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Best Places to Work 2017: Large Companies

The Best Large Companies to Work for in Los Angeles (250 or more US employees)

1. West Monroe Partners

West Monroe is a progressive business and technology consulting firm that partners with dynamic organizations to reimagine, build, and operate their businesses at peak performance. The team of more than 800 professionals is comprised of an uncommon blend of business consultants and deep technologists. This unique combination of expertise enables the company to design, develop, implement, and run strategic business and technology solutions that yield a dramatic commercial impact on clients’ profitability and performance.

One of the reasons West Monroe has once again placed on the top spot of the Best Companies to Work For list is that it cares deeply about its employees’ career equity. There is a genuine desire from the company to put people on projects they care about, give people stretch assignments, and develop the next generation of leaders. The office has a familial feel and provides opportunities to spend time together inside and outside the office–including company events like the epic Oceanside retreat, and informal get-togethers like potlucks at co-workers’ homes. Plus, the company’s flat office structure and entrepreneurial spirit means everyone pitches in — even the senior director of the office unloads the dishwasher!

2. Build Group, Inc.

Build Group is a general contractor focused on providing a high level of service to its clientele. The owners have an in-depth understanding of their clients’ business and are committed to providing principal level involvement on all projects. To them client relationships are everything, and are driven by trust and integrity. Consequently, Build Group clients depend on the company to act as an extension of their own organizations. While many general contractors are simply pricing plans, Build Group staff sources new real estate opportunities to figure out creative ways to make deals pencil.

Apart from enjoying the responsibilities afforded them in their positions, Build Group team members also appreciate full employer paid benefits for employees and family members. They receive health, dental, vision, life insurance, etc. They also get to take part in amazing holiday parties where they can all socialize and eat great food. Other perks to working at Build Group include a 6.5 week paid sabbatical leave program, company softball events and special monthly companywide lunches. The company demonstrates how much it cares for its people by providing an employee wellness program where employees can track their healthy lifestyles while Build Group donates towards charities as employees obtain points for their healthy lifestyle successes.

3. Clune Construction Company, L.P.

Clune Construction provides interior contracting and construction services nationwide. It provides commercial interior and virtual construction services; constructs mission critical facilities, healthcare facilities, and retail and restaurant build-outs; and constructs education facilities, dining halls, auditoriums, theaters, and employee break rooms. The company serves clients in corporate interiors, education, entertainment/media firms, financial firms, health care, law firms, mission critical, and retail/restaurant sectors.

Clune provides a number of uniquely beneficial perks to its employees, including “Wild Card Days” where five extra personal days off are added to each employees vacation day total each year, and “Tenure Week” where employees with more than five years tenure receive the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day off. Employees also enjoy the company’s “Flex Fridays” policy, where all staffers are allowed to leave after 2 p.m. on all Fridays. They are also fond of the annual planning session trip for all employees and the “Thirsty Thursday” pizza parties. Clune also goes the extra mile to make life easier for its time. For example, it provides a Paylocity Web Portal which allows employees and managers to manage schedules and communicate online and via app on phone.

4. Stout Risius Ross, LLC

Stout Risius Ross is a leading independent advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation Advisory, Dispute Consulting, and Management Consulting services. The company’s professionals leverage synergies across these practices to deliver a unique perspective to their clients. Stout has found that the highest potential candidates and the strongest new hires are generally identified and referred to them by current employees. To recognize this, the firm offers a $1,000 referral bonus for any referral below the manager/VP level. Positions below the manager/VP level that require a unique background or specific skills may offer a higher referral bonus.

5. Roth Staffing Companies

At Roth Staffing Companies, coworkers believe that “staffing” is an opportunity to impact the lives of others. Roth Staffing is recognized as an industry leader, both in service and culture. Its employees enjoy the only 9/80 flex schedule in the industry. Employees can choose to work nine longer days in two weeks and receive every other Friday off. The Roth “Pride Portal” houses a robust reward and recognition program, a health program, and a community giving tracker all in one place. Coworkers can accrue reward points and redeem them for fun items in an online store, such as iPads & FitBits.

6. Point B Inc.

Point B, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned firm that helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. With capabilities including Management Consulting, Venture Investment and Advisory, and Property Development, Point B’s integrated businesses provide value to the organizations and communities it serves. Employees receive value-added benefits, too. The company recognizes associates and their partners with a fully sponsored annual two-night, three-day summer getaway — every summer. Point B also exhibits an unwavering commitment to culture, family and overall associate satisfaction with twelve social events at unique Southern California locations each year just for associates.

