IT firms make their marks on 'Top Workplaces' list

Tenable CEO Amit Yoran speaks Oct. 18, 2017, at CyberTalks in Washington, D.C. (CyberScoop)

Tech companies in and around the nation’s capital claimed some prominent spots in the annual Top Workplaces survey by the Washington Post.

Cybersecurity company Tenable and enterprise software provider Appian were No. 5 and No. 6, respectively on the list of “large” employers with more than 500 employees.

National security contractors FTS International and IntelliWare took the top two spots on the list of “midsize” employers, with 150-499 workers.

Cybersecurity startup Expel was No. 2 on the “small” company list of businesses with fewer than 150 employees.

Dozens of other IT companies and contractors were among the 152 workplaces that made the cut across the three size categories.

Companies must have more than 50 employees to be eligible for Top Workplaces. The newspaper says it picks winners through a “scientific employee survey process” after a nomination period that runs from October to December.

The survey asks about leadership, compensation, effectiveness and several other factors that relate to workplace culture.