1. 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 950 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 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. West Monroe is dedicated to the communities in which its people work and live. Through its 1+1+1 Program, the company contributes 1% of its time, profits and talent to local organizations.
2. ALSTON & BIRD
With more than 800 attorneys, Alston & Bird is a full-service, leading AmLaw 100 law firm. The firm provides legal counsel and services to domestic and multinational clients across a broad range of industries. Its mission is to provide the highest-quality legal advice and responsiveness by assembling and nurturing the strongest array of legal talent and expertise to meet the challenges its clients face today.
A critical component of ensuring that Alston & Bird provides effective and integrated services is the firm’s unique culture, which has been repeatedly recognized for fostering teamwork among the lawyers and with the clients. Alston & Bird has a number of programs designed to reinforce its values, mission, and vision. Core values include integrity, consideration for others, fairness, merit, diversity in backgrounds and interests, good humor, and collegiality. One of these programs is TOP ECHELON, Alston & Bird’s internal service program designed to cultivate an energized workforce with a passion for service and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. The staff gathers for 10 minutes daily to set game plans and make suggestions to management, stay informed of key decisions, and have fun. Alston & Bird also hosts its annual ABBY awards. This award show is an opportunity for the firm to express gratitude to attorneys and staff.
3. BUILD GROUP
Build Group sees a difference between “fitting in” and “standing out” with its competition. The company’s people are the stand out type; they are given lots of freedom with responsibility. Build Group employees have to look in the mirror and “think.do.work.” Build’s people charge hard at work and play hard afterwards. The vibe is loose, but all employees/ teams are held accountable through a metrics program, which measures job and service performance. The company’s culture of smart, competitive employees with strong personal will is contagious and drives projects to successful completion. The “think.do.work.” mantra is infused into Build Group’s culture with life balance through healthy living.
Leadership style is open-minded, honest, highly ethical, and above all…fun. Build Group’s leadership philosophy is to empower employees and equip them with processes and tools to make informed, intelligent decisions and ultimately be their most successful self. There is no layer of middle managers to do work, which promotes self-motivation and accountability. Every employee has an open, direct communication with management – no closed doors. Build Group has an extensive career development program in addition to an impactful mentorship program. The company has internal training at all levels of the company. Education assistance is offered to graduate and undergraduate students and provides continuing education support to all employees.
4. AYA HEALTHCARE
Although Aya Healthcare continues to experience rapid growth, the company hasn’t lost sight of what’s most important: people. Aya is changing the face of healthcare staffing by creating exceptional experiences for travel clinicians as well as the healthcare facilities they serve—and this culture also extends to corporate team members. Aya works hard to deliver an environment where employees can thrive and advance their careers. A variety of company sponsored events throughout the year allow employees to both celebrate their success and build relationships with one another, inspiring a feeling of family among coworkers.
5. 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. There are even different DPR Vacation Houses that employees have access to (Palm Springs and Mammoth).
6. 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. Unique among construction companies, Shawmut provides the same level of high-value services for projects of all sizes – from a four-week occupied renovation to an out-of-ground building. Each project is meticulously planned to allow for the best construction experience for clients. As an ESOP (employee-owned) company, Shawmut has created a culture of ownership, proactive solution making, and forward thinking. Employees truly enjoy what they do, and this is apparent in both their work and in their longstanding relationships with clients.
7. HKS ARCHITECTS, INC.
HKS Architects, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm, and ranked by the LABJ as LA County’s fourth largest architectural firm. Since 1939, HKS has completed projects in more than 1,500 cities and 92 countries. The firm operates from 24 worldwide offices. Employees love the relaxed office environment and being a part of the one-firm philosophy, where all offices work as a team sharing resources and project successes. Additional employee perks include flexible schedules, free evening yoga classes, a summer picnic for all employees and their families and an annual holiday gala at the headquarters office for all employees and their guests.
8. BOINGO WIRELESS
Boingo Wireless is a market leader in technologies that fuel today’s connected lifestyle. The company’s Wi-Fi, DAS and small cell networks reach more than a billion people each. Every day, Boingo’s team is tackling challenges and pioneering solutions that have never been done anywhere else. Aside form the exciting and fast-paced environment, the staff also appreciates the way the company engages employees across the company with team building activities like the annual Hackathon. Boingo even helps its employees host events they are passionate about such as drone races, chess tournaments, Black History month activities and more.
Construction, by its very nature, is collaborative work. In Swinerton’s Los Angeles office, the collaboration is enhanced by an office culture that emphasizes relationships over titles and finding solutions together rather than orders being sent down the line. Swinerton is a company that stands by their employees and their work. The executive team’s morals and integrity are high and infectious. 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 the fact that the company is employee-owned so that the staff answers to themselves and not to stockholders.
10. CLUNE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Clune Construction is a national, employee owned general contractor, with more than 500 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 $900 million 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.
