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Best Places to Work: Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers

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Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers
Little Rock
Employees: 31
Industry Type: Pawn Services

Founded in 1979, Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers continues to follow its mission of serving the short-term financial needs of the community. In such a sales-driven field, Braswell & Son realizes that it’s the employees who drive the success of the company. The company strives to support employees’ work/life balance at all times.

Employees are incentivized with weekly, monthly and yearly competitions. Bonuses and prizes include cash, massages and trips.

Managers whose stores perform the best to goal receive their choice of jewelry, and options include a Rolex or a diamond ring.

Top sales associates and pawnbrokers of the year receive plaques and bonuses, plus recognition in the company newsletter. Braswell & Son gives six Value Awards to employees who display respect, integrity, trust, community spirit, consistency and passion in their day-to-day work.

Braswell & Son promotes a family- friendly, inclusive work culture. The company hosts a family company picnic each year at a local park that gives employees time to relieve stress and promote fun. It’s one of the most popular company events.

Braswell & Son employees receive one day of volunteer time off each quarter, while still getting their regular hourly pay for that work.

Braswell & Son provides cake on employee birthdays and occasionally employees will dress up in costumes and take a group picture in the store.

Braswell & Son has brought in licensed massage therapists to give employees chair massages as a way to relieve stress.

The company employs a corporate chaplain who checks in on every employee on a weekly basis. He performs hospital visits, counseling sessions and is available to them 24/7. Free gym membership is also provided to employees.

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