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Best Places to Work 2019: The Best Large Companies to Work for in Los Angeles

1.Clune Construction Company

Clune Construction is a national, employee-owned general contractor, with more than 600 talented professionals located in five offices across the U.S. Since 1997, the company has been providing construction management services for some of the most well known companies in the world. Clune manages more than $1 billion in construction projects annually yet still manages to maintain its dedication to treating employees like family. It puts clients first and adheres to a strict ethical code – winning awards for its ethical business practices and for being a great place to work for employees.

Clune owes much of its success to the fact that it is dedicated to treating employees like family. Clune repeatedly finds itself near or at the very top of the Best Places to Work in LA list, something achieved during rapid growth. The company treats employees well and recognizes hard work. Clune has exceptional benefits, including 100% paid health insurance premiums for employees and dependents (with participation in a Wellness Initiative), team-building activities and work life balance. Among the many aspects of Clune that employees love is the company tradition of recognizing all tenured employees by five-year increments at Clune’s annual all-staff meeting in Chicago. Clune also has a strong culture of promoting from within and all promotions are also announced at the annual Chicago meeting. Regular company engagement with community and charitable activities further enhances the “work at Clune” experience, with employees routinely getting together to participate in the Cycle for Heroes, and Night Run for Stand Up for Cancer, among others.

2. West Monroe Partners

West Monroe is a progressive business and technology consulting firm that partners with dynamic organizations to reimagine, build, and operate its businesses at peak performance. The company’s team of more than 1200 professionals is comprised of an uncommon blend of business consultants and deep technologists. This unique combination of expertise enables us to design, develop, implement, and run strategic business and technology solutions that yield a dramatic commercial impact on our clients’ profitability and performance. The company believes that delivering the best results for its clients is dependent on investing in and nurturing the talent that makes it all possible. The first tenant of its values is “People First” – and, since day one, the company’s leadership has focused on doing right by its people.

One of the reasons West Monroe has once again placed near 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 company’s new flexible work policy allows for different work arrangements such as regular telecommuting or part time schedules. In addition, West Monroe extended the parental leave policy and moved to a flexible PTO policy. The firm’s “people first” values are no more apparent than when a colleague is weathering life’s storms. The company rallies behind its coworkers experiencing tough life events, providing both professional flexibility and moral support to help them through.

3. Henderson Engineers, Inc.

Henderson Engineers’ company purpose is to create an environment where people can reach their full potential. Employees feel that every day, at every level of the organization. Whether a Henderson Engineer employee is an engineer or the receptionist or a team leader, the company wants nothing more than for that employee to grow and learn and develop — to create careers at Henderson that they may not have been able to have elsewhere. It’s an inside joke that with the company’s level of ongoing technical training, someone can nearly get a “masters in engineering” simply by working at Henderson. Even better, the company’s team truly loves working together, giving back to the community, and treating each other like family. Clients say the firm is made up of highly technical engineers who specialize in solving their most difficult or complex problems — but they also happen to be good-natured, friendly partners who they want to have a beer with afterwards.

Henderson Engineers is as passionate about people as it is about the work designing industry-leading buildings. The company’s purpose is to create an environment where people can reach their full potential. The employees feel that every day, at every level of the organization. Simply put, staffers at Henderson live out their motto to work hard, play hard, and give back every single day. The office culture is also a great, balanced blend of healthy living and good times with events such as a “Biggest Loser” weight challenge, “Power H” weekly fitness classes led by staff, and monthly “beer:30” happy hour events.

4. HKS Architects, Inc.

HKS is a global architectural design firm that cultivates a vibrant, creative environment in every office. In LA, the 85-person office attracts and develops talented team members who achieve design innovation across all market sectors. HKS LA has completed a broad variety of work, from the iconic Los Angeles NFL stadium and Net-Zero Energy sustainable student campuses to award winning hospitality and mixed-use projects. The LA team is as diverse as the work portfolio, with professionals from around the globe infusing culture, research, technologies and innovation into design. HKS invests in building and maintaining a talented staff above all else. The firm understands employee satisfaction is at the core of this goal.

5. Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

At Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, workplace law is the firm’s focus – but is isn’t your typical national law firm. Clients tell them there is “a soul to Constangy that is unique and refreshing, that’s not found with other firms.” For more than 70 years, clients have appreciated the firm’s common-sense approach and commitment to being a real partner in helping employers navigate the prickly legal and regulatory environments of the changing workplace. The firm’s lawyers know and like each other. The firm is appreciative and respectful to all of its attorneys and staff, a factor that is well appreciated by everyone that works at the firm.

