Tuition reimbursement 

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    "Great place to work"

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    I have been working at O.C. Tanner full-time (More than 10 years)


    Great purpose and people. I have made lifelong friendships here. Benefits are great and the future of the company is bright. It’s a special place to work.


    Growing pains from change and globalizing have been hard, but we will get through them.

    Advice to Management

    You can’t communicate enough! Keep on sharing our direction both good and bad even when to you the updates may seem small. We all want to know and we want to help make this place even better.

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at O.C. Tanner (Salt Lake City, UT) in August 2016.


    There was a phone interview, followed by an in person interview where I paired with the other candidate. We worked on refactoring some java code, and then we talked with the manager and other team members about how we felt we did and how the other person did.

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O.C. Tanner Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, Salt Lake Tribune, 2017
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