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.

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