2018 Best Places to Work: Orlando honorees include AE Concepts

Pouria Bidhendi
2 min readAug 31, 2018


AE Concepts Inc. describes itself as a very healthy, happy and prosperous work environment.

The Orlando-based recruiting firm specializing in architecture, construction and engineering boasts a friendly culture that focuses on employees health, professional success and offers and great work/life balance, which helps boost company retention. “You get to help people with promotions and career advancement, and help your clients become stronger, more successful companies while making $100,000-plus in income,” President and CEO Pouria “Paul” Bidhendi said.

AE Concepts earned a spot among Orlando Business Journal ‘s 2018 Best Places to Work honorees in the micro category, which includes companies with 10–24 employees.

Here’s more from the firm:

What specific programs has your company implemented to benefit employees? Promoting within based on merit, not time accrued; training sessions; community/charity involvement; increased paid time off for employees; invested in technology and expanded/renovated office space to support growth.

Funniest or most interesting piece of office décor: Jolly Roger, the office skeleton mascot

Your office’s top hangout spot: Wine-down Wednesday

Your company’s top perks: 10 a.m. start time; free vitamins and health supplements; alkaline water; performance-based six-figure incomes and promotions; catered lunches; free gym memberships; organic coffee; three weeks of paid vacation.

Your most anticipated team-building activity: Company trip to Miami, where we have a 10,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom waterfront mansion with a boat, two jet skis, and private chef

How do you measure ROI on rewards, recognition and other perks? Revenue, training and uplifting junior teammates

Advice for a company looking to create a better workplace: Be like us. Have a work environment that promotes health, is fun, provides great income and opportunity for professional growth and career advancement.

Originally published at https://www.bizjournals.com on August 31, 2018.



Pouria Bidhendi

Pouria Bidhendi is an expert in professional recruiting with over half a decade of experience from Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and 2 decades.