A bit of fun is always part of the celebration at MRA Associates' Fourth of July party.

MRA Associates

Additional winners, managers with 20 to 49 employees

Phoenix

$2.5 billion AUM (as of Sept. 30)

Years won: 2016

Popular perks:

  • Stocks a break room daily with drinks and fresh produce, granola bars, chips and sweets.
  • Allows all employees to work half-days every Friday, and flexible scheduling allows team members to work from home on Friday mornings instead of coming in for a half day.
  • Gives employees the flexibility to work from home whenever they need to, which means team members don't have to worry about home deliveries or home repairs and won't need to leave a sick child or partner at home.

Employees say:

  • “All levels of management care about employees both as individuals and team members, and promote healthy work/life balance.”
  • “This organization treats their staff fairly, they treat employees like grown-ups, listen to their ideas and know we are responsible enough to manage our time.”
  • “MRA Associates focuses on a foundation built with teamwork. We are all part of one team.”

This article originally appeared in the December 12, 2016 print issue as, "MRA Associates".