11. ROTH STAFFING COMPANIES
When coworkers first join Roth Staffing, part of their training is learning about the Four Circles of Excellence. Composed by CEO Adam Roth, the Four Circles define key areas where the company seeks to excel: Ambassador Satisfaction, Customer Satisfaction, Financial Success, and Coworker Satisfaction. The main takeaway from this training is that coworkers are given the same priority as client satisfaction and financial success. True success is not measured just in revenue, but in employee engagement as well. Roth Staffing stands behind this promise, proving its investment in happy coworkers time and time again. With thorough surveys every six months, the company gauges how well it’s performing for its workers.
12. HARBOR DISTRIBUTING LLC
Harbor Distributing is a first generation, family owned business founded on the purchase of a small South Carolina beer distributorship in 1976. Fast forward four decades later, and Harbor is the largest beer distributor in the United States, and still growing! Harbor comes from humble beginnings and they never lose sight of that. It isn’t uncommon for the company president to be seen out working a route with a merchandiser, or riding on a truck with one of the drivers. What most makes the company one of the best places to work is the commitment to growth and development of its people.
13. SERVICETITAN, INC.
ServiceTitan is a mobile, cloud-based software platform that helps home services companies streamline operations, improve customer service, and grow their business. At ServiceTitan, every day is an opportunity for change and the company takes pride in growing its “Titans” into the right career paths that best match their individual talents and interests. The company offers every Titan unlimited flexible paid time off, full employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, short & long term disability, and life insurance), free lunch and snacks daily, and a beautiful open workspace. There’s also a highly collaborative environment.
POSSIBLE is a digital advertising, PR and marketing firm with a focus on innovative ways to help boost brands. Employee perks include a filly-stocked kitchen, breakfasts provided, lunches, beverages, snacks. POSSIBLE offers a full bar with two beer taps, a dog friendly office, summer barbeques, food trucks, summer office outings, a great annual holiday party, “bring your kids to work day,” raise money for charity events, weekly yoga and flexible hours. They also appreciate the “Summer Fridays,” where for every other Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the office closes at 2pm.
15. HORIZON MEDIA
The phrase “Business is Personal” defines how Horizon Media does what it does. Forging meaningful, authentic relationships is paramount to our culture of collaboration, trust, engagement and entrepreneurial spirit. Employees are encouraged to engage with one another and with the company in ways beyond their job description by asking questions and raising their hands when they see potential for change. Horizon harbors the promise of ideas and values every voice regardless of tenure, and fosters meaningful connections between employees of all levels. One way they do this is through a women’s leadership program, which serves as a platform for creating mentorships and expanding networks.
Amobee is a global technology company that transforms the way brands and agencies make marketing decisions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Singtel, one of the largest communications companies in the world. Each year the company participates in an annual Hackathon, a 24-hour competition for engineering teams to conceive, design, and build an innovative project from scratch. The objective of this event is to embrace teamwork and collaboration, finding out-of-the-box solutions to problems and obstacles in the digital advertising and beyond. Amobee also has a strong female leadership presence, which is unusual for the sector.
17. GETTY IMAGES, INC.
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 is an employee-centric workplace focusing on individual growth with a career mindset inside the company. With many long tenured employees extending beyond 10 years into 25+, it is clearly a desirable place to work. Employee perks include great summer and holiday parties, an in-office bar, a Ping-Pong table, a dartboard, large Jenga blocks, and monopoly tournaments.
18. RYAN, LLC
Ryan is a tax services and consulting firm with more than 9,000 clients in over 40 countries. Ryan’s flexible, results-orientated workplace program encourages its employees to balance their work life and personal life. All employees are measured on results and not “face time” in the office. Ryan’s values and culture resonate with employees. The company’s leadership recognizes and respects entrepreneurial spirit. Employees love Ryan’s commitment to professional and personal success for all employees. They also appreciate the broad range of benefits, including, but not limited to maternity leave, tuition reimbursement, gym membership and wellness programs, and community outreach.
19. 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. The company also strives to create a positive work environment. The culture is one that focuses on growing the individual towards their fullest potential. Exemplified through semi-annual reviews and the opportunity to be promoted each year based on each employee’s own career growth. Company-wide trainings and internal events like FinFest contribute to the “learn always” mentality. The company’s mentorship program and career advisors give employees the chance to coach each other and have a support system throughout their careers.
20. STOUT RISIUS ROSS LLC
For more than 26 years, Stout Risius Ross has developed a culture where positive team attitude, accountability, commitment, entrepreneurialism, and relationship focus are the firm’s core values. This approach extends beyond the firm, as employees volunteer their time, talent, and resources to positively impact the communities in which they do business. There are also endless opportunities to participate in philanthropic initiatives (such as Habitat for Humanity, Haiti aid trips, etc.). Stout offers eight hours of paid time off per year to participate in community activities. There is also availability of meaningful professional development opportunities as well as strong mentor/mentee relationships.
Centerfield develops Big Data driven marketing and sales technology utilizing real time biddable media, automated call routing and customized scripting. Its proprietary platform, Dugout, combined with its 1,500 person sales and retention center delivers new customers at scale to many of the leading brands worldwide. Centerfield fosters a workplace environment of inclusiveness whereby all employees feel they are contributing to the success of the company. There is a high energy in the office every day, and employees come to work excited to solve problems and drive the business forward. The company has a relaxed office environment with music playing, food/snacks offered for free, and a flexible work schedule.
