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Best Places to Work 2017: Medium-Sized Companies

The Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in Los Angeles (50 to 249 US employees)

1. Hughes Marino

Once again, the #1 best company to work for in the “Medium-Sized” category is Hughes Marino, a nationally recognized California based commercial real estate company that exclusively represents business owners and corporate real estate decision makers in their office lease and purchase transactions. Hughes Marino stands apart from the crowd, avoiding conflicts of interest by specializing on providing tenants with the most objective, professional real estate expertise available. The Hughes Marino brokerage team has a track record of success in helping tenants get a fair shake when negotiating with sophisticated landlords.

One of the reasons Hughes Marino continues to top this list and is such a great place to work is the beautiful work environment it provides, which truly feels like a home away from home for its team members. The Hughes Marino workspace includes a plush sofa and comfy chairs, a flat screen TV, shuffleboard, a Pac-Man machine, gourmet kitchen, on-site gym and more. Also popular with the staff are the regular team building events, motivational speakers, family outings to sporting events, company retreats for team members and their spouses/significant others and lots of other company events and all-staff entertainment throughout the year.

2. P2S Engineering, Inc.

P2S, Inc. is an integrated professional services firm offering full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy and technology engineering services, along with commissioning and construction management services. The company’s expert staff offers clients solutions for engineering design, retrofits, lab design, O&M, LEED Certified and Net Zero buildings, energy efficiency, feasibility studies, master planning and commissioning. Its mission is to help clients succeed by providing high quality professional engineering services that are responsive to their needs and beneficial to the community. Its employee team is at the forefront of sustainable design, incorporating innovative sustainable practices into all the company’s engineering solutions.

Employees appreciate P2S’ flexible work schedules, which enable them to choose their starting hours and work half-day Fridays. They also receive a number of great perks and benefits, including health and dental coverage with low employee/dependent premiums, free on-site wellness programs, healthy snacks and a gym with showers. Also key to the company’s terrific morale is the professional and personal development that P2S affords each employee, with continuous sponsored training and certifications; internal research, planning and development teams; catered Lunch-n-Learns with manufacturers, and more. Plus, employees receive encouragement and empowerment to take ownership of projects and tasks.

3. GlobalWide Media

GlobalWide Media is a data-driven digital marketing leader, providing premium media solutions for the world’s leading brands and agencies. Powered by data science, GlobalWide Media connects clients with custom audiences through direct response and brand campaigns, activating proprietary and first party data. With offices in Los Angeles, Victoria, London, and Hong Kong, GlobalWide Media generates over $3 billion in annual sales for its advertisers.

Employees feel a sense of inclusion at GlobalWide and are able to utilize the company’s innovative company intranet system to address frequently asked questions for all offices as well as request changes digitally while maintaining a “green” and healthy environment. Taking the notion of participation a few steps further, all employees are encouraged to utilize the company’s open door conversations through 1:1 meetings as well as with any level of management. On the lighter side, employees also enjoy the company’s annual kickball tournament, “Sundaes on Mondays” (where different and creative takes on ice cream are explored during the summer months), employee celebrations for birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, etc., holiday parties and party buses, and seasonal events tied to holidays such as Earth Day, Easter, St. Patty’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Lunar New Year and more.

4. UberMedia

Founded in 2010, UberMedia is headquartered in Pasadena, as a network company of Idealab, a world-renowned operator of leading technology businesses. One of the most trusted mobile authorities, UberMedia transforms mobile behavioral data to power actionable business intelligence, advertising, and measurement. Employees love the many perks provided by the company, including unlimited paid time off, chair massages every other Friday, subsidized lunches, free drinks and snacks, an assortment of fresh bagels every Monday, company sponsored volunteer days and great off-site parties twice a year. The company even offers a workout room with scheduled team workouts.

5. Slickdeals

Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where more than 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. With the help of its community, Slickdeals has saved members over $4 billion by providing its users a forum for communication and various shopping tools such as its free Android or iOS apps. The employee team is energetic, smart, works hard and has an entrepreneurial mentality. The company has created a culture that’s fun and inclusive. Plus, every full-time employee is a shareholder. This ultimately motivates employees to take pride in what they do, and always do their best work.