6. Greenspoon Marder LLP

Greenspoon Marder is a national full-service business law firm with more than 200 attorneys and 26 locations across the United States. Greenspoon Marder also prides itself in making the firm a great place to work for all. A variety of benefits are offered to employees including Massage Fridays, Bagel Fridays and Jeans Fridays for charity. Additionally, the firm hosts Monthly Birthday Socials, Ice Cream Socials and annual Halloween Socials and Holiday Parties. Holiday gift cards are given to every staff member during Thanksgiving and Year End to show gratitude for their ongoing support and hard work. Most employees would agree that family is the word that most accurately describes Greenspoon Marder.

7. Pariveda Solutions

Pariveda Solutions is an employee-owned, strategic services and information technology consulting company that grows and deploys talented people to solve the strategic and technical challenges of its clients. Pariveda Solutions has created a firm focused on helping people achieve their highest potential — meeting human needs to achieve human purpose. At the company’s very core, we desire to help the individual grow through learning, coaching and giving to others to achieve their highest potential. Pariveda is centered on talent development, delivering creative solutions to complex, ambiguous problems, and seeking to engage in lifetime relationships with employees, clients and the community.

8. W.E. O’Neil Construction Co.

For over 90 years, W.E. O’Neil has been delivering full-service construction support to clients in the public and private corporations, government, and civic institutions across a variety of construction delivery methods. The company’s foundation is rooted in its people and commitment to quality, integrity, and building great relationships. W.E. O’Neil not only builds great relationships with its clients but also consistently strives to build great relationships with its employees. From work-life balance to engaging and friendly team members, W.E. O’Neil is consistently looking for ways to maintain a culture of family, fun and work.

9. ServiceTitan, Inc.

ServiceTitan is the #1 software platform for the $400 billion home services industry. The company’s founders were born and bred in the trades giving them unique insights to the firm’s customer, and the pain points faced by thousands of entrepreneurs across the country. What makes ServiceTitan a great place to work is its focus on Titan Experiences (routine once-in a lifetime, bucket list type experiences as part of the rewards culture); Titan Acceleration (employee learning programs); and Titan Impact (where employees are encouraged to make meaningful connections and positive impact on the lives of the team, their families, and our communities.

10. Onica Group LLC

Onica is a top AWS Premier Consulting Partner with 300%+ growth. Developing talent is in its DNA and the company’s guiding principles are built on relationships, trust and customer focus. The company prides itself on its people. Onica takes the time to elevate its culture to the highest standard, sponsoring elaborate company events, happy hours, philanthropic initiatives, wellness activities and employee professional development and mentorship programs. Onica also has a reputation for organizing fun activities that foster the spirit of teamwork. But its not just the happy hours that keep employees around; it’s the client portfolio and challenging projects that keeps staff motivated.

11. DPR Construction

DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, higher education and commercial markets. Founded in 1990, DPR is privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with offices around the country, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of entrepreneurial success. Employee perks include wine bars, lenient work hours and the provision of a comfortable, pleasant and safe workplace. DPR’s goal is to be known for providing the best training opportunities in an environment that supports professional growth and development.

12. Impact Networking, LLC

Founded in 1999, Impact is one of the fastest growing managed services providers in the nation, employing over 550 industry experts at 17 locations throughout the Midwest and West Coast. At Impact it is incredibly important to the executive team and partners to maintain the same corporate culture as the company grows. The executives are transparent with the future goals and vision of the company and encourage every employee to be a part of the change. In 2018, the partners invested heavily into the new Impact Leadership Institute, a training department for new and tenured employees to guarantee they have the skills and support needed to succeed.

13. Ryan, LLC

Ryan, an award winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. The firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Empowered by the myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multi-disciplinary team of more than 2,200 professionals serves over 14,000 clients in more than 50 countries. Ryan’s leadership is committed to creating, executing, and promoting innovative policies to create a more engaged workforce and support employees as they balance work and family responsibilities.

