#1 Medium Company: Clickstop

No. 1 Medium Company
202 Blue Creek Dr., Urbana

Urbana-based Clickstop is a growing e-commerce company that prides itself on being a fun place to work.

Along with being one of the coolest places to work, Clickstop has landed on the Corridor Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies list for the last five years.

The company has hired 20 people in the last 60-75 days, said Jim Mayhew, Clickstop vice president of culture and communications. Clickstop employs 69 people.

“We work hard to reach our goals and then establish new ones. There is a positive energy inside our building and an expectation of excellence, not in the sense of reward/punishment, but in the sense of ownership over a project or goal,” Mr. Mayhew stated in an email interview.

Clickstop offers employees a wellness program with a healthy food program and wellness coordinator, a fitness room, kitchen/breakroom, a patio with picnic tables and a grill and game room with ping pong and billiards.

The company has also developed a culture and communications department that focuses on recruiting, hiring, onboarding, manager/leader training, employee reviews, event planning and internal and external communications, Mr. Mayhew noted.

“We believe we have a cool place to work because of our phenomenal employees. We strive to hire the best people, but that doesn’t always mean the most experienced or talented person,” he stated. “We hire for a culture fit first, and then allow each person to bring their experience and talent into the company.”

Mr. Mayhew offered some advice for companies looking to improve their culture.

“Ask your employees. Ask them to help you improve it and be ready for tough feedback. Through this process, you’ll create buy-in from your team; as long as you’re willing to listen and understand that culture isn’t what you say it is: it’s what they (your employees) say it is,” he said.

The company was founded in 2005 and has been growing ever since. Clickstop web properties serve diverse markets that include the moving and cargo control industry, energy efficient insulation products, home organizing solutions and fashion and styling.
-Pat Shaver