Best Places to Work 2023


The Business Journal’s Best Places to Work is the result of months of surveying workers and management at hundreds of local employers.

The final list of 100 companies represents those that scored highest on a proprietary ranking done for the Business Journal by Houston-based Workforce Research Group.

They are ranked by category: Small, 15 to 49 U.S. employees; Midsize, 50 to 249; and Large, 250 or more.

The ranking is based on an employer questionnaire that details policies, practices, and benefits; and an employee engagement and satisfaction survey about culture, training, pay and benefits, and other areas.

Employers are given the two surveys as part of the assessment process.

Just about all types of employers in the county were eligible: locally based companies, subsidiaries of companies headquartered elsewhere, professional service firms, banks, government agencies, nonprofits, hospitals and universities.

Employers had to have at least 15 workers in OC to be considered, and needed to have been in business for at least a year.

Visit for details about the list and information on how to enter your company in next year’s ranking.

There’s no cost to enter. Survey reports, if desired, are available for purchase from Workforce Research Group.

For more information, contact Research Director Yuika Yoshida at (949) 664-5078 ext. 205 or by email at
You also can get more details from Abigail Akers of Workforce Research Group at (281) 214-2660 or

Here are some in-depth looks at five of the Best Places to Work. 

Financial Services Firm Leverages ‘Past, Present and Potential’ of Employees

Olympic Goals for Visit Huntington Beach

CannonDesign: Leadership for All

Tarsus Prioritizes Fun Amidst Disease Work

Real Estate Companies Build, Invest in Corporate Culture

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