Job site Glassdoor has announced the winners of its 10th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2018 across North America and parts of Europe. Unlike other workplace awards, these are based on the input of employees who have voluntarily provided anonymous feedback, by completing a company review about their job, work environment, and employer over the past year.
This year, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards feature six distinct categories, honoring the Best Places to Work across the United States, Canada, UK, France, and Germany.
U.S. Best Employers
In the U.S. category, Glassdoor has compiled two lists: 100 Best Places to Work (honoring employers with 1,000 or more employees) and 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For (honoring employers with less than 1,000 employees). Winners are ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the past year. (Ratings are based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied; actual calculations extend beyond the thousandth decimal place).
The top 10 Best Places to Work in 2018 are:
- Facebook (4.6 rating)
- Bain & Company (4.6 rating)
- Boston Consulting Group (4.6 rating)
- In-N-Out Burger (4.6 rating)
- Google (4.6 rating)
- lululemon (4.6 rating)
- HubSpot (4.6 rating)
- World Wide Technology (4.5 rating)
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (4.5 rating)
- Ultimate Software (4.5 rating)
The top five Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in 2018 are:
- Silverline (4.9 rating)
- New Home Star (4.9 rating)
- Next Century (4.9 rating)
- Acceleration Partners (4.9 rating)
- Zoom Video Communications (4.9 rating)
Standing Out from the Crowd
“We know today’s job seekers are more informed than ever about where they go to work, researching everything from company culture to career opportunities to pay philosophy and more. To help people find companies that stand out from the pack, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize employers that are truly Best Places to Work because they’re determined by those who really know best – the employees,” said Robert Hohman, CEO and co-founder of Glassdoor. “Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance advantage.”
There are usually multiple reasons employees love a company. Take In-N-Out Burger as an example. Its employees receive a starting rate of $11 per hour, a 401(k) plan, paid vacation days, and health insurance. In addition, the company offers on-the-job training, opportunities for advancement, people-focused leaders, and a fun, friendly environment.
Or consider the Silverline employee experience. The business management firm, which focuses on Salesforce consulting and support, offers its associates unlimited vacation, flexible work options, education reimbursement programs, and learning and development programs.