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Highland Associates

Teamwork is big at Highland Associates. Many employees work across departments to ensure needs of clients are being met.

Additional winners, managers with 20 to 49 employees

Birmingham, Ala.

$18.9 billion AUM (as of Sept. 30)

Years won: 2016

Popular perks:

  • Matches each employee's 401(k) savings up to 4% of salary starting on first day of employment, in addition to an annual profit-sharing bonus of 6% to 9% of salary.
  • Hosts a team lunch every month, including cookouts in the summer or catered lunches to celebrate a holiday or monthly birthdays.
  • Hosts family outings for the staff and their families at sites including the local zoo or a Birmingham Barons minor-league baseball game.

Employees say:

    n“It is always a happy place to be and I look forward to coming to work every morning.”

    n“Our CEO recognizes individual contributions, group performance and treats employees with respect and appreciation.”

    n“We have regular team-building social events. The kitchen is always stocked. Highland is a fun, enjoyable place to work.”

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