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Best places to work in money management

MRA Associates

Getting strong now: MRA employees display their bling after competing against other Phoenix-area companies in the Fit Company Challenge — a test of strength, power, agility and endurance.

Additional winners, managers with 20 to 49 employees


$3 billion in AUM and AUA

Years won: 2016, 2017

Popular perks:

  • Gives employees flexible scheduling and the resources to work remotely, as well as allowing employees to work half-days each Friday.
  • Stocks the office break room daily with fresh fruit and juice to support a healthy lifestyle and offers granola bars, chips and sweets as well.
  • Encourages employees to take the lead on project management, which helps newer employees develop client-facing skills while supporting skills acquisition and professional development.

Employees say:

  • “MRA Associates values and listens to the opinions of its employees and genuinely tries to act in everyone's best interests. We don't have a ton of bureaucracy.”
  • “We work in teams, so there is no mentality that everyone is out for themselves. We rise or fall together, so we are all focused on the same long-term goals.”
  • “Management is excellent at getting all levels of staff engaged in the daily work we do.”