Alexandria; 268 employees
Construction is fraught with details, but Rand employees say they’re trusted to make decisions. “They don’t micromanage,” says senior superintendent Ed Zeher of the leadership. “It almost feels like I’m working for myself.” Rand—which builds out interior spaces for such clients as Politico, Amazon, and Deloitte—knows another way to staffers’ hearts: It caters subsidized lunches four days a week and stocks the kitchen with snacks. Many of the managers worked their way up from entry level, and the average tenure is more than seven years—no doubt why it scored high on our survey for having a “family feel.”
Perk: Superintendents marking their tenth anniversary get a paid Caribbean cruise.