Investigator says Port of Seattle commissioners charged Port for personal expenses

 
 

The Seattle Times today is reporting that an investigator hired by the Port of Seattle Commission "found a number of improper expenses by commissioners, mostly travel-related, and said the agency lacked adequate policies to govern commissioners' ethics."

Port Commissioner Rob Holland racked up the most questionable expenses, according to the Times, charging $1,200 in personal expenses to his Port-issued credit card.

100 Best Companies to Work For 2016: The Complete List

100 Best Companies to Work For 2016: The Complete List

It’s back! The list that every company wants to be on.
 
 

The results you see here 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.

The research firm Fieldwork Webwork compiles and ranks the detailed responses of thousands of employees who rate their firms anonymously in these categories: benefits, communication, corporate culture, hiring/retention, executive leadership, performance standards, responsibility/decision making, rewards/recognition, training/education and workplace environment.

The list notes the category or categories in which each company has scored highest. 

Small Companies
(15 to 40 employees)

1. Adler Giersch PS
Top category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 19
adlergiersch.com
Personal-injury law firm with offices in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and Kent.

2. Provisional Recruiting + Staffing
Top category: Work Environment
Location: Spokane
Employees: 15
provisional.com
Recruiting and staffing firm specializing in the financial, commercial, health care and technology sectors.

3. PICR Inc.
Top category: Work Environment
Location: Vancouver
Employees: 18
picr.com
On-demand marketplace designed to make finding and booking a professional photographer convenient.

4. Board & Vellum
Top category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 20
boardandvellum.com
Architecture firm focusing on custom residential, retail, commercial and multifamily projects.
Read more about Board & Vellum here.

5. Evergreen Beauty College
Top category: Executive Leadership
Location: Everett
Employees: 35
evergreenbeauty.edu
Nationally accredited cosmetology school providing training at campuses in Everett, Bellevue and Renton.

6. Parker Staffing Services
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 24
parkerservices.com
Staffing firm hiring for administrative, customer service and clerical roles in the Puget Sound region.

7. Kinetic Sports Rehab
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 35
kineticsportsrehab.com
Hybrid clinic blending traditional physical therapy, sports chiropractic and sports medicine.
Read more about Kinetic Sports Rehab here.

8. Schlemlein Goetz Fick & Scruggs PLLC
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 23
sgfslaw.com
Law practice emphasizing resolution of complex business disputes via trial, arbitration and mediation.

9. Amaxra Inc.
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Redmond
Employees: 25
amaxra.com
Microsoft Gold Certified partner helping businesses with Office 365 solutions, including email and SharePoint. 

10. Zumobi
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 30
zumobi.com
Media company that partners with top brands to publish apps and provide mobile advertising.

11. Sustainable Interiors
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Fife
Employees: 20
sustainableint.com
Provider of flooring and other interior finishes in seven Western states.

12. UpTop
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Seattle
Employees: 31
uptopcorp.com
User-experience design firm specializing in research for websites, mobile apps and other digital products.

13. C+C
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 35
cplusc.com
Social marketing and public relations firm with offices in Seattle, Portland, Boston and Washington, D.C. 

14. Level 11
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 24
level11.com
Technology services and software product engineering firm developing cloud-based platforms.

15. Echodyne Corporation
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 23
echodyne.com
Startup developing metamaterials-based, high-performance radar for drones, robots and self-driving cars. 

16. Altriva Solutions
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 15
altriva.com
Professional services firm specializing in customer relationship management solutions. 

17. Spare5
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 16
spare5.com
Collector and disseminator of data gleaned through crowdsourced information provided by smartphone users. 

18. Tri-Digital Inc.
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Redmond
Employees: 28
tri-digital.com
Digital media services firm specializing in capture of content from live events and distribution for later use. 

19. The Resource Group
Top Category: Executive Leadership; Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Renton
Employees: 20
resgroup.com
Developer of software for financial management, accounting and enterprise resource planning. 

