Workplace

Imagine you’re the CEO of an airline in crisis. Customers and shareholders are unhappy. Your employees have just gone on strike. What do you do? Give in to union demands? Hold your ground and negotiate? Fire all the employees?

The results are based on confidential employee surveys as well as a company’s level of employee participation. For example, if a company scores well in the 10 categories described below but has low employee participation, it doesn’t do as well in the rankings as a company with similar scores and a much better participation rate.

“Really happy employees make really happy clients.” That’s been the working principle since Jeff Pelletier founded Board & Vellum in 2011.

Kinetic Sports Rehab blends chiropractic, physical therapy and sports medicine to give its clients “something different” in the pursuit of recovery from injury, relief from pain and improvement in athletic performance.

RealSelf, which turns 10 this fall, is an online community sharing information about elective cosmetic procedures — from breast augmentation to Brazilian butt lifts, from “mommy makeovers” to microdermabrasion, from porcelain veneers to permanent makeup.

Prime 8 provides consulting services to local giants like Amazon, Microsoft, Premera and Boeing.

When Geeman Yip started BitTitan in 2007, he envisioned a workplace reminiscent of the dot.com days with fun, collaborative spaces.

PitchBook offers clients data on global mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital activity that goes far beyond what’s available online.

Washington is home to 10 branches and just over 130 employees of Navy Federal Credit Union, an organization with more than $75 billion in assets, 6 million members, 281 branches and more than 13,000 employees.

Seattle represents a major tech hub for Hulu, the online streaming TV service with ad-supported free video content and subscription-based premium viewing.