14. Roth Staffing Companies

Roth Staffing is one of the largest privately held companies in the country, operating from more than 100 locations nationally. Recognized as an industry leader, Roth has won numerous awards for client, talent, and coworker satisfaction. Roth believes its role as a staffing partner goes beyond matching job seekers to open positions. CEO Adam Roth coined the Four Circles of Excellence, which define the four main categories Roth Staffing uses to measure success: Client Satisfaction, Ambassador Satisfaction (the temporary employees placed on assignment), Financial Success, and Coworker Satisfaction. All coworkers — across Los Angeles, the corporate headquarter, and in branches all over the nation — are given the same priority as clients and financial success.

15. Point B

Point B, Inc. helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. With capabilities including Management Consulting, Venture Investment and Advisory, Digital Studio and Real Estate Development, the company’s integrated businesses provide value to the organizations and communities it serves. Also, Point B’s 100% employee-owned firm exists for the benefit of its people and takes culture seriously. So much so that the company actually assigns leadership to culture. In each city in which Point B has an office, it also has a designated “cultural leader” who is charged with ensuring Point B culture and traditions don’t fall by the wayside.

16. Insperity

Insperity provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive Workforce Optimization solution in the marketplace that delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity. Insperity recognizes the vital role that people play in the success of the company. Many employees view their position as a calling – an opportunity to do what they do best and support the company’s mission to help businesses succeed so communities prosper. This high level of commitment is supported by a corporate culture that endorses work-life balance, family friendly values, and an effective combination of individual and team contributions.

17. Amobee

Amobee is a global advertising technology company that is committed to creating a vibrant people-driven culture. Partnering with some of the largest brands, agencies and broadcasters in the world to drive revenue and results, the Amobee team lives their values of Passion, Innovation and Collaboration every day. Amobee believes that great people make great companies, and its people are the cornerstone of Amobee’s success. Office team bonding activities including themed events, happy hours, beach days, and a variety of incentives keep employees engaged and motivated. The company even offers 12 weeks of paid parental leave for new parents, with a 2-week transition period for primary and non-primary caregivers returning to the workplace.

18. Shawmut Design and Construction

Shawmut is a national construction management firm that completes complex projects for the most elite brands and institutions. To provide the world-class client service it is known for, Shawmut strives to maintain the best talent roster, and has created a culture to support this. As a 100% employee-owned company, Shawmut inherently fosters forward thinking, growth, and collaboration. The company invests in its people, including leadership development programs so employees can actively drive their career forward. Shawmut Flex, a flexible work program, allows employees to work on their own terms to achieve work-life balance. Plus, Shawmut’s Diversity Leadership Council drives its diversity and inclusion strategy and efforts to achieve effective and sustainable workplace equity.

19. Webcor Builders

Webcor’s dedication to its people is central to its ability to attract some of the best talent in the commercial construction industry and provide them with pathways and resources to build their careers and their financial security. The company takes a wide-ranging approach to employees, from providing world-class benefits to striving to provide a physical environment in which people can thrive, even on project sites. Webcor’s purpose is to create value for all its stakeholders and build solutions that enrich the lives of its people, which guides the evolution of the employee experience and is the beating heart of Webcor’s culture.

20. PCL Construction

While what PCL does is build buildings, its focus has always been building and growing its people — within PCL and in its communities. Reflecting the Los Angeles community in all that PCL does affords the company diversity of thought and experience that truly drives excellence. PCL could not build extraordinary projects such as LAFC Banc of California Stadium without such a strong group of people and the support of the local communities. The culture and atmosphere at PCL is associated with a 100% employee-owned model where employees are offered stock in the company. The ownership model stimulates an environment of accountability, camaraderie, safety, quality, teamwork and creates a strong sense of purpose, family and belonging.

21. Alston & Bird

Alston & Bird has grown to become a leading law firm while remaining steeped in a culture with client service and teamwork as its cornerstones. The firm develops, assembles, and nurtures the strongest and broadest array of legal talent and expertise necessary to meet clients’ needs in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. Each year, the firm hosts a variety of internal events to celebrate the employees who bring these values to life, from the ABBY Awards, an awards ceremony that honors attorneys and staff, to “Staff Appreciation Week.” The firm embraces the entire family, welcoming employees’ family members to join in a number of firm events, including an all-day Halloween party and a summer social on the beach.

