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The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California  

Cameron Quasney
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List Rules Vote up the best company by the beach with over 50 employees that you've worked at.

If you have dreams of working by the beaches in Southern California, you're probably wondering where you can make that dream come true. We've put together this list of the best companies to work for by the beach, to help take the edge off the stress of job hunting and give you something substantially sunny and sandy to dream about.

There are a lot of beach side tech companies, from obvious coastal cities like Santa Monica to often overlooked areas like El Segundo. The best jobs by the beach aren't always tech, there are even eCommerce companies like Hallmark, apparel companies like Stance Socks, and cosmetic companies like Urban Decay.

Whatever sort of place you're hoping to work for there are great companies by the beach. If we've forgotten a company that has over 50 employees and is a great place to work, be sure to add it so other people looking for the top employers by the beach can check them out.

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Stance is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Stance Socks, Apparel

Company Size: 117
Location: San Clemente

Stance is an American sock and underwear brand founded in 2009, headquartered in San Clemente, California. Originally producing only socks, Stance expanded into the underwear market in 2015.

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MomentFeed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
MomentFeed Advertising, Marketing

Company size: 92
Location: Santa Monica

MomentFeed develops software to manage the mobile customer experience for multi-location brands and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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Edmunds.com is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Information Technology

Company size: 689
Location: Santa Monica

Edmunds.com Inc. is an American online resource for automotive information headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Originally printing booklets of consolidated automotive specifications, Edmunds published their data to CD-ROM in the 90s and launched Edmunds.com in 1995.

Edmunds.com Inc. (stylized as Edmunds) is an American online resource for automotive information. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and maintains an office in downtown ...more
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CWS Apartment Homes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
CWS Apartment Homes Construction, Real Estate

Company size: 707
Location: Newport Beach

Founded in 1969, CWS Apartment Homes is a real estate and property management management firm.

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PatientPop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
PatientPop Healthtech, Software

Company size: 280
Location: Santa Monica

PatientPop is a software company based in Santa Monica, California. They specialize in managing customer flow, web presence, and practice growth of health care service providers.

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SCE Santa Monica Studio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Santa Monica Studio - Playstation Gaming, Hardware

Company size: 330
Location:  Santa Monica

SCE Santa Monica Studio, also known as Sony Santa Monica, is an American video game developer and part of SCE Worldwide Studios which is owned by Sony Computer Entertainment. As implied by its ...more
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Hallmark Labs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Hallmark Labs eCommerce, News, Entertainment

Company size:  120
Location: Santa Monica

A subsidiary of Hallmark Cards Inc., based in Santa Monica California, Hallmark Labs is the digital, direct-to-consumer arm of Hallmark Cards Inc. and the parent company of digital-focused channels like Hallmark eCards and Hallmark Movies Now.

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YouTube is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Venture Funded Company

Company size: 1,000 to 5,000 employees
Location: Venice

Founded in February 2005, YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to ...more
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Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Retail

Company size: 1,311
Location: Ventura

Patagonia, Inc. is a clothing company which focuses mainly on high-end outdoor clothing. Based in Ventura, California, the company is a member of several environmental movements and is a ...more
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Quiksilver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Action Sport Clothing

Company size: 600
Location: Huntington Beach

Quiksilver, Inc. is an Australian company based in Huntington Beach, California, United States, one of the world's largest manufacturers of surfwear and other boardsport-related equipment. Its ...more
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Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Cosmetics

Company size: 460
Location: Newport Beach

Urban Decay is an American cosmetics brand headquartered in Newport Beach, California. The company was founded in 1996 by Sandy Lerner, a co-founder of Cisco Systems, Pat Holmes, Wende Zomnir, ...more
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Moss & Associates is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Moss & Associates Construction, Real Estate

Company size: 583
Location: Oceanside

Moss & Associates is one of the southeast USA's largest privately held general contractors and is one of the top institutional contractors in the nation. They provide a variety of services including design/build, general construction, construction management and preconstruction consulting for commercial, institutional and residential projects.

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The Honest Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
The Honest Company Beauty, eCommerce

Company size: 450
Location: Industry

The Honest Company is an American consumer goods company, founded by actress Jessica Alba, that emphasizes household products to supply the marketplace for ethical consumerism.

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Grupo Gallegos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Grupo Gallegos Advertising

Company size: 100
Location: Huntington Beach

Grupo Gallegos is a full service advertising agency based in Huntington Beach, California.
15
P2S Inc. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
P2S Inc. Construction

Company size: 201-500
Location:  Long Beach

P2S Inc. is a construction management and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable design services with clients in areospace, entertainment, K-12, and higher education.

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TaskUs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
TaskUs Professional Services

Company size: 11,000
Location: Santa Monica

TaskUs is an outsourcing, call center and office support company for tech start-ups.

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ChowNow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
ChowNow Food & Software

Company size: 170
Location: Playa Vista

ChowNow is an online food ordering platform that connects customers with local restaurants.

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Genentech is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals

Company size: 1,4815
Location:  Oceanside

Genentech Inc., is a biotechnology corporation which became a subsidiary of Roche in 2009. Genentech Research and Early Development operates as an independent center within Roche. As of November ...more
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Hulu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
TV Programme Creator

Company size: 1,430
Location: Santa Monica

Hulu is an American online company and ad-supported online video service that offers a selection of TV shows, clips, movies, and more on the free Hulu.com service and the Hulu Plus subscription ...more
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Tradesy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Tradesy eCommerce, Fashion

Company size: 50-249
Location: Santa Monica

Tradesy is an online peer-to-peer resale marketplace for buying and selling women’s luxury and designer contemporary fashion. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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Wpromote is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Agency, Digital Media

Company size: 180
Location: El Segundo

Wpromote is a digital marketing agency headquartered in El Segundo, CA, with capabilities in Paid Search & Media, SEO & Content Marketing, Paid & Earned Social, Email Marketing, Creative Services and Digital Marketing Intelligence.

Wpromote is a digital marketing agency headquartered in El Segundo, CA, with capabilities in Paid Search & Media, SEO & Content Marketing, Paid & Earned Social, Email Marketing, ...more
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Velocify is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Velocify Software

Company size: 180
Location: El Segundo

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. is a cloud-based learning and talent management solutions provider headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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Hawke Media is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Hawke Media Advertising, Marketing

Company size: 72
Location: Santa Monica

Hawke Media is a full-service digital marketing agency that serves as an "Outsourced CMO"​ for its clients, providing the guidance, planning, and execution to launch, grow, and invigorate businesses of all sizes across all industries.

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PIMCO is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
PIMCO International Investment Firm

Company size: 800
Location: Newport Beach

Pacific Investment Management Company, LLC, is a global investment management firm headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with over 2,000 employees working in 13 offices across 12 ...more
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Headspace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 40+ Best Companies To Work For By The Beach in Southern California
Headspace Healthtech

Company size: 200
Location: Santa Monica

Headspace is an English-American online healthcare company specializing in meditation. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California with offices in London and San Francisco, they mainly operate through an online platform.