Best Workplaces in Southern California 2017

Southern California employees who are proud to tell others where they work at 12 times more likely to say their organization is a great place to work.
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Small And Medium Companies
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Ultimate Software
Information Technology
WESTON, Florida
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What employees are saying
This is the best-run, most ethical organization that I’ve ever worked for. Until you actually experience the culture it’s hard to believe that places like this still exist. It all starts at the top and the leaders at Ultimate always put People First
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Edmunds.com
Information Technology
Santa Monica, California
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What employees are saying
The senior leadership team genuinely cares about the well-being of the employees. We are not afraid to innovative and think about the future in bold, new ways through internal and external hackathons called "Hackamotive.”
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New American Funding
Financial Services & Insurance
Tustin, California
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What employees are saying
Management do not micromanage which is really unique in this industry. I’ve never been happier or more productive. It makes you want to do more for your manager and company without being asked. Everyone is supportive and eager to lend a helping hand.
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Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.
Professional Services
Orange, California
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What employees are saying
Our company is very enthusiastic and very supportive of our goals and each other. We try to celebrate the small wins and encourage each other on a daily basis. The level of excitement the company exudes really helps to motivate people.
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Scripps Health
Health Care
SAN DIEGO, California
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What employees are saying
The camaraderie between the staff is what makes working at Scripps unique. The staff is extremely friendly with each other no matter what position is held. This friendly environment makes Scripps a great place to work.
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BlackLine
Information Technology
Los Angeles, CA, California
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What employees are saying
Decisions are made quickly, the company is nimble in embracing change and making things happen quickly, and adapt to changing circumstances.
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The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Hospitality
Calabasas Hills, California
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What employees are saying
Everyone here is unique in their own way. Managers and employees have great sense of humor, easy to talk to and are always willing to help. I always have fun working here, even when I’m stressed out, there's always someone to put a smile on my face.
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Hughes Marino
Other
San Diego, California
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What employees are saying
Leadership in this company makes it a top priority to invest in culture. They don't just want to earn profits, they want a world-class company that sets an example when it comes to building an amazing team who loves what they do.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Information Technology
Santa Monica, California
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What employees are saying
Leadership always try to give back and support our communities. We have a mentorship program year-round that pairs students with an employee. They also provide our software and resources to different non-profit organizations.
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CrowdStrike
Information Technology
Sunnyvale, California
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What employees are saying
This is one of only a few companies that has and is changing history. The result of my work output has never been so important.
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Cooley LLP
Professional Services
Palo Alto, California
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What employees are saying
Cooley is an incredible law firm to work for because it consistently puts you in a position to succeed. Whether you are an attorney, paralegal, or assistant, you are given opportunities to take ownership of tasks and demonstrate your leadership.
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Insomniac Games, Inc.
Media
Burbank, California
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What employees are saying
Because of the 'Ask Me Anything's that the CEO does every day, you always know "which way the wind is blowing". Everyone is super open about information about projects, company practices, expectations, goals, etc.
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Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc
Professional Services
Raleigh, North Carolina
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What employees are saying
It invests significantly in training of young professional staff and assigns them client-facing responsibilities early in their career. This has proven to be an excellent way to grow staff and their ability to perform as consultants for clients.
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Total Merchant Services, Inc.
Financial Services & Insurance
Woodland Hills, California
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What employees are saying
TMS is all about culture. We have a “Meet Two” policy where you meet 3 new people every week and ask them 5 questions. It's a family environment.
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Quicken Loans
Financial Services & Insurance
Detroit, Michigan
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What employees are saying
Quicken Loans empowers people, and not just our own team members. We’re involved in the neighborhood, supporting local businesses and the rebirth of Detroit. There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing you have an impact on those around you.
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GoFundMe
Information Technology
Redwood City, California
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What employees are saying
I feel like I matter here. My contribution and hard work are recognized, so I feel like there's always opportunities for growth. Not only that, but I've never been around a more positive group of people before in my life.