7. Boingo Wireless

Boingo is a market leader in technologies that fuel today’s connected lifestyle. The company’s Wi-Fi, DAS and cellular networks reach more than a billion people each year – at airports like LAX, JFK, London and Dubai, in stadiums and universities like Soldier Field and Phillips Arena, throughout complexes like the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and on military bases worldwide. Every day, the Boingo team is tackling challenges and pioneering solutions that have never been done anywhere else. For employees, the company offers a highly collaborative work environment with cross company activities such as hackathons, Women at Boingo events, a tennis matches against the CFO, and other fun activities.

8. Turner Construction Company

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community. With a staff of 5,200 employees, the company completes $10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Employees relish the chance to work on high profile projects such as the Inglewood Stadium and LAX’s Midfield Satellite Concourse while enjoying working with and learning from some of the sharpest and best people in the industry.


POSSIBLE is a creative agency that boasts some of the best creative minds on the planet and has used the power of this collective intelligence to transform the industry and elevate global brands like Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. Employees proudly consider themselves visionaries, innovators and pioneers and benefit from perks such as weekly yoga and circuit training; “Summer Fridays” (every other Friday between Memorial day and Labor day the office closes at 2 p.m.); a fully-stocked kitchen; and generous paid sabbaticals (3 weeks off at 5 years; 6 weeks off at 10).

10. Swinerton Builders

Swinerton Builders is among the most experienced general contractors in the nation. Over the decades, the company has gained a substantial reputation with clients for high quality services, outstanding workmanship and ethical business practices. As a 100% employee-owned company, Swinerton is a place where pride and quality define the services provided. The company’s high morale is likely also due to great monthly team-building events and activities for employees and their families, including Lakers and Kings games, happy hours, bowling, Ping-Pong challenges and more. There’s even an annual Mammoth ski trip for all employees.

11. Wpromote

Wpromote isn’t a typical digital marketing agency. It has made it a mission to “Make Mondays Suck Less” for its employees, clients, and partners alike. Wpromote focuses on delivering ROI-focused campaigns that allow clients to sleep soundly at night and employees to be proud of what they have accomplished. A company motto is that “When you love what you do and who you work with, Mondays will never suck.” Plus, there’s the company’s popular puppy-factor. Wpromote maintains a dog-friendly office, with an annual Puppy (Super) Bowl contest, pet insurance discounts, dog treats – and dog-free zones for those with allergies.

12. Insperity

Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 31 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. The company’s own performance is surely enhanced in large part due to the way it treats its employees. Insperity recognizes its employees’ outstanding accomplishments, both at work and in the community, with monthly/quarterly/yearly achievement awards. Each staff member also receives 12 hours of paid volunteer time per quarter to invest in the local communities. The company also offers a generous annual incentive program based on corporate, division and individual goals.

13. Harbor Distributing LLC

Harbor Distributing is a great example of a company committed to growing its business and people, exceeding its suppliers’ expectations, working smarter than its competitors and contributing to the communities in which it operates. Harbor Distributing delivers 21 million cases of beverages to over 5,600 customers each year. Employees love the engaging corporate culture, which includes a focus on employee career development as well as a generous employee recognition program awarding free trips and tickets, cases of free beers on holidays, barbeques, brewery tours, free events such as fall festivals and picnics.

14. Edmunds

Edmunds.com is a car-shopping website committed to helping people find the car that meets their every need. Edmunds.com is transforming the car shopping experience and working to make it easier for car shoppers to buy and for dealers to sell. The company’s “Results Only” work environment is always the #1 satisfier in its regularly conducted employee satisfaction surveys. Edmuds.com employees appreciate great benefits and perks, including a “TripCa$h” program (a $500 reimbursement for vacation during work days), a 6-month maternity leave and 2-month paternity leave policy, weekly yoga, mediation, and qigong classes, bi-weekly massages, and more.

15. Horizon Media, Inc.

Horizon Media, Inc. is the largest and fastest growing privately owned media services agency in the world. One of the greatest things about working at Horizon Media is the company’s particular focus on employee wellness, including extensive health and wellness offerings focusing on mind/body. Employee groups exist for the sole purpose of creating activities in the spirit of collaboration, teamwork, exercise and fun. The company also provides its employees with a robust paid time off policy, encouraging employees to disconnect and recharge, but also to explore, and enhance existing philanthropic partnership events, and initiatives and to customize and/or personalize their own.

