Top Companies to Work For in Washington

How do we decide whether we like the companies we work for? A company has to have great leadership, a strong mission, and produce a worthy product or service to make most of us feel like we’re part of something worthwhile. Beyond that, we all have things we want personally from a company: a solid paycheck, good benefits, coworkers we like, and a challenging and rewarding atmosphere.

These companies based in DC were rated as the best to work for by their own employees on Comparably. This means they’re doing something very right. A job can be a source of great joy or great hardship, so the fact that these employees are so enthusiastic about the companies they work for is a sure sign that they’ve found that ideal mix of culture, compensation, and environment.

The list that follows is a live leaderboard of the top companies in the area based on current employees’ ratings and reviews. Companies are ranked based on their all time ratings and the ranking can change as employees leave new ratings and reviews.

Top Companies to Work For
Rank Company Details
1
The Knot Worldwide

The Knot Worldwide’s leading global family of brands inspire, inform and celebrate our communities as they move through life’s biggest milestones.

Everyone is super friendly and I feel welcome approaching them about my needs and concerns.

- The Knot Worldwide Employee
2

Tenable® is the Cyber Exposure company. Approximately 40,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include approximately 60 percent of the Fortune 500, approximately 40 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies.

its not what I expected

- Tenable Employee
3
Choice Hotels

We are one of the largest, most successful lodging companies in the world; we help, host, and provide a welcome to thousands of properties around the globe.

I like how transparent our leadership has been during the pandemic. I know they truly care about their teams.

- Choice Hotels Employee
4

Appian provides cloud-based business process management software solutions.

transparency and willingness to raise the bar and push boundaries , sometimes make unpopular choices, but fixed on long term success.

- Appian Employee
5

For more than 25 years, Noblis has been an innovator within the federal government, committed to enriching lives and making our nation safer while investing in the missions of tomorrow. As a nonprofit, Noblis works for the public good, bringing together the best possible combination of science, technology and engineering expertise and solutions, in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Together with our subsidiaries, we work with a wide range of government clients in the defense, homeland security, intelligence, law enforcement and federal civil sectors.

Informative to the extent of communicating via a variety of channels.

- Noblis Employee
6
Pie Insurance

Pie empowers small businesses to thrive by making commercial insurance affordable and as easy as pie.

The leadership team leads by example, they’re vastly knowledgeable on all aspects of the business and transparent. They value their employees and encourage everyone to give insight into how

- Pie Insurance Employee
7

ManTech provides mission-focused technology solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence community, and federal civilian agencies.

space and resources to do my job effectively.

- ManTech Employee
8

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery

Getting to work with engaged people

- Mars Employee
9
Gainwell Technologies

Gainwell is the leading provider of technology solutions that are vital to the administration and operations of health and human services programs. Gainwell is a new company with over 50 years of proven experience, a reputation for service excellence and unparalleled industry expertise. We offer clients scalable and flexible solutions for their most complex challenges. These capabilities make us a trusted partner for organizations seeking reliability, innovation and transformational outcomes.

Transparency and really care about the work we do

- Gainwell Technologies Employee
10

Consilio provides eDiscovery software and services to assist law firms

Open and communicative; cares for the team

- Consilio Employee
11
Morning Consult

Morning Consult is a global decision intelligence company changing how modern leaders make smarter, faster, better decisions. The company pairs its proprietary high-frequency data with applied artificial intelligence to better inform decisions on what people think and how they will act.

Lifestyle stipend and unlimited PTO with encouragement to take it.

- Morning Consult Employee
12
NetCentrics Corporation

NetCentrics provides mission critical enterprise IT and cybersecurity services to the U.S. government.

the monthly meetings which include outside presenters

- NetCentrics Corporation Employee
13

Lurn is the Transformational Home for Entrepreneurs to help you start, launch, and grow successful online businesses.

We have a couple of new hires that are very positive and our boss for the most part is. We used to have great company meetings that were energetic and fun, they aren't fun anymore.

- Lurn Employee
14

Axios is a digital media company that gets you smarter, faster with news that matters. Axions work every day to build a culture that embodies their company values: audience first, excellence always, and candor. Axions live these values every day in how they treat their audiences, customers, partners, and each other. They're looking for new team members who want to help advance their mission of getting people smarter, faster and who value their values.

Everyone is just so kind. Genuinely so. You really feel like you are apart of a team and helping in the companies success!

