MILL VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Glassdoor, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing job sites, 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 any other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide 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 U.S., Canada, UK, France and Germany. In the U.S., Glassdoor has revealed the 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 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 ten 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)
"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, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. "Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance advantage. We're proud to celebrate the 2018 winners as we mark our 10th anniversary of the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards."
Glassdoor's 100 Best Places to Work in 2018 list features winning employers across diverse industries spanning technology, health care, consulting, travel and tourism, finance, consumer goods, retail, food services and more. Facebook now ranks No. 1 three times (2018, 2013, 2011) and has made the list for eight consecutive years over the past decade. This year, Facebook also debuts on the UK list (No. 4, 4.4 rating). Bain & Company (No. 2, 4.6 rating), Google (No. 5, 4.6 rating) and Apple (No. 84, 4.3 rating) are the only three employers to make the list all ten years. Forty employers are new to the list, including Blizzard Entertainment (No. 28, 4.4 rating), Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (No. 37, 4.4 rating), T-Mobile (No. 79, 4.3 rating) and adidas (No. 93, 4.3 rating).
"The most important thing is the people who work at Facebook. We are thrilled with this award because it comes from real employees' reviews and authentic feedback," said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer. "The best thing about working at Facebook is that we encourage people to bring their full selves to the work. We all believe in what we are doing and and we value our relationships with others. We're a strengths-based culture and are looking for people who are excellent at what they do best. If you've got the skills, we'll give you the shot."
On the 2018 list of the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For, the top five employers are all newcomers to this list.
When employees submit reviews about their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to share their opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), any downsides (cons), and are encouraged to provide advice to management. In addition, employees are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO, as well as rate key workplace attributes like career opportunities, compensation & benefits, culture & values, senior management and work-life balance. Employees are also asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend and whether they believe their employer's six month business outlook is positive, negative or if they have no opinion.
Among the more than 700,000 employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average company rating is 3.3.
Employees' Choice Award winners for the 2018 Best Places to Work and Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For are determined using Glassdoor's proprietary awards algorithm, and each employer's rating determined based on the quantity, quality and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews submitted by U.S.-based employees between November 1, 2016 and October 22, 2017. During the year-long eligibility period, employers considered for the large list must have received at least 75 ratings and employers considered for the small & medium list must have received at least 25 ratings, respectively, for each of the eight workplace attributes (overall company rating, career opportunities, compensation & benefits, culture & values, senior management, work/life balance, recommend to a friend and business outlook) taken into account as part of the awards algorithm. For reporting simplicity, ratings are displayed to the nearest tenth, though calculations extend beyond the thousandth decimal place to determine final rank order. Complete awards methodology can be found and downloaded here: https://www.glassdoor.com/List/about-employees-choice-awards.htm
SEE THE 2018 WINNERS: All winning employers across this year's six categories can be found by visiting:
100 Best Places to Work – U.S.
50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For – U.S.
25 Best Places to Work – Canada
50 Best Places to Work – UK
25 Best Places to Work – France
25 Best Places to Work – Germany
VIDEO + INTERVIEWS + EMPLOYEE COMMENTARY: Glassdoor is offering videos and editorial content, featuring interviews with CEOs, VPs and employees at winning employers. See links below to download and embed videos, and source/use quotes and commentary on the Glassdoor Blog, featuring several winning employers, including:
VIDEO: Inside Facebook, featuring COO Sheryl Sandberg and employees (#1, U.S. Large)
VIDEO: What Makes Facebook #1 BPTW in 2018, featuring COO Sheryl Sandberg
VIDEO: Top 10 Countdown (Winners revealed)
EDITORIAL: In-N-Out Burger CEO on being a BPTW (#1 fast food & food services)
EDITORIAL: Delta Air Lines CEO on being a BPTW (#1 airline)
EDITORIAL: REI CEO on being a BPTW (Back on the list)
EDITORIAL: SpaceX on being a BPTW (#1 aerospace & defense)
EDITORIAL: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants on being a BPTW (#1 hotels, motels and resorts)
Workplace/office photos and employee commentary about winning employers are also available upon request. Please email: [email protected].
2018 BEST PLACES TO WORK TOUR: Curious what makes an employer a Best Place to Work? Register for the free livestream to hear what leaders at winning companies have to say, coming in early 2018.
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