16. HKS Architects, Inc.

HKS Architects, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm. Since 1939, HKS has completed projects in more than 1,500 cities and 92 countries. The firm operates from 24 worldwide offices and is consistently ranked among the top firms in volume of architecture. HKS also collaborates with each client to evaluate transformational concepts that improve operational effectiveness, facility planning and building construction. HKS staff members consistently comment on how they feel valued at HKS – from its flexible schedules, free yoga classes at the office twice per month and summer picnics for each regional office to the “Beer Friday” employee social activities and hugely successful annual holiday gala.

17. Shawmut Design and Construction

Shawmut Design and Construction is a leading construction management firm that works with the most prominent clients, architects, and designers in the industry and consistently delivers on their visions. Employees are excited and energized by working with the best of the best their industry has to offer. Because Shawmut is a 100% employee owned company, each employee receives annual contributions (averaging 10% of salary) toward retirement above and beyond the Shawmut 50% matching up to 8% of income currently offered. Another perk that Shawmut provides each and every employee with is a new iPhone for his or her business and personal use.

18. Brookfield

Brookfield Properties is a leading owner, operator and developer of office and multifamily assets. The company’s signature office properties define the skylines of dynamic cities around the world. With high occupancy levels, long-term leases, a disciplined and experienced management team and financing structures that minimize risk, Brookfield Office Properties is positioned well to increase the values of its investments and grow its operating platform over time. Employees also benefit from summer hours, seasonal parties, tickets to events, discounts on medical premiums and bonus through participation in the Vitality Wellness program, and more.

19. Pariveda Solutions

Pariveda Solutions, Inc. is a leading management consulting firm specializing in improving its clients’ performance. It is made up of complex problem solvers who provide strategic consulting services and custom application development solutions for mobility, cloud computing, data, portals and collaboration, CRM, custom software, enterprise integration and user experience needs of clients. Celebrating each other’s achievements is a part of the company culture at Pariveda, providing a clear trajectory for employees while also providing an excellent benefits package and consistent focus on the individual. There’s an on-site gym, free lunches and healthy eating, exercise, and yoga classes.

20. Transwestern Commercial Services

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, research and sustainability. Clients retain Transwestern in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. As a member of the Transwestern family of companies, the firm capitalizes on market insights and operational expertise of independent affiliates. And the company nurtures its own from within – the Transwestern Young Professionals program, for example, is an educational, mentoring and social group for Millenials. The company also offers volunteer opportunities in support of its partnership with Make-A-Wish.

21. Alston & Bird

Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm. The firm’s attorneys provide a full range of services to domestic and international clients conducting business around the world. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context quickly expanded to regional, then national levels, and now spans a global economic environment. The firm’s annual holiday party is an indication of how it treats its team — Alston & Bird rents out an entire venue for the celebration while airline tickets along with electronics and other high-end prizes are raffled off.

22. PCL Construction Services, Inc.

For more than 30 years, PCL’s California Buildings group has delivered exceptional and unrivaled projects throughout Southern California. Using a client-focused approach, PCL’s Los Angeles in-house experts deliver preconstruction, estimating, general contracting, construction management, and design-build services to a diverse portfolio of clients. Spanning the sports and entertainment, higher education, aviation, hospitality, commercial, and multifamily residential markets, PCL’s Los Angeles office builds everything from $100,000 tenant improvements to $1 billion airport terminals. As construction leaders, PCL employees demonstrate a commitment to safety, quality, sustainability, and diversity. The value of safety at PCL is instilled in everything it does. PCL will not compromise the health and safety of its people.

23. Amobee

Amobee is a global marketing technology company serving the world’s leading agencies and brands. The company is committed to creating a vibrant people-driven culture. There are a number of popular office team bonding activities including themed events, happy hours, and a variety of incentives that keep employees engaged and motivated. The company also recognizes employee contributions on a consistent basis through a variety of recognition programs. There’s also a paid volunteer time-off system offering 8 hours of paid-time off per quarter for employees to volunteer for a charity or non-profit organization of their choice.

24. Protiviti

Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms serve clients through a network of more than 70 locations in over 20 countries. Employees receive unique perks that are relevant to their jobs. For example, the company offers a global innovation program, which allows and encourages employees to share our ideas, knowing that management is listening. There is also flexible workplace and workday options for employees. Also, the company supports the local community through permitted volunteer time off and matching gifts programs.

25. BlackLine

Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Its vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and it is committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve modern finance. As for its employees, BlackLine’s salaried staffers receive unlimited PTO, 100% employer-paid insurance benefits and “Work from Home Fridays” where employees are given a break from LA’s notorious traffic and allowed to work from home every other Friday.

