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Best Places to Work 2021: The Best Large Companies to Work for in Los Angeles

As a national consulting firm that was born in technology but built for business— West Monroe partners with companies to deliver real results. Its 1,500 employees in eight offices own 100% of the business, so clients’ success is West Monroe’s success.

West Monroe’s Career Equity framework gives the tools to live the career someone wants. The company encourages employees to write three-year plans and share their vision. West Monroe take goals seriously, and is equipped to help.

West Monroe’s employees bring their whole selves to work. The company recognizes that its people are just a consultants, they are hot-sauce enthusiasts or a rock-climbers. The company’s Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a Chief “Something” Officer outside of their daily role and the company budgets $1 million/year to support Chiefs. West Monroe believes that it’s important for its employees to do work that matters and why we invest in CSR. Our National Day of Service allows our employees to help scale the mission of an organization in their communities. In 2020, 1,100+ employees worked with organizations virtually.

West Monroe’s Employee Stock Ownership Program means everyone has a stake in the company and they all ‘think like owners’— the result of this commitment to the firm can be seen directly in the company’s annual ESOP distributions. West Monroe also believes in transparency with leadership and invites everyone to the weekly sales meeting, town halls and more.

Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. Prologis leases modern logistics facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,500 customers principally across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.

Prologis is focused on creating logistics parks where businesses, employees and local communities can flourish. Prologis worked with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) to set the standard for WELL building certifications with an eye toward measuring how its buildings can accommodate the health and well-being of the people working within its walls. The company’s WELL-Gold certified facility in the Netherlands is the first logistics project in the world to receive this certification. Health and wellness features include walking trails, fitness amenities, common dining areas and indoor greenery to enhance air quality while at the same time promoting connections with nature.

Culture and talent has always been the driving force behind Prologis’ success. Its commitment to a philosophy of inclusion and diversity is critical to its future as a company. This ranges from a focus on diversity in hiring practices to ensuring that Prologis establishes the right tone from the top.

Specific to COVID-19, Prologis established a $5 million global relief fund to support nonprofits, hospitals and organizations that are focused on public health and safety, as well as access to food and economic recovery.

FloQast is a provider of accounting workflow automation created by accountants for accountants. The company and its team of employees aim to work smarter, not harder.

FloQast is fast growing and fueled by the success and passion of its employees. The company values are defined and driven by employees, and we are fanatic about creating and maintaining a fabulous culture of support and success for everyone. FloQast evaluates its employees on its core ‘Work Values:’ Solutions Minded, Self-Motivated, Collaboration, Humility, Pride in Your Work and Adaptability. The company believes these values represent its culture of cultivating a smart, innovative, collaborative and professional environment for all employees.

Each employee exemplifies the values, making FloQast an exciting and vibrant place to work. Especially during the pandemic, the leadership team saw a huge amount of resilience in the  employees to work together to make FloQast successful. Each and every employee is key to the organization’s success and is rewarded based on merit and skill.

FloQast genuinely cares about its employees, as shown by adding four Mental Health Days, rolling out 15+ virtual social events, providing kids workshops for employees with children, encouraging time off and promoting within. Employees also love the great benefit plan that has the company covering 100% of the premium on healthcare plans to take care of its employees and their families.

W.E. O’Neil is a company that cares about its employees and clients. Through thoughtful leadership and a commitment to its people, it offers endless opportunities to join the team. When the pandemic hit in 2020, the organization put its people first and ramped up communications, expanded benefits and access to mental health services, and provided opportunities for employees to breathe and recharge. Being an essential service, everyone united in creating secure and safe job sites, and when employees transitioned to working from home, productivity increased. At W.E. O’Neil, family comes first, and the company encourages a healthy work-life balance.

Alston & Bird is a full-service, leading Am Law 100 law firm whose unique culture and dedication to client service and teamwork have been at the foundation of the firm for over a century. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, repeatedly appearing on Best Places to Work lists year after year. 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 while also fostering a strong work-life balance for employees through internal support networks, virtual social events, and multiple recognition programs.

