1 August 20, 2012 Advertising Supplement The Los Angeles Business Journal presents BEST PLACES TO WORK IN LOS ANGELES This special advertising supplement did not involve the reporting or editing staff of the Los Angeles Business Journal.
2 20 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL AUGUST 20, 2012 The Best Places to Work in Los Angeles: A Look at the Winners THE 6th annual Best Places to Work in Los Angeles awards celebration hosted by the Los Angeles Business Journal at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live on August 16th saluted companies that, according to the people who work for them, are the most successful in business and in nurturing their own. Each company profiled here has its own special methods of elevating morale and team spirit to new heights, but one thing that is common among all of them is a commitment to the concept that well-being directly impacts a company s wellbeing in the eyes of the public, its business partners, customers and shareholders. This year, the Los Angeles Business Journal partnered with Best Companies Group to identify the top 100 companies that were honored. Best Companies Group was also responsible for the survey and analysis process for the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles Program. Their description of How We Did It, outlining the analytical process utilized is detailed in this special supplement. Across the pages that follow is a snapshot view of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, broken down by size of company Large (250 or more ), Medium (50 to 249 ) and Small (15 to 49 ). Over 600 attendees were on hand at JW Marriott at L.A. Live to support the honorees. The Best Large Companies to Work for in Los Angeles 1. HKS Architects, Inc. This year s top-ranked Best Large Company to Work for in Los Angeles, HKS Architects, Inc., is also a top-five architectural design firm. Since 1939, HKS has completed construction projects in more than 1,178 cities and 77 countries. The firm operates from 29 worldwide offices. HKS has consistently been ranked among the top firms in volume of architecture. The firm has developed strong relationships with clients on over 1,260 unique projects representing 123 million square feet. The success of the firm is evident, and surely the way it treats its is a significant reason for that success. HKS staff members consistently comment on how they feel valued at HKS from its Beer Friday employee social activities, the hugely successful annual Christmas Party, innovative employee community involvement and wellness programs and regular company lunches to the quarterly bonus program, the principals open-door policy, and the fact that HKS pays 91% of all employee health insurance (be they full or part time), the company makes it wellknown that it values its people. Most of HKS staff has been with the company for seven years or longer, with vice and above retention rates at 14 years. 2. North Highland A top two Best Large Companies to Work for in Los Angeles once again, North Highland is a global consulting firm that has changed the model of how a consultancy serves its clients. The firm hires only experienced consultants who live and work where the clients live and work, leveraging a global network of service area expertise. The company maintains a local-only policy, which means that only work with clients that are within an hour s drive. However, if enjoy travel, and their skills are needed elsewhere, they can volunteer for travel and be rewarded for doing so. This local focus gives North Highlanders more time to get involved in their communities in ways that are meaningful to them. They help business, government and non-profit clients define strategies, streamline operations, empower people, integrate suppliers, leverage technology and maximize customer interaction. On the extracurricular side, the company offers on-site personal development and/or stress management workshops, seminars, or classes, and many of the company s offices have Social Committees that plan outings, happy hours, sporting events, etc to promote socializing with colleagues and family members. The company s philosophy is: Own Your Life. Own Your Career. Own Your Company. 3. Ryan, LLC No strangers to the top ten ranking among Best Companies to Work for in Los Angeles, Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. The Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multijurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan s multi-disciplinary team of more than 925 professionals and associates serves over 6,500 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world s most prominent Global 5000 companies. The company provides an energized, challenging, rewarding and flexible work environment that respects the need for total life balance. Employees are empowered to achieve results, with tools and resources needed, while taking advantage of the unique myryan environment that supports life balance. Because Ryan measures performance on results achieved, not hours worked, can work where and when they are most efficient and effective - no set office hours. Community service opportunities are also readily available. 4. GolinHarris GolinHarris is a full-service public relations and social/digital communications professional services company that specializes in communications strategies, media planning and outreach, social media, issues/crisis management and preparedness. Employees at the fast-paced company develop strong relationships with coworkers, inspired by an upbeat organizational culture, a terrific benefits package and the firm s lead-by-example style of management. GolinHarris also offers professional development and social events on a monthly basis; recognition programs; and perhaps most importantly, the chance for every employee to be heard, recognized and treated respectfully for the job he or she performs. 5. Equity Office Equity Office is an owner and operator of primarily Class A office buildings in multiple markets across the country. The company is an affiliate of the Blackstone Group, a premier global private equity firm. Most importantly, Equity Office is a great place to work because of how its are treated. There is a great work/life balance, commitment to excellence, and compensation/benefits package. One example of this is the company s Exceptional People Program, which recognizes for day to day contributions as well as Elite larger contributions. There is a budget of over $200,000 to recognize and reward every year. 6. PCL Construction Services, Inc. PCL is a family of companies that has a reputation for being construction leaders in three markets: buildings, civil infrastructure, and heavy industrial. Known for continuously exceeding its clients expectations, PCL happens to also be a 100 percent employee-owned company. The firm s outstanding achievements are in the areas of sustained profitable growth, corporate social responsibility and its unique people-centered culture. One of the key ingredients to PCL s suc- Continued on page 22