6. Currency

Currency provides convenient and accessible financing options for small to medium sized businesses across the entire US. It is continuing to expand in this under-served market with innovative and creative solutions. It’s also a great place to work for a number of reasons, not the least of which are the fantastic training and mentorship employees receive directly from senior executives. Also among the aspects of working at Currency that appeals to employees is the company’s annual trip to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, and San Diego with the whole team; the unlimited vacation policy and the popular March Madness bracket competitions.

7. Goetzman Group

Goetzman Group offers an intelligent alternative to temp agencies, costly consulting firms and Big Four Accounting firms. It helps companies in need of assistance in all areas of finance and accounting. Employees appreciate that the company is committed to a positive work-life balance for all of its people. They also like that Goetzman Group offers perks such as sporting event tickets to Lakers and Dodger games, employee appreciation lunches, a continuing education plan, seasonal company parties, birthday and anniversary recognition cards and bonuses, personal communication regarding special achievements and other perks.

8. Beach Cities Health District

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is one of the largest preventive health agencies in the nation, and has served the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach since 1955. It offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases in every lifespan-from pre-natal and children to families and older adults. Practicing what it preaches to its patients, BCHD’s CEO genuinely promotes and supports a healthy work-life balance, creating a family- and pet-friendly work environment, rich time-off benefits and a flexible work schedule. It also provides on-site gym membership plus subsidies for personal training and discounts for other wellness services.

9. Flexport

Flexport is a licensed freight forwarder that uses people and software to manage the complexity of international trade. Shipping something from Shenzhen to Cincinnati or Rotterdam to LA requires complex coordination. Currently that’s done by telephones, spreadsheets, and fax machines. Flexport provides a web-based app that offers real-time visibility of shipments. Plus, the company’s experienced logistics and customs experts are also happy employees thanks to perks such as flexible time off schedules, a daily catered lunch policy, and a fully stocked kitchen. There’s also a number of great team-bonding events, floating holidays for employee birthdays and new hire happy hours.

10. Murphy O’Brien Public Relations

Murphy O’Brien is a leading independent public relations firm committed to delivering high-profile media coverage that makes a difference to our clients’ reputations and their bottom lines. Services range from brand-defining media relations and social media campaigns to strategic partnerships, influencer programs and events. The company’s “MO Flex Program” allows employees flexible work hours with core in-office hours, Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, and a work-from-home option on Fridays. The company also hosts quarterly in-office massages, biannual wellness months, stocks healthy fruit, snacks and beverages, offers in-office yoga classes, Fit Fridays, and organizes group fitness classes.

11. Bolton & Company

Founded in 1931, Bolton & Company employs over 185 insurance professionals and places over $500 million in annual premiums on behalf of its clients, placing them among the largest one percent of all brokers in the United States. Employees are treated extremely well at Bolton, as evidenced by the company’s all-staff family Hawaii trips. The company also hosts an annual Bolton “Cornhole Tournament” at the Rose Bowl. The onsite Game Room, complete with big screen TV, foosball table, dartboard, beer and wine bar, is also a big hit. Plus, the “B.Well” Program offers free massages, free yoga classes, annual Transformation Fitness Challenges, and more.

12. Whittier Trust

Every successful partnership begins with one thing – trust. That concept has been at the core of Whittier Trust’s philosophy since it began as the family office for the descendants of Max Whittier in 1935. Today, as the oldest and largest multi-family office headquartered in the West, trust remains as the cornerstone as the company tailors wealth management and investment solutions for affluent individuals, families and foundations across the country. Employees feel trusted too – and are offered growth opportunities within the company and receive great health and savings benefits, as well as financial assistance for education, certifications and training.

13. InviteManager

InviteManager makes client entertainment easy and proves the ROI by providing convenient and simple tech to create events, invite guests, register and check-in customers and report on the effectiveness of each event in real-time. It’s employees report that they love the monthly community service days (with paid time off to serve) and InviteManager’s Company All Stars Program (where $5000 is awarded to each department’s all star, each quarter, meaning $25,000 in total awards each quarter. Staffers also like the monthly happy hours and access to sporting events ranging from the Super Bowl to the BCS National Title Game.

14. Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage and Acquisitions

Partners Trust is a boutique real estate brokerage headquartered in Beverly Hills. It has grown to eight locations since opening its doors in 2009. Harnessing the past year’s momentum, the company had an accomplished first quarter of 2017, ranking in the top 100 elite brokerages nationally on the REAL trends 500. Employees are motivated by the company’s success, both in its field and in philanthropic endeavors. Partners Trust supports six charities and counting, through its Partners Trust Charitable Fund where 100% of its staff participates to raise funds. In 2016 the Charitable Giving Fund had its largest impact yet, raising $100,000 for charity.