- AXIOS Employee
15
LANCESOFT, INC.

good work culture and grate team

- LANCESOFT, INC. Employee
16
New Energy Equity

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, New Energy Equity develops and finances solar power generation assets, providing clean electricity to commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility customers under long-term contracts. New Energy Equity has successfully developed over 250 projects, totaling more than 330MW of solar projects since 2013. The company was ranked as the 7th largest developer on Solar Power World's "2021 Top Solar Contractors" list and was voted as one of the fastest-growing energy companies in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia by Inc. Magazine in 2020. New Energy Equity is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE).

My team is always willing to assist and offer help. Being new to this industry, there were many lessons to learn and my team helped me get there!

- New Energy Equity Employee
17
New Signature

New Signature has built a record of leadership by delivering exceptional technology and web solutions .

The most positive thing about the culture and the company are the corporate values (Human, Authentic, Innovative, Generous). If New Signature actually lived by these values, it may be a great place to work. Sadly - very few people actually adhere to these values.

- New Signature Employee
18
Cynet Systems Inc.

Cynet Systems Inc. specializes in delivering qualified talent across diverse skill sets and varied platforms

People and I enjoy what I do.

- Cynet Systems Inc. Employee
19
Carahsoft Technology

Carahsoft has built our reputation as a trusted Government IT solutions provider dedicated to serving the needs of our tech partners and government customers.

Always willing yo help out on tasks

- Carahsoft Technology Employee
20

SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. Our fundamental strength is the ability to continuously develop new

Internstional open Communication with respect

- Skf Employee
21
Karsun Solutions

A Technology Industry Top Workplace, our Enterprise Modernization Experts at Karsun Solutions deliver innovative technology solutions to customers throughout the government. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Washington Business Journal, and Inc. all recognize us among the fastest-growing companies in the Washington, D.C. region. Our modern software development, cloud, and data solutions are found at agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and General Services Administration.

They are very helpful and give us opportunity to grow in both technical and personal level.

- Karsun Solutions Employee
22
Whiting-Turner

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company provides construction delivery services.

We all work together to solve problems

- Whiting-Turner Employee
23
Federated Wireless

Federated Wireless offers the industry’s first Spectrum Controller, enabling government and commercial users to securely share spectrum for wireless services.

The team is open to hear feedback from employees. I think this is a great quality.

- Federated Wireless Employee
24
Steampunk, Inc.

Here at Steampunk, our focus is on our clients’ most critical challenges and the areas where they have the best opportunity for transformative change. Our list of capabilities is narrow, but our depth is immense, giving us the ability to deliver sustainable and measurable results for our clients.

My leadership is simple amazing! They are easy to talk to, and willing to help me be the best I can be.

- Steampunk, Inc. Employee
25
Lend Lease

We are an international company, with an Australian heritage, as well as local expertise across

the compensation package and people to work with

- Lend Lease Employee
26
Allegis Global Solutions

Allegis Global Solutions provides recruitment and placement services.

The good benefits and salary package

- Allegis Global Solutions Employee
27
Beacon Roofing Supply

Beacon’s mission is to be the leading North American supplier to commercial and residential roofing

The humor makes me happy

- Beacon Roofing Supply Employee
28
Veracity Engineering

At Veracity they understand that their performance is ultimately measured by the success of their clients.

Corporative, cohesive, and agile solution development.

- Veracity Engineering Employee
29
Lynker Technologies

Lynker is a growing water-focused small business delivering innovative high-value scientific, engineering and managment solutions with offices in Leesburg, VA, Boulder, CO, and Honolulu, HI. We are Scientists, Engineers, Developers and Conservationists - mission-focused and highly passionate.

Very personable and invested in supporting the employee.

- Lynker Technologies Employee
30

DISYS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified IT staffing Company

My team and my boss and the trust and empowerment they give me.

- DISYS Employee
31
Monsanto Company

Monsanto is an agricultural company working with others to address the world's food challenges and sustain the environment.

Cooperative and helpfulness when it come to team qork

- Monsanto Company Employee
32
Kepler Sports Management

Kepler Sports Management is a global wealth management company with full-service solutions designed specifically for professional athletes.

33

International Development Company

34
Vision Technology Services

Vision Technology Services provides IT talent and project management services to help world-class companies lead.

Being a resource and positive influence on my team and their success

- Vision Technology Services Employee
35
Modus Create, Inc

Digital Business Transformation/ Emerging Technology/ Mobile First

Bonus package is very fair and while they don't offer stock, stock only really matters in companies that are planning to sell - which they aren't. And they share profits when we have good years (which we generally do). They are do their best to provide the best health care and benefits for remote co

- Modus Create, Inc Employee
36
Arjuna Solutions

Arjuna Solutions is an advanced technology company based in Washington DC

Our mission of hsing AI to help nonprofits serve more people. Also how much I learn from senior managers who have incredible experience and success at other major companies.