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 provides employees with 12 hours per quarter of paid time off for volunteer service and the company also provides a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Insperity also provides employees with 100% company match up to 6% on their 401(k) plans.
23. KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is a law firm that continually shows its commitment to its employees, as well as its clients. The firm is forward thinking, innovative, and on the forefront of technology. It strives to provide ample resources to employees in an effort to provide efficiencies in their day-to-day. The firm understands the importance of recognition and rewards employees for a job well done. Celebrating people and life events is a regular occurrence and has a positive impact on morale. The firm invests in its people, shows support to its communities, and diversity and inclusion are high on its list of priorities.
24. IA INTERIOR ARCHITECTS
IA has implemented many programs to engage its employees in participating and directing cultural endeavors and professional/ industry development through its community of innovation. These communities include a philanthropic committee, IA Reach, which furthers IA’s commitment to people, culture, and innovation. This corporate initiative’s mission is to link corporate citizenship with community needs through private initiatives for public good. The firm invests its resources back into the communities in which its offices thrive. Additional communities include a peer-topeer mentorship program, focusing on aligning professionals across disciplines for knowledge and innovation sharing.
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. Employees appreciate the monthly staff lunches, the casual Fridays and the holiday parties. There’s also a 5k charitable run, a monthly cooking course benefiting the Downtown Women’s Center, and regular shareholder promotion ceremonies. Buchalter has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sacramento, Scottsdale, and Seattle.
26. PCL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC.
PCL takes great pride in fostering a culture where employees can be their authentic selves. The culture and atmosphere at PCL is associated with a 100 percent employee-owned model where employees are offered actual stock in the company. Ownership stimulates an environment of accountability, camaraderie, quality, teamwork, and creates a strong sense of purpose, family and belonging. Employees thrive in the high-energy environment, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and are passionate about their work. This is because each position ensures the success of each project and PCL has worked on some excitingly, iconic projects such as Staples Center, Harry Potter, and LAFC Banc of California Stadium, among others.
27. HUDSON PACIFIC PROPERTIES
Hudson Pacific Properties is a real estate company that owns and operates high-quality office and studio properties throughout the West Coast. Its core values empower employees to realize their full potential to deliver outstanding results. The company maintains a strong commitment to innovation and collaboration, as well as creating a fun workplace where employees are rewarded and afforded opportunities for professional growth. Hudson Pacific approaches the workplace as a destination for fostering ideas, and in many ways, operates like an innovative technology startup than a real estate firm. Hudson Pacific’s LA headquarters features high-end office design, light-filled workspaces, common areas, outdoor space and a gym.
28. 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. The company’s vertically integrated operating capabilities provide real estate management services for Brookfield’s premier property assets across the office, multifamily, retail and hospitality sectors. Working at Brookfield Properties is about bringing out the best in people. Brookfield Properties employees have the opportunity to pursue rewarding and challenging work with skilled and supportive colleagues while developing and building a career. Even as the company continues to grow, it has maintained an entrepreneurial approach.
29. CRESA LOS ANGELES
Unlike traditional commercial real estate firms, Cresa exclusively represents corporate clients, providing Total Process Management and serving as a long-term real estate advisor. Cresa presents all its clients with realtime opportunities in the marketplace. Its computerized databases contain up-to-date reports of all projects as well as valuable information on lease and sale comparables. In addition, all of the company’s principals have extensive industry experience and local market knowledge. Most importantly, the employees treat one another like family. Other employee perks include a great holiday party and the offer of flexible schedules for those who need it.
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. Protiviti 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 three months off to pursue their own personal passions and adventures, with a stipend.
Accenture is a leading global professional service company, providing a broad range of services and solutions. The company’s compensation philosophy provides competitive rewards to all employees. The Total Rewards package includes a range of market-relevant benefits including annual individual performance bonuses. Accenture offers equity acquired through share option grants and its Employee Share Purchase Program. Staff may purchase Accenture shares at a 15 percent discount. The company’s Truly Human program encourages employees to take care of their total selves -body, mind, heart, and soul, so they can be their best professionally and personally.
Transwestern is a team of collaborative entrepreneurs raising the bar on what it means to provide a higher level of service. No matter how much the company has grown its global reach and resources, its approach to commercial real estate will always be people-driven and client-focused. At Transwestern, management believes that being the best place to work makes us the best place to do business. The company continues to grow by creating extraordinary opportunities for its people, who in turn create extraordinary experiences for our clients. Additional employee perks include emphasis on a work-life balance, a thriving culture and flexibility.
33. 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. The Pardee culture and legacy are very much in synch with TRI Pointe commitments and leadership, and Pardee benefits greatly from TRI Pointe’s agility, accountability, stability, and thought leadership. Pardee’s workforce dedication, team dynamics and genuine caring underscore every element of the workplace. Pardee employees are valued for their myriad contributions to positive processes and outcomes, and appreciated in myriad, less-quantifiable ways.
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