Los Angeles is considered the “Creative Capital” of the world. The creative industry of Los Angeles is booming with digital artists, fashion designers, filmmakers and actors. It is the third-largest economic metropolitan area in the world with Tokyo and New York in the lead. According to the 2019 Otis report on the creative economy, the creative industry output of LA as of year 2019 is $207.8 billion.
In this article, we will talk about the best companies to work for in this amazing city. Learning about these companies will help you gauge which one aligns well with your career choices and goals.
1. Kardent Design
In Los Angeles Business Journal, Kardent Design was ranked as one of the best companies to work for in Los Angeles in the year 2019. Kardent Design is located in Long Beach California. The company has three decades of experience in the commercial interiors industry and offers services in Interior Design, Space Planning and Project Management. It is a small company with 11-50 employees.
The company also offers competitive employee benefits and focuses on ‘happy staff’ through a happy work environment. The employees also benefit from a half-day friday policy to ensure a happy work-life balance so employees can spend more time with family. The company also hosts annual summer trips within California for the employees.
MediaAlpha connects buyers and sellers in sectors like insurance, travel, personal finance and education sectors through providing the advertisers a cost-effective and efficient programmatic exchange platform for clicks, calls and leads. Through this platform, the company performs 50 million high-value transactions each year.
MediaAlpha, like Kardent Design was ranked as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles Business Journal in year 2018. The ranking was based on the company’s workplace policies and practices, including employee experience and other demographics.
The company provides unlimited paid time off (PTO) to its employees. The employee health coverage is excellent and the premiums are 100 percent covered by the company. Other perks include 12 weeks of paid parental leave, flexible work schedules, remote work options, and mentorship programs.
MediaAlpha embraces individualism and encourage authenticity so the employees can bring their true selves to the workplace.
3. Ultimate Software
Ultimate software provides an efficient work management software called UltiPro®. UltiPro® provides companies with the right tools to manage HR, payroll, talent and labor management based on their individual needs.
Scott Scherr, the CEO of Ultimate Software was ranked as one of the top CEOs of 2019 in employee’s choice category on Glassdoor. Ultimate Software has been consistently #8 on Fortune 100 best companies to work for. The company is also one of the best companies for women and was ranked in the top 20 best companies for working moms. The results of a survey by Great Place To Work showed a 97% employee approval rate which means the employees considered Ultimate Software to be a great place to work at.
Some of the perks include a 100% paid health coverage for same-sex married couples, 10 week paid maternity leave and 4 weeks of paid paternity leave. They also cover In Vitro Fertility treatment. Spouses get $10,000 in life insurance.
In addition, the employees enjoy on-site massages and wellness programs. They also get ice-cream truck and food truck days! Occasionally, the company also provides free breakfast and lunch.
BlackLine is a leading provider of Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation (EFCA)– a cloud-based software solution that automates and controls financial close processes.The company envisions to deliver safe and strategic finance solutions for mid-size companies and large enterprises by providing strength controls and lower compliance risks through a scalable and secure cloud model.
In October 2019, Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions, the world’s leading technology research and advisory company, named BlackLine as the highest scoring company in leadership. Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) and the Best Companies Group (BCG), recognized Blackline as one of “the most successful in business and in nurturing their own.”
Some of employee perks include generous PTO and maternity leaves. The company also provides remote work options. They have a stocked kitchen full of snacks and occasionally meals are also provided. The employees play games together to foster team building and enjoy occasional happy hours together.
Amrock is one of the largest providers of title insurance, property valuations, and settlement services in the United States. Through their advanced technology and dedicated team, they are making the process of real estate efficient, faster and transparent for property owners, real estate professionals and lenders.
InHerSight, an anonymous platform that ranks companies based on their support of professional women in workplaces, ranked Amrock #2 on the “50 Best Companies for Women to Work For.”
Amrock highly values their employees and provides a welcoming and creative work culture. They go by “work hard, play hard” philosophy.
Amrock offers competitive medical benefits, 401k with employer match (up to $2,500 annually), and a flexible spending account. Employees also get four weeks of accrued PTO in the first year.
Amrock believes in giving back to the community so each year, team members participate in community volunteer projects and are allotted eight hours of paid time off for participation.
6. Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone OnDemand helps organizations recruit, train, and manage their people.The Cornerstone Unified Talent Management software helps businesses find the right people for the right roles and ensures their onboarding process is seamless and efficient.
The company provides its services to some of the largest names in the country including Walgreens, Starwood Hotel & Resorts, Western Union and countless smaller ones.
Cornerstone was named as One of Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ‘Best Workplaces in Technology.’ It was ranked No. 6 on the list based on workplace assessment, career development and leadership.
Cornerstone employees call themselves a team of Smart, Cool, Dependable, and Visionary Cornerstars. The employees are also invited to bring their parents to the office so they can watch their children work!
Some of the perks at Cornerstone include a sabbatical after seven years of working at the company and tuition reimbursement for a job-relevant degree after three years at the company. The health care is paid 100%. Employees enjoy three weeks paid time off (PTO), in addition, your birthday is off as well! There are snacks and catered lunches. The employees also hang out for games and get-together over dinner and drinks.
7. Rubicon Project
Rubicon Project is a leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising. Their automated advertising works with models of real-time cloud and big data computing. The platform is used by the world’s leading publishers to reach more than 1 billion consumers. The company’s mission is to keep the Internet a free and safe place to buy and sell advertising.
Rubicon Project was featured in Advertising Age as One of The Best Places to Work in Advertising and Media. The results were based on many factors including an employee survey of 20,000 people, employee benefits, salaries, office perks and workplace environment.
The company operates on a guiding principle of ‘Great people innovate great products, and great products attract great customers.’ Hence, they go to great lengths to foster a strong company culture and attract high level talent.
The employees enjoy numerous perks including free lunches, generous time off and equity, gym membership, mobile phone discounts, and and career growth programs.
Stryker was founded 75 years ago and has become one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The company offers products and services in Medical and Surgical equipment, Orthopaedics and Neurotechnology. Their mission is to make health care better through safe and performance driven equipment and services.
Stryker employees enjoy flexible work hours, 401(k) savings, tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance. The employees also get free food.
OpenX provides a marketplace which acts as a bridge between publishers and advertisers. Through their highly efficient programmatic platform, OpenX provides publishers and app developers the best ways to monetize their content by connecting them with experienced advertisers and marketers. They have a diverse creative team that is experienced in creating well-designed marketplaces for their audience.
OpenX was featured in Inc. as one of L.A.’s 10 Hottest Startups.
OpenX employees enjoy a variety of perks including flexible time off, tuition credit program, free lunches and a game room to cool off some stress.
10. Rain Bird
Rain Bird Corporation was founded in 1933 during the agricultural relief and prosperity in California. The company is privately held and based in Azusa in Los Angeles county. It is one of the leading global manufacturer of irrigation products and services in the United States. The company uses state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to provide their services to a wide range of consumers in the sports industry, farmers and commercial sector.
Rain Bird is known for its excellent employee and customer satisfaction. The National Business Research Institute (NBRI) has a history of conducting an employee engagement and customer satisfaction survey every year to gauge employee’s feedback on various topics. Rain Bird Corporation has scored its place in NBRI Circle of Excellence consecutively for five years.
The company provides employees with competitive healthcare coverage, savings plans, paid vacation, Educational Tuition Assistance, paid training programs and health and fitness Improvement Programs.