Best Places to Work: Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
By Barrett Baker
150 W. Main Street, Suite 2100, Norfolk | 757-624-3000 | KaufCan.com
One of the leading law firms in Coastal Virginia for nearly 100 years, Kaufman & Canoles serves a number of practice specialties in several major industries to transform their clients’ lives—and the community—for the better.
“‘We can. And we will.’ is Kaufman & Canoles’ promise,” says Marketing Director Nicole J. Naidyhorski. “This means we bring a positive, can-do happen attitude at all levels of client services, so our clients know they are our highest priority. This can-do, make-it-happen attitude is woven into the firm on every level and is embraced by all employees. And that level of client service includes the service we provide internally to each other and externally. On the internal side, we are family. I believe the way people come together for other employees is what really makes the firm special. If there is a death in the family or if someone is having health issues, we come together and provide comfort—send cards, flowers, hot meals, etc. and offer support. There is a high level of awareness and care that starts at the top, and I believe that sets us apart from other companies and makes Kaufman & Canoles a great place to work.”
In addition, as a long-standing member of the communities they serve, Kaufman & Canoles feels an obligation to contribute time, money and effort to creating a richer life for everyone. They encourage community involvement, and their employees are dedicated to that philosophy, whether they are involved with a children’s organization, provide support for individuals in need or other worthwhile endeavors. They currently assist hundreds of different local nonprofits.
To ensure their employees’ needs are met, they regularly conduct satisfaction surveys. The results of the surveys are reviewed, and employees are given the opportunity to voice any concerns or questions they have. In return, the firm looks for ways to implement the suggestions offered to make team member jobs and the workplace even better.
- Medical reimbursement account
- Health saving account
- Dependent care reimbursement
- Generous paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- A 25 percent match up to IRS limits on the company’s 401(k) plan
- Profit sharing
- Monthly credit for self-only medical, dental and basic life insurance
- Staff parties, photo booths/games, wine/beer socials, ice cream socials, birthday clubs
- Summer casual Fridays
- Free tickets to the corporate box at Admirals Hockey and Tides Baseball games
- Several “jeans days” a year
- Kudos Program
- Staff Appreciation Week
- Weight Watchers programs and weight-loss challenges
- Wellness Programs
- Monthly/quarterly team luncheons
- Recognition for anniversaries and birthdays
- Milestone anniversary gifts
- Holiday gifts
- Year-end discretionary bonuses
- Fundraising events
Why I Love My Job:
“Kaufman & Canoles employees all share our core values: integrity, stewardship and innovation. We are also forward thinking, hardworking, progressive, entrepreneurial and all with a ‘can-do’ spirit. This creates an energizing, motivating and professional work environment. Our turnover rate is low, and our satisfaction rate is high. The firm provides countless hours of volunteer time and dollars to the communities in which we live and work. Add all of that together, and it’s a truly great place to work.”
—Alexis Correia, Employment Manager, 19 years with Kaufman & Canoles