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4 22 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL AUGUST 20, 2012 Continued from page 20 cess seems to be the company s unwavering belief that an organization must have all three elements people, profits, and philanthropy to truly be a construction leader and employer of choice. 7. Brookfield Office Properties Brookfield Office Properties is a commercial real estate corporation that owns, manages, and develops premier assets in North America and Australia s most dynamic and resilient markets. The company s performance through the years is distinguished by strong, consistent financial results and a track record of steady growth. With high occupancy levels, long-term leases, a disciplined and experienced management team and financing structures that minimize risk, Brookfield Office Properties is positioned well for these economic times, which bodes well for its employee base, who, among many other employee perks, will continue to enjoy the annual Long beach Grand Prix parties atop the roof of the company s Landmark Square property. 8. Kaiser Permanente For more than 60 years, Kaiser Permanente has been providing highquality health care in California and beyond dedicated to improving the health of its members, its and physicians, and the communities it serves by creating safe, healthy environments and providing care and coverage for all. Employees are committed to their place of work because the organization works on the philosophy that everyone s whole selves can come to work proudly. On-site fitness centers, group fitness classes, and lunchtime and after-work walking groups also help destress and reach their wellness goals while making friends and having fun. 9. Bentley Prince Street Bentley Prince Street is the largest commercial carpet manufacturer in California. A great and rewarding place to work, the company is committed to sustainable commerce and innovations to integrate style and function with environmental practices through its Mission Zero goal of eliminating any negative impact on the environment by the year The company s mill is the first manufacturing facility to be certified under LEED-EB v2.0, and maintains third-party certification to the ISO 9001 & Systems. Bentley Prince Street s commitment to sustainability also includes a social component. The company supports several non-profits including ANEW, Habitat for Humanity, The Moyer Foundation, TreePeople and Heroes and Cool Kids with donations of time, money and resources. 10. Cresa Los Angeles Cresa is an international corporate real estate firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services. Cresa offers an array of integrated services, giving companies of all sizes greater control and leverage in their real estate decisions. Cresa provides its entire employee base with a genuinely open environment, flexible work schedules, handsome holiday bonuses, additional time-off during the holidays and several company functions annually. Despite its size, are considered family and Cresa regularly honors for birthdays, holidays and anniversaries and even conducts company-sponsored bowling events and all-employee office socials on a regular basis. 11. Kforce Kforce is a professional staffing and solutions firm providing flexible and permanent staffing solutions in the skill areas of technology, finance & accounting, clinical research, healthcare, government solutions, and outsourcing solutions. And just as the firm offers a diverse array of staffing specialties, it also has a diverse collection of methods to show its how important they are to the organization. From a multitude of team building events and staff parties to the flexible schedules and take-home laptops are provided with, Kforce has built a culture of support from the inside out. 12. Rothstein Kass Rothstein Kass was founded just over half a century ago, in 1959, as a boutique, two-person accounting firm with a oneroom office. Today, it has grown into a top-ranked, premier professional services firm serving privately held and publicly traded companies as well as high-networth individuals and families. Rothstein Kass has 850 team members (the company s name for ) in seven offices. To Rothstein Kass, having a balanced workplace means expecting team members to give their best to the firm, while the firm does everything it can to help team members excel. 13. Bryan Cave LLP Bryan Cave LLP is a leader in transactional and litigation representation, with approximately 1,100 lawyers and other professionals practicing from over 30 offices around the world. The firm s professionals practice in Client Service Groups and Industry Practice Teams that offer legal counsel and advice in virtually every area of interest to business and entrepreneurial clients. A cornerstone of the firm s success is that it continuously and multiple ways empowers every one of its to have ample access to information and resources so they can excel professionally. 14. Protiviti Inc. Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Protiviti has served more than 35 percent of FOR- TUNE 1000 and Global 500 companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. One of the keys to the company s success has been its efforts to create and support an environment where employee teams can collaborate while being an employer that supports and encourages ongoing opportunities for personal and professional growth. Continued on page 24 Sometimes opportunity isn t obvious. Opportunity and true potential isn t always obvious, especially in today s challenging times. BNY Mellon Wealth Management has the vision and experience to help. We can uncover opportunities, navigate risks and identify ways to move your portfolio forward. So you can achieve your goals whatever the market environment. Start building a better plan today. Contact us for a complimentary, confidential 2020 Risk Audit SM. Lawrence Miles (310) bnymellonwealthmanagement.com 2020 Risk Audit is a service mark owned by The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. All rights reserved. 