No employer is perfect. But some companies are much closer than others, at least in the eyes of the staff.
Through the use of anonymous feedback provided by those who completed their employers’ reviews, the Glassdoor job site compiled a list of the 50 best places to work.
The companies that entered the list commonly valued their employees, possessed a unique culture that aligned with the company’s mission, offered clear guidelines, provided great benefits and benefits, and hired smart people.
The number one place among large employers? Airbnb, the peer hosting site.
“Amazing people, a vibrant workplace and an insurmountable culture that is real … In addition, the payment, the insurance, the benefits, the food, the parties and the opportunities for growth are first class”, reported an employee who worked in the Airbnb offices in San Francisco.
The consulting firm worldwide, Bain & Co., came in second place. He earned the highest marks of any large company in terms of career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, and top management. But he lost the number one position overall, in part because he ranked much lower than other companies in terms of employee assessment of the work-life balance.
In third place is Guidewire, a software manufacturer for property and casualty insurers. He got more congratulations than any other company for the excellent balance between work and life.
“The trust that is given to employees is equivalent to flexibility in working hours is enormous. That’s probably the main reason why we are able to keep the great talents we have, “said a personnel engineer in the Foster City, California office.
The last two companies that complete the five best places to work are the online merchant Hubspot and that little-known social networking team, Facebook. Just below them is the site of professional networks Linkedln, Boston Consulting Group and Google.
Among the smaller companies – those with less than 1,000 employees – the provider of digital marketing and services software, Madwire, took the best position.
“Everyone … is highly motivated, driven and passionate about what they are doing. It does not matter what position you have … everyone arrives with an ambitious attitude and brings their best game, “said a senior designer at the company’s office in Loveland, Colorado.
Health care provider based in San Francisco, Grand Rounds, came in second. A staff physician said the company is “taking health care to a whole new level … I’ve never experienced such a positive, collaborative and brilliant environment.”
The others in the top 5 were the cybersecurity provider Cloudlock, the educational software maker Instructure and the mobile application development company WillowTree.
Here is the complete list of Glassdoor’s 50 largest US companies:
- Bain & Company
- Boston Consulting Group
- Nestle Purina PetCare
- Eastman Chemical
- World Wide Technology
- In-N-Out Burger
- Power Home Remodeling Group
- Riot Games
- Memorial Sloan Kettering
- Delta Air Lines
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Vivint Solar
- Wegmans Food Markets
- Slalom Consulting
- F5 Networks
- Turner Construction
- Red Hat
- Costco Wholesale
- GE Aviation
- Southwest Airlines
- Red Bull
- Total Quality Logistics
- Solar City