1. WEST MONROE PARTNERS
A mainstay at or near the top of this list, West Monroe is a national consulting firm that was born in technology but built for business—partnering with companies in transformative industries to deliver real, measurable results. Technology is at the center of the company’s DNA, it’s not something it bolted on overnight, and everyone that works there believes it is one of the greatest enablers of business value. That’s why West Monroe staffers work in diverse, multidisciplinary teams that blend industry expertise with deep operational and technology capabilities to create quantifiable, financial value for their clients. The employees are based in seven offices across the U.S. and also own 100% of the business, so when clients partner with West Monroe they know the company is committed—because their success is West Monroe’s success. An undeniably different approach breeds undeniable results.
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. The company leadership’s actions during COVID-19 demonstrate that they care about employees and the business. Decisions and communications have been swift, clear and frequent. As always, the company rallies behind its coworkers experiencing tough life events, providing both professional flexibility and moral support to help them through.
2. HKS ARCHITECTS, INC.
HKS Architects, Inc., is a leading architectural design firm, and ranked by the Los Angeles Business Journal 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 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 always a fun, creative and high-performing atmosphere to work in.
Employees at HKS love that they feel part of the community through company-sponsored charity events all year long. Practicing the firm’s concept of “Responsible Design,” every employee embraces the desire to not only deliver sustainable and healthy project solutions to our clients, but that we embody those practices in each of our own offices with healthy work/life balance. The LA office attracts and develops talented team members who achieve design innovation across all market sectors. HKS LA has completed a broad variety of work, from the iconic Los Angeles NFL stadium and Net-Zero Energy sustainable student campuses to award winning hospitality and mixed-use projects. The LA team is as diverse as the work portfolio, with professionals from around the globe infusing culture, research, technologies and innovation into design. HKS invests in building and maintaining a talented staff above all else. The firm understands employee satisfaction is at the core of this goal.
3. ALSTON & BIRD
Alston & Bird is a full-service, leading 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. 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, social events that include family members, and multiple recognition programs. Each year, the firm hosts a variety of internal events to celebrate the employees who bring these values to life, from the ABBY Awards, an awards ceremony that honors attorneys and staff, to “Staff Appreciation Week.” The firm embraces the entire family, welcoming employees’ family members to join in a number of firm events, including an all-day Halloween party and a summer social on the beach.
Alston & Bird also prioritizes employee health. The firm offers a wellness program that encourages employees to focus on their health while earning discounts on insurance premiums. The firm’s wellness committee also hosts daily exercise classes during the shelter-in-place period. Alston & Bird also provides all employees with child and elder care assistance through Bright Horizons. Employees also have access to college coaches, tutoring, test prep, and webinars and resources on parenting, education, and work/life integration.
4. HENDERSON ENGINEERS, INC.
Henderson Engineers is as passionate about people as we are about our work designing industry-leading buildings. The company’s purpose is to create an environment where people can reach their full potential. And Henderson employees feel that every day, at every level of the organization. Even better, the staff truly loves working together, giving back to the community, and treating each other like family. Henderson clients say they’re highly-technical engineers who specialize in solving their most difficult or complex problems — but they’re also good-natured, friendly partners who they want to have a beer with afterwards — and the Henderson team takes that as a compliment.
5. BUILD GROUP
Build Group is a diverse organization that provides employees with opportunities to grow and contribute to the organization as well as the communities in which they live and work. Build Group’s “think.do.work.” mantra is infused into the company’s culture – creating a freedom that empowers employees to make informed, intelligent decisions that ultimately allow them to be their most successful selves. Build Group’s people work hard, play hard, but above all…have fun! Although the atmosphere is loose, employees are held accountable through a metrics program, which measures job and service performance.
HOK is a global provider of design services for the built environment. Since its founding in 1955, HOK has grown into a firm of over 1,700 employees linked across a global network of 24 office locations. A commitment to opportunity has always been an HOK hallmark. HOK’s Diversity Advisory Council, which is made up of volunteers from across the company’s studios, reflects a rich diversity of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, experience, expertise and geography. The group’s mission is to promote an inclusive work environment and help create a culture in which all HOK’s people can thrive.
7. W.E. O’NEIL CONSTRUCTION CO.
W.E. O’Neil is a family-focused construction company that is employee-owned and believes in building great relationships. In this highly competitive industry, W.E. O’Neil is known for mentoring its people which the company believes is what keeps turnover low, employee satisfaction high, and its reputation among industry peers exceptional. W.E. O’Neil’s employees are proud of the work they do and the culture they’ve fostered, striving to always find the win-win in every scenario. The company’s leadership believes that its people are its competitive edge, and is proud of its 90-year history of delivering our projects on time and under budget.