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6 24 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL AUGUST 20, 2012 Continued from page Keenan Keenan is the largest privately held insurance brokerage/consulting firm in California. Keenan s innovative solutions provide high quality, cost-effective insurance, employee benefits, and financial services. The firm specializes in proprietary programs for public agencies and healthcare organizations. Its expertise in risk management, claims services, and technology consistently exceeds customer expectations. Keenan s innovative practices aren t limited to external relations, however. From its American Express gift checks every 4th of July to the catered holiday lunches for, there is thoughtfulness at the core of the organization that benefits everyone that works there. 16. Getty Images As a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage, music and other premium content, Getty Images goal is to inspire communicators. and give them the tools to create inspiring work of their own. It s an incredible resource for media and also an incredible place to work. The most common responses from staff about why they love to work at Getty are the people and the products. Getty s talented and passionate enjoy the camaraderie and challenges of working in an innovative and entrepreneurial environment. They feel empowered to continually evolve, drive and deliver a powerful customer experience with Getty s imagery, music and services. 17. Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. The company provides the only business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor, and impact their business credit and credibility. Providing a unique culture to its, Dun & Bradstreet doesn t just encourage risk taking at their offices: they actually demand failure! So much so, in fact, that they have a failure wall that are each invited to ink. The philosophy being that if you re not failing every now and then, you re probably not advancing and that mistakes are predecessors to innovation and success. 18. Edmunds.com Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. It s acclaimed mobile site, Edmunds.com Android App and five-star Edmunds iphone and ipad apps make car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and on the go. Edmunds is also a progressive employer that places a high level of focus on work environment and the well being of its. The company President personally reads every verbatim answer from the company s annual employee survey. Edmunds believes it has a highly talented workforce and the thoroughly enjoy the professional camaraderie that is fostered there. 19. Bingham McCutchen LLP Bingham offers a broad range of marketleading practices focused on global financial services firms and Fortune 100 companies. Bingham now boasts more than 1,000 lawyers in 14 locations and goes out of its way to keep those satisfied to be working for the firm. Apart from excellent benefits and bonus programs, part of the culture of benefiting at Bingham includes a rewarding community service element. An example is the Backpack Project where Bingham round up school supplies for disadvantaged children. The firm also hosts food and clothing drives, serves meals to the homeless, and raises funds through bake sales and silent auctions. 20. Sheppard Mullin Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with more than 580 attorneys in 14 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. Firm management has also succeeded in creating a satisfying environment that balances work and family. The firm s Client s First initiative recognizes attorneys and staff on a monthly basis for hard work and extra effort, through an online congratulatory message via the companywide intranet and a Nordstrom gift card. 21. Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute of Valencia Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute is recognized as one of the largest single sources of specialized testing in the United States. Quest provides both standard and specialized testing to aid primary care physicians and specialists in diagnosing and treating their patients. The client base includes hospitals, physicians, laboratories and various other healthcare organizations needing esoteric laboratory services. The company prides itself on its open employee communications, with management accessible to all, providing frequent and honest updates on company initiatives. Employee celebrations such as onsite gourmet lunch trucks, ice cream socials, pizza parties, talent shows and music events are also commonplace. 22. ALTOUR International, Inc. ALTOUR is among the largest travel agencies serving the luxury and mid-markets. Complementing its core travel management business, ALTOUR has developed a complete family of companies including ALTOUR Limousine, ALTOUR Air, and ALTOUR Management Technology. Perhaps most notable, however, is how, with all this success, ALTOUR manages to remain a very closely-knit organization. The open door policy with is especially effective. The company s President/CEO maintains a high level of visibility and is regularly available for discussion for all, helping the amount of pride held by ALTOUR toward their place of work to inspire them daily. Continued on page 26 Accounting for the past, planning for the future. health IS OUR BUSINESS Audits, Reviews & Compilations Accounting & Tax Management Advisory Financial Consulting Global Capabilities At Kaiser Permanente Southern California, we believe that our more than 3.5 million members and their health needs should inspire the way we do business. All of our, from our health care providers to our business professionals, embrace this mission to inspire, nourish, and protect the total health of the people and families who depend on us. If you are ready to enhance your career experience and realize your passion for helping others, we invite you to join us in making a difference. Visit our website and discover why Kaiser Permanente is one of the LA Business Journal s 2012 Best Places to Work. jobs.kp.org gishseiden.com gish SEIDEN, LLP is a member of Nexia International. A worldwide network of independent accounting and consulting firms. 