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From left, Jamie Parsons, Adam Andersen, Christy Hinman and Jason Guenthner volunteered on behalf of RTG Medical at Fremont Area United Way’s Food Packaging Day.

Growth that has more than doubled the number of RTG Medical employees in just three years has not harmed employees’ opinion of the company they work for.

“This is our third year being on the list (of best employers). It’s meant a lot this year because we’ve grown, and our employees still feel valued and heard,” said Veronica Barrientos, marketing and branding ambassador for RTG Medical.

The Fremont company considers itself an Omaha-metropolitan area business, she said, adding that more than 50 percent of its employees live in Omaha.

Recent flooding did not touch the company’s headquarters although individual employees were affected, she said.

Family atmosphere

When employees are asked why they rate RTG Medical so highly as an employer, Barrientos said: “They always say it’s because of the family atmosphere.” The company has retained that family feeling despite adding 50 employees to its previous 40 in such a short time, she said.

Workday

Recruiters make up the majority of the workforce, she said, and those 60 recruiters are “on the phone quite a bit.” An employee can work with a medical professional for 10 years and never meet the person face-to-face, she said.

Most employees use lunchtime to focus on their physical, medical and mental health, Barrientos said. Employees often have lunch together, spend time in the employee lounge or work out in the company gym.

Celebrations

RTG embraces March Madness, she said. Even though work goes on, the company sets up four flat-screen televisions for employee game-watching when they’re not working. RTG Medical also brings in food for March Madness munching.

Not all the breaks take place in-house.

“The company sponsors outings every month,” Barrientos said. These include bowling, a Labor Day golf tournament, volunteer ventures and a Memorial Day wiffle ball tournament.

“We plan activities that positively impact company culture,” she said.

Community service

Volunteering is a priority at RTG Medical. The company partners with Special Olympics of Nebraska, the Fremont Family YMCA, the Dodge County Humane Society in Fremont and the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha.

“We are the official apparel provider for Special Olympics Fremont” and employees hand out the athletes’ uniforms, she said. Seeing the excitement and joy on the competitors’ faces makes the employee and company effort worth it, Barrientos said.

Employees also build cat towers and make dog beds for the humane societies.

In 2019, RTG will donate more than $80,000 to its official community partners.

Meeting goals

When company goals are met, an annual celebratory trip includes every employee and one guest for each, Barrientos said. RTG Medical’s goals were met four years of the last five, she said.

Trips have included visits to the Bahamas and cruises, so everyone is excited to learn where the next trip will be, she said. And everyone is invested in meeting those goals because of the big reward

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