8. MARSH & MCLENNAN AGENCY
Believing its employees to be the biggest asset to its business, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) has developed an innovative culture within an industry that has previously been bound by tradition. Marsh & McLennan Agency is not just a leading national insurance brokerage, but a close-knit family of amazingly talented and dedicated people who choose, every day, to make a positive impact on the community. Fostering a workplace of diversity, inclusion, education and fun, MMA has implemented a plethora of company programs and initiatives that directly support the life blood of the organization and the community its people live in.
9. C.W. DRIVER COMPANIES
C.W. Driver Companies is a premier builder serving California since 1919. As a leader in general contracting and construction management services, C.W. Driver Companies is on the cutting edge across a broad spectrum of industries. As a firm, C.W. Driver makes a conscious effort on a daily basis to invest in its people to demonstrate an 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 lets its people to know that they are the reason the company aims to live by its purpose of building better communities and lives together.
10. CONSTANGY, BROOKS, SMITH & PROPHETE
At Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, workplace law is the firm’s focus – but is isn’t your typical national law firm. Clients tell them there is “a soul to Constangy that is unique and refreshing, that’s not found with other firms.” For more than 70 years, clients have appreciated the firm’s common-sense approach and commitment to being a real partner in helping employers navigate the prickly legal and regulatory environments of the changing workplace. The firm’s lawyers know and like each other. The firm is appreciative and respectful to all of its attorneys and staff, a factor that is well appreciated by everyone that works at the firm.
11. SUNDT CONSTRUCTION
Sundt Construction is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. In 1971, the company implemented its employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Individual employee ownership gradually shifted to 100 percent ownership in June 2000. Additionally, employees can participate in the 401(k) plan and can maximize their benefits by the company matching contributions to their account each year. Sundt is also proud to have launched the Sundt Foundation in 1999, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Employee-owners can elect to have contributions deducted from their paychecks, which Sundt matches dollar-for-dollar. To date, the foundation has raised over 10 million for the communities where employees live and work.
12. RYAN, LLC
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, Texas, 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 2,700 professionals serves over 14,000 clients in more than 50 countries, including many of the world’s prominent Global 5000 companies.
Slalom is made up of a team of expert advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else. In over 35 cities around the world, Slalom teams have autonomy to move fast and do what’s right for the company’s clients, making Slalom more personal and nimbler than traditional consulting firms. Slalom cares deeply about helping employees tackle their biggest challenges and turn their respective visions into reality. With Slalom, it’s never just about the project at hand. It’s about building trust and enabling each team-member’s long-term success.
14. DPR CONSTRUCTION
DPR Construction takes pride in building great things: great projects, great relationships, great teams out of smart, hardworking people with strong values. DPR is a learning organization, recognizing that continues learning and training are keys to the success of individuals and project teams. The company’s goal is to be known for providing the best training opportunities in an environment that supports professional growth and development. DPR is more than a company, it’s a family. Employees are treated with trust, dignity and compassion, working together to better the industry and world. Hiring revolves around the “right who,” knowing it takes a special person to add to
15. HORIZON MEDIA
Horizon Media is a leader in driving business-based outcomes for marketers. With estimated billings of $9 billion and over 2,400 employees, Horizon is the second largest U.S. media agency according to AdAge’s media agency rankings. Recognized as one of the world’s most innovative marketing and advertising companies by Fast Company, Horizon Media has been named Media Agency of the Year by MediaPost, Adweek and AdAge. Renowned for its culture, Horizon is also steadily named to all the prestigious annual Best Places to Work lists; including “Best Workplaces for Diversity,” “Best Workplaces for Women,” and “Best Workplaces for Millennials” honors.
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. Protiviti offers a global, collaborative and diverse workplace for our 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. In short, Protiviti offers many ways for everyone to “make a difference.”
GoodRx is America’s healthcare marketplace. The company’s mission is simple: help Americans find affordable and convenient healthcare. GoodRx offers the most comprehensive and accurate resource for affordable prescriptions in the U.S., gathering pricing information from thousands of pharmacies coast to coast, as well as a telehealth marketplace for online doctor visits and lab tests. GoodRx employees enjoy incredible benefits, office perks and the satisfaction of contributing to a mission-driven company led by an empowering, innovative leadership team. GoodRx takes pride in knowing its work has a direct and meaningful impact on consumers’ lives. Since 2011, Americans have saved more than $20 billion using GoodRx.
