Every year the specialized website about jobs and careers, glassdoor, publishes the top companies to work for, as ranked by employees.
Usually, it’s not difficult to predict who are going to make the list. The big Tech companies like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google… etc, are usually safe bets when it comes to best work environments. Last year Google got the first spot.
But this year, things has drastically changed. Google is still on the list but not on the first place, and who made it to the top? That’s a big surprise since it’s the first time this company gets ranked. It just jumped directly to the first place!
Is it the dark horse story over again? Yes, it is!
But I wouldn’t spoil to you already which company is the best.
Here are the 25 best companies to work for in 2016:
Apple, the big tech company which is employing more than 100,000 employees has been reviewed by its employees as being “One of the best Silicon Valleys at present”. It is offering competitive salaries and benefits, interesting projects, smart colleagues and most of all a comfortable workplace.
QuickTrip provides a quick fix for those on the go. It’s a nice place on the roads to refuel yourself with food and gasoline.
It’s appreciated by its employees for the pay and bonuses it offers. Also, The flexible hours are an important factor for the workers happiness.
The principal cons are the work can get overwhelming, and remaining on your feet all day is not a fun game.
In this global risk and business consulting firm, the company culture is one of the best. It’s described as “A truly collaborative organization filled with smart people who genuinely care about the professional growth of their peers and want to help each other.”
This should always exist in the work environment, but in fact, it’s rare. So who wouldn’t appreciate it?
22.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
It’s always good to see non-profit organizations to be on the list of best places to work.
The purpose driven work with wonderful people always leads to meaningful impact. The major disadvantage, the organization is so large that it’s often slow moving.
21.Delta Air Lines
An awesome place to work with competitive pay and great flexibility. You can even live anywhere in the world, you just need to get to work on time.
The major con, you can’t be late AT ALL, there are not many excuses available. Saying “it was raining” don’t get employees out of trouble.
20. Memorial Sloan Kettering
Another Non-profit organization and the best one according to the ranking. This one’s purpose is to fight cancer and has made significant contributions to understanding, diagnosing, and treating cancer.
It’s a large organization, which can be intimidating at first, but with all the driven workers everyone finds their own opportunities to grow.
Challenging work, the freedom to implement new ideas, a fantastic work environment, and supportive co-workers are all the elements that make Adobe a nice play to work in according to employees.
A far better than an average dream work. Employees profit of phenomenal food, spotless bathrooms, convertible standing desks, creative conference rooms, expensive courtyards and awesome events!
Appreciated for all the ambiance and how all events are amazing with H-E-B. Only con according to an employee, not all positions are well trained for.
Reasonable hours of working with clear projects goals and generous health care coverage. It’s simply a “great company to work for” according to workers.
15.Power Home Remodeling Group
Power is appreciated for the “training and mentoring” it gives to its employees. Also, working at Power is an experience that can be transformative and make anyone a better professional.
According to one reviewer, it’s “a culture of happiness”. The cloud-based software company for wellness, health and beauty cares about the happiness of its workers.
The management not only encourages employees professionally but also in personal aspects of life too.
Appreciated for the very flexible schedule added to the salaries and benefits it offers.
12.World Wide Technology
This Tech company based on St. Louis is appreciated for its culture. One of the employees said: “it is hard to have a conversation with anyone in our executive management that you don’t walk away feeling better about yourself. They are very positive at all times and really focus on their employees development.”
Pretty good environment to work in. The only disadvantage is the benefits of healthcare which keep declining. At that time, this is common in all the US but better healthcare wouldn’t be complained about at all.
Zillow, a real estate company, is praised by its employees for the great benefits, a vast range of free food, snacks, and beautiful views. More than that? The “great people”, the amazing culture and the transparent executive team.
9.Neslté Purina PetCare
This pet food maker company cares about lives of pets and people who love them. In work, it’s a company that values work-life balance and open communication.
Employees also describe an excellent company culture, raised by the pet-friendly office. As one of the employees said: “dogs at work make everyone happy.”
Google is not a conventional company and is not intending to become one. You might have heard of Google’s work environment -which, according to one reviewer are just “unbelievable” (food, trips, massages, gyms, discounts, fun work environment…etc.). Google is giving it all to make its worker happy and productive.
7.Boston Consulting Group
Boston Consulting Group is a management consulting firm. The employees usually get impressed by the quality of the co-workers. A reviewer wrote “smart colleagues, great teams, excellent culture.”And, the bond between the workers goes further than the work environment. According to an employee “we really work hard and play hard”.
The networking company is appreciated for all the “competitive compensation”, “work-life balance” and “great perks” according to the employees.
In addition to the incredible perks that includes chef-prepared meals and a generous parental leave policy. The “friendly company culture” is appreciated a lot. As a worker, you can directly ask questions about a project to Mark Zuckerburg in the weekly Q&A session.
Described as a “rocket ship company” “a place to experience and the potential for long-term career growth” by a reviewer. Employees also appreciate the “lovely culture”, “stocked kitchen” and “the smart and motivated coworkers”.
Guidewire hits the right spot between “startup culture” and “big corporate culture” taking advantage of both. According to one reviewer: “There is the small company vibe, wherein you can talk to everyone and get things done. And there is enough room for flexibility in processes for individuals and teams to choose what works best for them while having the support of the larger organization.”
It’s also appreciated by its employees for the “flexible schedule”, “great work-life balance” and “health care”.
2.Bain & Company
Bain & Company is appreciated for the “Incredibly supportive culture with an incredible focus on learning and mentoring.”, “competitive pay” and also the fact the company boasts rewarding work.
The newbie in this ranking completely smoked the competition with its “amazing people”, “vibrant workplace” and “unbeatable culture”.
The company also earned top marks for its “friendly coworkers”, “great leadership” and “diverse workforce”.
And of course, added to all of that there are the perks, which include house-made meals, “gorgeous” office space and frequent happy hours.
Congratulation to Airbnb! And to all the companies that got ranked so high (there are thousands of companies, it’s not easy to make it to the top 25).
I hope that if you are working it’s in a good work environment. If you don’t work yet, you should consider this ranking above.
Which one would be your dream workplace?