The results are in: Glassdoor recently announced its ninth annual list of best places to work. The ranking, which is entirely based on employee feedback, includes companies with 1,000-plus employees across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, and Germany.
Management consultancy Bain & Company takes the gold, moving up from second place last year. On top of providing its employees with essential benefits packages, the company also offers tuition backing, diversity and career training programs, sabbaticals, paid time off to volunteer.
Bain & Company, Google (#4) and Apple (#36) are the only three companies that have made a list for nine years. Beyond gourmet lunches and massage rooms, employees of these well-rated companies attribute a community of smart colleagues, a big mission, growth opportunities and significant benefits to the excellence of their employers.
Here are the top 10 companies on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2017 list — and what their employees have to say.
1. Bain & Company
What an employee said: “You get the opportunity to solve the toughest problems that executive teams and private equity firms face. The work is fast-paced but also incredibly rewarding. I can guarantee you will learn more at a year at Bain than almost every other job out there.”
What an employee said: “I’ve been blown away by how incredible this company is. From its openness to its diversity, Facebook has indeed surpassed all tech companies regarding culture, perks, and employee lifestyle.”
3. Boston Consulting Group
What an employee said: “Great career progression, an opportunity to learn, collaborative culture, brilliant teams, great benefits.”
What an employee said: “Google epitomizes why I love technology and the tech industry. Useful products, smart people, data-driven decisions and culture, a mission I can feel good about when I go to sleep every night. This is as good as it gets.”
5. World Wide Technology
What an employee said: “The company thrives on making their employees happy, knowing it will make their customers happy. Being a part of a company where you refer to co-workers as a team is a great representation of how much trust is within the employees.”
6. Fast Enterprises
What an employee said: “The amount of knowledge and growth to be gained is astronomical. … The family atmosphere makes working together as a team satisfying and successful, and the out-of-office adventures and team building. … I’m proud to be a FASTie.”
7. In-N-Out Burger
What an employee said: “Company that actually cares about employees. Very professional and constructive atmosphere. Always busy, so have something to do constantly.”
What an employee said: “They truly invest in the professional development of employees. Very proactive at making sure that you’re in a role you want to be in. Their benefits are fantastic: healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options; gym/massage reimbursements; on-site gyms; snacks everywhere.”
What an employee said: “Great company culture, benefits and overall atmosphere to work. People are very open, knowledgeable and the potential for advancement is very much available.”
10.Power Home Remodeling
What an employee said: “The career growth opportunity is outstanding. Everyone in the office genuinely cares about each other and wants to see you be successful. Communication with upper management is straightforward also.”