100 Best Companies To Work For


For the 32nd year, Seattle Business magazine will honor the top companies in Washington for its annual 100 Best Companies to Work For awards program. Winners will be featured in the September or October issue of the magazine. We delayed the program this year in hopes of holding an in-person event to honor the winning companies after the pandemic fades. Nominations should open in late March or early April.

This is the list that all HR executives and company presidents want to be on because it is their own people that put them there via anonymous employee surveys developed from 25+ years of market research. 


  1. 1. Submit your company to be in the running. The nomination period will open in 2021 in late March or early April as we deal with this difficult time during the Covid-19 crisis.

  2. 2. When nominations do close later this year, your HR contact will receive an email from our survey provider. This email will provide the survey which the HR contact at your company will be responsible for sending to all your FULL-TIME WASHINGTON STATE EMPLOYEES ONLY

IMPORTANT: Please note that there is an employee participation requirement in order to qualify:

Small Companies (15-49 full-time WA employees) = 75% participation
Midsize Companies (50-150 full-time WA employees) = 50% participation
Large Companies (150+ full-time WA employees) = 25% participation

  1. 3. If your company makes the list, your HR contact will be contacted directly to announce the exciting news!

  2. 4. All companies that make the list will be invited to an awards banquet held in 2021, where Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For will be announced in real-time. Winners will be featured in Seattle Business magazine.

“A common theme across all these successful companies is transparent, communicative leadership and responsiveness to employee concerns,” says Seattle Business magazine Executive Editor Rob Smith. “A positive company culture drives innovation and profit, boosts productivity, reduces turnover and creates employee enthusiasm.”

For sponsorship info, contact Lisa Lee at Lisa.Lee@tigeroak.com


Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
United States