South Tampa’s 10 best rated workplaces of 2022

South Tampa is bustling with growth and offers an abundance of employment opportunities. With endless options in the growing city, those who relocate to the area find many fantastic workplaces to choose from. To help narrow it down, we have compiled a list of highly-rated workplaces just a short drive from the Altura Bayshore Tower, located in South Tampa. Each listing includes a Glassdoor rating on a scale of zero to five from current and former employees. 

Raymond James Financial. Inc.

Raymond James Financial is a household name among sports fans and bankers alike. The namesake for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, this is a top workplace to consider. The company has a 4.1 rating on Glassdoor and has been rated a Top Workplace by the Tampa Bay Times nearly every year since 2010. Raymond James boasts a great work environment as well as impressive benefits according to Glassdoor. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, the company has multiple locations around Tampa, many within 3 miles of Altura Bayshore. 


ConnectWise is a highly-rated software company headquartered right here in Tampa. They have a 4.0 rating on Glassdoor and have been a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace for many years since 2010. Described as a “Great company that gives you room to grow and share your ideas” according to Glassdoor reviews, ConnectWise is a great place to work for those in IT and software. The headquarters are conveniently located just over 3 miles from Altura Bayshore, making the office a short 10-minute commute. 

Swope, Rodante

Swope, Rodante is an award-winning law firm in the Tampa Bay area. The firm has a 4.1 rating on Glassdoor and countless glowing reviews, including that “Swope Rodante is one of the greatest companies I could possibly imagine being a part of.” The firm also provides myriad growth opportunities, a fantastic work environment, and benefits. Swope Ronante has received awards from the Tampa Bay Business Journal, The Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame, and U.S. News Best Law Firms among many others. It is also located only 5 miles, or a short 10-minute drive, from Altura Bayshore.

Progressive Insurance

Progressive Insurance has a 3.8 rating on Glassdoor and has been listed by the Tampa Bay Times newspaper as a Top Work Place since 2010. Progressive is the third-largest auto insurer in the country and boasts over 50,000 employees. With multiple locations in the Tampa and Clearwater area, the closest location is just over 3 miles from Altura Bayshore. Glassdoor highlights competitive pay and great management as well, making Progressive a top workplace in Tampa.


Kforce is a professional solutions firm, specializing in building and managing technology teams, and finance and accounting teams. The firm is headquartered in Tampa and has a 3.9 rating on Glassdoor. Kforce has been listed as a Top Work Place by the Tampa Bay Times newspaper since 2020 and is a “great company with employee-focused culture” according to Glassdoor reviews. Kforce’s closest location to Altura Bayshore is just over 3 miles, or a 12-minute drive. 

Power Design Inc.

Power Design is a full-service, design-build mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractor and systems integrator construction company located just across the bridge in Saint Petersburg. Power Design has a 4.1 rating on Glassdoor, has been listed by the Tampa Bay Times as a Top Workplace since 2012, has received Top Workplace USA awards since 2021, and has countless culture excellence awards. Glassdoor reviews emphasize great opportunities for career advancement and a positive work environment. While it is a bit farther than other options listed, Power Design is still only a 20-minute commute from Altura Bayshore.

Suncoast Credit Union

Suncoast Credit Union is Florida’s largest credit union and is conveniently headquartered right in the South Tampa Area. Located just 2 miles from Altura Bayshore, Suncoast is one of the shortest commutes on this list.  It has a 3.9 rating on Glassdoor and has been listed as a Top Workplace by Tampa Bay Times every year since 2016. With great benefits and opportunities to learn according to Glassdoor, Suncoast Credit Union is a top place to work for those in the Tampa Bay area.

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

For anyone who has ever flown into Tampa, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority is a familiar name. They operate the Tampa International Airport and an additional three general aviation airports. The group has a 3.8 rating on Glassdoor and has been listed as a Top Workplace by the Tampa Bay Times since 2018. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority is located 6 miles from Altura Bayshore, and Glassdoor reviews highlight great pay and benefits for employees. 

BayCare Health System

For those in the health care industry, look no further than BayCare Health Systems. There are hundreds of locations in the Tampa Bay and West Central Florida regions, and the closest to Altura Bayshore is only 2 miles away. BayCare Health Systems has a 3.9 rating on Glassdoor and has been named a Top Workplace by Tampa Bay Times since 2015. They boast flexible schedules, great leaders, and opportunities for growth, according to Glassdoor. 

Grow Financial Credit Union

Grow Financial Credit Union has a 3.8 rating on Glassdoor and has been listed by the Tampa Bay Times as a Top Workplace for 10 straight years. Glassdoor reviews highlight impressive salaries and extensive benefits. Grow Financial is now the third largest credit union in Tampa Bay, where it is headquartered. Located just 2.5 miles from Altura Bayshore, Grow Financial Credit Union is a fantastic option for those in the banking and financial industry.

There are many more highly-rated workplaces in South Tampa that you should explore in your job search. Be sure to check out Glassdoor and Top Workplaces for an extended list of the great opportunities South Tampa has to offer. 

Getting ready to move to Tampa? Here’s what you need to know before you move, and some award-winning cuisine in the area that you must try once you’re settled. 

Luxurious Living at Altura Bayshore

Altura Bayshore boasts beautiful views of Hillsborough Bay, situated in the Bayshore area of South Tampa. Easy access to award-winning workplaces, fine dining, and recreational activities all make Altura Bayshore the perfect place for Tampa residents who want a home with both luxury and functionality.

