These Are the 20 Best Places to Work in 2018
What makes you excited to get up and go to work every day?
Today, job site Glassdoor released its 10th annual Best Places to Work list for 2018.
In order to be eligible, companies had to have more than 75 approved reviews per company from employees based in the United States and had to have a staff of 1,000 employees or more. The businesses also had to be submitted for consideration between Nov. 1, 2016, and Oct. 22, 2017.
Each company had to have an overall company rating of 3.5 on the jobs site, and a 2.5 or higher when it came to five “workplace factor ratings” -- career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work/life balance.
Of the 100 best places to work, companies fell into six top industries: technology with 28 companies on the list, retail with 11, healthcare with 11, consulting with six companies, finance with six and travel and tourism with six. There were also five top regions for where the companies were located -- the Bay Area, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City and Seattle.
Click through the slides to see the top 20, and why employees love them so much.
Headquarters: Menlo Park, Calif.
Why employees are fans: “It's great working here, there's nowhere else I'd rather be. You are working with very smart people who are energized and believe in the work they are doing. You will be rewarded for doing well, and for the company doing well. You are empowered and encouraged to wield influence and ship products that can literally affect billions of people, no matter what level you are at.” -- Facebook Data Scientist
Bain & Company
Boston Consulting Group
Why employees are fans: “Highly prestigious, unlimited growth potential, top-notch training, peers are the smartest/most creative in the world, free food and drinks all the time.” -- Boston Consulting Group Finance/Accounting Employee
Headquarters: Los Angeles
Why employees are fans: “Extremely flexible with scheduling, you work with similar personalities so everyone tends to get along, you move up quickly, you genuinely feel appreciated 9 times out 10, free meal every day that you work, great pay and excellent benefits for a rewarding job!” -- In-N-Out Burger Level IV Employee
Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.
Why employees are fans: “Extremely intelligent and competent coworkers, exciting products, great management, amazing perks (insurance options, food, discounts on almost everything), opportunity to travel.” -- Google Software Engineer
Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia
Why employees are fans:“Awesome team members. Ongoing personal and professional development. Ability to learn, grow, and develop - truly feels like you have ownership over the business and are able to contribute to the success of the store.” -- lululemon Assistant Manager
Headquarters: Cambridge, Mass.
Why employees are fans: “There's a culture here where, no matter your role, if you have something to say, your voice will be heard. The people working here are consistently whip-smart, super hard working and generally fun to be around. Come for the free candy wall, stay for a great career.” -- HubSpot Customer Success Manager
World Wide Technology
Headquarters: Maryland Heights, Mo.
Why employees are fans: “I can't imagine many other companies are encouraging their employees to cross train with other departments, holding future leader classes, or investing in their employees as much as WWT does. The executive team is readily available to anyone who reaches out. They are very level-headed and down-to-earth people who put the company before themselves.” -- World Wide Technology Business Development Analyst
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Headquarters: Memphis, Tenn.
Why employees are fans: “The people here are fantastic and welcoming! It feels more like a family career than just a job. The researchers and facilities are top notch, and everything is collaborative.” -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Associate Scientist
Headquarters: Weston, Fla.
Why employees are fans: “The culture and the values are truly the foundation of this place. The culture of caring for People First comes from our CEO and it is felt and shared by almost everyone. Everyone is welcome, women are empowered, minorities are empowered. Hard work is recognized and pays off.” -- Ultimate Software Specialty Support Specialist
Headquarters: Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg
Why employees are fans: “The SAP culture is one of teamwork and empathy. I have always felt that my colleagues and mentors are there to help me, answer any and all questions, and support me throughout my career journey. Also our senior leadership walks the walk and talks the talk, in that you can see SAP's core values demonstrated in their actions.” -- SAP Solutions Engineer
McKinsey & Company
Headquarters: New York
Why employees are fans: “The training and development opportunities at McKinsey are incredible. The firm places a tremendous amount of time and resources to ensure new colleagues are set up for success and can help clients solve their toughest problems from day 1. You also have the opportunity to work on private and public sector clients' toughest challenges alongside truly incredible colleagues.” -- McKinsey & Company Senior Implementation Coach
Headquarters: Austin, Texas
Why employees are fans: "The culture is amazing - you've never met a more caring company!" -- Keller Williams Executive Administrator
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Headquarters: Modesto, Calif.
Why employees are fans: "Great values and still holds true to a family focused company. Amazing benefits and a solid work/life balance. They invest in your education, your development, and are always exploring new opportunities to expand in the organization." -- E. & J. Gallo Winery Digital Marketing Strategist
Headquarters: San Francisco
Why employees are fans: "This is one amazing place to work. Execs, across the board, are open & interested in your ideas - from any level. The level of transparency is mind-blowing: from Marc sharing his yearly objectives on company-wide TV (where all employees can view & participate), to every single employee's annual goals posted for all to see -- it's phenomenal to walk into a meeting with someone where you know what's important to them, and be able to share how your common goals can be accelerated by working together." -- Salesforce Senior Director
Power Home Remodeling
Headquarters: Chester, Penn.Why employees are fans: "Power is a community where your peers and colleagues constantly encourage you to be your best. You are acknowledged for your accomplishments and held accountable for reaching your goals. The Executives not only know your name but they know you as a person because they make an effort to build rapport." -- Power Home Remodeling Special Events Coordinator
Delta Air Lines
Why employees are fans: "Employees have a vested interest in improving reliability and performance of the airline, so teamwork among all departments is standard. With the ability to move between departments and grow internally, many employees (including myself) envision a lifelong career with this great company." -- Delta Department Manager
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Headquarters: Salt Lake City
Why employees are fans: "Excellent Dental and Medical coverage. You work with people who don't swear, drink, smoke and have the same values. It makes the work environment so pleasant." -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Senior Software Engineer
Headquarters: San Antonio
Why employees are fans: "Fun culture, latest tech, leaders & company value each person. You are a name not a number." -- H-E-B Lead Developer