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas and a thriving LA team, 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 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 2,800 professionals serves over 16,000 clients in more than 50 countries.ncluding many of the world’s prominent Global 5000 companies.

Clune has always been dedicated to treating employees like family. For the fifth straight year Clune has been chosen as a best place to work in LA. This has been achieved during accelerated growth in the region. The construction company is consistently recognized because treating employees well, and recognizing hard work is part of its culture. Clune is known for its exceptional benefits package, including 100% paid health insurance premiums, many team-building activities and work-life balance. Dedication to employees has been especially clear in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Clune has provided strong support and frequent communication, ensuring that all employees feel safe and secure.

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 our network of more than 85 offices in over 25 countries. At Protiviti, management aims to create a sense of community within all of its offices through ensuring that employees are offered interesting and challenging client project work; a good work/life balance; extensive training and mentoring programs; fun opportunities to socialize with their colleagues; and the chance to help and support the local community.

Buchalter is a full-service business law firm that has been teaming with clients for eight decades, providing legal counsel at all stages of its growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Clients are engaged in a diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations, and they trust Buchalter as advisors and business partners because we are involved in their world. Buchalter’s lawyers and staff are accessible, resourceful, skillful and adept at responding to change. The firm’s diversity of attorneys and staff provides clients with a greater array of creative talent and alternative thinking, benefiting all.

Since its founding in 1888, Swinerton has been a 100% employee-owned company. Employees’ safety, health, and job satisfaction are the sole reasons for the company’s success. By committing to each of them, individual success becomes a collective effort thanks to pride of ownership. Without its “One-Team” mindset, construction would come to a halt. As a result, Swinerton management believes it owes its team the best and safest workplace possible – an environment where they can safely achieve their goals, advance their careers, and have fun with their co-workers outside of work. The new state-of-the-art office is a direct result of their achievements.

11. P2S INC 
P2S Inc is forward-thinking engineering, commissioning and construction management firm whose mission is to design a better future every day. It imbues staff with the power to design visionary sustainable solutions and embrace collaboration and innovation. P2S employees work in Leed Platinum and Gold offices that are diverse, productive, and fun. Employees set their own schedules and work half days on Fridays. They get sponsored professional memberships and certifications and travel to seminars and conferences on the company dime. P2S strives to deliver quality projects, but its company culture and an all-around flexible atmosphere give employees the work-life balance and nurturing environment they need to thrive.

Aya Healthcare is a data-driven workforce solutions provider and the nation’s largest travel nurse and allied staffing agency. Aya’s managed marketplace hosts the largest pool of active job seekers with algorithm-driven personalized touchpoints to drive further engagement, creating transparency and unrivaled efficiency for healthcare systems. While technology drives efficiency and scale, Aya employees power the company to deliver unparalleled accountability and exceptional experiences for clients and clinicians. Aya’s company culture is rooted in giving back and supports organizations around food security, education, healthcare and equity.

The SmithGroup name reflects the firm’s emergence from several talented regional practices to a united, award-winning firm practicing around the globe. And just as the firm still carries the Smith name of its founder, every member of the team carries a bit of that Sheldon Smith spirit—an upstart eager to strike out and create inspiring places. The firm is spread across 15 offices but truly operates as one large firm that has a small firm feel to it, always investing in its community and employees.

C.W. Driver Companies is a great place to work because it goes the extra mile to  understand that its people are its biggest. As a firm, C.W. Driver makes a conscious effort on a daily basis to invest in its people to demonstrate its appreciation for their contributions to the company’s success. From company-paid health coverage and family picnics to specialized career development programs and community outreach events, C.W. Driver wants its people to know that they are the reason the organization has been around for over 100 years and the reason the brand continues to live by its purpose of “Building Better Communities and Lives Together.”

