These Are The Best Companies In America, According To Employees

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This year, the importance of work culture has come into the spotlight in an unprecedented way: We’ve watched countless companies be exposed for problematic policies and practices — including the ones we least expected — and be held to account, at times, by their own employees.
Given this current climate, it’s reassuring to be able to reflect on companies that are held in high regard by their employees — and why. Each year, Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, announces the winners of its employee choice awards, which recognizes the best places to work in that year. The winners of each season are determined through an algorithm based on reviews and ratings employees shared during the past year.
Unlike some other workplace awards, Glassdoor's Best Places To Work awards are determined by employees who voluntarily provide their anonymous feedback on the site by completing a company review about their workplace, job, culture, and employer during the past year. This is arguably one of the most earnest, transparent reviews of workplaces out there.
Read on to find out the top ten workplaces for 2019 and hear what employees from these companies have to say about their experiences working there.
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1. Bain & Company

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms, working with businesses to help them make better decisions. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, but has offices all around the world, and is consistently voted as one of the Best Places To Work.

“Bain fosters a really supportive and fun work environment. At a local level, my colleagues are at once my mentors, confidantes, and closest friends.” — Bain & Company Associate Consultant, Los Angeles, CA.

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2. Zoom Video Communications

Zoom Video Communications is a company specializing in video conferencing — a service heavily depended on by remote workers across the country and the world. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Zoom is one of the leaders in modern enterprise video communications using cloud computing. This is the first year the company has ranked as a Best Place To Work.

“Fantastic company culture of 'Happiness.' You feel it every day and you can't wait to come to work because you feel "cared for.” — Zoom Video Communications Mid Market Account Executive (San Jose, CA).

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3. In-N-Out Burger

Maybe we can finally call it on the never-ending rivalry between Shake Shack and In-N-Out: The fast food joint, which first opened in 1948, is as a California jewel based out of Irvine, CA, and has ranked as a Best Place to Work for the last four years, though it's held a special place in burger-lovers' hearts for decades.

“You have great opportunities to advance both in store and corporate. They offer great training and have a great support structure.” — In-N-Out Burger Oracle Database Administrator (Irvine, CA)

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4. Procore Technologies

Procore technologies is a construction project management software that allows teams of construction companies to collaborate together and access shared documents and data. Founded in 2003, the company is based out of Carpinteria, CA.

“The BIGGEST pro of Procore, is the opportunity for career growth. Procore is all about making you better and letting you follow your interests.” — Procore Technologies Software Engineer (Carpinteria, CA).

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5. Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group is a consulting firm based out of Boston, MA with offices in 50 countries around the world. The company works with clients from different backgrounds — from corporate to private — and helps to address their challenges. The company has ranked as a Best Place to Work for the past four years.

“Best work and life balance, amazing benefits, amazing people and most importantly a people-first focused company. What else can you ask for?” — Boston Consulting Group IT Product Manager (Atlanta, GA).

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6. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is primarily used for professional networking, and though it gets a bit of flak from users (who are all these randos who want to "network" with me?), it's clear that they're doing something right. The company is based out of Mountain View, CA, and has ranked in the Best Places To Work since 2013.

“I love working for a company whose vision aligns with my personal beliefs. We are motivated by our belief that we are changing the world for the better.” — LinkedIn Business Leadership Program (San Francisco, CA).

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7. Facebook

The ubiquitous social media company has had its share of criticism and scandal over the past year. But, PR crises aside, it still seems that their employees enjoy working for the company. Facebook has repeatedly ranked as a Top Place To Work, and was in the number one spot last year, dropping down six spots on this year's list.

“I’ve never worked at a company that cares so much about its people. Taking care of yourself and working sustainably is part of the culture.” — Facebook Hardware Engineering (Menlo Park, CA).

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8. Google

Google faced significant pressure and criticism this year, including a high-profile, international employee walkout in response to what's been referred to as a culture of harassment. And yet, the company has won a Best Places To Work award consistently since 2009, and made it into the top ten once again this year.

“Working at Google is truly amazing. The best people, perks, and awesome company culture with lots of opportunities for growth.” — Google IT Field Technician (Sunnyvale, CA).

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9. lululemon

lululemon athletica is a Canadian company based out of Vancouver, Canada, best known for stretchy leggings and pricey yoga paraphernalia. They have locations across Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. The company has ranked as a Best Place To Work since 2017, and dropped down from the number six spot last year.

“So fun and supportive! The company is phenomenal and really helps you towards your goals inside and outside the company!” — lululemon Educator (Orlando, FL).

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10. Southwest Airlines

In an era of increasingly hellish air travel, Southwest Airlines stands out as a fun, laid back, and generally solid budget option. based out of Dallas, TX. Southwest is the world's largest low-cost airline, serving over 100 destinations in eight countries. The airline has ranked in Glassdoor's Best Places To Work since 2010.

“Profit sharing when applicable is wonderful. Salaries are competitive within Technology. Great culture and community give back events.” —Southwest Airlines Operations Senior Project Manager (Dallas, TX).

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