20. Prime Team Partners
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 15
primeteampartners.com
Staffing firm specializing in placing technology professionals. 

21. Outreach
Top Category: Communication; Corporate Culture
Location: Seattle
Employees: 25
outreach.io
Startup providing automation tools that help sales representatives operate more efficiently. 

22. Fierce Inc.
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 32
fierceinc.com
Leadership development and training company.

23. ClassifiedAds.com
Top Category: Communication
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 15
classifiedads.com
Free classified advertising site serving the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, India, Mexico, the Caribbean and the U.K. 

24. Humanix Corporation
Top Category: Executive Leadership; Work Environment
Location: Spokane Valley
Employees: 15
humanix.com
Largest independent recruiting and staffing firm in the Inland Northwest. 

25. Atlas Informatics
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 34
atlas.co
Maker of Atlas Recall, a personal search engine that makes finding content across multiple devices easier.

26. Fresh Consulting
Top Category: Communication
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 39
freshconsulting.com
Web design and development agency. 

27. Full Beaker Inc.
Top Category: Corporate Culture
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 15
fullbeaker.com
Lead-generation and management company specializing in leads driven through internal technology. 

28. Image Source
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Kirkland
Employees: 30
imagesourceteam.com
Full-service branded merchandise and apparel agency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midsize Companies
(41-100 employees)

1. RedCloud Consulting
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 45
redcloudconsulting.com
Boutique management consulting firm. 

2. American Income–Altig
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Redmond
Employees: 93
altig.com
Agency representing American Income Life Insurance Co., with affiliate offices in 18 states and seven provinces.

3. CardTapp
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 48
cardtapp.com
Builder of customized apps for salespeople in the mortgage, real estate and insurance sectors. 

4. Bizible
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 60
bizible.com
Software-as-a-service provider helping online marketers determine “what’s working.”

5. Realself
Encouraging stories of transformation.
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 100
realself.com
Online resource for sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dentistry and other elective treatments. 
Read more about RealSelf here. 

6. Pacific Capital Resource Group Inc.
Top Category: Performance Standards
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 60
pcrg.com
Financial services firm serving business owners, professionals and families. 

7. Prime 8 Consulting
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 99
prime8consulting.com
Management consulting firm centered on eight core values. 
Read more about Prime 8 Consulting here. 

8. Caiman Consulting
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Redmond
Employees: 48
caimanconsulting.com
Management consulting firm that focuses on solving business and technology problems.

9. Gravity Payments
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 83
gravitypayments.com
Credit card payment processing company. 

10. AIM Consulting
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 65
aimconsulting.com
Consulting company focused on strategizing and executing end-to-end technology solutions. 

11. Artefact
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Seattle
Employees: 57
artefactgroup.com
Technology product design and development consulting firm defining next-generation products and user experiences. 

12. SkyKick
Top Category: Corporate Culture
Location: Seattle
Employees: 80
skykick.com
Worldwide provider of cloud management solutions for information-technology clients. 

13. L4 Digital
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Seattle
Employees: 68
l4digital.com
Designer and developer of user-experience products across multiple digital platforms.

14. OAC Services Inc.
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 60
oacsvcs.com
Services firm with expertise in project and construction management and forensic architecture/engineering. 

15. Tecplot Inc.
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 41
tecplot.com
Maker of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) visualization and analysis software for engineers and scientists. 

16. Guidant Financial
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 89
guidantfinancial.com
Creator of innovative financing solutions for people seeking to start businesses with their retirement funds. 

17. OfferUp
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 70
offerupnow.com
Online marketplace where people can buy and sell goods and services locally in a safe environment. 

18. Aduro Inc.
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Redmond
Employees: 87
adurolife.com
Designer of employee experiences for employers, brokers and health systems. 

19. The Spur Group
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Redmond
Employees: 80
thespurgroup.com
Consulting firm that works with technology companies and suppliers on sales, marketing and channel innovations. 

