2017 Bubbler Awards: Best Workplaces For Young Professionals In Wisconsin


NEWaukee is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Bubbler Awards: Best Places to Work for Young Professionals in Wisconsin. The following companies were nominated by their employees, evaluated, and selected by a group of young professional leaders from across the state of Wisconsin as the Top 10 Best Places to Work for Young Professionals.

GE Healthcare

Pewaukee-based GE Healthcare may be massive in size, but finding ways to remain nimble and innovative are at the core of the GE FastWorks business practice. Every employee is empowered to create and to test hypotheses that improve customer needs with faster and smarter outcomes. This enables creativity, reduces “red tape” and approval processes that are barriers to creative brainstorming. On top of FastWorks, GE is focused on innovation and invests $1 billion in learning and development every year.


GMR is an innovative global sponsorship and experiential leader, connecting brands and their consumers through shared passions. Changing how people think, feel and behave through the power of experience. GMR creates a special atmosphere for their employees through a one-of-a-kind Bar-cade, Breakfast (and Beers) with the Boss, Hackathons, Maternity and Paternity leave. Oh, and they have a Coding Club for employees looking to get their ‘nerd’ on.


Granular is one of Milwaukee’s fastest growing startups, shaking up the traditional agency model using true expertise and exceptional service. Granular only hires senior PPC experts who each run their entire client service – regular communication, ad planning, daily ad management and custom reporting. Just a few of their great employee perks include flexible scheduling, Bublr Bike passes, Summerfest tickets, one of Milwaukee’s top 10 offices, 3-week MINIMUM PTO, and special hours on Fridays during Winter and Summer.


A state of learning, growing and evolving remains constant at Greenheck, the Wausau-based fan manufacturer. The Leadership & Innovation Academy provides continuing education opportunities, including college reimbursement & scholarships for employee’s children, and the “Pit Stop” allows employees from both the shop and office to evaluate, reformulate and implement new ideas and processes that affect the whole company.


Brookfield-based Mortenson Construction believes that work-life balance is different for everyone. In order to accommodate they insist on appropriate staffing to reduce workload, simplification as it relates to innovation and its implementation, and effective technology which affords employees time and energy savings on job sites. One of their coolest perks is their weekly “Hey That’s Cool” communication to share project, company, and team member news!


Nordic, a Madison-based Firm, is dedicated to providing the industry’s best EHR consulting services. Employees at Nordic enjoy summertime cookouts on the rooftop and capitalize on Nordic University to develop and grow their personal and professional skills.


Penrod, a Milwaukee-based global cloud consulting agency, has put people first with an extensive and intensive employee engagement program. Employees receive unlimited PTO, an extensive recreation room including a cold brew keg dispenser and bar for personal Friday Happy Hours. Their quarterly assigned pods are also put to the test competing against other pods in the office in random events!


PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services, helping resolve complex issues and identify opportunities. It is the second-largest professional services firm in the world. Some of the outstanding benefits of working at PwC include Student loan payback, unlimited sick time, maternity AND paternity leave (which includes adoption and fostering), innovation challenges, and a shuffleboard!


Sargento Foods is not just a purveyor of great cheese. They are a community of Real Cheese People working together. Sargento’s philosophy is to hire good people and treat them like family. They offer unique perks such as summer hours, tuition reimbursement, and ‘Off the Clock’ time to allow employees to enjoy time outside of work and in their communities.


Skyward is a software company specializing in K–12 administrative software packages used in schools to manage and store information pertaining to student management, human resources, financial management, food service and special education. Employees enjoy playing cards with the CEO, a cafeteria that brings in local food vendors, and a white noise system that reduces background noise to a whisper in the office.