Petersen Hastings Investment Management treats its employees like family by supporting, empowering and promoting each other. Monthly activities that encourage unity among staff members include indoor and outdoor games, an office Olympics, and food-themed events such as Taco Tuesdays and Breakfast Burrito days. In stressful times, the company brings in a masseuse. It also shows its employees appreciation by leaving small gifts on their desks in the evening for them to discover the next day. The company’s CEO creates an environment of empowerment by leading a mentorship program that enables associates to learn and grow in their profession.