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Washingtonian’s Great Places to Work Application

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Love the place you spend every 9 to 5? Think it could be one of the 50 best places to work in Washington?

While the application process for the next Great Places to Work list, to be published in March 2017, is now closed, email executive editor Sherri Dalphonse ( if you would like to put your name on a mailing list to automatically receive notice when the next application is available.

The next Great Places to Work issue, after the one in 2017, is scheduled for spring of 2019. The application should be available in the summer of 2018.

The Great Places to Work contest is open to any company or nonprofit as long as it has an office in the greater Washington area. In order for a workplace to be considered, one official representative of the company is asked to fill out an application that asks questions about the organization’s benefits, personnel, and policies. (Later, a separate and shorter survey is filled out by employees.) There is no application fee. Companies must have at least ten full-time employees to be considered.



Editor in chief

Sherri Dalphonse joined Washingtonian in 1986 as an editorial intern, and worked her way to the top of the masthead when she was named editor-in-chief in 2022. She oversees the magazine’s editorial staff, and guides the magazine’s stories and direction. She lives in DC.