Edlong Honored Among 2024 “Best Places to Work in IL” for the 9th Year in a Row.

For the ninth year in a row, Edlong has been named one of the 2024 Best Places to Work in Illinois by the Dailly Herald Suburban Business Publication.

By recognizing the best places of employment in Illinois, the award aims to honor the companies that positively impact the development of the state’s workforce and economy.

Year after year, Edlong has continued to climb in these rankings. Up six spots from last year, Edlong landed at 11th in the Small Business category. Still, even more impressive, the company placed 2nd in 2024’s “Best Places to Work for Women in IL.”

On the excitement and gratitude of receiving such recognition, Sr. Human Resources Manager Kami Hunt had this to say, “After hearing we are 2024’s 2nd Best Places to Work for Women in IL, my cheeks hurt from smiling.  We have been participating in the Best Places to Work program for upwards of a decade, and not only do we place each year, but I can feel all the appreciation and care we give our employees come through in this special award for female recognition.”


Determining the rankings for the Best Places to Work in Illinois involves a two-part assessment process. Nominated companies are first evaluated on their policies, practices, and demographics. This is followed by an employee survey designed to gauge the overall workplace experience at the company.

Final rankings are decided by a workforce Research Group that analyzes and manages the results of the entire process.

As a global leader in dairy flavor solutions, Edlong also continuously strives to raise the bar when it comes to employee care.

Eager to support members of the Edlong family with both their present and future, the company works to provide a comprehensive and expanding list of benefits, including:

  • Generous PTO (incl. time away for birthdays, giving back, and mental health)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Family Planning Benefits (incl. fertility treatment and adoption)
  • Bereavement Time (incl. for loss of a pet)
  • Perpetual Summer Hours
  • 401(k) Match and Profit Sharing
  • 529 College Savings Contributions
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Charitable Donations Matching Program
  • Bonus Plans for all Full-time Positions
  • Regular Employee Recognition and Events

Stressing the vital role these benefits play in building a positive culture and the rankings, Hunt adds, “We really mean it when we say, We are all in this together. Providing benefits like these for our employees is part of how we put that into action. Receiving an award like this shows the progress we are making in living out our values, and we’re more than excited to keep that going.”

Learn more about Edlong and Edlong career opportunities. For more information on the 2024 Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinIL.com


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