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7 AUGUST 20, 2012 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL 25 Ryan is Honored to be Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles for the Third Year in a Row! Ryan s innovative myryan work environment gives the freedom and flexibility to achieve the highest level of success and productivity in all areas of their professional and personal lives. Ryan associates have responded by delivering superior levels of service, value, and results for our clients. Ryan achieved the prestigious 2011 International Customer Service Standard certification from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) and is a two-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award for its commitment to world-class client service. We re committed to the growth of our and the communities where they live. Our corporate training program won the 2010 American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) BEST Award. And our community outreach efforts have raised more than $3 million since At Ryan, your talent is encouraged, your abilities are challenged, and your expertise is rewarded. A very special thanks to all our Los Angeles for continuing to make Ryan a best place to work. Ryan have contributed thousands of hours to charitable causes in their communities. Ryan work where and when they are most efficient and effective. Ryan was among only 31 organizations worldwide to receive the prestigious ASTD BEST Award. Ryan s health and wellness program helps achieve and maintain health and physical fitness. The U.S. Department of Defense honored Ryan with the Patriot Award for personnel policies that support employee participation in the military. Winner Ryan, LLC. All rights reserved.
8 26 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL AUGUST 20, 2012 Continued from page Transwestern Transwestern is a national, privately-held operating company specializing in commercial real estate services, investment and development. The firm s fully integrated approach delivers value to owners, investors and users of commercial real estate through innovation, penetrating market intelligence and legendary service delivered by teams of local experts. Transwestern s approach to its is also innovative it is multi-faceted, unique and specific to its organization. The company fosters an entrepreneurial philosophy that begins with each region of the company and filters down to the individual team members. Transwestern is a flat organization, yet team members can expand their position through drive and creativity with no job bands to hold them back. 24. Universal Services of America Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America offers a full range of nationwide premium building services and is made up of four unique divisions, covering security professionals for commercial properties, green cleaning services for every kind of facility, full-service security systems, and all aspects of emergency preparation. All divisions of the organization are focused on treating the right, as evidenced by the many company-wide programs in place for employee appreciation, including cash prizes, vacations, cars, bonus programs, and performance rewards. Furthermore, all executives and managers are required to have an open door policy and will meet with any, regardless of position. 25. Moss Adams LLP The Moss Adams Los Angeles office is home to experienced professionals who provide accounting, tax, and consulting services to midsize domestic or foreignowned public, private, not-for profit enterprises, and high net worth individuals in a wide range of industries. The Los Angeles office has built specialized teams around each industry it serves, with a dedicated focus on a broad range of specialty industries. The company offers rewarding and challenging careers, and thrive because of the people they work with and the clients they serve. We have an open door culture so that people at all levels can interact freely. 26. Jones Lang LaSalle Jones Lang LaSalle is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. The firm offers a culture and work environment that creates opportunities to learn, grow and to do their best work every day. In turn, the company s people are valued and are regularly rewarded and recognized. Jones Lang LaSalle believes that the manager-employee relationship is critical to successful performance and development. Employees are given the unique opportunity to inform their managers what meaningful rewards look like to them. 27. Reznick Group Reznick Group is a top 20 national accounting, tax and business advisory firm known for its depth of knowledge in real estate and tax credit services. Reznick encourages personal and professional growth at every level of an employee s career, giving constant, productive feedback on performance and real-world opportunities for advancement. The management encourages open communications up and down the corporate chain of command and everyone knows what his or her duties entail and what is expected of them. Above all else, the firm has fostered a culture of teamwork, which permeates the work, the relationships with colleagues and every task the team takes on. 28. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants A leader in the industry of luxury boutique hotels, as well as high quality chefdriven restaurants, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is also a leader in employee relations! With a wide array of employeefriendly programs, Kimpton offers its Kimpton Moment chips for standout, above-the-call-of-duty moments that they can then exchange for prizes, gift cards or days off with pay. The company winner of the Ultimate Kimpton Moment receives a $10,000 cash prize. With realistic flexibility as a touchstone, Kimpton even lets its bring their dogs to work! 29. Hunton & Williams LLP Hunton & Williams LLP provides legal services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals, as well as to a broad array of other entities. While the firm s practice has a strong industry focus on energy, financial services and life sciences, the depth and breadth of the firm s experience extends to more than 100 separate practice areas. All