This year marks the 30th anniversary of when this engineering design firm became employee-owned. Based in Kansas City (where more than half its workforce is located), they work on a wide variety of projects such as a new passenger terminal at LAX, a student housing complex in Qatar, and a power plant at a Dallas hospital. Employee ownership is automatic, and the company makes annual contributions to everyone’s accounts so that some of the long-term, lowest-paid staff are among the largest shareholders. (No one owns more than 2%.) “Honestly, I struck the job jackpot when I was hired,” one employee told us. “Here, when one person succeeds we all succeed!” Read the Great Place to Work review here.