Top 10 Companies to Work for in 2016

Every year jobs and career site Glassdoor publishes the 10 best large companies to work for as ranked by employees. The results were collected as part of Glassdoor’s eighth annual “Employees Choice Awards,” which give workers at small and large companies in the U.S., as well as companies in Canada, the U.K., France and Germany, the opportunity to anonymously rank their employers.

The survey found that employees favored companies that make them feel valued, foster a unique culture that aligns with the organization’s mission, hire smart colleagues, and cultivate transparent senior leadership.

In the company’s first time on the list, Airbnb has taken the top spot, beating out popular companies like Google, Facebook and Apple. A few other newcomers to the list this year include Red Bull, Delta Airlines, and Expedia.

Check out a countdown of Glassdoor’s 10 best places to work in 2016.

10. Zillow

Rating: 4.3 out of 5


Employees at Zillow, a real estate and rental marketplace, extol the Seattle-based company’s cushy benefits, extensive range of free foods, snacks and “amazing” views. Even bigger draws? The “great people” and “standout” company culture and a transparent executive team.

9. Nestlé Purina PetCare

Rating: 4.3 out of 5


The St.Louis-based pet food maker is a “people oriented company” that values work-life balance and open communication, according to one reviewer. Employees also describe an excellent company culture, enhanced by the pet-friendly office. In the words of one employee: “dogs at work make everyone happy.”

8. Google

Rating: 4.3 out of 5


7. Boston Consulting Group

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Boston Consulting Group

Employees at the Boston-based management consulting firm are impressed by the quality of their co-workers. “Smart colleagues, great teams, excellent culture,” wrote a reviewer. The co-worker bond frequently extends beyond the office. According to one employee, “we really do work hard and play hard.”


 6. LinkedIn

Rating: 4.4 out of 5


The Mountain View, Calif.-based networking company was praised by employees for “great perks,” “inspiring leadership, “competitive compensation,” and “incredible work-life balance.”

Or, as one reviewer succinctly put it, LinkedIn is the “best company in the world!”

5. Facebook

Rating: 4.4 out of 5


In addition to “amazing” perks that include chef-prepared meals and a generous parental leave policy, employees praise the Menlo Park, Calif.-based social network’s “fast paced environment, “caring managers” and “friendly company culture.


4. Hubspot

Rating: 4.4 out of 5


According to one reviewer, the leadership at software companyHubspot “places a heavy emphasis on employee growth across all divisions, from tuition reimbursement to offering opportunities to take on challenges outside your core responsibilities.” Employees also singled out the Boston-based company out for its “lovely culture,” “stocked kitchen” and “smart and motivated coworkers.”


3. Guidewire

4.5 out of 5


Software publisher Guidewire offers its employees “continuous opportunities to grow,” “good compensation” and a “diverse environment.”

The Foster City, Calif.-based company also “hits the sweet spot between ‘startup culture’ and ‘big corporate culture,'” 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.”

2. Bain & Company

Rating: 4.6 out of 5


Maintaining its second place spot on the list, Bain & Company is praised by employees for its “incredibly supportive culture,” “competitive pay “and” unparalleled colleague pool.” As if that wasn’t enough, the Boston-based management consulting firm also boasts “rewarding” work and “high impact clients.”

1. Airbnb

Rating: 4.6 out of 5


Newbie Airbnb smoked the competition with its “amazing people, vibrant workplace and unbeatable culture.” The San Francisco-based room rental service also earned top marks for its “great leadership,” “diverse workforce” and “friendly coworkers.”

And then there are the perks, which include meals made in-house, “gorgeous” office space, frequent happy hours and, according to one reviewer, “handmade, healthy energy bars and kombucha.”

Glassdoor employee reviews

To conduct the research, Glassdoor collected employee reviews from Nov. 3, 2014 to Nov. 1, 2015. Employees chose to anonymously submit their reviews during the time period; Glassdoor said that 1.6 million employees chose to participate.

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