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December 14 , 2020

MULTIYEAR

WINNER

MANAGERS WITH 50-99 EMPLOYEES

Ariel Investments

Chicago
$12.3 billion AUM

Popular perks:
     • Pays 100% of health-care premiums and annually funds each employee’s health savings account to cover health-care deductibles for employees and their families.
     • Stocks snacks and drinks for the staff, including breakfast cereal, oatmeal bars, popcorn, chips, bottled water, juice and soda.
     • Gives cash and travel rewards to celebrate employee tenure milestones; awards equity units to all employees. 


Employees say:
     • “Ariel has many soft benefits, i.e. skybox for events/concerts, charitable events, etc., that it frequently extends to its employees.”
     • “A wonderful culture of inclusion where employees are highly valued stakeholders — and every employee has equity in the organization.”
     • “The company is understanding and flexible about work/life balance and employees can work from home when they need to without ramifications.”

SLOW, STEADY: A famous fable comes to life in the lobby of Ariel Investments.

-Compiled by Trilbe Wynne

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