26. Cresa Los Angeles

Unlike traditional commercial real estate firms, Cresa exclusively represents corporate clients, and provides total process management, serving as each client’s long-term real estate advisor. Aside from the rewarding work environment and motivating atmosphere, employees are fond of the company’s commitment to community service. For example, Cresa has annual company-wide community service events planned before each Spring meeting. The corporation picks 3-5 charities per year to benefit from the Spring Meeting fundraiser. The employee outings, bowling events, chair massages, newly renovated employee lounge/kitchen and annual holiday parties are big hits with staff too!

27. Resources Global Professionals

RGP provides consulting services in the areas of finance & accounting, information management, governance, risk & compliance, human capital, legal & regulatory, corporate advisory & restructuring, strategic communications and supply chain management. Its employees appreciate the way upper management does a consistently good job communicating to everybody in the firm. They also enjoy company events like Dodger games, bowling parties, happy hours and other events. There are also Friday night theme parties, which boost camaraderie and team building…not to mention the baby showers, engagement parties, wedding showers, company sports pools, etc.

28. AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc., an equity REIT, has a long-term track record of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing distinctive apartment homes in some of the best U.S. markets. Aside form great opportunities at the company for career advancement, employees also love AvalonBay’s unique perks, such as employee housing discounts or free housing, paid time off for charity work, employee discounts on building materials including appliances and others. But it is likely the company’s culture, which focuses on a commitment to integrity, continuous improvement, and a spirit of caring, that staff appreciate most of all.

29. Ryan

Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multi-disciplinary team of more than 2,000 professionals and associates serves over 12,000 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. The company’s flexible, results-orientated workplace program encourages employees to balance their work life and personal life. All employees are measured on results and not “face time” in the office.

30. Centerfield

Centerfield develops intelligent digital advertising technology focused on real time biddable media, which enables targeting and acquisition of high performing, high life time value customers for its clients across numerous industries. The Company’s sophisticated marketing technology platform leverages Big Data and optimizes each part of the customer acquisition process for the highest possible return on advertising spend. The company also strives to make life in the Centerfield family a positive experience and offers a highly rewarding profit-sharing bonus plan, a community-building volunteer and charitable giving program, and stellar company events such as casino nights, an annual holiday party, Dodger games, arcade play days and day hikes.


CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are together ranked as one of the top accounting services providers in the United States. With more than 35 offices and more than 2,000 professionals, the firm serves the country’s growing mid-market public and private businesses. MHM provides high quality audit and attest services while closely associated CBIZ provides all other accounting, tax and consulting services. This accounting leader’s employees really enjoy the fun events the firm hosts outside the office, such as an annual summer family event, happy hours and a great annual holiday party.

32. Buchalter

Buchalter is a full-service law firm that provides counsel to clients at all stages, and helps them navigate any legal challenges and decisions they may face. With nearly 210 attorneys, and offices in California and Arizona, Buchalter is one of the largest regional law firms. Through eight decades of experience, its team has developed a thorough knowledge of the key business issues and market standards by advising clients in over 30 diverse practice and industry groups. Employees also love the firm’s holiday party, summer picnic, end of the month lunches, Friday breakfasts monthly birthday and anniversary events and the annual staff appreciation gifts.

33. Trace3

Trace3, a pioneer in business transformation solutions, empowers organizations to lead their market space by keeping pace with the rapid changes in IT innovations ensuring relevance to specific business initiatives required to maximize revenue generation by leveraging the latest Silicon Valley, cloud, big data and data center technologies maximizing organizational health. Employees at Trace3 love the Spiffing Program, a peer recognition program that allows one employee to comp another employee for a good job done, as well as the Trace3 Secret Sauce Awards – featuring the coveted presentation of an actual jar of homemade Trace3 sauce.

34. Hulu

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers. It’s also a fun place to work, where advance screenings of shows, multiple game rooms, open space, bagel/donut Fridays and cold brew on tap are all part of the culture. Everyone gets the chance to participate in frequent team development and morale events including “All Hands,” open Q&As, Coffee Talks with leaders, and more. The company also offers a flexible vacation policy, allowing “Hulugans” to take time off when needed.

35. Belkin International, Inc.

Belkin International creates products that help consumers realize the power of technology & makes their lives better, easier and more fulfilling. The company logo, affectionately named “PIP” for People Inspired Products, symbolizes Belkin’s commitment to take inspiration from people and acknowledges the connection between people and the experiences they value most. The inclusive nature of the Belkin culture celebrates its inspirational, supportive, diverse and enriching environment. The company is made up of passionate individuals who work together to get the job done, bringing people inspired products to consumers around the world.

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