lawyers and professional staff are eligible for performance-based bonuses as part of the firm s annual review process. In addition, extraeffort bonuses are given to professional staff members who go above and beyond at any time. 30. Daniel J. Edelman Edelman is the world s largest independent public relations firm. The firm is known for its ability to build relationships for its clients with multiple stakeholders through dialogue, credible sources of information and relevant experiences. Edelman engages traditional critics by enlisting today s most credible spokespersons average people, friends and families, everyday, as well as recognized experts to build brands from the bottom up. And the relationship-building expertise is focused inward as well. Among other endeavors, Edelman has charged its with developing a Living in Color committee, in charge of hosting social, philanthropic and cultural activities for all staff to engage in. 31. Glendale Adventist Medical Center The first pillar of GAMC s strategic plan is Continued on page 28
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10 28 AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL AUGUST 20, 2012 Continued from page 26 People. The hospital believes that each associate is the key to achieving its vision for growth. As each three-year strategic plan is introduced to the associates, every employee is asked to commit to ways that he or she can contribute to the success of the plan. GAMC s say that some of the main reasons they work and stay at GAMC include the missiondriven environment and opportunities for advancement. They also tell leadership that no other job they ve had has had such awesome people working together as a team everyone is like family, making it fun to come to work. 32. Lockton Insurance Brokers Lockton Insurance Brokers is the Southern California subsidiary of Lockton Companies, the world s largest privately held insurance broker founded in Lockton s Southern California operation comprises offices in Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego and the San Fernando Valley. The company offers a wide range of commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits services to clients in virtually every industry including construction, real estate, healthcare, food, hospitality and entertainment. Truly caring about each and every one of its, Lockton continues to create opportunities for personal and professional growth. 33. Western Asset Management Company Western Asset is one of the world s leading fixed income managers. The company provides investment services for a wide variety of global clients. Employees love working at Western Asset because of the unique culture. a culture of investment excellence centered on teamwork and fostered by an environment that encourages open exchange of ideas. Western Asset also offers its on-site personal development and/or stress management workshops, seminars, and classes, and the company maintains a robust intranet system for to access with a dedicated administrator to keep information fresh and up to date. 34. DaVita DaVita Inc. is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. DaVita has more than 41,000 teammates () around the nation working to provide superior patient care and exemplify the company s Core Values. Among those values are Team, because the work together, sharing a common purpose, a common culture and common goals; and Fun, because the genuinely enjoy what they do. 35. Sedgwick LLP Sedgwick provides trial, appellate, litigation management, counseling, risk management, and transactional litigation legal services to the world s companies. Founded in 1933 as a three-person firm in San Francisco, the firm has earned a reputation as one of America s best trial and litigation firms by winning cases and providing clients with result-oriented strategies. Employees love and are motivated by the themed employee activities, company luncheons, training and support programs and flex schedules. Sedgwick LA recently hosted a food/cultural event, using canned goods as the cost of admission. These cans were donated to the LA Food Bank, showing Sedgwick s commitment to the community. 36. Intuit Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. The company has approximately 8,000, who benefit from a wide variety of employee perks, including fully equipped kitchens, adjacent lounge areas with televisions and gaming tables on every floor. Company leaders blog, hold town halls and other channels of dissemination to keep all well informed with transparency to the business and the company houses an on-site gym and features financial fitness incentive rewards. 37. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is a fullservice law firm with more than 600 attorneys. The firm was formed in 1974 by 24 attorneys who sought to create a law firm that was more innovative and entrepreneurial than those they had left. Their goal was to provide superb legal services and creative business advice to businesses and individuals, while also creating the best and most rewarding possible culture and work environment for the firm s most valued assets, the. They took a risk, and they succeeded. 38. HealthCare Partners Medical Group, Inc. HealthCare Partners Medical Group provides primary, specialty, and urgent medical care to approximately 600,000 patients in over 800 neighborhood medical offices and urgent care centers throughout Los Angeles County. The organization has developed a model of delivering coordinated care, with a primary care physician at the center, for superior medical outcomes at lower costs. HealthCare Partners decentralized management style empowers and physicians throughout the organization to make decisions about how to operate their medical offices, so healthcare can remain a local business. Staff and physicians also share common annual clinical quality and customer service goals, making the organization a thoughtful and purposeful place to work. 39. Perkins Coie Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 800 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States, China and Taiwan. The firm is celebrating its 100th anniversary of representing great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100 corporations. Another tradition that has remained strong for the firm is its employee relations. Employees of all levels are given the Continued on page 30