Best Companies To Work For: Large

By Rob Smith January 5, 2023


This is a list of large companies. For midsize companies, click here. For small companies, click here.

LARGE COMPANIES: 150-plus full-time Washington employees

Technology, Bellevue
CEO: Samir Bodas

The company, which refers to its workers as “Icertians,” prioritizes community service. Icertis employees last year volunteered to clean up a local park for Earth Day, and had a large group attend the Seattle Pride Parade. Workers are encouraged to share their favorite movie during regular Friday lunches.

Technology, Bellevue
CEO: Eric Johnson

Workers receive four “additional holidays” annually to promote wellness and to enjoy access to health and wellness subscription apps. They also get unlimited time off.

3.Edward Jones
Insurance, St. Louis
Managing Partner: Penny Pennington

In each region, a financial adviser and branch office administrator win the Ted Jones Spirit of Caring Award (named after the company founder) for exemplifying the values, culture and spirit of giving back. Peers choose winners, who receive medallions embossed with Jones’ image.

4.Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Co.
Insurance, Enumclaw
President and CEO: Eric Nelson

A virtual connections team keeps workers informed about important company business and each department has its own traditions promoting fun and employee engagement such as games and outings.

5.Spur Reply
Consulting, Bellevue
CEO: Randy Karr

The SAH group (Spur After Hours) develops at least a half-dozen fun events throughout the year. The company offers mental health days to the entire firm during months with no holidays so that employees can enjoy at least one long weekend every month.

Engineering, Seattle
CEO: Jeff Peacock

Hard-working employees unwind by playing ping-pong or walking trails near offices. Charitable events include the annual United Way Pie in the Face fundraiser.

7.Bridge Partners
Consulting, Seattle
CEO: Richard Albrecht

All-firm interactive sessions such as Sustainability Month feature a leaderboard, prizes, cash and the chance to win lunch with the CEO. Employees also participate in numerous events outside the office, including baseball games, volunteer days and New Year’s events with raffle prizes.

8.Zonar Systems
Technology, Seattle
CEO: Ian McKerlich

Hosted luncheon, company trivia and escape room activities as well as a group wellness program bring the team together.  The company also pays for pet insurance for employees and gives them a week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

9.Astronics AES
Aerospace, Kirkland
CEO: Peter Gunderman

Workers participate in Bike to Work days and eat at a taco truck. As one employee says, “I love how many different options there are to accommodate different lifestyles and preferences. I also like that there is some flexibility for life things that come up like doctors’ appointments.”

10.Barghausen Consulting Engineers Inc.
Engineering, Kent
CEO: Tom Barghausen

Half-day summer Fridays (the office closes at noon) come with catered breakfasts. Monthly team-building events include paint nights, go-karting and glass blowing.

Architecture, Seattle
CEO: Mitch Smith

The company continues to provide flexible work schedules with hybrid work options for most positions. MG2 emphasizes sustainable design and also offers extensive leadership training and coaching along with yearly education opportunities.

12.Sequoyah Electric, LLC
Construction, Redmond
CEO: Mahmood Ghassemi

Workers at this company enjoy a golf simulator at the office and “bring your dog to work days.” An annual company picnic and party celebrate employees, provide recognition and give away a “ton” of great raffle prizes.

13.Teleion, LLC
Consulting, Seattle
Managing Partner: Derek Wang

Teleion’s “Mindful Moments” series encourages employees to practice mindfulness and minimize stress. Examples include breathing exercises, desk yoga and meditation. Slack channels encourage workers to connect on areas of interest, such as gaming, horror movies and cause-related events.

Technology, Redmond
CEO: Molly Matthews

The online church giving and management company recently agreed to be acquired by an investment firm and private equity firm for $898 million. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023. Employees unwind by playing ping-pong, cornhole and foosball in the office and also participate in Friday movie events.

15.Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
Restaurants, Washington state
Cofounders: Andrew and Peggy Cherng

Panda is based in Rosemead, Calif., but operates 69 Panda Express restaurants across Washington. The company’s Leave Share Program lets employees donate vacation hours into a pool to support colleagues who are experiencing a loss of income due to health conditions, natural disasters and other hardships.

16.Jacksons Food Stores
Retail, Seattle area
President: Cory Jackson

Based in Meridian, Idaho, Jacksons operates numerous convenience stores and gas stations throughout the Seattle area. The company holds various team-building contests, arranges volunteer activities and holds annual, all-staff meetings.

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