20. Brighton Jones
Top Category: Corporate Culture; Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 64
brightonjones.com
Wealth management and financial planning firm. 

21. Loft9 Consulting
Top Category: Training/Education
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 56
loft9consulting.com
Management consulting firm offering business analysis, project management and process improvement.

22. Puget Sound Bank
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 51
pugetsoundbank.com
Commercial bank dedicated to meeting the needs of small and midsize businesses. 

23. Stratos Product Development
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 88
stratos.com
Design and strategy consultancy specializing in medical products and consumer electronics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Companies
(More than 100 employees)

 1. BitTitan
Making work comfortable.
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Kirkland
Employees: 105
bittitan.com
Provider of cloud solutions that simplify and improve IT functions. 
Read more about BitTitan here. 

2. Logic20/20
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 120
logic2020.com
Business and technology consulting firm.

3. Zillow Group
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Seattle
Employees: 965
zillow.com
Online database providing estimated home values and other real estate and rental information. 

4. Qumulo
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 112
qumulo.com
Builder of products that store, manage, retrieve and curate data. 

5. Evergreen Home Loans
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 370
evergreenhomeloans.com
Direct lender providing home loans and related services in seven Western states.

6. Nintex
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 130
nintex.com
Maker of workflow automation software, with more than 5,000 customers in 90 countries. 

7. DataSphere Technologies
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 260
datasphere.com
Helps small businesses grow through mobile and online advertising and marketing. 

8. Whitepages
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 132
whitepages.com
The leading provider of personal and business contact information in North America. 

9. Rational Interaction
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 121
rationalagency.com
Strategy-driven, full-service digital advertising/marketing agency. 

10. Olympia Federal Savings
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Olympia
Employees: 108
olyfed.com
Financial institution for 110 years, with eight offices in Thurston and Mason counties.

11. Baker Boyer Bank
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Walla Walla
Employees: 165
bakerboyer.com
Washington state’s oldest bank, with offices in Walla Walla, Kennewick, Yakima and Milton-Freewater (Oregon). 

12. Expedia Inc.
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 3,000
expediainc.com
Online travel company featuring brands such as Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity and Trivago. 

13. Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc.
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Bothell
Employees: 113
alderbio.com
Clinical-stage company developing monoclonal antibody therapeutics. 

14. Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Enumclaw
Employees: 387
mutualofenumclaw.com
Insurance company providing property/casualty coverage in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Arizona.

15. Society Consulting
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 178
societyconsulting.com
Largest independent analytics consulting company in the United States. 

16. Rover.com
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 122
rover.com
Online community where people can find dog sitters, dog walkers, dog daycare, etc. 

17. Limeade
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 139
limeade.com
Technology company creating platforms to inspire workers to improve their health and performance. 

18. Inrix
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Kirkland
Employees: 140
inrix.com
Global software-as-a-service business providing services and apps pertaining to road traffic. 

19. Columbia Hospitality
Top Category: Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 387
columbiahospitality.com
Hospitality consulting company specializing in management of conference centers and boutique hotels. 

20. PayScale
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 250
payscale.com
Compiler of the world’s largest real-time database of salary and compensation profiles 

21. Family Home Care
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Liberty Lake
Employees: 115
fhccares.com
Provider of in-home health care services to residents of eastern Washington and northern Idaho. 

22. Possible
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 200
possible.com
Digital advertising, marketing and creative design agency with offices around the world. 

23. Pitchbook
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 220
pitchbook.com
Research firm providing data to the private equity and venture capital sector. 
Read more about Pitchbook here. 

24. Verity Credit Union
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 130
veritycu.com
Credit union founded in 1933 with membership open to anyone who lives or works in Washington state.

25. Prime Electric
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 300
primeelectric.com
Electrical and data-systems contractor founded in 1987.

26. Schuchart/Dow
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 110
schuchartdow.com
Family-run general contracting firm that has helped shape the Seattle skyline for generations. 

