Stories by Julie Tatge
Illustration by Peter Hoey | Design and development by Patrick Roth
Headquarters: Los Angeles
AUM: $1.9 trillion as of June 30
Years won: 2018-2020
Popular perks: Annually contributes 15% of each associate’s compensation into their retirement.
Employees say: “Great company culture in general. Takes employee satisfaction very seriously. Respect for individuals is high."
Headquarters: New York City
AUM: $357 billion as of June 30
Years won: 2013-2020
Popular perks: A new civic engagement initiative led by employees seeks to increase awareness and education on important topics.
Employees say: “Enables and supports individual creativity and thinking. Very collegial environment. Upward mobility allows rapid advancement.”
Headquarters: Newark, N.J.
AUM: $1.4 trillion as of June 30
Years won: 2020
Popular perks: Added a variety of health and wellness programs in response to the pandemic.
Employees say: “By far the most inclusive workplace that I’ve experienced and people are genuinely nice to each other, which is rare in finance.”
T. Rowe Price
AUM: $1.22 trillion as of June 30
Years won: 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020
Popular perks: Provides on-site massage therapy, yoga classes and gyms.
Employees say: “They always get it right when it comes down to social issues. They are never hesitant to come out in support of what is right.”
Headquarters: Des Moines, Iowa
AUM: $486.5 billion as of June 30
Years won: 2012-2020
Popular perks: Provides on-site massage, yoga, fitness classes and team sports.
Employees say: “Principal really cares about their employees and makes an effort to have a good work/life balance.”
Headquarters: West Des Moines, Iowa
AUM: Not available
Years won: 2020
Popular perks: Encourages employees to act like owners and enroll in an employee stock purchase plan that allows them to buy Athene stock at a 15% discount.
Employees say: “The company gives me the authority to do my job and listens to my ideas — and many times implements them.”