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Polen Capital Management

As part of Polen’s partnership with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the firm brings a sick child into their festively decorated office and grants him or her a wish.

Additional winners, managers with 20 to 49 employees

Boca Raton, Fla.

$10.2 billion AUM (as of Sept. 30)

Years won: 2016

Popular perks:

  • Maintains a “results-only work environment” that gives each employee the autonomy to choose where and when he or she works. The most senior member of each department acts as a “results coach” to provide ongoing formal and informal mentoring and feedback to each team member.
  • Allocates an annual $3,000 training budget for each employee to develop any skill set the employee chooses in consultation with his or her results coach.
  • Provides lunch every day for all employees.

Employees say:

  • “The firm gives a lot of autonomy to employees in how they work and in their training. There is a culture of respect and performance.”
  • “All employees are treated with respect. Employees are given the tools and opportunity to succeed.”
  • “I genuinely look forward to coming in every day, both to do my job, which is work that I enjoy and am challenged by, and to interact with my co-workers, who have become friends.”

This article originally appeared in the December 12, 2016 print issue as, "Polen Capital Management".