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

Updated September 7, 2021 1.2k votes 79 voters 2k views43 items

List RulesVote 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

    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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    68
    36

    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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    39
    9

    Edmunds.com

    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.

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    34
    12

    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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    24
    7

    Santa Monica Studio - Playstation

    Gaming, Hardware

    Company size: 330
    Location:  Santa Monica

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    24
    7

    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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    22
    7

    YouTube

    Venture Funded Company

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

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    20
    4

    Hulu

    TV Programme Creator

    Company size: 1,430
    Location: Santa Monica

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    20
    7

    Hallmark Labs

    eCommerce, News

    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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    25
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    Patagonia

    Retail

    Company size: 1,311
    Location: Ventura

    Patagonia, Inc., originally Chouinard Equipment, is an American clothing company that markets and sells outdoor clothing....  more
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    23
    12

    Quiksilver

    Action Sport Clothing

    Company size: 600
    Location: Huntington Beach

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    18
    7

    Urban Decay

    Cosmetics

    Company size: 460
    Location: Newport Beach

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    18
    7

    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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    18
    7

    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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    16
    4

    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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    16
    4

    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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    16
    4

    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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    18
    9

    PIMCO

    International Investment Firm

    Company size: 800
    Location: Newport Beach

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    18
    9

    Wpromote

    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.

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    18
    9

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Information Technology

    Company size: 1,187
    Location: Santa Monica

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

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    18
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    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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    15
    9

    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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    15
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    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.

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    13
    7

    Google

    Brand/Company

    Company size: 1,000
    Location: Venice

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    13
    7

    Laserfiche

    Software

    Company size: 290
    Location: Long Beach

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