18. PARIVEDA SOLUTIONS
Pariveda is a leading consulting firm that creatively solves complex business problems — often using technology and organizational science. The company desires to help each individual grow towards his or her highest potential through learning, coaching and giving. Pariveda is centered on talent development, delivering creative solutions to complex, ambiguous problems, seeking to engage in lifetime relationships with clients and the community. Pariveda Solutions is creating a firm helping people achieve their highest potential meeting human needs to achieve human purpose. The company’s strong culture is exemplified through semi-annual reviews and the opportunity to be promoted each year based on individual career growth.
19. IMPACT NETWORKING, LLC
Founded in 1999, Impact is one of the fastest-growing managed services providers in the nation, employing over 550 industry experts at 17 locations throughout the Midwest and West Coast. For the last 20 years, Impact has continuously been recognized for rapid growth, innovation, and company culture. At Impact it is incredibly important to the executive team and partners to maintain the same corporate culture as the company grows. The executives are transparent with the future goals and vision of the company and encourage every employee to be a part of the change.
20. CBIZ MHM, LLC
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 community 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.
21. HARBOR DISTRIBUTING, LLC
Harbor Distributing is one of the nation’s largest beer distribution companies which prides itself on integrity, innovation, teamwork, and development of its people. Employee wellness is at the heart of who Harbor is and what it does. Harbor provides the best-in-class import, craft, and domestic beer products to its customers in Los Angeles and Orange County. None of its accomplishments are possible without its people and close knit, family-oriented culture. Plus, there aren’t many places to work where employees can say they get to enjoy a cold one with their president and he will remember your name after one introduction.
SmithGroup is an award-winning, multi-national organization. Working across a network of 15 offices internationally, its team of 1,300 experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design, and delivery — giving rise to new and innovative processes and methodologies that are redefining the way people work. SmithGroup is a place that cultivates a culture where employees feel like they are part of something meaningful, are equipped to fulfill their potential, and where new ideas are encouraged. SmithGroup offers its staff the challenge of complex projects and problem-solving. Employees also appreciate spending their days with smart, interesting and kind co-workers, in compelling office environments.
23. AVISON YOUNG
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm and is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. With more than 160 brokers and employees in the Southern California region, the firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors. They work collaboratively and strategically to drive results for clients and work to solve their most complex challenges. The firm invests in its people and provides specialized training and regular workshops to ensure superior service and solutions.
24. EAST WEST BANK
East West Bank cares about both our customers and our associates and provides a great environment for its employees. While the bank always puts its customers first, it also truly cares and values its associates. The bank strives to continue to make every aspect of its workplace amazing and impeccable. As East West Bank continues to grow and develop, it also continues to put its associates and customers at the forefront of consideration. East West Bank also encourages its associates to continue to develop and advance, hoping to be the backbone to their success. East West Bank provides leadership, training, and more opportunities for associates.
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 recognizes the vital role that people play in the success of the company. Many employees view their position as a calling – an opportunity to do what they do best and support the company’s mission to help businesses succeed so communities prosper. This high level of commitment is supported by a corporate culture that endorses work-life balance, family friendly values, and an effective combination of individual and team contributions.
26. CLUNE CONSTRUCTION
Clune Construction is a national, employee-owned general contractor with over 600 professionals in five offices across the U.S. The company has provided construction management services for over 20 years. Clune’s dedication to treating its employees like family and providing a supportive work environment plays a big role in its success. Clune believes by creating a bond with every employee, they would in turn play a role in creating positive client relationships. From 100% paid health insurance premiums to many team-building activities, Clune is never satisfied with the status quo. The company is always looking to improve its standards for clients and employees.
27. PCL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC.
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 newly opened LAFC Banc of California Stadium.
For more than 250 years, JLL has been a trusted partner to organizations who want more value from the commercial real estate they own, use, and invest in. JLL is a professional services firm, with specialists whose common passion is real estate. Knowledge runs deep, with experts in every property type and every facet of the transaction, management and advisory services. With an entrepreneurial spirit and open mind, JLL helps employees make the most of every opportunity in their careers. Known for building long-term relationships with clients, JLL is also proud to do the same with its people, inspiring fulfilling and varied careers, built on new challenges and opportunities.
29. BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES
Brookfield Properties is a fully-integrated, global real estate services company, providing industry-leading portfolio management and development capabilities across the real estate investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management — a global alternative asset manager with over $385 billion in AUM. At Brookfield, the foundation of continued success is its people. Brookfield’s talented associates build rewarding and challenging careers within our industry-leading real estate services business. The company focuses on long-term development of its people through a “promote from within” philosophy and has maintained an entrepreneurial, innovative approach to its business – keeping the company nimble and setting it apart as a landlord partner of choice.
