Favorite Eastside company
With more than 3,200 employees at Evergreen, this Kirkland hospital is certainly one of the largest employers on the Eastside. And the word in from its employees is that it's also the best. "We have great people and great leadership, oriented to excellent service to patients and employees alike," says one. Staffers told us about their great benefits, on-site gym and free parking, as well as their new CEO, Bob Malte, whom they all address simply as "Bob." They call him an "inspiring and forward-thinking" leader who has impressed people with his openness, hosting regular town-hall-style meetings with the entire staff where he candidly answers their questions. Employees love the high-tech environment that keeps the hospital on the cutting edge of health care, but they take equal pride in their human touch, never hesitating to escort a visitor to the room they're trying to find or greeting their co-workers with a smile.