Unlike traditional commercial real estate firms, Cresa exclusively represents corporate clients, provides total process management and serves as its clients’ long-term real estate advisor. Clients know that they always come first because Cresa represents only their interests. In this way, the firm maintains objectivity and avoids conflicts. Loyal relationships with clients are long-established, with Cresa operating as an extension of its client’s staff, providing the same level of service whatever the scope of the assignment. In short, Cresa has established itself as a leading commercial tenant rep firm that also takes great care of its employees and provides a great work environment.

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation.  The firm puts its people first, encouraging them to show up as their authentic selves and helping them find their paths along their respective journeys of loving their jobs and loving life. Slalom also believes that embracing diversity makes the firm better. Slalom subscribes to the philosophy that inclusion is more than representation by the numbers. It’s a breadth of perspective. It’s knowing that you’re safe to be yourself at work. It’s a daily dialogue undertaken in the spirit of open-mindedness and reflection, and it’s embedded into the way we do business.

17.  HGA
HGA is a national interdisciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. The management of the firm believes that the best design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. More than 800 people in 11 offices from coast to coast work to make a positive, lasting impact for clients in healthcare, arts and culture, community, corporate, education, government, science and technology, and energy markets. Employees love coming to work every day because HGA provides a wonderful office culture that inspires creativity, collaboration and fun.

At Constangy, workplace law is the firm’s focus – but it isn’t a typical national law firm. Clients say there is “a soul to Constangy that is unique and refreshing, that’s not found with other firms.” For 75 years, clients have appreciated the firm’s common-sense approach in helping employers navigate the prickly legal and regulatory environments of the changing workplace. The firm’s lawyers know, like and respect each other. The firm is appreciative and respectful to all of its attorneys and staff and known for its commitment to diversity and inclusion and is one of the most diverse leadership teams of any large national law firm.

19. HOK
HOK LA is a design studio above all else, but within that phrase is not just the design of buildings or spaces, but of people.  The studio is a community of diverse and unique voices blended together with respect and a true commitment to excellence. HOK LA recognizes the unique perspectives, voices and talents of each individual and each voice is valued and heard.  The firm has a true mentorship mentality, with a full-time program to elevate the design acumen as well as the careers of all its colleagues.  Employees drive the weekly design hour conversations, the monthly all-staff meetings and the event planning.  

The team at CarParts.com is passionate about what they do—providing their fellow drivers with the parts they need to get from point A to point B with confidence. That same mission is ingrained in the company culture. From monthly meditations, half day  Fridays, and the “Together Series” of virtual events—including a concert, escape room, and after-work hangouts—to goal-setting programs embracing each employee’s unique skills and contributions, CarParts.com has implemented numerous initiatives to prioritize and support employees’ mental health, wellness, and growth, and to strengthen their bond as a family that not only works and thrives together, but also looks out for each other in times of need.

At Henderson Engineers, the team is as passionate about people as it is about its work designing industry-leading buildings. The company’s purpose is to create an environment where people can reach their full potential. And the employees feel that every day, at every level of the organization. Even better, the Henderson team truly loves working together, giving back to the community, and treating each other like family.  Simply put, the team lives out its motto to work hard, play hard and give back every single day.

The Allen Lund Company was built on a strong foundation focusing on family and community. Allen Lund and his wife Kathie opened the first office in Los Angeles with only $1000 in their pockets. The company continued to grow, opening offices across the country, and in 2017 became a $500 million company. In 2020, the company expanded to a $733 million company. Despite the growth, ALC’s dedication to family, employees and community has not wavered. With offices across the country, ALC provides an inclusive, diverse, dynamic work environment based on capitalizing on the talents and skills of each employee.

“People over profits” is the concept that has shaped Pango, one of the largest independent groups of escrow brands in California, from day one – and it’s something the company still lives by to this day. The company firmly believes that if it provides its people, partners, and communities with grace, kindness, knowledge, and integrity, it will leave a positive mark that far outlasts the successful closing of escrow. Pango’s leadership team shares the passion and drive of living out its mission of enhancing the lives of the people, partners, and communities it serves.

