DornerWorks Named Detroit Free Press Top Work Place For 2022

Posted on November 21, 2022 by DornerWorks Ltd.

DornerWorks has been named a Top Work Place in the Detroit Free Press list of Top 100 Work Places for 2022 based on positive responses from team members.

Only 200 companies made this year’s list — being named a Top Work Place is a tremendous honor, as each is nominated by their own employees.

“Our culture has been built over the 22 years of DornerWorks existence through the ideas and initiatives of our employees,” says DornerWorks president Shawn Isenhoff.

For the DornerWorks team, the biggest draws are the people who make up the company’s vibrant and innovative culture and a flexible approach to improve work-life balance.

“What I like about working at DornerWorks is, by far, the people,” says DornerWorks HR Manager Sara Parmeter. “We have such an eclectic interesting group of people, just brilliant minds. That’s what I love about my job is being able to work with these people who are just so talented in so many diverse ways. It really inspires and motivates me.”

“I like coming to work every day because of the people that I get to interact with,” says DornerWorks VP of Sales & Marketing Lance Hilbelink. “That’s what brings me joy is to help people see things differently or figure out how we can help the customer a little bit differently, and to see the work we do for our customers is really gratifying. ”

“DornerWorks really cares about me and my coworkers,” says embedded software engineer Nate Bowen. “It’s a family friendly company. It respects that I have a life to go home to and also provides a really great experience while I’m working.”

“I get to work on some really cool projects at DornerWorks,” he adds. “It’s been a lot of fun to see a product go out into the world that you spent time helping to build.”

DornerWorks understands that talented and driven people are required to deliver high quality products to our customers. Our environment fosters collaboration, learning and creativity, and promotes innovative thinking and ownership. At DornerWorks, each of our staff is empowered to follow our mission of turning ideas into reality.

DornerWorks embedded software engineer Ray Smith is in the IoT Solutions Group, where he works on connected devices. He says he was initially attracted to the company by the flexible work-life balance and has also become a strong proponent of the DornerWorks mission.

“The DornerWorks mission is about helping customers solve problems and working with them on their journey to get there,” Smith says. “That makes it very people oriented. That makes it very much a relationship. And for me as a people person that that really appeals to me is being able to help out people and help solve a problem.”

DornerWorks is currently hiring and has several engineering positions available. Visit to check out all our open positions and apply online.

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