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The 25 Best Large-Company Cultures in 2015


From startups to growing businesses and established companies, having a high-performance company culture helps drive a mission, achieve goals, provides support and creates the foundation for employee growth. It provides a productive, engaged work environment that exceeds expectations and gets results.


Entrepreneur, in partnership with CultureIQ®, a culture management software and service provider, has released its premier Top Company Cultures list. The list recognizes businesses that have successfully instilled a high-performance culture in their workplace. 

For our large-company category (companies with more than 100 employees), the industries spanned across the board -- from construction to publishing and everything in between. All 25 companies featured scored above a 86.35, with digital-marketing agency Elite SEM taking the coveted number-one spot. Companies were scored on a scale of zero to 100. For the full methodology behind the list, see below.

Without further ado, we present you our large-company category for our Top Company Cultures list. 

Elite SEM

Digital marketing agency
Year Founded: 2004
CIQ Score: 96.65/100


Email-marketing service provider
Year Founded: 2001
CIQ Score: 95.36/100

LaSalle Network

Company providing temporary staffing and recruiting services
Year Founded: 1998
CIQ Score: 95.13/100


Moving company
Year Founded: 2013
CIQ Score: 94.60/100


Company providing construction-management software
Year Founded: 2003
CIQ Score: 94.29/100

First American Equipment Finance

Company providing technology leasing and financial services
Year Founded: 1994
CIQ Score: 93.69/100

The Trade Desk

Company providing advertising software for real-time bidding and campaign management
Year Founded: 2009
CIQ Score: 92.89/100

N2 Publishing

Media company for neighborhood publications
Year Founded: 2004
CIQ Score: 92.68/100


Health information services company
Year Founded: 2006
CIQ Score: 92.49/100

Campaign Monitor

Company providing email-marketing services
Year Founded: 2004
CIQ Score: 92.06/100


Company providing HR software for small businesses
Year Founded: 2008
CIQ Score: 91.93/100


Company providing real-time analytics to enterprises, allowing them to manage and store digital assets
Year Founded: 2012
CIQ Score: 91.68/100

nCino Inc.

Company providing cloud-banking solutions to the financial-services industry
Year Founded: 2012
CIQ Score: 91.67/100


Company providing micro-learning videos to businesses to train their teams
Year Founded: 2010
CIQ Score: 91.07/100


Company providing inbound marketing and sales software
Year Founded: 2006
CIQ Score: 90.61/100

Neighbors Emergency Center

Network of emergency care facilities in Houston area
Year Founded: 2008
CIQ Score: 89.90/100


Office-supply company
Year Founded: 2009
CIQ Score: 89.77/100


Rental company for construction equipment
Year Founded: 2012
CIQ Score: 89.53/100

Service Express Inc.

Provider of IT solutions for on-site data center maintenance
Year Founded: 1997
CIQ Score: 89.23/100


Creator of online learning platform offering IT and creative courses
Year Founded: 2004
CIQ Score: 88.46/100


Enterprise company providing open-source software technology for underserved communities.
Year Founded: 2002
CIQ Score: 87.57/100

HomeCity Real Estate

Real-estate company
Year Founded: 2000
CIQ Score: 87.43/100


Company providing corporate-wellness technology
Year Founded: 2006
CIQ Score: 87.10/100

PURE Group of Insurance Companies

Policyholder-owned insurer
Year Founded: 2006
CIQ Score: 86.60/100

Anytime Fitness Corporate Headquarters

Franchise fitness company
Year Founded: 2002
CIQ Score: 86.35/100


Click below to see what companies made our small and medium-sized company categories.


The full list presents a total of 75 companies categorized as small, medium-sized or large companies (25-49 employees; 50-99 employees; and more than 100 employees) broken up into three distinct lists based on company size.

The rankings for all companies were determined using CultureIQ's methodology for measuring high-performance cultures. Employees at each company received a survey of multiple-choice questions. The answers were used to assess a company's strength across 10 core qualities of culture. These quality strength scores, along with the employee Net Promoter Score were combined to create a cumulative CultureIQ Score. The companies with the highest CultureIQ Scores became the Top Company Culture list in ranking order. To be considered for the ranking, a company must have at least 25 employees, have been founded before Jan. 1, 2014, and be headquartered in the U.S.  Here are more details about the methodology.

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