3. TICKETMANAGER

TicketManager makes it easy for companies to take clients to sports games, concerts, and other live events. Aside from providing a great service, there are a number of reasons why its employees love working at TicketManager, but none quite surpasses the monthly community service days where the company pays staff to go out and make a difference. The CEO often takes part, too. TicketManager also has monthly happy hours where the whole team can relax and have fun, company games every Thursday, free gym memberships, unlimited paid time off, and — most importantly — a deep belief that smart people work best when they have a huge measure of autonomy. The company also runs a quarterly All Star Program where every quarter, each department awards $5000 to its top one or two performers for that period.

Employees report that TicketManager genuinely cares about their goals, investing in its teammates and putting them in a position where they can develop their careers and get to the place they want to be five years from now. As previously noted, TicketManager also provides employees with a tremendous amount of autonomy in their daily work. Each employee has the freedom to do his or her job, make decisions and grow the business so that they can truly make an impact. TicketManager also rewards and even overcompensates any employees who deliver particularly outstanding performance. It’s no wonder that the Los Angeles Business Journal has listed TicketManager on the Best Places to Work list four times in a row, and counting!

4. BOLTON & COMPANY

Bolton & Company is a California-based, employee-owned insurance brokerage serving the needs of thousands of clients across the country. Bolton’s team of specialists simplify the insurance process for the organizations, industries and schools we partner with to protect and help grow what’s most important to them. One of Bolton’s core goals as a company is to remain independent, which means that rather than answer to the demands of outside shareholders, its success is driven by a dedicated focus on the best interests of clients and employees. As a privately held, employee-owned company, each employee is acutely aware that their contributions are directly responsible for the success of Bolton & Company.

5. SIGNATURE ESTATE & INVESTMENT ADVISORS

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC (SEIA) is a registered investment advisory firm offering wealth management services tailored to meet the unique needs of affluent individuals, institutions and corporations. SEIA specializes in investment management, financial planning, investment consulting retirement planning, legacy planning and philanthropic management. Since 1997, SEIA has fostered a collaborative work environment where associates work alongside owners and management to make a positive impact on the firm, as well as the clients. Even while growing over time to be one of the largest independent RIA firms in the country, SEIA’s uncompromising culture of respect has never waivered. An atmosphere of professional development is strengthened by a close-knit collaboration of ideas, focus on innovation, and relationship based approach.

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