Brightwing--One of Crain's 2016 Coolest Places to Work


TROY, MI – Brightwing, a recruiting and staffing company headquartered in Troy, MI, is one of 75 companies named to Crain’s 2016 Cool Places to Work in Michigan list. The Crain’s Detroit Business’ Cool Places program recognizes employers that go above and beyond to make employees feel appreciated. Brightwing was named to Crain’s Cool Places to Work in Michigan list in 2009, 2011, and 2012.


To be eligible, companies must be a for-/non-profit business or government entity with a facility in Michigan that has at least 15 employees. The business must be publicly or privately held in operation for at least 1 year. Brightwing was among 31 companies honored in the Medium Employee Category (50 – 249 U.S. employees).


“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the coolest places to work in Michigan,” said Aaron Chernow, CEO of Brightwing. “Brightwing is about people; it’s about championing human potential and creating a work environment and culture around helping employees realize and achieve their true personal and professional potential.”


Crain’s hired Harrisburg, PA-based Best Companies Group to gather data and survey employees. The employee part of the process, an 80-question survey used to determine, for example, whether employees are aware of the company’s long-term strategy and whether they feel the company invests in their professional development, accounts for 75 percent of the final ranking.


“Brightwing wants its employees to succeed – and employees are genuinely passionate about giving their best every day to help Brightwing succeed,” said Justin Hochstein, Sr. Recruiter at Brightwing. “Brightwing is a family-centric, work hard/play hard environment; we truly care about each other and work hard every day to support each other. It’s an awesome place to work.”


In addition to benefits, flexibility, ice-cream runs, on-site fitness room, weekly yoga class, and team lunches, Brightwing goes above and beyond to encourage collaboration and innovation throughout the organization.


“We created an innovation room to provide a comfortable space where employees can openly discuss ideas, current projects, and future goals,” Chernow said. “We turned a large wall into a wipe off wall, brought in sofas, foosball table, bubble hockey, and large-screen TV and meeting area to make the room welcoming and versatile to meet a wide range of needs.”


Ultimately, being honored as one of Crain’s 2016 Cool Places to Work in Michigan speaks to Brightwing’s passion: people.



About Brightwing

Founded in 1973, Brightwing is a recruiting and staffing agency dedicated to championing human potential. Brightwing serves engineering/design, information technology, finance/accounting, and human resource positions. Brightwing is headquartered in Troy, MI with offices in Dallas, Texas, Weston, FL, and Pittsburgh, PA (Winter, 2016).