20 Interior Design Companies Employees Love Working For

HGAs office in Milwaukee. The firm currently has 4.2 stars on GlassDoor.

HGA’s office in Milwaukee. The firm currently has 4.2 stars on Glassdoor.

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What makes some interior design companies better to work for than others? Is it the nature of the design work, the firm’s high-profile clients, and the opportunity for upward mobility? Or is it the parental leave policy, travel opportunities, and office amenities? All of these factors and more contribute to why workers love being employed at certain interior design firms. AD PRO scoured reviews on Glassdoor, a website that asks reviewers to rate organizations from one to five stars, to find out which interior design companies stand out. Of course, a lot of the big guys made the list—the design giants we all know. But a few smaller firms, and several outside of bicoastal metropolises like New York and San Francisco ranked highly as well. AD PRO distills the results for you here, in alphabetical order.

Editor’s note: All quotations are taken from Glassdoor reviews. The ratings reflect the company’s Glassdoor score at the time of publication.

BSA LifeStructures

What: 4.8 stars

Where: Indianapolis, with five other U.S. offices

Why: Employees feel recognized for their worth at this 40-year old multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm. “Team members are respectful and helpful to one another. They emphasize good design, celebrate individuals’ strengths, and provide technology that allows for flexibility,” a review states. A small-firm mentality with large-firm resources, BSA offers “great opportunities for design with purpose.” Workers feel that the company “really values intentional design work for healing, learning, and discovery spaces.” BSA has a fantastic culture that promotes flexibility, community, and hard work, says one employee, who’s worked at the firm for four years and adds, “They have shown that they want me to progress individually by being supportive of continuing education and certification testing. I appreciate the flexibility that BSA provides to accomplish all my work and life goals.”

CBRE | Heery

What: 3.9 stars