Revealed: Top 50 workplaces in the US

Workers want an ‘enjoyable’ environment – whether that is fun, supportive, true to its values or all of the above

Revealed: Top 50 workplaces in the US

Online job reviews and a tight talent market are pushing companies to enhance their employee experience, according to career site Indeed.

“Now more than ever, candidates expect transparency and information when applying for a job, with 95% of workers saying insight into a company’s employer reputation would be important,” Indeed said.

Indeed’s data team analysed 150 million employee reviews to come up with a list of the top 50 highest-rated workplaces.

For 2019, multimedia software group Adobe clinched the top spot thanks to its “insightful, forward-looking” leadership.

“They continue to reinvent themselves to stay relevant and ahead of the curve,” one employee said of the company, which has been in business for more than three decades. “They are an amazing company with great people, great work-life balance, and a fantastic culture.

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Trailing behind at number 2 is social media behemoth Facebook, which was praised for its “great atmosphere and credible training experience” as well as its friendly culture.

“Company sponsored events are always over the top and a great way to get to spend time with your team outside of the office,” a Facebook employee said.

“One recurring theme this year among employee reviews seems to be the importance of an enjoyable work environment – whether that environment is fun, supportive, true to its company values or all of the above,” Indeed said.

“In fact, a positive work environment leads to more engaged workers, and more engaged workers create a 20% increase in productivity and are 90% more likely to stay with their current companies.”

The 2019 roster shows a diverse mix of industries, from technology and aviation to finance, retail and hospitality. Here is a complete rundown of the honourees:

  1. Adobe
  2. Facebook
  3. Southwest Airlines
  4. Live Nation
  5. Intuit
  6. Costco Wholesale
  7. Delta
  8. eBay
  9. Microsoft
  10. Johnson & Johnson
  11. Bristol-Myers Squibb
  12. Salesforce
  13. Fannie Mae
  14. Eli Lily
  15. JetBlue Airways
  16. Freeport-McMoRan
  17. Fluor Corp
  18. Apple
  19. Cisco
  20. Capital One
  21. Nike
  22. Amgen
  23. Booz Allen
  24. Charles Schwab
  25. Viacom
  26. Southern Company
  27. NextEra Energy
  28. Publix
  29. Land O’Lakes
  30. Motorola Solutions
  31. Pfizer
  32. Lockheed Martin
  33. Starbucks
  34. Merck
  35. ConocoPhillips
  36. American Express
  37. Applied Materials
  38. DTE Energy
  39. Best Buy
  40. Boston Scientific
  41. Northrop Grumman
  42. Discover Financial Services
  43. BlackRock
  44. Darden Restaurants
  45. MGM Resorts International
  46. Hilton
  47. Edward Jones
  48. Marriott International
  49. Foot Locker
  50. United Airlines

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