Best Companies to Work For: HitLights

by Sabrina Son on Feb 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

recognition_wholesale-1.pngThe results are in, and HitLights is the winner of the TINYpulse Employee Recognition Award in the Wholesale industry.

You're probably wondering how we came to this conclusion ...

Over 500 companies around the world use TINYpulse's peer-recognition platform called Cheers for Peers.

We separated the companies into 14 different industries then compared which company sent the most Cheers within their organization over the course of the past six months.


About HitLights


From the business incubator program at LSU, Bin Yu formed HitLIghts in 2010. Their first initative was selling LED-lit t-shirts in the French Quarters of New Orleans while they were still college students. As they claim, "we love LED, we love our proudcts, and we love our customers." As winners of the Employee Recognition Award, now they can also claim that they love their peers.

We got a chance to speak with the team to go behind the scenes of the organization and find out what makes HitLights one of the best places to work. Let's see what they had to say.


Q: What was the funniest recognition you’ve ever received?

A: "Kung Fu Fish."


Q: What was the happiest moment at work?

A: Daily huddle.

Q: What kind of fun activities does your company participate in?

A: We like to play soccer as a company from time to time. Competition is pretty fierce. We also like to have company get togethers where we eat and relax and have a few laughs. 

Q: What is the one thing that every company can do to make their employees happier?

A: Giving space to allow employees to grow and develop within your company. Micromanagement not only stresses out the employees, but also puts a damper on the management.

Q: If you could describe your work culture in three words, what would they be?

A: Creative. Honest. Committed.



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This post was written by Sabrina Son

Sabrina is the managing editor for the TINYpulse blog. A Seattle native, she loves her morning (or anytime) coffee, spending her weekends on the mountains, and of course, the famous rain.

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