Each year, the Washington Business Journal conducts a search to find the very best places to work in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Glassman Wealth Services is honored to be selected as their #1 choice of Best Places to Work in 2015 in the small company category.
Chosen from among hundreds of applicants and the 25 top small company Best Places to Work Honorees, Glassman Wealth believes that living their values every day is at the heart all they do. By fostering an environment of passion, curiosity and an intrinsic desire to grow, learn and lead every day, employees thrive in their roles.
“We have smart, amazing people who are dedicated to our clients and each other. I wanted to give them a place to work that is always open to new and innovative ideas and where they feel valued. We work hard, we have fun and we celebrate our successes,” said Barry Glassman, president of Glassman Wealth.
Celebrating success, whether big and small, is a value that makes Glassman Wealth unique. It’s not unusual to see Barry giving employees a nice bottle of wine, just because. From trips to the BMW plant in Greenville, S.C. to race BMWs on a closed course, to celebrations at the Inn at Little Washington or metro rides downtown to have lunch at a food truck, he recognizes and rewards the dedication of his employees.
While the firm offers generous benefits like a fully-paid health care plan, and life and disability insurance, they go way beyond the norm. Employees have unlimited vacation days which are made possible because each person is committed to supporting the others. Glassman Wealth promotes a healthy work environment by paying for gym memberships and providing healthy snacks throughout the day. When the firm moves to new offices in June, employees will have adjustable desks allowing them to sit or stand as they work.
Barry has been committed to building more than a company since founding Glassman Wealth Services in 2009. He has been building a culture that enriches the lives of his clients and his employees. In fact, this is so important to him that he has used his platform as a contributor to Forbes.com to write several articles about motivating and encouraging employees. The Small Business Payoff of ‘Thinking Day’, Engaging Employees Through Their Dreams and What Zappos Taught Us About Creating the Ultimate Client Experience demonstrate his passion to make a difference in the lives of his employees.
Generosity is also encouraged and supported by giving back to the community. The firm matches employees’ donations to their favorite charities and they are given time off to spend helping others in need.
Glassman Wealth Services is a very special place, and they are honored to be among the Best Places to Work. This recognition fuels their desire to continually improve on what they have accomplished so far. For them, the best is yet to come.