Altura hosts over 60 residences and six penthouses that are up to 3,575 square feet throughout 23 beautiful floors. Altura’s spacious floor plans allow residents to work from home with privacy and host guests as desired. Amenities include a private club for entertaining colleagues or friends, and private suites available by reservation for long distance guests. 

For more information on South Tampa’s newest luxury high-rise, visit or contact the sales center at (813) 492-2420.

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The Best of Bayshore: Award-winning cuisine is right around the corner from Altura Bayshore

Tampa, Florida has endless offerings of things to do, beautiful beaches, and most importantly, great dining options. With countless restaurants within a short walk or drive of the Altura Bayshore property in South Tampa, every foodie is sure to find their new favorite spot.

Bayshore Boulevard hosts five-star restaurants within walking distance or a short drive from Altura Bayshore, and it’s located just minutes from the mouth-watering eateries of Downtown Tampa. If you’re looking for a new place to try out, here are some award-winning options for your next indulgence.


Counter Culture is conveniently located right beside Altura Bayshore’s property. Jeannie Pierola, five-time James Beard Award semifinalist chef, opened Counter Culture in 2018 and serves elevated meat and seafood dishes with a bay view.

The modern homage to classic counter dining boasts modern plates and vibrant cocktails. Open seven days a week for dinner and brunch on the weekends, Counter Culture is a must-try for any Tampa local or visitor.

Be sure to check out Chef Pierola’s other Tampa restaurants, Edison: Food + Drink Lab and Swigamjig – Edison’s Dive Bar and Fish Kitchen.


Datz is a popular restaurant and bar in South Tampa known for its deli and gastropub offerings. Located just a four-minute drive from the Altura Bayshore property and boasting an extensive menu, Datz has been a South Tampa staple since 2009.

Datz has been featured on Good Morning America, the Food Network, Southern Living, and Time Magazine. They are well known for “The Cheesy Todd” Burger and “Barry C.’s Stuffed Meatloaf” menu options. Be sure to check out Datz for some decadent eats and their famous “National Cheat Day” every Jan. 28. They are open all day seven days a week.

Cru Cellars

Voted Tampa’s best wine bar, Cru Cellars has three locations in the Tampa area. With the closest to Bayshore Boulevard being their Palma Ceia location, this spot is a can’t-miss. The award-winning wine bar serves everything from small plates and large cheese and meat platters to entrees you’ll dream about.

Cru Cellars boasts over 35 wines by the glass, wine flights, and a collection of craft beer. Their sommeliers are sure to guide you through a beautiful wine experience in the secluded wine garden. The Palma Ceia bar is open seven days a week, with the kitchen being open Monday through Saturday. Be sure to visit their website to check out their other locations and menus, including a weekend brunch at the downtown location in the Armature Works building.

Pinky’s Diner

If you are looking for a more laid-back environment but incredible food, Pinky’s Diner is your place. Open from 8 am – 1 pm Thursday through Sunday, this breakfast spot is sure to wow your taste buds.

Listed on USA Today’s 10 Best restaurant guide, Pinky’s is known for its frittatas, with 6 fresh varieties and the ability to make your own. Don’t miss the stuffed Cuban French Toast either, with homemade berry cream cheese sandwiched between slices of Cuban bread. They also have a selection of salads, soups, and sandwiches if breakfast isn’t your jam.

Located just a three-minute drive or nine-minute walk from Altura Bayshore, Pinky’s is a great option if you are looking for an award-winning breakfast spot.

Restaurant BT

Restaurant BT provides French-Vietnamese cuisine with an intimate dining experience. Located just a six-minute walk from the Altura Bayshore property, Restaurant BT is a must-try. The eclectic cuisine is high quality and made with local ingredients.

Owner and Chef BT Nguyen brings her Vietnamese heritage and time spent abroad into this restaurant. Her cuisine has been featured in Bon Appetit, Condé Nast, Travel and Leisure, and on “Emeril’s Florida” television show on The Food Network. Restaurant BT was also featured in the Michelin Guide.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, dessert, and drinks, Restaurant BT is perfect for date nights and special occasions. Be sure to visit Chef BT’s other restaurants, BistroBT, and BT TOGO.

If steakhouses are more to your taste, check out the top 5 best steakhouses in Tampa, Florida. If Fido is a must-have when dining out, be sure to visit these top dog-friendly restaurants in Tampa, Florida as well. For a list of other restaurants, markets, and things to do near Bayshore Boulevard, visit Altura Bayshore’s list of local life.

Luxurious Living at Altura Bayshore

Altura Bayshore is located in the Bayshore area in South Tampa with stunning views of Hillsborough Bay. With an ideal location for walking to dinner, enjoying Bayshore Boulevard, and luxurious living, Altura Bayshore is the perfect place for Tampa residents who want to live life to the fullest.

Altura hosts 67 residences and 6 penthouses throughout 23 floors that range from 2,176 square feet to 3,575 square feet. Enjoy Altura’s spacious kitchens designed with Thermadore appliances. Amenities include a rooftop pool, pickleball courts, bocce courts, a putting green, a half-court for basketball, a dog park, and a fully equipped fitness center.

For more information on South Tampa’s newest luxury skyrise, visit or contact the sales center at (813) 492-2420.