1. Costco: 4.0
Employees say: The members-only club takes the top spot, thanks to its “family” atmosphere and upwardly mobile infrastructure. If you do good work within Costco’s warehouse — where most employees cut their teeth in merchandising — there’s a strong chance you can move upward and outward to other areas like the accounting, buying, graphic arts, journalism, and legal departments.
Employees say: Good pay, "nice" discount, room for advancement, cooperative upper management, and overall good vibes. And, parent company Nordstrom is actually #8 on the list, as well, so the Seattle-based department-store empire is clearly doing something right.
Employees say: That it’s a “career-oriented” company with “awesome” clothes and favorable discounts. Most people who work here are proud and in it for the long haul.
4. Sephora: 3.6
Employees say: Premium beauty goods at major discounts — or, even better, sometimes they get them for free. They also enjoy a sense of healthy competition and being rewarded for good work.
5. IKEA: 3.6
Employees say: Health insurance, $3 meals, special holiday perks, and an overall unique and progressive company experience. Well, IKEA is Swedish after all — and Swedish workers are some of the most content in the world. Take notes, America!