San Diego-based Hughes Marino, one of California’s leading corporate real estate tenant-only advisory firms, was just ranked #7 in the nation by Fortune for the best small workplaces. Out of thousands of companies evaluated, Hughes Marino is the only San Diego-based company to be in the top 25 best rated companies. Hughes Marino has ranked in the top ten consistently for best places to work in San Diego and Orange County, and recently was ranked #1 in Los Angeles by the area’s respective Business Journal publications.
Hughes Marino’s emphasis on building an award-winning culture by investing in its team members, beautifully designed offices, a family-like environment, company events, community involvement, and a major focus on its highly cherished core values all contributed to the strong performance in the rankings.
Specific benefits offered by the firm include 100% coverage of employees’ health-care premiums, matching 401k, a minimum of 25 paid days off each year, company retreats, and eye-popping office space.
“We are extremely proud to have been named one of the top workplaces in the nation by Fortune,” said Jason Hughes, president and CEO of Hughes Marino. “Our team’s personal and professional success and well-being is our highest priority, so there is nothing more rewarding than being named #7 on a list of the country’s great places to work that is based completely on our own employees’ evaluation.”
Great Place to Work, which provides the research underlying the Fortune rankings and conducts an extensive employee survey, noted in its review of Hughes Marino that:
- 100% of employees say, “I feel I make a difference here.”
- 100% say, “People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.”
- 100% say, “Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.”
- 98% say, “People here are given a lot of responsibility.”
- 98% say, “Management shows a sincere interest in me.”
- 98% say, “People are encouraged to balance their work life and personal life.”
Fortune partnered with Great Place to Work (GPTW) to formulate the Best Small & Medium Workplaces lists. The rankings were based on feedback from more than 52,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified companies. Employees completed the GPTW anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues.
Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for all – not only do the majority of their employees experience the company as a great place to work, but this experience is consistent across the organization, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, job role, or other personal characteristics. The companies with the highest employee ratings compared with organizations of the same complexity in size and scope were selected for the list. Companies with fewer than 100 employees compete for placement on the 50 Best Small Workplaces list, and companies between 100 and 999 employees compete for placement on the 100 Best Medium Workplaces list.
You can view Fortune’s complete list of the nation’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces here.
About Hughes Marino
Hughes Marino is an industry-leading commercial real estate company that exclusively represents business owners and corporate real estate decision makers. The company only represents tenants and buyers – never landlords – which eliminates potential conflicts of interest that other real estate firms have. In addition to tenant and buyer representation, the firm also offers in-house construction management, lease auditing, and lease administration services to its clients. Hughes Marino has offices in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.