Hershey Co.-owned Dagoba Chocolate of Ashland has been named the top small company to work for in Oregon.
The organic chocolate maker was recognized Thursday night by Oregon Business Magazine during an awards dinner in Portland.
There were 248 companies participating in the 21st "100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon" survey, which evaluates the best practices toward creating great places to work. More than 11,000 Oregon employees participated in the survey.
Following Dagoba were law firm Barran Liebman of Portland and Rose City Mortgage of Portland.
The top large companies were law firm Perkins Coie of Portland, Gentiva Hospice of Portland and Northwest Mortgage Group of Portland.
The top medium-sized companies were accounting firm Delap of Lake Oswego, management consulting firm Point B of Portland and HealthCo Information Systems of Tualatin.
Work environment, management and communications, decision-making and trust, career development and learning, as well as benefits and compensation factor into the competition.