15. MomentFeed

MomentFeed’s software helps multi-location companies attract more customers by influencing consumer decisions on mobile. It helps clients like Starbucks, Cricket Wireless, and Pizza Hut to engage with consumers through the most important mobile networks: Facebook, Google, Apple, and Yelp. Employees at MomentFeed enjoy a number of perks such as regular catered Thursday lunches, unlimited paid time off, and a wellness program with $100 covered every month for employees to use at any health facility. Also popular are the company’s “Theme Party Thursdays” where once a month two team members from different departments throw a themed party.

16. Windes

Founded in 1926, Windes offers a full range of capabilities: audit and assurance, business valuation, cost segregation, employee benefit services, estate and trust planning, executive recruiting, human resources consulting, litigation support, merger/acquisition assistance, tax planning, consulting and compliance, and tax credit study services. For employees, Windes provides great holiday events such as “Christmas Cookies for Veterans,” “Ranch Roundup” (with line dancing and lassoing), “California Cruisin’ Street Fair,” “Roaring 20’s Casino Night,” “Come Fly With Us” (a night at the Lyons Air Museum) and costume parties. Also popular are the Costume Bowling events, firm picnics, “Chocolate Day,” movie days, days at the races, Angels outings and Beach Clean-up events.

17. Paramount Global Services

For over 40 years, Paramount Global Services has supplied packaging and logistics solutions to many of the world’s top industries — from hazardous packaging materials to food grade containers. The company works with a passion for building lasting partnerships through inventive solutions and personal service. Its RICE Values: Respect, Integrity, Communication and Excellence are more than just words on a wall. In fact, we believe they form the foundation for everything the company does and governs its professional relationships and decision-making processes. Paramount encourages its employees to live these core values daily and takes the time to recognize those that go above and beyond in each area.

18. JBCHoldings

JBCHoldings offers staffing (permanent and freelance) as well as payroll services to companies in a wide array of industries. It’s a great place for people to work, starting with the animal friendly atmosphere that allows employees to bring their pets into the office (as long as the pets in question get along with the other pets). The company also stages a fantastic holiday party – where all offices are flown into JBCHoldings’ New York City headquarters to celebrate. Other employee perks include “Summer Fridays,” monthly birthday celebrations, office happy hours, and many team bonding exercises.

19. Evite

Evite is the world’s leading digital platform for bringing people together to celebrate their most important life moments. Employees report that working at Evite brings a number of great moments as well, with an array of family events. Evite also provides SoulCycle once a week and a paid gym at the building. Plus, the environment is terrific – featuring a ping-pong table and virtual reality room, a trust-based vacation policy and paid family leave. The company also provides free onsite snacks and beverages as well as Friday lunches.

20. ModernHR

ModernHR is a Human Resources Outsourcing Firm. Its goal is to provide its valued clients, through its team of human resources professionals, the depth and expertise of a highly skilled and professional human resources infrastructure, while being careful to compliment the organizations philosophy and culture. Each member of the ModernHR team is talented and multi-faceted. They are not only competent and knowledgeable in regard to their specialty, but they are also extremely customer service oriented. They build close, personal relationships with clients’ ownership, management teams and employees. Within its own office, ModernHR provides a dynamic stimulating open environment with opportunities for personal growth.

21. Appetize Technologies, Inc.

Appetize Technologies, Inc. is one of Los Angeles’ fastest growing technology companies that is steadily replacing legacy Point of Sale systems in arenas, music festivals, stadiums, amphitheaters, convention centers, theaters and quick service restaurants nationwide. Appetize’s modern approach to software redefines the ordering and payment process for fans. Employees are fans of Appetize, too, largely due to perks such as fully paid health, dental, vision and life insurance; unlimited PTO; holiday parties that last two days; and opportunities to attend concerts, major league sporting events and festivals (for those who want to see their company’s product in action).

22. New Horizons Learning Group

Empowering people to succeed through learning, New Horizons Learning Group has been serving businesses and individuals for over 32 years, offering a wide range of technical, application and business skills courses. Employees appreciate the company’s commitment to a positive workplace culture and special all-company events such as the staff trips to the Del Mar races. Employees also benefit from referral bonuses for successful new hires, paid volunteer days, and a terrific annual holiday party. Plus, practicing what it preaches, New Horizons offers employees tuition reimbursements and personalized employee development plans.

