Best Places to Work Awards (recap)
August 9, 2019
LA Grand Hotel
333 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2019: A Look at the Winners
What makes a company a great place to work? One consideration is the brand a company has developed and how that brand in perceived as a workplace by other organizations and the world at large.
The way others perceive your company can be critical to attracting, engaging, and retaining top employees. A strong message that clearly communicates why an organization is an employer of choice and a place filled with a thriving staff can set you apart from your competition and help attract like-minded employees. That’s why many successful companies actively develop an employer brand to highlight their reputation as a great place to work.
The 13th annual “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” luncheon and awards celebration was hosted by the Los Angeles Business Journal at the LA Grand Hotel on Monday, August 9th. The event saluted companies that, according to the people who work for them, are the most successful in business and in nurturing their own.
Each company profiled here has its own special methods of elevating morale and team spirit to new heights. In some cases, that means having a robust and generous employee benefits package; in others it may mean the company hosts fun team building events and exercises, or contributes proactively to each employee’s overall well-being, be that through wellness programs, generous time off protocols, workplace amenities, charitable endeavors, engaged and accessible management or any number of other elements that lead to improved employee quality-of-life. But one thing that is common among all of them is a commitment to the concept that employees’ well being directly impacts a company’s well being—in the eyes of the public, its business partners, customers and shareholders.
Many studies have been done on company morale and one thing that comes to light often is that the type of work environment provided directly impacts employees’ personal and professional life. When looking for a company to work for, it’s not all about salary and vacation time anymore. People want to know about the culture, the opportunities for upward mobility, and the education and training made available to employees. People want to know which companies are the best places to work and what makes them great. And we are here to point them in the right direction!
HOW WE DID IT!
The Best Places to Work in Los Angeles is an annual celebration of elite employers who have proven that they know what it takes to create environments where people love to come to work. Identifying and recognizing these outstanding workplaces is a joint effort of The Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group.
The Best Places to Work in Los Angeles program was open to all publicly or privately held companies with at least 15 employees working in LA County. The workplace assessment and survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG), Harrisburg, PA. BCG, an independent workplace excellence research firm, managed the registration process, conducted the surveys, evaluated the data and ultimately chose the firms good enough to make the list. BCG manages 39 similar programs in other cities, states and industries, as well as managing programs in Canada, Morocco and the UK.
Part one of the assessment (three-quarters of each company’s score) involved a confidential 81 question Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey (EESS) which was used to evaluate the employees’ workplace experience and company culture. Part two of the assessment (one-quarter of each company’s score) consisted of The BCG Employer Questionnaire (EQ), used to collect information about each company’s benefits, policies, practices and other general information. The two combined sets of data allowed the experts at BCG to conduct an in-depth analysis of the strengths and opportunities that exist in each company. BCG’s workplace assessment experts determined who was good enough to make the list and where they ranked.
While the survey process and evaluation was free, many participating companies opted to purchase the full BCG Employee Feedback Report which include a comprehensive summary of the employee feedback. The report also included the employee written comments and the Los Angeles Benchmark Reports. This report will help each company understand their workforce better and equip them with the information to make their workplace even better.
Visit BestPlacesToWorkLA.com for more information or call Best Companies Group toll free at (877) 455-2159.
The Best Large Companies to Work for in Los Angeles
(250 or more US employees)
1. CLUNE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
2. WEST MONROE PARTNERS
3. HENDERSON ENGINEERS, INC.
4. HKS ARCHITECTS, INC.
5. CONSTANGY, BROOKS, SMITH & PROPHETE, LLP
6. GREENSPOON MARDER LLP
7. PARIVEDA SOLUTIONS
8. W.E. O’NEIL CONSTRUCTION CO.
9. SERVICETITAN, INC
10. ONICA GROUP LLC
11. DPR CONSTRUCTION
12. IMPACT NETWORKING, LLC
13. RYAN, LLC
14. ROTH STAFFING COMPANIES
15. POINT B
18. SHAWMUT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
19. WEBCOR BUILDERS
20. PCL CONSTRUCTION
21. ALSTON & BIRD
22. AYA HEALTHCARE
23. HARBOR DISTRIBUTING, LLC
24. PANDA RESTAURANT GROUP
25. PARDEE HOMES
26. BUILD GROUP CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC
28. BUCHALTER, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
29. BOINGO WIRELESS
32. CHARLES PANKOW BUILDERS, LTD.
34. LOCKTON COMPANIES
35. CBIZ MHM, LLC
36. BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES
37. GETTY IMAGES
38. INTEGRAL GROUP
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The Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in Los Angeles
(50 to 249 US employees)
1. HUGHES MARINO
2. BURNHAM BENEFITS INSURANCE SERVICES
4. BOLTON & COMPANY
5. SIGNATURE ESTATE & INVESTMENT ADVISORS
8. CNM LLP
9. P2S INC.
11. RAINES FELDMAN LLP
12. MURPHY O’BRIEN
13. PROVEN RECRUITING
14. SADA SYSTEMS, INC.
17. PANGO GROUP
18. EZ TEXTING
19. SIGNATURE TRAVEL NETWORK
20. PARAMOUNT GLOBAL
21. CONNEXITY INC.
22. SIGNAL SCIENCES
23. THE GOETZMAN GROUP
26. FLOQAST, INC.
27. EVITE, INC
29. LOS ANGELES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
30. PRODEGE, LLC
32. NOURMAND AND ASSOCIATES
33. NORTHSTAR MOVING COMPANY
34. BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT
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The Best Small Companies to Work for in Los Angeles
(15 to 49 US employees)
1. KARDENT DESIGN
2. KONNECT AGENCY
3. BLAZE PR
4. BE STRUCTURED TECHNOLOGY GROUP
5. KOBE DIGITAL
6. NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL - WEST LOS ANGELES
8. STRUCTURAL FOCUS
9. MONTAGE INSURANCE SOLUTIONS
10. MANSOUR TRAVEL COMPANY
12. GROBSTEIN TEEPLE LLP
13. VACO LOS ANGELES, LLC
16. MIRACLE MILE ADVISORS
17. SIGNATURE INVESTMENT ADVISORS
19. HALBERT HARGROVE
20. ADAMS STIRLING PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
22. VIVID RESOURCING LLC
26. LBW INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
27. CITADEL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
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