22. Aya Healthcare

Aya Healthcare is transforming the healthcare staffing industry through a robust suite of software and services that help healthcare facilities manage the procurement of contingent labor. Aya also fosters a culture of empowerment, innovation and leadership where employees can thrive and advance their careers. A casual dress code means employees come to work feeling comfortable and ready to do their best work. Employees’ hard work never goes unnoticed and there is a plethora of opportunities for career advancement. Because Aya is growing so rapidly, it’s common to be promoted within the first year – or even the first few months!

23. Harbor Distributing, LLC

Harbor Distributing, LLC is the largest beer distributor in Los Angeles, and part of the largest beer distributor in the country. Harbor delivers beer to over 1,000 customers a day and sells an average of over 22 million cases of beer annually. There are over 105 trucks on the road in LA each day. Behind the wheel of each truck is a driver who is proud to be part of the Harbor team, and wears the uniform with pride. Harbor is committed to growing its people and its business by creating an outstanding work environment, working smarter than its competitors do today, smarter than it did yesterday, and contributing to the communities in which it operates.

24. Panda Restaurant Group

Panda Restaurant Group is dedicated to becoming a world leader in people development and has a strong mission to build an organization where people are inspired to better their lives by being a part of the Panda Family. This is evident in a number of initiatives that Panda offers its employees. For example, Panda offers the Learning Benefit Program and the Scholarship Program where Panda associates receive financial support to pursue continuous learning. Panda also has a bi-annual Leadership Conference where the company invites managers to get together to celebrate high achievers and milestones. For many years, the company has maintained this tradition, flying out associates to great locations such as Hawaii, San Diego, and San Francisco.

25. Pardee Homes

Originating in Los Angeles in 1921, Pardee Homes is one of homebuilding’s most prominent companies, noted for premier master-planned communities, sustainable, energy-efficient building practices, quality construction, responsive customer service and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds. Pardee’s workforce dedication, team dynamics and genuine caring underscore every element of a great place to work. Pardee employees are valued for their myriad contributions to positive processes and outcomes, and appreciated in myriad, less-quantifiable ways. Pardee employees love to break bread and socialize with co-workers, as evidenced by the company’s popular Friday breakfasts, daily snacks/refreshments, special luncheons, food truck visits, holiday parties and other gatherings.

26. Build Group Construction Company INC.

Build Group’s “think.do.work.” mantra is infused into the company’s culture – creating a freedom that empowers employees to make informed, intelligent decisions that ultimately allow them to be their most successful selves. Build Group’s people work hard, play hard, but above all…have fun! Although the atmosphere is loose, employees are held accountable through a metrics program, which measures job and service performance. The culture of hiring smart, competitive people with strong ethics, personal will and a desire to work hard is contagious and drives the company’s outstanding performance in completing projects successfully. Build Group employees are always working to get better.

27. Swinerton

Construction, by its very nature, is collaborative work. In Swinerton’s SoCal office, collaboration is enhanced by an office culture that emphasizes “One Team” relationships over titles and finding solutions together rather than orders being sent down the line. This company stands by its employees and their work so much so that continuing from initiatives in 2018, people and culture are upper management’s #1 focus of 2019. The executive team’s morals and integrity are high and the benefits that are provided are some of the best in the industry, specifically the 401K match, ESOP contributions, and healthcare. Another truly great aspect of working at Swinerton is that the company is employee-owned, with staff answering to themselves and not to stockholders.

28. Buchalter, A Professional Corporation

Buchalter is a full-service business law firm representing local, regional, national, and international clients in a multitude of practice areas and subspecialties, including bank and finance; corporate; health care; litigation; insolvency and financial law; intellectual property; labor and employment; real estate; and tax and estate planning. Throughout the year, Buchalter provides staff with a monthly birthday and anniversary celebration and weekly breakfast. Recently, Buchalter introduced a brand-new kitchen where staff can enjoy healthy food and beverage options and provides a place to relax with comfortable seating. In addition, Buchalter added an event space equipped for firm hosted events and holiday parties. The unique space has an industrial and modern feel that overlooks downtown Los Angeles.

29. Boingo Wireless

Boingo Wireless is building the wireless future with a deep commitment to innovation, and a responsibility to provide a workforce that enriches and enables the lives of Boingo’s employees and their families, supports the environment and cares for its communities. Boingo prides itself in fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where all employees can succeed. No matter race, gender, age, religion, or identity — Boingo strives to be a place where all can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. And working at Boingo comes with more perks than a paycheck. Boingo offers an incredible benefits package that includes equity for everyone, health, dental, vision, 401(k) match, unlimited vacation, 12 weeks paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, gym reimbursement and more.