23. Hoffman Brown Company

Hoffman Brown Company is a full service agency established in 1961. They are a team of 57 dedicated people providing companies and individuals with the best possible insurance programs – offering commercial, personal, group/individual medical and life insurance products. For the employees at Hoffman Brown, the flextime policy is a huge asset, as it helps them to balance work and personal life. They also enjoy the relaxed dress code and to share their feedback at the HBC Group Lunches, which are employee open forums staged in small groups. The company even offers a wellness cash bonus program where employees score money for good attendance.

24. CallFire Inc.

CallFire provides the industry’s most robust text and voice communications solutions, all backed by the best support in the business. CallFire’s solutions further elevate the texting process, with innovative features like drip campaigns, text-to-landline, recurring messages, link tracking, and MMS picture messaging. Employees report that the company offers great opportunities for personal and professional growth and an atmosphere that balances challenging and engaging work with fun activities such as Rally Fridays, with tequila and other non-alcoholic beverages. The excellent health and dental benefits and pets in the workplace policy are also well received.


CNM LLP is a specialized accounting consulting firm that provides high value advisory services to assist companies with technical accounting, IT, and internal control services. From entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 500 companies, CNM’s personal and engaged approach solves complex accounting and process problems. CNM’s employees like that the company promotes immediately as opposed to following a calendarized performance management cycle. Plus, the executive management at CNM does not have offices, they sit among all the other employees in cubicles. CNM also provides a unique technology allowance of $300 for all full-time and part-time employees.

26. Solver, Inc.

Solver is the leading provider of complete Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for today’s mid-market enterprise. The company is at the forefront of BI technology for cloud and on-premise ERPs. Solver’s BI360 solution is a powerful and intuitive suite of modules for reporting, consolidations, budgeting, dashboards and data warehousing. Employees enjoy the inclusiveness at Solver, where the office holds monthly company meetings where employees can ask anything. They also like the company’s 110% Club – offered to consulting and sales employees who surpassed their goals by at least 10%. There’s a company trip with the management team with all expenses paid.

27. inMarket Media LLC

inMarket is the leader in digital advertising for the physical world, using verified, real-time data from first-party integrations with the world’s most popular apps to identify and engage consumers at every stage of the shopping cycle, and create exciting experiences that drive huge campaign ROI for the world’s top brands. Employees love the annual company-wide retreats, weekly catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen, flexible hours and positive workplace environment, they also enjoy quarterly team activities such as movie nights, escape rooms and company team sports and intramurals. There’s even a “shared bike” program at every inMarket office.

28. ServiceTitan

ServiceTitan is a mobile, cloud-based software platform that helps home service companies streamline operations, improve customer service, and grow their business. ServiceTitan’s end-to-end solution for the multi-billion dollar residential home service industry includes CRM, intelligent dispatch, comprehensive reporting, marketing management tools, mobile connectivity for field techs, and QuickBooks integration. Employees love the firm’s transparent communication policy, flexible hours and generous PTO policy. They also receive free daily lunch and unlimited snacks and drinks. ServiceTrain also has regular team trip outings including day trips, happy hours, escape rooms, paint/wine parties, and more.

29. Pango Group

Pango Group is comprised of a family of companies that as a whole are the leading California based settlement service experts. Pango Group employees love the fact that they have a full on site gym that is free to all employees – complete with a trainer who comes every Monday. The corporate office has a pool table in the company common area, and a nicely stocked library. There’s an annual summer picnic at Knott’s Berry Farm and Pango brings a car wash company on site every Friday so that employees can get their cars washed while they work.

30. tk1sc

tk1sc is the right choice for innovative design solutions to technically challenging projects – delivery is seamless and collaborative. The company’s team of dedicated professionals has one thing in mind – their client’s best interests. The wide-ranging services tk1sc provides for any project represents the depth of its collective experience. For employees, there’s an annual employees and families summer party, bi-weekly staff-wide luncheons, the company quarterly “BASH,” employee golf tournaments, a Halloween potluck and costume contest event, and half day Fridays. The company also offers a coaching program that is an ongoing and continuous opportunities for all employees.

