Chantilly; 64 employees
An employee-owned company—all new hires are awarded stock options—TMA specializes in software development and engineering for the intelligence community and Department of Defense. Employees tell us they like the fast pace and working with cutting-edge technology; they’re rewarded with high pay and job flexibility. To foster collaboration, the staff gets together for bowling, chili cook-offs, hot-dog-eating contests, golf outings, happy hours, and quarterly lunches with the firm president.
Perk: An Individual Benefit Account allows employees to structure, cafeteria-style, their own vacation, 401(k), and health-care benefits—and to cash out unused funds at year’s end.