SLO company ranked among best places to work in U.S.

Fortune magazine recently listed local company Advantage Answering+ as one of the nation’s top workplaces in its annual Great Place to Work list.

The live receptionist service company ranked No. 12 among the magazine’s top 25 small workplaces, according to a news release.

The list, which recognizes companies with “exceptional workplace cultures,” is divided into two categories: small businesses (25 to 250 employees) and medium (251 to 999 employees).

Advantage Answering has 35 employees and more than 800 clients throughout the country, according to the release, and has been based in San Luis Obispo since it was founded in 1992. The company was chosen for the list based on the results of an employee survey and questionnaire on its benefits program and company practices.

The full Great Place to Work list is in the magazine’s online edition and the Oct. 6 issue of Fortune magazine. It is also available at