The Des Moines Register Top Workplaces 2015
VGM Group, Inc.
- Employees in region:
- HQ location:
- Waterloo, IA
’11, ’13, ’15
VGM Group, Inc. provides business services across the U.S. and Canada, primarily to healthcare businesses and organizations, private clubs, golf courses, restaurants and casinos. Its services include contracting for group purchasing, specialty purchasing programs, live and web-based education, managing health costs and services, website programming and hosting, insurance, marketing and specialty consulting. Viewed from another lens, VGM helps community-based businesses succeed and compete with national competitors. Van G. Miller founded VGM in 1986.
The Company is best known for it's work in the home medical equipment industry, where it is a nationally-recognized brand and the largest company of its kind. The Company is headquartered in Waterloo, where over 90% of its employees work. Its business is nationwide and over 95% of revenues are generated from customers outside of Iowa. In 2005, VGM implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and on June 3, 2008, VGM became a 100 percent employee-owned company.
“Everyone has made me feel welcomed from day one. The company values its employees and customers. Management is approachable and listens. They do a lot of team building activities. ”
“Everyone is flexible and cooperative and wants to be at work. The associates that I work with are caring.”
“I am empowered to make decisions to better our company. Our thoughts and ideas are always considered. ”
“I have the freedom and flexibility to balance my work and family life.”
“I work for a company that cares about its people and its customers.”
“The environment is insanely positive. Even during rough times, there's someone else to help you out.”