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Best places to work in money management

Highland Capital Management

A frenzy of fun: Highland Capital employees stood still for just a moment at the annual off-site meeting, where some of the activities included kayaking, riding all-terrain vehicles and a flag football game.

Additional winners, managers with 100 to 499 employees


$14 billion AUM

Years won: 2014, 2017

Popular perks:

  • Provides lunch for the staff every workday and keeps the office kitchen stocked with breakfast items and healthy snacks.
  • Pays 100% of health and dental insurance premiums for employees and their dependents; the health insurance plan has no deductibles for in-network services.
  • Hosts an annual two-day, off-site retreat with educational sessions and recreational activities, including flag football and ATV riding. Team members can bring a guest to happy hours and the annual holiday party, while employees and their families were invited to the firm's private event at the Dallas Zoo.

Employees say:

  • “You're expected to work hard, but company happy hours, random breakfast taco days and small events at the office help make it fun.”
  • “Highland does an excellent job with company events to help everyone get to know each other outside of the office.”
  • “They provide free lunch/full kitchen, health care, gym, etc. They take care of the little stuff so you can focus on your job.”