Top 15 best places to work

WASHINGTON – Workplaces can be tricky things. Some are filled with wonderful colleagues and great memories, while others are like a scene out of “Office Space:” red tape, stolen staplers and cringe-worthy bosses.

If you’re hunting for the perfect workplace, look no further. Washington Business Journal compiled a list of the best companies to work for, and many are local.

Large-sized companies

  • McEnearney Associates – The realtor has seven offices that host events like water balloon fights and Flip-Flop Fridays.
  • RBC – An annual barn dance and three days of free lunch make this wealth management services company a fun place to work.
  • James G. Davis Construction – The company pays 100 percent of all health, dental and prescription plan premiums for employees and their dependents as well.
  • The Motley Fool – The multimedia financial services company has unlimited vacation and recognizes special occasions with travel vouchers for up to $1,500.
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause – Nationals games, white-water rafting and massages during tax season are just some of the perks of working at this accounting firm.

Medium-sized companies

  • Ntiva – What could better than bonding with coworkers at Capitals games? Employees at the McLean information technology provider seem pretty happy to do just that.
  • Studley – Based in New York, the commercial realtor offers winter trips to places like Paris and Venice.
  • Rand – The D.C. construction firm provides catered lunches four days out of the week.
  • Vion – Early Friday hours and an in-office gym keep employees at the D.C. software firm happy.
  • Bogart Associates – Employees enjoy $750 annually for wellness activities like facials and gym memberships from the Vienna IT provider.

Small-sized companies

  • Ackerman Brown – The D.C. law firm has personal trainers on-site.
  • The Goal – The information technology firm based in Dulles allows employees to work remotely and offers them unlimited vacation time.
  • Entegra Systems – The Ellicott City technical services provider contributes handsomely to employees’ 401(K).
  • CST Group, CPAs, PC – The Reston-based company offers seasonal work weeks year-round.
  • Matrix Consulting – Employees get 100 percent of their health benefits covered at this Reston technical solutions provider.

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