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    Glassdoor Announces Winners of Its Employees’ Choice Awards Recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019

    Dec 4, 2018 | Glassdoor

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    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (December 4, 2018) ­– GlassdoorTo an external site, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, has announced the winners of its 11th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2019 across North America and parts of Europe. Unlike other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company reviewTo an external site 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.To an external site, CanadaTo an external site, UKTo an external site, FranceTo an external site and GermanyTo an external site. 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 fewer 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 2019To an external site are:

    1. Bain & CompanyTo an external site (4.6 rating)

    2. Zoom Video CommunicationsTo an external site (4.5)

    3. In-N-Out BurgerTo an external site (4.5)

    4. Procore TechnologiesTo an external site (4.5)

    5. Boston Consulting GroupTo an external site (4.5)

    6. LinkedInTo an external site (4.5)

    7. FacebookTo an external site (4.5)

    8. GoogleTo an external site (4.4)

    9. lululemonTo an external site (4.4)

    10. Southwest AirlinesTo an external site (4.4)

    The top five To an external site are:

    1. HeapTo an external site (4.9)

    2. Horizon InnovationsTo an external site (4.9)

    3. SilverlineTo an external site (4.9)

    4. Marketing 360To an external site (4.9)

    5. Digital ProspectorsTo an external site (4.9)

    “In today’s tight labor market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work and they want to know the inner workings of a company before accepting a new job. To help people find the best jobs and the best companies, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize employers at the top of their game,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist. “For employers, we know that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performanceTo an external site. Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners are strategically investing in company culture, career growth opportunities and more, which also serves as a major recruiting advantage.”

    Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2019 list features winning employers hiring across a range of industries, including technology, health care, retail, consulting, food services, travel and tourism, real estate, finance and more. Bain & CompanyTo an external site ranks No. 1 for the fourth time (2019To an external site2017To an external site2014To an external site2012To an external site), the only employer to take the top spot four times since the Best Places to Work award debuted in 2009. Bain & Company, GoogleTo an external site (No. 8, 4.4) and AppleTo an external site (No. 71, 4.3) are the only three employers to make the list every year. Thirty-one employers are new to the U.S. large list this year, including CompassTo an external site (No. 32, 4.4), Omni HotelsTo an external site (No. 72, 4.3), Phoenix Children’s HospitalTo an external site (No. 83, 4.2) and HPTo an external site (No. 87, 4.2). Sixteen employers are rejoining the list this year, including Goldman SachsTo an external site (No. 75, 4.3; Last recognized in 2012), Costco WholesaleTo an external site (No. 79, 4.2; Last recognized in 2017) and ChevronTo an external site (No. 94, 4.2; Last recognized in 2016).

    Among the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in 2019, 33 employers are new, including HeapTo an external site (No. 1, 4.9), BombasTo an external site (No. 24, 4.8) and 23andMeTo an external site (No. 26, 4.8).

    SAPTo an external site is the only employer this year to appear on five lists (U.S. large, Canada, UK, France and Germany).

    When employees submit reviewsTo an external site 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, work/life balance, senior management and culture & values. 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 830,000 employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average company ratingTo an external site is 3.4.

    Employees’ Choice Award winners for the 2019 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 October 23, 2017 and October 21, 2018. 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 30 ratings, respectively, for each of the eight workplace attributes (overall company rating, career opportunities, compensation & benefits, work/life balance, senior management, culture & values, recommend to a friend and six-month 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 methodologyTo an external site can be found and downloaded here: an external site

    SEE THE 2019 WINNERS: All winning employers across this year’s six categories can be found by visiting:

    100 Best Places to Work – U.S.To an external site

    50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For – U.S.To an external site

    25 Best Places to Work – CanadaTo an external site

    50 Best Places to Work – UKTo an external site

    25 Best Places to Work – FranceTo an external site

    25 Best Places to Work – GermanyTo an external site

    VIDEO + INTERVIEWS + EMPLOYEE COMMENTARY: Glassdoor is offering a video and editorial content, featuring interviews with CEOs, VPs and employees at winning employers. See links below to download and embed the video, and source/use quotes and commentary on the Glassdoor BlogTo an external site, featuring several winning employers, including:

    VIDEO: What Makes a Best Place to WorkTo an external site; Announcement Video for BPTW 2019

    EDITORIAL: Bain Worldwide Managing PartnerTo an external site on being a BPTW (#1 on U.S. Large list)

    EDITORIAL: Heap CEOTo an external site on being a BPTW (#1 on U.S. SMB list)

    EDITORIAL: Microsoft Canada President To an external siteon being a BPTW (#1 on Canada list)

    EDITORIAL: 25 Best Jobs at the Best Places to WorkTo an external site

    EDITORIAL: How the Best Companies Interview Top CandidatesTo an external site

    ECON RESEARCH: Trends in America’s Best Places to Work: 2009 to 2019To an external site

    Workplace/office photos and employee commentary about winning employers are also available upon request. Please email: [email protected].

    BEST PLACES TO WORK EVENT: LIVE FROM NEW YORK — Find out how Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work build amazing cultures and recruit top talent. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019  in New York City. Register for the free livestream todayTo an external site.

    About Glassdoor

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