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Visionist Inc.

Visionist Inc.

“Visionist provides an atmosphere that makes work professional and social at the same time,” one employee said.

Visionist engineers software, analyzes data and provides other services, primarily for the Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community. Employees at this Columbia-based company already know they are valuable, considering what they do for work. And they are made to feel even more valued, thanks to extra benefits the firm offers, including events (beer tastings, poker games, go-cart rides), a trip to the Dominican Republic to celebrate the company’s fifth anniversary, and even a $500 gift to new parents so they can buy themselves dinner.