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First American
Financial Services & Insurance
Santa Ana, California
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What employees are saying
New hire training is thorough and well planned. Ongoing training and development has been prioritized by the company. I appreciate the transparency shown regarding financial information regarding the corporation and performance expectations.
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Scorpion
Advertising & Marketing
Valencia, California
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What employees are saying
Scorpion is quick to try new ways of accomplishing goals - and quick to determine if something isn't quite working out and adapt accordingly. The executive team doesn't ram their ideas against brick walls; they find the best way to solve a problem.
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Swinerton Incorporated
Construction & Real Estate
San Francico, California
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What employees are saying
Swinerton is employee-owned, which promotes team unity in everything that we do. We strive to a common goal and perform above and beyond what is expected of us. Most importantly, we excel to prove why Swinerton is California's top general contractor!
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HAWKE MEDIA
Advertising & Marketing
Santa Monica, California
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What employees are saying
Very diverse group of talented individuals from varying career backgrounds. A youthful work culture, and die-hard work ethic.
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Camden Property Trust
Construction & Real Estate
Houston, Texas
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What employees are saying
Our creativity creates happiness and laughter. We find ways to inject that into every business day. It brings down stress levels, it promotes health, creative thinking, desire to grow and develop.
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Point B Inc.
Professional Services
Seattle, Washington
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What employees are saying
We are employee-owned, team-oriented, & exist for the benefit of our people first. We also take pride in maintaining a great reputation for adding value for our clients and volunteering for our communities.
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Navy Federal Credit Union
Financial Services & Insurance
Vienna, Virginia
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What employees are saying
Yes, in 80 years of existence, NFCU has NEVER had a layoff. If your position is eliminated, they will find another position for you, and train you.
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Stellar Solutions, Inc.
Aerospace
Palo Alto, California
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What employees are saying
The emphasis on placing people in their "dream Job" is unique. Most employers do not care about how happy an employee is in their job. The effort that is made to match employees to jobs that will further their career goals is second to none.
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PrimeLending, A Plains Capital Company
Financial Services & Insurance
Dallas, Texas
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What employees are saying
It’s wonderful that you can reach out to higher management without being made to feel like you are over stepping your boundary lines and they are willing to help or find someone to help you. Makes you really feel like part of a team or the family.
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SendGrid
Information Technology
Denver, Colorado
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What employees are saying
We have a clear mission and vision that is reinforced at every opportunity. Recognition is given to those who embody the mission, vision, and culture. The entire company travels to Mexico annually to bond and align on the plan of attack for the year.
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Intuit Inc.
Information Technology
Mountain View, California
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What employees are saying
It is great at bringing together diverse individuals across different disciplines and giving them the empowerment to do what is right for the customer.
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Granite Properties
Other
Plano, Texas
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What employees are saying
There are many things that make Granite a great place to work. The company as a whole is committed to improving our communities, be it donating time, money, or items to local charities. They also genuinely care about the employees and their families.
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Delta Air Lines
Transportation
Atlanta, Georgia
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What employees are saying
There are endless opportunities to grow your career if you want to. You can be part of an employee involvement group that speaks directly to management on a monthly basis. We are offered opportunities to have input into our job.
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Walker & Dunlop LLC
Financial Services & Insurance
Bethesda, Maryland
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What employees are saying
I feel like people don't have to change personalities when they walk into the office. People care about what you do outside the office, but everyone is still able to work together to get things done in the office.
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MOD Pizza
Hospitality
Bellevue, Washington
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What employees are saying
We embrace our community and our squad members. We want everyone to be comfortable and weird in their own way. We support each other as well through tough times offering the support of a family-like dynamic.
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Moss
Other
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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What employees are saying
The brightest minds in the industry empowered to utilize their particular strengths to add value to the company and the customers we serve. We operate from a set of values, not a book of rules, and the results are overwhelmingly positive.
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Patagonia, Inc.
Retail
Ventura, California
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What employees are saying
The environmental, human, and agriculture initiatives are very aligned with my personal views. I have a huge since of pride being aligned with a company that uses business as a catalyst for change in the most pressing issues of our time.
