Location: Mount Pleasant, Texas
Assets: $1.8 billion
Chairman and CEO: Ty Abston
Popular with employees: Employees submit ideas to improve the bank through an intranet site. The reward for ideas that get implemented is a cash prize ranging from $25 to $1,000.
Family-friendly benefit/practice: When an employee gets married, Guaranty's wedding gift is a week of paid time off to be used for a honeymoon.
Employee recognition/appreciation program: Guaranty hosts quarterly special events, such as ice cream sundae parties and pizza lunches, where it recognizes employees for a job well done.