BlackLine is more than just a company – it is a family. Employees know each other on a personal basis; they celebrate when a child wins Little League; they commiserate when a family member is ill. BlackLine has been growing at almost 40% for the past eight years, and rapid growth can be really chaotic. But it is the company’s family culture that helps keep it on its path. BlackLine employees are challenged to be constantly thinking of ways they can improve their company, create new experiences and serve customers, community and fellow employees.
31. HNTB CORP.
HNTB improves the lives of millions through the design of airports, bridges, tunnels, highways, transit systems and other infrastructure. Professionals work on some of the world’s most complex and challenging transportation projects in the capacity of planning, design, program and construction management. Company benefits are top-rate. From day one, health-care coverage – which includes 100 percent coverage for preventive care – is offered to employees and their spouses, domestic partners and eligible dependents. HNTB also has an employee stock ownership plan. This plan, paired with HNTB’s 401k enrollment with company match, affords employees a strategy for retirement savings.
32. AYA HEALTHCARE
Aya Healthcare is reimagining healthcare staffing and workforce solutions in the United States. Aya encourages work-life balance for its employees and truly cares about their wellbeing. The company takes feedback seriously when implementing changes or making decisions and continually looks for ways to improve to ensure employees enjoy coming to work every day. Ultimately, what really matters is that everyone at Aya believes in what they are doing as a company and how they are effecting change within healthcare. Employees understand that Aya does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.
33. CRESA LOS ANGELES
Unlike traditional commercial real estate firms, Cresa Los Angeles exclusively represents corporate clients — it provides Total Process Management and we serve as their long-term real estate advisor. Cresa Los Angeles is guided by the concept, “do the right thing,” both internally and externally. The company will always do what is right for the client’s best interest and put that interest before its own. Cresa treats its clients and employees with respect, dignity and fairness in all matters. It provides a professional working environment with competitive compensation for all employees. Character matters at Cresa, and the company expects all employees to endorse and live up to the company Ethics Statement.
Stamps.com is the leader in creating innovative mailing and shipping solutions for companies of all sizes. Creating an environment for employees to grow, thrive and play. When Stamps.com team members aren’t hard at work, you’ll probably find them battling it out in the Arcade, chilling out in the Zen Room, or enjoying some conversation on the rooftop garden. Professional and personal development is also at the core of the Stamps.com culture. From a $5,000 per year education allowance to paid volunteer days to frequent team-building events, Stamps.com is dedicated to creating opportunities for employees to grow and flourish.
35. CARPARTS.COM, INC.
At the heart of everything CarParts.com does is a collective drive to succeed and grow. That’s why the company has cultivated a strong, inclusive culture with everyone together in the trenches — all cubicles, no executive offices, and an open floor plan to facilitate our open-door policy (as there are no doors!). This has enabled CarParts.com to build rapport organically, which has been key to creating a workplace that people genuinely look forward to coming to every day. Even now, though virtually, the teams can be found “getting together” to wind down and celebrate the small wins every Friday at 5.
ServiceTitan is on a mission to be the first software company to power an entire trillion-dollar industry end to end while supporting the underserved heroes of the trades. ServiceTitan works towards achieving its extraordinary mission by hiring and empowering extraordinary people. The company takes pride in supporting every titan’s professional journey, helping them unlock their highest levels of potential while working with a team of colleagues they admire, enjoy spending time with, and who push one another to be better each day. The company has created a culture where all titan voices are lifted and valued, and by creating programs and opportunities that unlock each titan’s highest potential.
37. PANDA RESTAURANT GROUP
Panda Restaurant Group, the parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express, and Hibachi-San, is dedicated to becoming a world leader in people development. Whether through sharing good food with guests or providing opportunities for professional and personal growth with associates, all are embraced in a genuine family environment that is uniquely Panda. The mission is to deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives. Employees are encouraged to live by the “Panda Way,” which is an extension of its values that are focused on personal and interpersonal development: healthy lifestyle, continuous learning, developing others, and acknowledging others.
38. BOINGO WIRELESS
Boingo Wireless prides itself in fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where all employees can succeed. Boingo strives to be a place where all can bring their whole, authentic self to work. And working at Boingo comes with more perks than a paycheck. Boingo offers incredible benefits package that includes equity for everyone, health, dental, vision, 401(k) match, unlimited vacation, 12 weeks paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, robust training and development programs, gym reimbursement and much more. The office in Westwood has 360-degree views of LA, from the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood Sign, plus a kitchen stocked with healthy snacks and iced coffee on tap.
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