- Arjuna Solutions Employee
37

TekSynap (formerly Synaptek Corporation) understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. Technology moving at the speed of thought® embodies these principles – the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers. The TekSynap founders have worked together for over a decade, supporting customers ranging from small departmental operations & maintenance efforts to leading broad nationwide deployment efforts for agencies such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This core management team has operated in leading companies such as SIGNAL Corporation and managed business sectors of over 100M in annual revenue in industry leading companies such as General Dynamics.

Productivity. Is always a great incinitive to be a rock in the office.

- TekSynap Employee
38
The Brickman Group

The Brickman Group, Ltd. provides commercial landscaping services to customers in commercial real estate, private residential, municipal,

39
Smartronix

Smartronix is a U.S. based, highly regarded information technology (IT) and engineering solutions provider specializing in Cloud Solutions, Cyber Security, Systems Integration, Worldwide C5ISR and Data Analytics, and Mission-Focused Engineering. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Maryland, Smartronix has more than 10 operating offices with approximately 800 employees at strategic locations worldwide. Across today's demanding and ever-changing technology and warfare landscapes, we continue to provide innovative, secure, and agile solutions that transform and modernize operations and contribute to our national security and well-being.

The leadership cares about people on an individual level. They care about your professional advancement, education, work life balance, and wellness. If there are any issues they are also handled professionally and within reason. Smartronix is like having a tight knit professional family.

- Smartronix Employee
40

At G2, we push the limits of existing technology and celebrate the birth of new ideas.

Our 401k contribution, 8% match

- G2, Inc. Employee
41
Jos. A Bank

Jos. A. Bank is not just another menswear retailer. What makes us unique is also what has attracted customers to our stores for 106 years;

I had very good boss

- Jos. A Bank Employee
42

Unanet provides project-driven and professional services organizations with one system to manage projects, people and financials.

Working with our teams and making our clients happy.

- Unanet Employee
43

The team I work with has open dialogue about everything we do. Sometimes it's a bit intense, but ultimately we seek resolutions that reflect collaboration.

- TCG, Inc. Employee
44

Aptara transforms content for engaging and monetizing new digital audiences.

Flexible working hours and working at my pace

- Aptara Employee
45
CertaPro Painters

Certa Pro Paint is an Architecture and Planning company located in 1220 Kirkland Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Fair, honest, and they keep their promises

- CertaPro Painters Employee
46
Virtustream

Virtustream provides cloud computing management software and infrastructure as a service to enterprises, governments and service providers.

47
Translation Boulevard

At Trans-Blvd LLC we specialize in offering translation services and our company is operated according to Christian values.

high efficiency, professional, respect people

- Translation Boulevard Employee
48
The Atlantic

The Atlantic provides its readers with articles related to literature, political science, cultural trends, technology, and more.

Being around my co-workers an laughing

- The Atlantic Employee
49
Howard Bank

Howard Bank is a full service commercial bank focused on making a difference in the communities within Greater Baltimore which we serve.

top down leadership with a very hands on approach

- Howard Bank Employee
50
ICS Learning Group

Custom eLearning and Inquisiq R3, LMS

The leadership team is very open to and even encourages open communication. They support their team as much as their team supports them.

- ICS Learning Group Employee
51
TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.

TeleCommunication provides location-based wireless data solutions for government customers to ensure public safety.

Base salary plus incentives were good

- TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. Employee
52
Alion Science and Technology

At Alion, we combine large company resources with small business responsiveness to design and deliver engineering solutions across six core capability areas.

Very professional and highly qualified for the field in which we're engaged.

- Alion Science and Technology Employee
53
Racktop Systems

CyberConverged data security - the fusion of data storage with advanced security and compliance into a single platform

Meaningful work with people that appreciate me.

- Racktop Systems Employee
54
FTI Technology

E-discovery software, services and consulting for corporations, law firms and government agencies.

Minimal pressure

- FTI Technology Employee
55

Mandiant, an information security company, provides incident response and computer forensic solutions and services.

equity is the best oart

- Mandiant Employee
56

MicroTech is an award-winning Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and experienced provider of information technology and communications.

The leadership team works well together and knows how and when to delegate work. They hold themselves and others to high standards - always forward focused with a goal in mind.

- MicroTech Employee
57
National Endowment for Democracy

National Endowment for Democracy is a non-profit, grant-making organization created to strengthen democratic institutions around the world.

Very supportive and they really care about the mission.