31. Prodege, LLC

Prodege, LLC operates multiple consumer engagement brands, including Swagbucks.com, MyPoints.com, MyGiftCardsPlus.com (consumer rewards communities), SodaHead (consumer polling), nCrave (video discovery and audience extension platform), and ProdegeMR (consumer surveys and research solutions). Headquartered in El Segundo, Prodege’s employees are rewarded by a challenging but caring environment where the focus is on making sure employees have a good work/life balance including unlimited vacation, flexible work schedules and events where families are invited. Other benefits include free, catered lunches (that offer a variety of options such as Kosher, vegan, vegetarian, Paleo and gluten free) and a fully stocked kitchen with an abundance of beverages and snacks.

32. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC (SEIA) is a Registered Investment Advisory firm offering wealth management services tailored to meet the unique needs of affluent individuals, institutions and corporations. SEIA specializes in investment management, financial planning, investment consulting retirement planning, legacy planning and philanthropic management. Since 1997, SEIA has fostered a collaborative work environment where its associates work alongside the owners and management to make a positive impact on the firm, as well as the clients the company is so proud to serve. Even while growing over time to be one of the largest independent RIA firms in the country, SEIA’s uncompromising culture of respect has never waivered.

33. Phelps

Phelps is an award winning, integrated marketing communications agency and one of the West Coast’s largest independent marketing agencies. Phelps excels at creating consistent emotional connections between brands and people, built on shared interests, values and beliefs. As pioneers in IMC, Phelps recognizes the power of aligning all brand messages to speak with one voice for maximum impact throughout paid, earned and owned media. The company’s associates feel good about coming to work every day and take pride in the work they produce – which is just one of the reason why Phelps has a much lower employee turnover rate compared to other marcom firms. Plus, they are now 100% ESOP-owned.

34. Signature Travel Network

Signature Travel Network is a member-owned, travel cooperative, headquartered in Marina del Rey, with a regional office in New York City. The network was established in 1956, and today, includes 209 member agencies with 492 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Brazil. Collectively, Signature members generate more than $7 billion in annual travel sales. Of course, one of the biggest perks for employees of Signature Travel Network is the great travel reimbursement program and industry discounts. Employees are also offered continuing education reimbursements and profit sharing and 401K matching.

35. SADA Systems, Inc.

SADA Systems, Inc. is a privately held global leader in providing business and technology consulting services that transform organizations through cloud-based solutions. As a Facebook Workplace Service Partner, a Google Cloud Premier Partner and a Microsoft National Solutions Provider, SADA Systems has gained global accolades as an exceptional service provider with proven expertise in enterprise consulting, cloud platform migration, custom application development, managed services, user adoption and change management. Employees at SADA love the people and technology they work with and enjoy a stimulating and innovative environment with a fun corporate culture.

36. Velocify

Velocify is the leading sales acceleration platform. The company helps more than 1,500 sales teams sell more by streamlining and optimizing the sales process from start to finish. Velocify’s platform helps sales teams prospect with more precision, accelerate lead engagement, and implement effective workflows, ultimately helping sales teams find and convert more leads. Employees love the week off between Christmas and New Year’s and the series of quarterly events the company stages, including casino night, a holiday party, summer family day and more. There’s also the weekly happy hours with drinks, snacks, ping-pong, karaoke, and games.

37. StackCommerce

StackCommerce helps publishers and brands drive revenue through Native Commerce: a fully integrated and branded e-commerce solution driven by native content. The company’s network reach is currently over 500 million monthly visitors across more than 200 publisher partnerships with 3 million registered members. Employees enjoy StackCommerce’s annual company Olympics; the annual company cruise to Ensenada; and the fact that Each employee receives an allowance of $500 per year towards continued learning. There’s even a fully stocked kitchen so that employees can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for free. For those who love the beach, beach volleyball, beach workouts and beach cleanup activities are also on the employee menu.

38. NorthStar Moving Corporation

Founded in 1994, Los Angeles-based NorthStar Moving Company has redefined the moving industry as the first to offer eco-luxury moving services, elevating basic moving and storage services to a new unparalleled level of customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness. NorthStar employees benefit from the company’s flexible work schedules. The company also has an on-site gym that is available to all employees and, in the spirit of the company’s family atmosphere, NorthStar has regular company parties, birthday celebrations, potlucks and other events with family and friends included. Also, at NorthStar, management positions are almost always made up of employees that have been promoted from within the organization.

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