HKS Architects, Inc., is a leading architectural design firm that since 1939 has completed projects in more than 1,500 cities and 92 countries. Employees love the relaxed office environment and being part of the one-firm philosophy, where all offices work as a team sharing resources and project successes. As designers of some of the largest and most exciting projects in LA County including SoFi Stadium, it’s a fun, creative and high-performing atmosphere to work in. Practicing HKS’ concept of “responsible design,” every employee embraces the desire to not only deliver sustainable and healthy project solutions to clients, but to experience a healthy work/life balance.

GoodRx is fueled by  employees who are passionate about the mission to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for every American. Through a combination of generous perks, the company has engendered loyalty, enthusiasm, and lifelong friendships amongst its employees, driving incredible results for consumers struggling with healthcare. It’s not just the traditional perks that make GoodRx a great place to work, it’s the creativity with which they’re executed. Most importantly, at its core GoodRx is about great people, passion for the work they do, a supportive community, and a desire to constantly go the extra mile to make the world a better place.

Centerfield celebrated its 10 year anniversary in March of this year.  Since its inception, the company has carefully hand-selected top talent across the nation to continue with its fast growth and big goals. Centerfield prides itself in providing a challenging and engaging career path for associates at every level.  Management pushes employees to take risks and come to the table with big bold ideas, and  every idea is heard and respected. Employees also love that the company promotes green initiatives, giving back and opportunities to support charities they are passionate about.

As a company, Prodege prides itself on a culture and foundation that’s rooted in its core values: “Give Back, Respect, Own It, Innovate, and Teamwork.” The company understands the important and unique contributions of each member of its team and takes great pride in acknowledging and celebrating the accomplishments of its employees, as well as providing career growth and development opportunities. Prodege also encourages feedback from employees in a variety of formats (online feedback platform, during company-wide meetings, in lunches with executive leadership) and prides itself on providing a collaborative, flexible, and inclusive work environment.

CBIZ delivers top-level financial and benefits and insurance services. Its 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 cowmmunity that is associated with a local company. CBIZ takes pride to invest in and engage with our employees and consistently seeks to establish new wellness initiatives. CBIZ credits the firm’s success to the outstanding efforts of its employees and values each individual’s success and development.

Harbor Distributing is one of the nation’s largest beer distribution companies and prides itself on integrity, innovation, teamwork, and development of its people. Employee wellness is at the heart of who the company is and what it does. Harbor provides the best-in-class import, craft, and domestic beer products to customers in Los Angeles and Orange County. None of its accomplishments are possible without its people and close knit, family-oriented culture. Harbor is proud to service Los Angeles and is committed to creating unmatched value for its stakeholders through its people, performance, and partnerships.

The culture and atmosphere at PCL are associated with a 100% employee-owned model where employees are offered stock in the company. PCL’s ownership model stimulates an environment of accountability, camaraderie, safety, quality, teamwork, and creates a strong sense of purpose, family, and belonging. Employees thrive in PCL’s high-energy environments where they can display an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about their work. This is because each position ensures the success of each project and we have worked on some exciting and iconic projects in LA including Staples Center, Harry Potter at Universal Studios, and the LAFC Banc of California Stadium.

As an award-winning construction management firm, Shawmut Design and Construction is dedicated to delivering a better building experience. To be the best, management knows it needs to cultivate the best talent. Shawmut works to create an inclusive environment where everyone reaches their fullest potential, with a Diversity Leadership Council driving the company’s journey toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. Shawmut is 100% employee-owned, with every employee receiving a vested interest in the success of the company and its projects. As part owners through the employee stock ownership plan, each employee takes pride in being part of a talent-driven and leading-edge organization focused on delivering exceptional client service.

Roth Staffing Companies is the nation’s preeminent staffing services company specializing in staffing for administrative, accounting & finance, legal, and technology roles, as well as customized workforce solutions. Roth Staffing is well-known for its focus on workplace engagement and companywide purpose: “to make life better for the people we serve.”  When we first opened in 1994, the goal was not to be the biggest but to be the best. Today, Roth Staffing is an award-winning firm with a strong local and national presence.

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