27. Harbor Wholesale Foods
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Lacey
Employees: 279
harborwholesale.com
Family-owned food distributor serving convenience stores, universities, restaurants and other institutions since 1923. 

28. EagleView Technologies
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Bothell
Employees: 154
eagleview.com
Specialist in automating manual processes such as roof and wall measurements for builders and insurers. 

29. Tune
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Seattle
Employees: 212
tune.com
Software-as-a-service business providing performance analytics to mobile marketers. 

30. F5 Networks
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Seattle
Employees: 1,300
f5.com
Provider of hardware and software products that deliver computer network applications rapidly and securely. 

31. Blueprint Consulting Services LLC
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Bellevue
Employees: 180
bpcs.com
Consulting firm providing business management and IT solutions that bridge the gap between strategy and delivery. 

32. Greenpoint Technologies
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Kirkland
Employees: 192
greenpnt.com
A Boeing business jet completion center providing interior completions for private clients and heads of state.

 

Companies Headquartered Outside Washington
1. Baird
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 123
bairdoffices.com/seattle
Employee-owned international wealth management firm. Home office: Milwaukee, WI. 

2. GoDaddy
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Kirkland
Employees: 148
godaddy.com
Provider of website domain registry services. Home office: Scottsdale, AZ. 

3. Navy Federal Credit Union
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: 10 brances in WA
Employees: 89
Home office: Vienna, VA.
navyfederal.org
Financial cooperative serving members of the military, defense contractors and their families. Home office: Vienna, VA 
Read more about Navy Federal Credit Union here. 

4. Edward Jones
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 1,022
edwardjones.com
Investment and financial services provider. Home office: St. Louis, MO.

5. Grand Hyatt Seattle
/Hyatt Olive 8
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Seattle
Employees: 410
grandseattle.hyatt.com;
olive8.hyatt.com
Luxury hotel properties in downtown Seattle. Home office: Chicago, IL.

6. DOWL
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Redmond/Seattle
Employees: 24
dowl.com
Planning, surveying and civil engineering firm with 25 offices in eight states. Home office: Anchorage, AK.

7. Hulu
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 70
Home office: Santa Monica, CA
hulu.com
Subscription-based streaming TV service. Home office: Santa Monica, CA. 
Read more about Hulu here.

8. COWI North America Inc.
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Seattle
Employees: 26
cowi-na.com
Designer and builder of bridges, tunnels and marine facilities. Home office: North Vancouver, B.C.

9. Novo Nordisk
Top Category: Benefits
Location: Seattle
Employees: 71
novonordisk-us.com
Global pharmaceutical and health-care treatment company. Home office: Bagsvaerd, Denmark.

10. West Monroe Partners
Top Category: Work Environment; Responsibility/Decision Making
Location: Seattle
Employees: 70
westmonroepartners.com
Business and technology consulting firm. Home office: Chicago, IL.

11. North Highland
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 25
northhighland.com
Global management consulting firm. Home office: Atlanta, GA. 

12. Andersen Construction
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 90
andersen-const.com
General construction contractor. Home office: Portland, OR. 

13. New American Funding
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Kirkland
Employees: 95
newamericanfunding.com
Residential mortgage lending company with offices nationwide. Home office: Tustin, CA.

14. Ankrom Moisan Architects
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 98
ankrommoisan.com
Architecture firm whose portfolio encompasses housing, offices, hospitality and retail. Home office: Portland, OR.

15. Astronics AES
Top Category: Work Environment
Location: Kirkland
Employees: 490
astronics.com
Designer of electrical power systems for aircraft and missiles. Home office: East Aurora, NY. 

16. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Top Category: Training/Education
Location: Seattle
Employees: 580
pwc.com
Provider of accounting and management consulting services. Home office: London, U.K. 

17. Pacific Continental Bank
Top Category: Executive Leadership
Location: Seattle
Employees: 34
therightbank.com
Provider of banking and financial services. Home office: Eugene, OR.