NORTHBROOK, IL – Donlen Corporation, North America’s fastest growing fleet leasing and management company, announced that for the third year in a row it has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business 20 Best Places to Work in Chicago 2011. Recognized for outstanding employee satisfaction initiatives, Donlen makes a significant jump in rankings for the 2011 list, coming in at number six this year.
“We’re very proud to once again be named to Crain’s Best Places to Work,” said Gary Rappeport, Donlen Chief Executive Officer. “We understand that the foundation of Donlen’s success is based on the satisfaction of our employees, both personally and professionally. As such, are committed to their satisfaction and work hard to ensure each employee is provided multiple opportunities for development and recognition.”
Donlen’s Leadership Team understands how important work-life balance is to the overall success of the company, and surveys employees twice to year to measure satisfaction. Several initiatives ensure that employees have opportunities for advancement on a professional level, and fulfillment on a personal level.
Donlen encourages employees to advance through the company, and offers a state-of-the-art training and learning facility with full technological capabilities. Employees are offered classes via Donlen University in leadership, stress management, and process improvement to name a few.

An annual Employee Appreciation Week includes festivities such as an all-employee BBQ - which includes a Leadership Team dunk tank - employee massages, and surprises throughout the week.

Donlen’s STAR (Special Thanks for Achievement Reward) award recognizes employees for exceeding performance expectations. Managers and peers recognize employees who go above and beyond the normal expectations of their responsibilities by giving a STAR award, which are announced via the company intranet. 

Committed to the overall health and well-being of its employees, Donlen offers a 2,750 square-foot onsite fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment, boot camp fitness programs, and a golf simulator.
For more information about Crain’s Best Places to Work 2011, visit