- National Endowment for Democracy Employee
58

Retrium makes agile retrospective easy and effective

The team and the benefits

- Retrium Employee
59
MFGS, Inc.

MFGS, Inc. is the exclusive Master Supplier of Micro Focus’ best-in-class portfolio of enterprise-grade, scalable cybersecurity software solutions to the U.S. Government, its partners, and system integrators.

That I am given the opportunity to bring value and meaningful change to the organization, the great people I work with, and the fact that time is taken to appreciate and acknowledge accomplishments.

- MFGS, Inc. Employee
60
InfiCare Technologies

InfiCare provides contract and direct hire staffing services across the US for client in HealthCare and IT domains.

Very client and employee focused

- InfiCare Technologies Employee
61
LGS Innovations

LGS Innovations researches, develops and deploys networking solutions dedicated to U.S. Federal Government operations around the world.

Engineer-dense company so many in leadership come from a technical discipline.

- LGS Innovations Employee
62
NEURENSIC, INC.
63
BKA Content

BKA Content provides high-quality SEO content at affordable prices.

They listen to feedback and adjust accordingly.

- BKA Content Employee
64
Cloudistics

ThinkAgile CP... This is the only platform that simplifies application and infrastructure management by unifying compute, storage, & network virtualization.

THE PEOPLE!, especially my boss!, my mission, and the culture.

- Cloudistics Employee
65
Electronic Compute Systems

Electronic Compute Systems offers HUMBLE PC, a general purpose re-architecture of the microprocessor and software operating system.

66
LeaseAccelerator

LeaseAccelerator provides Lease Lifecycle Automation software that ensures long-term compliance, improves operational efficiency, and frees up cash flow. Thousands of users rely on our secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to manage 700,000 real estate and equipment leases valued at $200 billion. LeaseAccelerator offers a platform for growth with asset-level accounting, reporting and governance; in-app help; and an integrated, competitive leasing marketplace fueled by a global network of more than 500 lessors.

67

Link Labs builds an ecosystem of modules that allow devices and people to connect at unparalleled distance and reliability.

Good salary for a small company

- Link Labs Employee
68
SRA International

SRA is dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for clients in national security and civil government and global

69
Vorbeck Materials

Vorbeck Materials develops and manufactures applications using Vor-x, which is a graphene technology.

Variety of projects, technical challenges

- Vorbeck Materials Employee
70
Ambit Group, LLC

Accessibility and support for development

- Ambit Group, LLC Employee
71
George Mason Mortgage

George Mason Mortgage is an industry-leading mortgage lender with an exceptionally experienced staff.

Frequent updates on company standing, open door policy and colleagues are like family.

- George Mason Mortgage Employee
72
LC Technologies

LC Technologies harnesses the power of the eyes to enhance insight into human perception and cognition.

Good job and teamwork. I feel so excellent

- LC Technologies Employee
73
Quorum Analytics

I like solving problems for customers, shipping new improvements

- Quorum Analytics Employee
74

We’re a Virginia-based IT training school specializing in Cloud Engineering, DevOps Engineering, Data Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Full Stack Development, Front End Development, Back End Development, Cyber Security, Salesforce, Blockchain and Web3 Development. We’ve established a practical bridge connecting the world of research and theory with emerging industry trends. In the ever-changing IT world, we continually update our versatile curriculum based on the latest advances in technology. Collectively, we bring more than 80 years of industry experience to Clarusway. Our program focuses on designing, delivering, and evaluating career-related programs for adult learners.

Working remotely and from home is very comfortable for me. Clarusway provides most of us with this environment. The helpfulness of the staff also makes me extremely happy.

- Clarusway Employee
75
DXC Technology

DXC Technology is a Fortune 500 global IT services leader. Our more than 130,000 people in 70-plus countries are entrusted by our customers to deliver what matters most. We use the power of technology to deliver mission critical IT services across the Enterprise Technology Stack to drive business impact. DXC is an employer of choice with strong values, and fosters a culture of inclusion, belonging and corporate citizenship. We are DXC.

There are organised social events, online "joking" chats to relax for five minutes, and usually a couple of minutes to "unwind" at the start of a meeting.

- DXC Technology Employee
76

We help customers assess their technology and business needs while advising them on the most effective IT strategy for their organization.

Great Leadership team and chain of command.

- ePlus Employee
77

Class is software developed by Class Technologies Inc., a company founded by software pioneer Michael Chasen. Class adds teaching and learning tools to Zoom and makes the virtual classroom feel like a real classroom. Class is a remote company (you can work from anywhere!), with staff around the world. Class is backed by prominent Zoom board members and investors, including current Zoom board member Santi Subotovsky, and education and technology leaders like SoftBank, Salesforce Ventures, GSV Ventures, and American quarterback and entrepreneur, Tom Brady.