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First American Equipment Finance
Financial Services & Insurance
Fairport, New York
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What employees are saying
First American empowers its colleagues to identify improvement initiatives and take action to execute on their ideas. For an industry that is traditionally slow to innovate, innovation and creative thinking are part of our day-to-day culture.
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Zillow Group
Information Technology
Seattle, Washington
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What employees are saying
The leadership team at Zillow Group is awesome. They use innovative ways to keep us all informed, including the CEO's chatroom on Slack where he is very transparent and approachable.
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ENGEO Incorporated
Engineering
San Ramon, California
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What employees are saying
Management sets aside time to listen to employees’ opinions about what changes we want to see in the company, and most of the time they will implement those changes. Upper management is also very good about giving credit to staff for our work.
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Arthrex, Inc
Manufacturing & Production
Naples, Florida
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What employees are saying
I love what I do and Arthrex gives me the opportunity to excel. I get to help make products that help people and to do so I get to use all the creativity and intelligence I have.
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Cws Apartment Homes LLC
Other
Austin, Texas
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What employees are saying
This company is always changing which is necessary to stay ahead of our competitors. We have many long-term employees which shows how much we all enjoy working for CWS. It is like a family here.
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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Professional Services
San Francisco, California
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What employees are saying
Employees are recognized for their hard work and given opportunities to advance. There is a very laid back culture since it is a California-based firm, so everyone is generally approachable.
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Burwood Group, Inc
Information Technology
Chicago, Illinois
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What employees are saying
The people are great. The owners treat employees as family. New ideas are always welcome. We work hard together and celebrate success together.
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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hospitality
Chicago, Illinois
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What employees are saying
Hyatt does a great job at aligning its values but avoiding being stiff. It still allows for everyone to be themselves and be comfortable while taking care of each other and the guests
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The PURE Group of Insurance Companies
Financial Services & Insurance
White Plains, New York
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What employees are saying
It’s entrepreneurial so you are given the opportunity to work on many new projects that help to drive business growth. Management clearly identifies goals and provides updates at our monthly Town Halls. They do a good job of inspiring the employees.
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CBRE
Construction & Real Estate
Los Angeles, California
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What employees are saying
I have never worked with a company that offered more recognition, incentive, and opportunity to promote. Great deal of positive autonomy as well.
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Alliant Credit Union
Financial Services & Insurance
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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What employees are saying
Alliant is going through a major paradigm shift in its business model. It's rare to be part of such a transition and have the type of input and visibility into the process.
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Genentech
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
South San Francisco, California
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What employees are saying
They encourage employees to consider what type of work they want to do and support them in testing out different work and transitioning if desired. This helps prevent a feeling of being stuck in one area and reduces the 'silo' effect.
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Amobee
Advertising & Marketing
Redwood City, California
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What employees are saying
Focus on cross functional development to push forward new products and innovative ideas. All teams work together to proactively solve problems in market and leverage one another's individual knowledge.
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KPMG LLP
Professional Services
New York, New York
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What employees are saying
The people stand out to me as the main thing that makes KPMG a great place to work. Leaders and team members firm show true integrity and honesty, empowering their co-workers and colleagues to be their best and reach for higher bars.
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Sage Intacct
Information Technology
San Jose, California
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What employees are saying
Fantastic people, I'm given latitude to execute my job my way, authority to make full decisions, and breadth to contemplate how to solve problems on my own.
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Activision Blizzard, Inc.
Media
Santa Monica, California
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What employees are saying
I have never worked at a place where everyone is so engaged and passionate. From the entry level jobs all the way to the top execs, it seems like everyone is excited to be here making it an exciting place to come every day.
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VTS
Information Technology
New York City, New York
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What employees are saying
The culture of this office makes it easy to get your job done on your own terms as well as giving you the ability to innovate and invent new processes when warranted. You're accountable to your work and your teammates, not some unseen manager.
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