30. MGO

To learn why MGO, a CPA and accounting firm is a great place to work, one needs to start at its brand, “Type Atypical.” Type Atypical is more than a tagline, it’s a statement about who MGO is as a firm and the unique culture it has created for its team members. Ultimately, it’s that culture that helps MGO attract and retain some the top talent in its industry. To start, its core values were written with atypical professionals in mind. MGO believes ideas are the building blocks of opportunity. MGO focuses on critical thinking and innovation. The company fosters an environment where smart, entrepreneurial people can define their own path.

31. Protiviti

Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration through consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit to clients via a network of more than 80 offices in over 20 countries. The company offers a global, collaborative and diverse workplace for its employees, with exceptional opportunities for career development; a strong tradition of mentoring; a competitive benefits package; an employee recognition program; and the chance to help and support the local community. Protiviti also offers employees a sabbatical program that allows eligible consultants to take up to 3 months off to pursue their own personal passions and adventures, with a stipend.

32. Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.

Pankow’s vision is to see the possibilities, engage the power in people, and deliver value — in everything it does. The company fosters a culture of learning, innovation and creativity where all of its staff and trade partners contribute their big ideas that lead to improvement at all levels. The result is better building solutions that deliver client success. As a company, Pankow faces each project as a new challenge, bringing best practices gained over a half century of experience, with an open mind to further possibilities. The company strives to create a diverse and supportive environment that nurtures individual innovation and unlocks their talent.

33. JLL

For more than 250 years, JLL has been a trusted partner to organizations who want more value from the commercial real estate they own, use, and invest in. JLL is a professional services firm, with specialists whose common passion is real estate. Knowledge runs deep, with experts in every property type and every facet of the transaction, management and advisory services. With an entrepreneurial spirit and open mind, JLL helps employees make the most of every opportunity in their careers. Known for building long-term relationships with clients, JLL is also proud to do the same with its people, inspiring fulfilling and varied careers, built on new challenges and opportunities.

34. Lockton Companies

Lockton is the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance broker and consultant. As a global professional services firm, Lockton specializes in risk management, employee benefits and retirement services. The company lives its stated values and each office is empowered with its own president and COO, creating a sense of ownership and responsibility. Lockton’s commitment to its Associates means creating an environment where they feel welcome, valued and are excited to come to work. For example, each office has the freedom to choose its community and charitable involvement in their own cities. The Rolex watch 10-year work anniversary gifts are a nice perk too!


With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S., CBIZ delivers top-level financial and benefits and insurance services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. Associates have the opportunity to flourish at CBIZ by taking advantage of professional resources and training, enjoying the stability of a national organization, and being part of the comfortable culture and sense of community that is associated with a local company. CBIZ takes pride to invest in and engage with its employees and consistently seeks to establish new wellness initiatives.

36. Brookfield Properties

Brookfield Properties is a global, best-in-class real estate operating company with industry-leading capabilities in support of all of Brookfield’s real estate investment strategies. Working at Brookfield Properties is about bringing out the best in people. Employees have the opportunity to pursue rewarding and challenging work with skilled and supportive colleagues while developing and building a career. Even as Brookfield continues to grow, it has maintained an entrepreneurial approach. The company’s emphasis on developing executives is supported by a flat organizational structure and long-term focus. Plus, a “promote from within” philosophy helps employees grow and develop within the company.

37. Getty Images

The legendary supplier of photographic content, Getty Images continues to move the world through images. The company provides an inspiring workplace that supports the creative venture of capturing the world’s events. Getty photographers are sent to the corners of the world to capture provoking moments to share. Within the company there is a strong push for everyone to constantly grow and learn. Everyone is given access to Udemy courses online and can take time out from their day to learn whatever interests them the most. The philosophy taken from management on down is how can the company make the most for the employees while there together.

38. Integral Group

Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. IG is among one of the best places to work in Los Angeles because of the many ways the company supports employees. Management supports healthy initiatives and work-life balance, cultivating a supportive work-family culture. Along with its work-life balance and collaborative environment, IG is focused on wellness as well. It provides fresh fruit/veggies, and healthy meal options for staff during office meetings. LA employees gather for weekly yoga led by one of their colleagues. Family and friends are welcomed to participate. Every workspace is provided with an adjustable desk to discourage long bouts of sitting.

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