On January 12, Glassdoor, a worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies, announced the winners of its 15th annual Employees' Choice Awards recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2023. Unlike general workplace ranking evaluation methods, this unique ranking system is determined based on voluntary employee feedback*1. In the U.S., the awards recognize top 100 companies (with 1,000 or more employees) and top 50 small businesses (with less than 1,000 employees), as well as top companies in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
*1 The winners were determined using Glassdoor's proprietary awards algorithm, which is based on the quantity, quality, and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews submitted between October 19, 2021 and October 17, 2022.
Workers Drive Continuous Change in 2022
Workers have driven continuous change in the employment world over the last year by "quiet quitting," changing jobs, resisting "return to office" directives, pushing for more flexibility, and addressing burnout.
The continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and preference for remote work may have permanently changed the dynamics of what work looks like. Some companies have responded strongly and are getting it right—according to their employees—and they're attracting and keeping top workers because of these positive changes. Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2023 winners prioritized responding to employees in ways that make them feel supported, heard, and valued.
“The past year brought extreme highs and lows for job seekers and employees, but despite an increasingly uncertain job market, Glassdoor data shows there are still companies hyper-focused on creating outstanding employee experiences,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer. “It’s encouraging to see companies doubling down on employee mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, competitive benefits and flexible work environments as we head into 2023. I sincerely congratulate all of the Best Places to Work 2023 winners.”
Glassdoor's 100 Best Places to Work 2023 list features winning employers across a range of industries including technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, consulting, manufacturing, and more. Many companies made the 2023 list in part due to offering better compensation, improved benefits packages, and a greater focus on work-life balance.
A People-first Perspective Has Always Been the Key to Success
Businesses that have earned this honor share a major commonality: they approach workplace policies from a people-first perspective—something that proves to be increasingly important as the pandemic and its related uncertainties continue.
Looking at three top-ranked companies, which include gaming supplier NVIDIA, market research firm Bain and Company, and marketing and customer support software Hubspot, we've determined that the top three best places to work:
Consider culture a core value and commit to operating as a unified team (rather than emphasize hierarchy)
Provide benefits that go above and beyond standard offerings
Hear from their employees and gauge their satisfaction at work.
It's clear that what sets these top three businesses apart is their willingness to hear and learn from their employees' experiences combined with thoroughly innovative and exceptionally people-first policies.
Glassdoor will continue to work toward recognizing such people-first and supportive workplaces, encouraging companies to better understand and improve their workplaces further to advance in its annual Best Place to Work rankings.
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