I love that they have an open line of communication and they actually care about the happiness of their employees.

- Class Employee
78

Superlative Technologies, Inc. (SuprTEK) is a Small Disadvantaged Business providing IT Engineering and Professional Service excellence to Government and Industry customers, enabling them to better achieve their mission objectives. SuprTEK specializes in Cybersecurity solutions, IT solution engineering and delivery, Enterprise IT solutions, Health IT, and strategic business planning and management.

They're not overly involved in my day to day but sprays available to address my concerns.

- SuprTEK Employee
79
Fannie Mae

We are Future Makers at Fannie Mae, and our mission is to deliver stability and affordability to America’s housing market. We help make the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage possible, and we’re passionate about increasing access to affordable housing, advancing technology to build a better mortgage process, and creating green finance products to drive environmental sustainability.

Work from home flexibility and half days on Fridays.

- Fannie Mae Employee
80
Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is more than an engineering company, we are an infrastructure solutions provider.

Fellow workers on my projects

- Black & Veatch Employee
81

LMI is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides management consulting, research, and analysis to governments.

they are collaborative and friendly

- LMI Employee
82
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics is a not-for-profit research and development organization dedicated to solving a range of complex problems.

Everyone cares about each other

- Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Employee
83

DCS Corp creates innovative technology solutions for their customers in the national security sector.

The people and the environment in which I work.

- DCS Corp Employee
84

At XLA, we recognize our obligation to three distinct groups of people: Our Clients, Our Employees and Our Community.

Being challenged and knowing that I am making a difference for my company and ultimately, the country.

- XLA, Inc. Employee
85

EverFi is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, badging, and certifying students in critical skills.

When we see performance and synergy

- EverFi Employee
86

Complete, top-ranked e-commerce operating system to manage e-tail businesses.

Accelerator program for sales is very rewarding.

- Zentail Employee
87
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides technical guidance to develop and evaluate healthcare financing programs and policies.

Benefits and TSP are the best parts

- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Employee
88
Kdan Mobile Software

Kdan Mobile is a global SaaS (Software as a Service) company that empowers modern professionals to optimize their efficiency and unleash creativity.

Good energy with team collaboration. Diversity in knowledge and perspectives that bridges differing ideas into workable solutions.

- Kdan Mobile Software Employee
89
Immersion Active

Immersion Active is a digital agency focused on selling to the mature markets consisting of boomers and seniors.

Sharing my knowledge and experience with the team - and continuing to learn from the team based on their expertise. Constant growth and development. Selecting clients to work with that align to our brand and our core values.

- Immersion Active Employee
90

Upside is a retail technology company helping the people and businesses in our communities thrive.

Very kind and collaborative as a whole

- Upside Employee
91
Digital Promise

We work at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and technology developers to improve learning opportunities for all

We truly are working at our vision in a meaningful way

- Digital Promise Employee
92
ScienceLogic

Context infused AIOps platform for IT monitoring

strong leadership team driving strategy and execution

- ScienceLogic Employee
93
Excella Consulting

Excella is an Agile technology firm and transformative partner to leading organizations. Since 2002, federal agencies, prominent brands, and trailblazing non-profits have turned to Excella to transform bold ideas into elegant technology solutions. We believe technology exists to solve challenges and evolve thinking – we help organizations harness this power to make real progress.

Everyone on the leadership team really cares about the individuals on their team and are extremely committed to the firm

- Excella Consulting Employee
94

POLITICO is the essential online, mobile and print destination for coverage and analysis of Congress, the White House, politics and lobbying

Ultimate paid time off and good health insurance

- Politico Employee
95

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing high-quality apartment

96

STG is a leading mid-tier government contractor partnering with more than 50 federal agencies, as well as Fortune 100 companies and

97
Applied Information Sciences

Applied Information Sciences provides software and systems engineering services to government agencies and businesses across the USA.

98

Industry leaders in providing residential and commercial rental furniture.

Yes we can work as a team

- CORT Employee
99
MarketSmart

MarketSmart is a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that helps fundraisers generate leads, qualify donors & prioritize the best opportunities.

The best colleagues! Truly the people make this such a positive place to work

- MarketSmart Employee
100
GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that allows donors to find and fund grassroots projects that appeal to their specific interests.

The leadership team cares about our mission, organization culture, and our team members as individuals.

- GlobalGiving Employee